06.10.2013

June 12: Rafael Viñoly To Speak At Height and Heritage Conference

This year, the Center for Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) is holding its annual conference in London from June 11-13. In the midst of two decades of unprecedented tall building development globally, and Europe increasingly embracing the skyscraper – even in cities traditionally seen as ‘anti-tall’ – the conference will address the unique challenges of building tall in historic cities.

Rafael Viñoly will be giving a keynote speech on the June 12th session, with a presentation entitled ‘Breaking the Mold while Embracing Context in Historic Cities.’ Mr. Viñoly will examine how 20 Fenchurch Street departs from perceived boundaries of common architectural expression while respecting and embracing its context within the historic London environment.