The Role of Tall Buildings in the Sustainability of European Cities

Project: Research project

Project Details


This research project examined as to what extent high rise buildings can contribute to a reduction of the consumption of land, resources and energy by increasing the urban density and as a result improve the sustainable development of cities. The results of the conducted study showed that compared to typical European urban structures, a significant increase in density can be achieved through high vertical structures taking into consideration the necessary distances between buildings for sufficient natural daylight as well as increasing building cores with greater heights of the building. A significant potential to increase the overall energy efficiency (transport, infrastructure, buildings) depending on the structure of the building and the services could be identified. Possibilities to optimize the energetic behavior of high rise buildings was examined within the scope of case studies.
Effective start/end date1/11/0430/06/05


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