NEW HAVEN, Conn. (March 27, 2012) — Lawrence S. Ng, firm principal, was a presenter at an international conference in Shanghai highlighting the rapid growth of ultra high-rise towers in China.
The fifth annual Ultra High-rise Building Summit attracted more than 350 professionals in architecture, engineering, construction and real estate. With speakers from the U.S., Canada, Europe, UAE, and China, this year’s conference focused on supporting the sound and safe development of ultra high-rise buildings through design innovation and technology optimization.
Ng, who is responsible for many of the firm’s towers in Asia, led a session entitled “City within A City.” He discussed the design of the Guiyang Huaguoyuan, an 18 million-square-meter mixed-use development being master planned by Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects in Guiyang. The project includes the design of the nearly 500-meter-tall Guiyang Twin Towers. In his presentation, Ng addressed the challenges of creating an environment that is humane and attractive, and a community that is cohesive and enduring.
Ng joined Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects in 1981. He has served as project manager and team leader for the architectural design and master planning of more than 5 million square meters of large-scale commercial developments all over the world. His recent high-rise projects as principal in charge include Torre Cristal in Madrid, The Landmark in Abu Dhabi, Costanera Centre in Santiago, and Ocean Financial Centre in Singapore. He is currently working on the design of several towers, including the St. Regis Hotel and Residence in Jakarta, Raffles Hotel and Residence in Kuala Lumpur, Huaguoyuan Twin Towers in Guiyang and Yurun City in Nanjing.