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
- Tall Buildings within the Project (if different from above)
- Project Address
- Completion Date (year and month)
Part 2: Project Data
- Total Land Area
- Total Building Footprint Area
- Total Open Area
- Total Hardscape (Streets & sidewalks, large business complexes & housing developments, etc.)
- Total Softscape (Includes greens, water features, gardens, etc.)
Part 3: Project Team (companies only, not individuals)
- Urban Planners
- Landscape 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 project, including a summary of the most important features which could be used as a short entry to explain the project holistically in a publication. (200 word maximum)
- Describe how the project makes a positive contribution to the surrounding environment, and the relationship with the tall buildings within the project. (150 word maximum)
- Describe any particularly innovative features of the project that contribute to sustainability, bearing in mind that “sustainability” includes environment, economic, and social aspects. (150 word maximum)
- Describe the use of materials and surface treatments, including hard and soft landscaping. (150 word maximum)
- Describe how the space is used, by both the building inhabitants, and the wider public. (150 word maximum)
Part 5: Participation Consent
Participation in the CTBUH Awards Program requires consent to the following:
- Finalists are expected 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 expected 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.
- All projects entered to the CTBUH awards are eligible for inclusion 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
- Landscape Plan
- Ground Floor Plan (showing relationships between tall building(s) and site)
- Key Site Section
- Key Site Elevation
- 5 Key Images of Public Spaces
- 5 Key Images of Hardscapes/Softscapes
- Additional Images and Drawings (unlimited number)
Additional optional images could include: Night views, construction views, etc. Additional optional drawings could include: Site Diagrams, 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.
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 asked 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.
Urban Habitat Award Criteria
This award acknowledges that the impact of a tall building is far wider than just the building itself, and recognizes significant contributions to the urban realm in connection with tall buildings. Submissions can range from a brilliantly executed master plan which has led to a quality urban environment, or at the scale of a single site, where the interface between tall building and the urban realm is exemplary. Projects should demonstrate a positive contribution to the surrounding environment, add to the social sustainability of both their immediate and wider settings, and represent design influenced by context, both environmentally and culturally.
- Submissions can range in scale from a single site to a complete master plan of a neighborhood or city.
- The site or master plan must be fully realized at the time of submission; proposals or visions are not eligible. In the case of a master plan, a multi-phase plan that is only partially completed will be accepted, but must be far enough progressed that its urbanistic intent is evident.
- The “urban habitat” aspect of the project must have been completed and utilized in the two years prior to the current awards year, to have allowed time for the urban habitat to have established itself (e.g., for the awards, a project must have a completion date between January 1, and December 31, ).
- Projects that are submitted for the regional Best Tall Building awards are also eligible to submit to the Urban Habitat award in the same year.
- Projects that have been submitted to the regional Best Tall Building awards in the previous year are eligible for submission for the Urban Habitat award in the subsequent year, as long as the completion criteria is within the dates as outlined above.
- Finalists are expected to attend and present at the two-day Awards Conference on their project. These presentations will be the basis for the jury’s selection of Winners.
- Finalists are expected 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 award and give a short acceptance speech.
- All submissions in this category are eligible to be featured in CTBUH’s annual Skyscrapers Book.