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 15 December .
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: Submitted projects will be eligible to be featured in the CTBUH Best Tall Buildings book to be published in conjunction with the Awards. 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. (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. (400 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. (400 word maximum)
Part 5: Participation Consent
Participation in the CTBUH Awards Program requires consent to the following:
- All projects entered are eligible for inclusion in the awards book publication which features all submitted projects in a given awards year. The book is published by CTBUH in conjunction with an international publisher 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 the award; appropriate, high resolution images were not provided in the submission; the project was submitted for multiple categories and will only be included in the book under one category, etc.
- Finalists are expected to attend and present at the two-day Chicago Conference on their project. These presentations will be the basis for the jury’s selection of winners.
- Winners and Finalists are expected to attend the annual Awards Ceremony & Dinner at the close of the Chicago Conference, and in the event that the project is named a Winner, collect the awards and give a short acceptance speech.
- Right to Usage of Materials: All submitted text, images, and drawings are provided with the understanding that they will be used in the awards book tentatively titled Best Tall Buildings: A Global Overview of Skyscrapers, as well as on the CTBUH website, press releases, and awards announcements for the purpose of promoting the awards events and winners/finalist. 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. There is no limit to the number of drawings/images that can be submitted as long as they do not exceed the file size constraints as noted below. However, your submission must include the following required images/drawings:
- Overall Project
- Project Details
- Public Spaces
- Other Significant Spaces
- Context Plan
- Landscape Plan
- Ground Floor Plan (showing relationships between tall building(s) and site)
- Site Section(s)
- Site Elevation(s)
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 Best Tall Buildings book if it becomes available before the publication deadline, no later than early March .
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 & Sort Order
Once your images/drawings are added you will be asked to provide copyright information and captions. For the benefit of the jury, please be as descriptive as possible in your captions. The jury will review the files in the order you upload them.
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 will present their projects to the jury during the Chicago conference, and the winner will be announced at the awards ceremony at the close of the event.
- All submissions in this category are eligible to be featured in the highly acclaimed annual Best Tall Buildings book.