In this research project it was investigated to what extent high-rise buildings can reduce land, resource and energy consumption by increasing urban density and thus contribute to the sustainable development of our cities. The results of the studies carried out showed that compared to typical European urban structures, a significant increase in density can be achieved through high vertical structures, also taking into account the distances between buildings required for lighting reasons and the fact that the building cores become larger and larger with increasing height. Depending on the design of the building structures and technology, a clear potential for increasing the overall energy efficiency (transport, infrastructure, buildings) can be identified. Within the framework of case studies, possibilities for optimising the energetic behaviour of high-rise buildings were also investigated.
Cody, B.: „The Role of Tall Buildings in the Sustainability of European Cities“, Conference Proceedings, 43rd International Making Cities Livable Conference on “True Urbanism and the European Square”, Venice Italy