20 May 2021
UTC: 2:00 AM – 3:00 AM
As home to some of the world’s most densely populated cities, Asia’s natural inclination has been to build upward rather than outward in order to provide housing, workspace, amenities, and even outdoor space for its residents. Thus, with demand clearly rooted in need, necessity is often the mother of innovation for Asia’s tallest and most prominent projects. With such rapid construction timelines however, there is also the risk of monotonous design. This session speaks to the importance of balancing placemaking and environmental excellence with efficiency and safety.