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Why are landmarks so important to cities? They create a sense of identity and symbolize to citizens and visitors a city’s history and values. Skyscrapers frequently celebrate a city’s successful times or new advances in technology. Today’s urban city planning creates future beacons for cities which convey the new messages of sustainability, green choices and living responsibly. From aerodynamically designed glass towers to updating old landmarks with green solutions to designing state-of-the-art transportation halls and tunnels, city development can display all the advances in technology and thinking in landmarks.

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Urban mobility and buildings

World Elevator Day gets us thinking about the innovations and good planning that keep us on the move. As urban populations increase, the challenge of keeping an urban flow stress-free, uninterrupted, and safe continues to give rise to new ideas and building designs.

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Asia leads with supertalls

11.04.2019

The increase in tall buildings seems unstoppable. And nowhere is this truer than in Asia (including the Middle East). Approximately 2/3 of all buildings in the world over 150 meters are there. Even more astounding: About 80% of the nearly 150 “supertall” skyscrapers (at least 300 m) are in Asia.

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Small cities / tall buildings

21.11.2018

Tall buildings aren’t just for megacities, large cities, or even medium-sized cities. Small cities also like to build skyscrapers. Some do it because of space constraints while others do it simply to show their pride in their small but still very urban environments. Here are ten examples.

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Foundations of high-density cities

21.09.2018

Many modern cities are built on less than solid ground. Skyscraper engineers have been dealing with this issue since the dawn of the high-rise era. And the higher the building, the stronger the foundation needs to be. URBAN HUB goes underground to take a look at the foundations of modern urban life.

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Mixed-use buildings

20.06.2018

Mixing uses is the way to go. As urban populations grow, buildings need to be more than a one-stop shop. To ensure the optimal use of resources and space, mixed-use development can house everything from residential to cultural needs while supporting the growth of a diverse neighborhood.

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10 incredible buildings

30.05.2018

What is it that makes a building stand out nowadays? Should it be incredibly tall, have an original shape, include greenery or is it what’s inside that counts? The following 10 buildings have something special about them that has gained the attention of architects and laypeople from around the world.

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Ice architecture – cool examples

21.12.2017

Ice is everywhere—on the roads, in our drinks, but what about in your bed? Inuit people have been building their houses with blocks of ice and snow for centuries, but what about modern builders’ coolest creations? Check out the hottest trends in icy architecture from around the world!

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