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 carbon dioxide emissions. But is it really that simple?
On closer critical observation many questions arise and are
explored in this book. What is the impact of tall buildings on
their environment? What are ideal densities? What makes a tall
building a success? Do high-rises live up to the claims made for
them? How sustainable is a high-rise building? Can it be re-used?
How can one reduce the environmental impact of a tower?
The first part of the book addresses the meaning of high-rise
for a sustainable city and asks when urban form can be considered
as 'sustainable'. The second part focuses on transformation and
area development and the processes necessary to densify the city
and to develop high-rise buildings. The main question here is if it
is possible to develop high-rise projects that energize city life.
The book concludes by discussing the design of the buildings
themselves as sustainable structures, contributing to a healthy
indoor and outdoor environment, and to a reduction of materials,
energy and costs.
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