Shanghai Tower Named Best Tall Building Worldwide 2016

On November 3, during the 15th Annual CTBUH International Best Tall Building Awards Symposium, Ceremony & Dinner, the CTBUH Awards Jury named Shanghai Tower, Shanghai as the “2016 Best Tall Building Worldwide.”
The CTBUH Awards recognize projects and individuals that have made extraordinary contributions to the advancement of tall buildings and the urban environment, and that achieve sustainability at the highest and broadest level. Tall buildings can be polarizing presences in their cities, admired for their sheer height or skyline silhouettes, and criticized for their poor environmental performance and street-level experience. The objective of this awards program is to deliver a comprehensive and sophisticated view of these important buildings, while advocating for improvements in every aspect of their performance, especially those that have the greatest effect on the people who use these buildings each day. This often means that the buildings highlighted are often not the tallest in a given year, but represent the best qualities and innovations in the typology. Learn More

2016 Award Winners See all Past Winners

Best Tall Building Worldwide 2016
Shanghai Tower
Shanghai, China
Best Tall Building Americas 2016
New York City, USA
Best Tall Building Asia & Australasia 2016
Shanghai Tower
Shanghai, China
Best Tall Building Europe 2016
The White Walls
Nicosia, Cyprus
Best Tall Building Middle East & Africa 2016
The Cube
Beirut, Lebanon
Urban Habitat Award 2016
Wuhan Tiandi Site A
Wuhan, China
10 Year Award 2016
Hearst Tower
New York City, USA
Innovation Award 2016
Pin-Fuse Seismic System
Performance Award 2016
Taipei, Republic of China (Taiwan)
Lynn S. Beedle Achievement Award 2016
Dr. Cheong Koon Hean
Fazlur R. Khan Medal Award 2016
Ron Klemencic
San Francisco, USA