News - 7 June 2019

Jan Schellhoff discusses Future Proofing Melbourne at the Smart Skyscraper Summit

Join us at the Annual Australian Smart Skyscrapers Summit, where traditional notions of tall buildings are cast aside, and where the potential of skyscrapers to increase wellbeing, encourage social interaction and benefit surrounding urban environments will be explored.

Southbank by Beulah

At the Summit, now in its 3rd year, the winning design for the Southbank by Beulah competition will be discussed from both an architectural and developer's perspective. Designed by UNStudio and Cox Architecture, the ‘Green Spine’ design takes inspiration from Melbourne’s parks and open green spaces to create a sustainable, garden-like structure. Jan Schellhoff, UNStudio Associate Director will explore the design, unpacking how it pays homage to Melbourne’s diverse culture, and showing how it will contribute to a healthier, greener Melbourne. He will also discuss the importance of effective collaboration between design professionals, showing how effective communication on skyscraper designs leads to successful results.

Beulah International Executive Director and Co-Founder Adelene Teh will be joining Jan to provide a developer’s perspective on the Green Spine design. She will analyse how and why her jury chose UNStudio and COX as winners out of 6 other shortlisted designs. Teh will round out the Green Spine discussion and contribute to a comprehensive understanding of both the design itself, and what developers look for when selecting a future-proof high-rise design. Joining Jan and Adelene is Paul Curry, Director at Cox Architecture, who will discuss strategies related to encouraging social and environmental wellness with green space, accommodating diverse needs, ages and activities through architecture.

Join us in Melbourne

When: 25-26 June 2019

Where: Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre, Melbourne, VIC

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