High density and living comfort // China – Austria 2013

The extent of building activities in China is fascinating. The demand for living space in the big cities has led to an unprecedented high-rise building boom.

This building boom and the further densification of cities involves new and complex challenges not only for urban planning departments, mobility and for the infrastructural supply chain management, but also for architecture.

According to statistics, Chinese metropolis regions (more than 85 conurbations with more than five million inhabitants each) can expect an annual increase of one million people per year. In this context, a steep rise of the cities’ total energy demand is also to be expected.

Even today, the major part of the energy demand of urban settlement areas is due to the operation of buildings, especially to the segment of cooling buildings.

The symposium, which is organized by the IAT and the Confucius Institute Graz, will offer international architects, experts and building developers a platform that includes lectures, debates and workshops.
Specialists from all over the world have been invited to examine these issues in depth.


  • Graz University of Technology, Austria


  • 21-22 March 2013




Cite this blog post
Monique Abud (2013, February 16). High density and living comfort // China – Austria 2013. URBACHINA. Retrieved June 23, 2024, from https://doi.org/10.58079/v2d2

Monique Abud

Centre d'études sur la Chine moderne et contemporaine, EHESS, Paris, France

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