Design of sustainable asian supertall buildings for wind Conference

cited authors

  • Galsworthy, J; Phillips, D; Irwin, P; Xie, J

fiu authors


  • This paper describes case studies of supertall Asian buildings, focusing on the impacts of wind and other climatic factors on their design. The aerodynamic shape of supertall buildings is critical in avoiding excessive wind loads and building motions as well as increasing the viability of natural ventilation and daylighting strategies, thereby reducing the cost of the structural systems and the building's carbon footprint. Efficiency can be improved through use of supplementary damping systems to dissipate the energy in the building motions. Historical climatic records at heights above 300 meters for supertall buildings are sparse, however, recently developed regional atmospheric modeling software combined with large databases of archived re-analysis results from the weather forecasting community now help to shed more light on upper-level climatic conditions.

publication date

  • January 1, 2012

start page

  • 408

end page

  • 416