978-90-8594-049-4 [techne press]
17 x 24 cm
Release date: June 2012
Financially supported by the Dutch Council on Tall Buildings (Stichting Hoogbouw) Rotterdam, and the Faculty of Architecture, Delft University of Technology.
Can high-rises make a fruitful contribution to making cities more sustainable? Many argue that high-rises deliver positive environmental effects, such as densification, and reduction of traffic and C02 emissions. But is it really that simple?With ten contributions from international architects and urban designers, this book addresses the key elements when considering the role of high-rise in a sustainable urban future.
Contributions by Peter Bosselmann, Markus Appenzeller, Lora Nicolaou, Meta Berghauser Pont, Emiel Arends, Frank van der Hoeven, Steffen Nijhuis, Andy van den Dobbelsteen, Kees Kaan, Robert Powell, Daan Zandbelt and Han Meyer.
About the editors: Han Meyer is Professor Theory and Methods of Urban Design at Delft University of Technology and his research concerns the transformation of port cities, state of the art of Dutch Urbanism and Delta Urbanism. Daan Zandbelt is the co-owner of Zandbelt@vandenBerg, an office for architecture and urbanism projects.