Architecture & Urban Planning in China: dominating skyscraper construction in 2012

Nine of the 20 tallest buildings under construction in the world are located in China, according to the latest research by the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat.

Their report states that while at the end of 2011 there were 61 buildings taller than 300 metres in the world, by the end of 2017 there will be as many, if not more in China alone.

Skyscrapers currently in development include the 660-metre Ping An Finance Center by Kohn Pedersen Fox and the 632-meter Shanghai Tower by Gensler.

Dezeen has previously reported that a record-breaking number of skyscrapers were completed last year.

via China dominates skyscraper construction in 2012.

Itamar Medeiros

Originally from Brazil, Itamar Medeiros currently lives in Germany, where he works as Senior User Experience Designer at SAP and promotes User Experience Design as visiting lecturer at Köln International School of Design. Working in the Information Technology industry since 1998, Itamar Medeiros has helped truly global companies in several countries (Argentina, Brazil, China, Germany, Hong Kong, Mexico, The Netherlands, Poland, United Arab Emirates, United States) create great user experience through advocating Design and Innovation principles. During his 7 years in China, he championed the User Experience Design discipline as User Experience Manager at Autodesk and Local Coordinator of the Interaction Design Association (IxDA) in Shanghai

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