Thursday, November 3, 2016
Hermann Hall Auditorium & S.R. Crown Hall – Illinois Institute of Technology – Chicago, IL

The 15th annual CTBUH Awards Symposium, Ceremony, and Dinner was held on the campus of the Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, on November 3, 2016, culminating that evening at Mies van der Rohe’s S.R. Crown Hall. The program featured iconic structures from around the globe that have contributed and demonstrated innovative concepts to the skyscraper industry.

Before celebrating winners and finalists at an evening celebration and dinner, participants gathered to attend a day-long symposium featuring presentations by senior representatives for the projects’ client and design teams. The final session of the symposium featured presentations from the four regional Best Tall Building award winners: VIA 57 WEST for the Americas, Shanghai Tower for Asia & Australasia, The White Walls for Europe, and The Cube for the Middle East and Africa.

Following the session, the awards jury – chaired by Karl Fender, Director, Fender Katsalidis Architects – met to deliberate on a winner. At the dinner, it was announced that Shanghai Tower was awarded the overall Best Tall Building Worldwide award.

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Koon Hean Cheong
Housing and Development Board of Singapore

Pete Rose
Senior Associate

Jianping Gu
General Manager
Shanghai Tower C&D

Jean Nouvel
Ateliers Jean Nouvel

Joseph Chou
Taipei Financial Center Corporation

Dakis Joannou
Businessman and Collector of Contemporary Arts
Nice Day Developments

Kai-Uwe Bergmann
Bjarke Ingels Group

Ellen Lou
Director of Urban Design and Planning
Skidmore, Owings & Merrill

Alexander Durst
Chief Development Officer
The Durst Organization

Jeroen Schipper
Architect Partner
Orange Architects

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