Before you begin your submission, please prepare the following materials in order to successfully complete the online submission process. The deadline for all submissions is 30 November .

Part 1: Basic Project Information

  • Project Name
  • Project Address
  • Completion Date (year and month)

Part 2: Project Data

  • Structural Material
  • Building Function
  • Height Figures (Architectural, Occupied Floor, To Tip – see criteria here)
  • Observatory and Helipad Height (if applicable)
  • Number of Floors
  • Elevator Information (number, top speed – if known)
  • Tower Gross Floor Area
  • Number of Apartments, Hotel Room, Parking Spaces – if known

Part 3: Project Team (companies only, not individuals)

  • Owner/Developer
  • Architects
  • Structural Engineers
  • MEP Engineers
  • Project Managers
  • Main Contractors
  • Other Consultants (if applicable)
  • Material Suppliers (if known)

Part 4: Written Description

Please prepare answers to the following questions within the given word counts. Note: Projects submitted to the CTBUH Awards Program will also be included in the CTBUH’s Annual Skyscrapers publication. Please keep in mind that the text description you enter here will also be referred to in the creation of the book. View sample pages from last year’s book

  • Give a succinct overview of the building, including summary of the most important building features which could be used as a short entry to explain the project holistically in a publication. (200 word maximum)
  • Describe the main design ideas behind the building. (150 word maximum)
  • Explain how the project relates to its “context” – both its direct site context and the wider city. (150 word maximum)
  • What are the sustainable, technological, and/or innovative strategies? (150 word maximum)
  • How has the project been received, by the public and the city at large? (150 word maximum)

Part 5: Participation Consent

Participation in the CTBUH Awards Program requires consent to the following:

  • Finalists are required to attend and present at the two-day Awards Conference on their project, typically taking place in Chicago in May each year. These presentations will be the basis for the jury’s selection of Winners.
  • Finalists are required to attend the annual Awards Ceremony & Dinner at the close of the Awards Conference, and in the event that the project is named a Winner, collect the awards and give a short acceptance speech.
  • Overall Best Tall Building “Worldwide”, is also judged during the Chicago Conference and announced at the close of the Ceremony & Dinner.
  • All projects entered to the CTBUH awards will also be included in the CTBUH’s Skyscrapers book publication which features a global snapshot of tall building completion annually. The book is published by CTBUH and distributed globally, thus providing excellent promotion for the submitted projects and companies involved.
  • While it is typical that most submissions are included in the publication, CTBUH reserves the right to determine that a project will not be included for reasons that include, but are not limited to: a project does not meet the eligibility requirements for inclusion; appropriate, high resolution images were not provided in the submission; the project was submitted for multiple award categories and will only be included in the book once, etc.
  • Projects located in the Greater China region (including Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan, and Mainland China) will be automatically submitted to the CTBUH’s separate China Awards program, with no additional submission work necessary.
  • Right to Usage of Materials: All submitted text, images, and drawings are provided with the understanding that they may be used in the CTBUH Annual Skyscrapers publication, as well as on the CTBUH website, press releases, and awards announcements for the purpose of promoting the awards events and winners/finalist. This includes the building’s profile page on the CTBUH Skyscraper Center database. Copyright clearance and payment of any fees for artwork is to be organized by the submitter prior to submission. The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) confirms that all material will be properly identified with the appropriate copyright notice and credit line, as supplied during the upload process.

Part 6: Drawings & Images

A selection of drawings and images are required which should not exceed the file size constraints as noted below. Your submission must include the following required images/drawings:

  • Context Plan
  • Ground Floor Plan
  • Typical Floor Plan
  • Key Section
  • Key Elevation
  • 5 Key Exterior Images
  • 5 Key Interior Images
  • Additional Images and Drawings (unlimited number)

The key section drawing should be annotated to show all three CTBUH defined building heights: Height to Architectural Top, to Highest Occupied Floor, and to Tip (view height criteria/definitions).

Additional optional images could include: Façade details, structural details, night views, construction views, etc. Additional optional drawings could include: Façade details, section details, landscape plan, non-typical floor plans, environmental diagrams, etc.

The submission must include actual photography of the project. Renderings may be submitted, but only as supplements to the photography. Please note that additional final photography can be submitted for inclusion in the annual Skyscrapers book if it becomes available before the publication deadline. However, it is important that images submitted initially, to enable judging, show the project in the best possible light.

General Requirements
Images and drawings should be submitted as individual files and should be medium to high resolution (300dpi at 8.5in x 11in size). Whenever possible, drawings should be submitted as vector based graphics (EPS, PDF).

Supported file formats: JPG, JPEG, TIFF, TIF, EPS, PDF, DWG

Individual file sizes cannot exceed 20 MB each.
Total upload size of all files cannot exceed 500 MB.

Captions & Copyright
You will be required to provide copyright information and captions for each image/drawing uploaded. For the benefit of the jury, please be as descriptive as possible in your captions. We’ve entered your company as the default copyright holder, but please revise as necessary.

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