10th Annual Vertical Cities

June 27-29, 2022. SINGAPORE.

Reimagining High Rises to be Self-sufficient and Nurturing Communities in the Sky



Reimagining the role of central business districts in adapting to the people shifting attitude towards cities in the next normal, designing use-neutral tall buildings, with a focus on reducing redundancies and re-appropriating existing buildings, creating novel hybrid environments, incorporating green and social democratic spaces, and integrating sustainable modes of transport is key. Vertical Cities provides a one stop platform to gain a holistic understanding of skyscraper development today. Witness leading architects and sustainability experts participate to engage and discuss the strategies and challenges to counter in creating livable urban communities.


“It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent that survives. It is the one that is most adaptable to change.” Darwin

Speakers Include


Marshall Strabala

Founder & Design Partner Strabala + Architecture, China & USA


Dr Andy Bow

Senior Partner, Deputy Head of Studio Foster + Partners, UK


David Wallance

Founder DRA/W, New York, USA


Benjamin Piper

Associate Partner, Design Principal Killa Design, UAE


Wolf D. Prix

Co-founder, Design Principal and CEO COOP HIMMELB(L)AU

Michael W. Bischoff

Partner Pei Cobb Freed & Partners, New York, USA


Astrid Piber

Partner UNStudio, Amsterdam, The Netherlands


Ahmad Abdelrazaq

Senior Executive Vice President Samsung C&T Corporation, Seoul, South Korea


Key Sessions


Strabala + Architecture, China & USA

Social Cohesion and Community within Vertical Cities by Integrating Collaborative Communal Spaces in the Sky


Foster + Partners, UK

Sustainable Future City Planning


Büro Ole Scheeren

Transformative Architecture and Verticality


DRA/W, New York, USA

Making High Rise Affordable by Leveraging Prefab Modular Construction


Pei Cobb Freed & Partners, New York, USA

Beyond the Point Tower: Creating a Livable City at Height


Samsung C&T Corporation, Seoul, South Korea

Pushing the Boundaries of Concrete Technology for Ultra High Rise Developments