CoreNet Global Summit, Shanghai 2017
Shanghai | 21-23 March 2017 | Jing An Shangri-La, West Shanghai

Knowledge Café - The Skycourt and Skygarden: Towards A Vertical Urban Theory

23 March 2017 | 9:00 - 9:30

Knowledge Café - The Skycourt and Skygarden: Towards A Vertical Urban Theory

The creation of new building forms and typologies that balance open space within high density development is a phenomenon increasingly being realised in Asian cities, and has started to redefine the tall building within the city. This lecture focuses on two semi-public social spaces that cross the urban-architectural-landscape boundaries – namely, skycourts and skygardens.  During this session, Professor Pomeroy will consider them in light of their social, economic, environmental and spatial contribution to the urban habitat and argue that they are ‘alternative’ social spaces that form part of a broaderopen space infrastructure that replenishes the loss of open space within the urban habitat.

Key Takeaways:

  • Examine how semi-public spaces can be incorporated into high-rise structures, and be suitably placed into a hierarchy that supports spaces on the ground or in the sky.
  • Discover ideas about a new urban / architectural / landscape hybrid that harnesses the social characteristics of the public domain, but is placed within buildings as an alternative social space for the 21st century. 


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