A premium class of high-rise building developments has emerged to meet the quality and noise standards of an increasingly demanding clientele. Residents moving from rural areas are used to a high level of acoustic comfort, while inhabitants of luxury hotels or apartments have high expectations for service and quality.
A focus on liveability is not solely for luxury apartments. Comfort, safety and social spaces are also important for lower-cost buildings and social housing. Experts emphasise that well-designed and well-managed high-rise buildings play an important role in creating a stable environment for people living in social housing, as housing is an important contributor to mental wellbeing.
Quality and safety also includes an emphasis on fire safety. As more and more people inhabit higher residential buildings, and international media report on multiple high-rise building fires with casualties each year, high-rise inhabitants will have a stronger voice and demand fire-safe buildings.