2017 Awards Program Expanding

The timing for the 2017 CTBUH Awards Program is being adjusted in order to accommodate a significantly enhanced two stage winner/finalist selection process and the expansion of the annual Awards event into a two-day conference. From 2017, Best Tall Building Award regional finalists, Urban Habitat Award finalists, and Innovation Award finalists will be selected by the jury and all asked to present at the Chicago Conference to determine each category’s winner. The four regional winners will then go on to present during a special session at the CTBUH’s annual conference and compete for the overall Best Tall Building Worldwide title.

The next actual Awards symposium, ceremony and dinner – the culmination and celebration of the year-long awards submission process – will thus be held in Chicago in Spring 2018. The call for submissions will occur in October of this year, and the deadline for submissions will be 15 December 2017. The completion criteria for submissions has been adjusted this year so as to not adversely affect project eligibility across all award categories. The Best Tall Building award eligibility window is thus for buildings completed between 1 January 2016 through 31 December 2017.


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
VIA 57 WEST
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 101
Taipei, Republic of China (Taiwan)
Lynn S. Beedle Achievement Award 2016
Dr. Cheong Koon Hean
Singapore
Fazlur R. Khan Medal Award 2016
Ron Klemencic
San Francisco, USA