2016 Awards Press Release

 

Selected Media Clips

The CTBUH Awards program garners significant international media attention for the participating projects and their associated project team’s. The CTBUH releases a series of press announcements revealing the winners and finalists in each category to our global network. A select sampling of media pickups are listed below.

World Media: CTBUH Media Round-Up: CTBUH Names Shanghai Tower “2016 Best Tall Building Worldwide”

Posted on 05 December 2016

On November 3, the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH), named Shanghai Tower as the “2016 Best Tall Building Worldwide” at its 15th annual awards program in Chicago, receiving international coverage.
Real Estate Weekly: Hearst Tower Receives National Press Attention for Winning CTBUH’s 10 Year Award for 2016

Posted on 29 June 2016

Hearst has announced that their headquarters building has received the prestigious 10 Year Award from the CTBUH for 2016 – just in time for its 10th anniversary this October. The news has quickly disseminated across the nation.
ArchDaily: ArchDaily Covers CTBUH 2016 Tall Building Awards Winners

Posted on 23 June 2016

ArchDaily covers the recent announcement of the CTBUH 2016 Tall Building Awards winners. The Best Tall Building Worldwide winner will be chosen at the Annual Awards Symposium, Ceremony & Dinner later this year.
World Media: CTBUH Media Round-Up: 2016 Best Tall Building Awards

Posted on 22 June 2016

Since the first award winners were announced in June, a number of publications have covered the reveal of the CTBUH Best Tall Buildings of 2016. Here is a sample of the international awards coverage.
Elevator World: Elevator World February Cover Story Features CTBUH Awards Symposium

Posted on 10 February 2016

As the cover story for their February issue, Elevator World featured the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat’s 14th Annual Awards Symposium, Ceremony, and Dinner held November 2015 in Chicago.
Built Worlds: Green Giants Tower Over CTBUH Awards Symposium

Posted on 18 November 2015

Built Worlds offers an in-depth examination of the CTBUH 2015 Awards Symposium. The organization covers several of the awards that were handed out including the Best Tall Building, Urban Habitat, Innovation, and Performance Awards.
Slate: Bosco Verticale Wins CTBUH 2015 Best Tall Building Worldwide

Posted on 17 November 2015

On November 12, the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH), named Bosco Verticale as the “2015 Best Tall Building Worldwide” at its 14th-annual awards in Chicago. Slate covers the decision.
Emirates 24|7: Al Hilal Bank Tower Recognized as Finalist for CTBUH Best Tall Building Award

Posted on 02 October 2015

Al Hilal Bank Tower was recognized as a finalist for Best Tall Building Middle East & Africa by the Council. Emirates 24/7 profiles the building, offering a description of its design and sustainable features.
ASCE: CTBUH Urban Habitat Award Profiled by ASCE

Posted on 01 September 2015

The CTBUH Urban Habitat Award, which was awarded to PARKROYAL on Pickering, is in its second year of existence. ASCE takes a critical look at the award while considering PARKROYAL on Pickering’s contributions to its surroundings.
World Media: CTBUH Media Round-Up: 2015 Best Tall Building Awards

Posted on 24 August 2015

Since the first award winners were announced in June, a number of publications have covered the reveal of the CTBUH Best Tall Buildings of 2015. Here is a sample of the international awards coverage.
Architects’ Journal: Turning Torso Named CTBUH 10 Year Award Winner

Posted on 12 August 2015

Santiago Calatrava’s Turning Torso in Malmö has been recognized with the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat’s 10 Year Award. Architects’ Journal covers the award and profiles Turning Torso, which was completed in 2005.
World Architecture News: PARKROYAL on Pickering Wins CTBUH 2015 Urban Habitat Award

Posted on 24 July 2015

World Architecture News covers the recent announcement of the CTBUH 2015 Urban Habitat Award. PARKROYAL on Pickering won the award for its extensive greenery and commitment to creating inviting urban spaces for the public.
ASCE: CTBUH 2015 Best Tall Buildings Form a Diverse List

Posted on 21 July 2015

The American Society of Civil Engineers takes an in-depth look at the CTBUH 2015 Best Tall Building Award winners, noting the similarities and differences between winners, and the wide variety of buildings that were nominated.
High Rise Facilities: CTBUH Announces 2015 Performance and Innovation Award Winners

Posted on 09 July 2015

High Rise Facilities covers the announcement of CTBUH’s 2015 Performance and Innovation Awards, which went to Chifley Tower and Holedeck respectively. These awards focus on the technical developments in skyscraper construction.
ArchDaily: CTBUH Names Best Tall Buildings of 2015

Posted on 29 June 2015

The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) has shortlisted four buildings for the annual Best Tall Building Awards. Arch Daily covers the winners, which are chosen from four regional categories.
Urban Toronto: CTBUH Announces 2015 Regional Winners for Best Tall Buildings

Posted on 22 June 2015

The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) have announced their list of regional winners and finalists for the 2015 Best Tall Buildings Awards. Urban Toronto covers the awards and breaks down the winners.
News.com.au: Australians are high rise lovers but what is it like to live in the building voted best in the world?

Posted on 15 November 2014

News.com.au looks at what it’s like to live in the Best Tall Building Worldwide, One Central Park (Sydney, Australia), by interviewing the project’s landscape architect turned resident, Mike Horne.
The Guardian: Sydney’s One Central Park Wins International Best Tall Building Award

Posted on 11 November 2014

The Guardian covers One Central Park, a residential building in Sydney that has been named the best tall building in the world by the CTBUH. The winner was announced at the Awards Symposium and Dinner on November 7.
Arch Daily: CTBUH Names One Central Park “Best Tall Building Worldwide” for 2014

Posted on 07 November 2014

Arch Daily covers One Central Park Sydney, a tall building that was awarded the title of 2014 “Best Tall Building Worldwide” at this year’s Awards Ceremony. The tower takes an innovative approach to green infrastructure.
Bustler: Ateliers Jean Nouvel’s One Central Park wins Best Tall Building Worldwide 2014

Posted on 07 November 2014

Bustler takes a look at the 2014 Best Tall Building Worldwide, One Central Park Sydney, which was recognized by the CTBUH for its revolutionary approach to green technology and sustainable infrastructure.
Arch Daily: Deutsche Post Towers Wins CTBUH 10 Year Award

Posted on 07 November 2014

Arch Daily covers the Deutsche Post Tower in Bonn Germany by Murphy/JAHN Architects that received the 2014 10-Year Award for its remarkable environmental performance since completing in 2002.
Urban News Digest: CTBUH to Honour Douglas Durst and Peter Irwin With Awards

Posted on 22 October 2014

The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) has announced that Douglas Durst and Peter Irwin will be receiving lifetime achievement awards for 2014 at the CTBUH 13th Annual Awards Symposium.
Building HK: One of the World’s Lowest Energy-consuming Tall Buildings Wins CTBUH 10 Year Award

Posted on 17 September 2014

Building HK takes a look at the 2014 10 Year Award Winner Post Tower, which was recognized for displaying superior sustainable performance. Post Tower is one of the world’s lowest energy-consuming tall buildings.
Globe Newswire: Vidaris, Inc. Is Honored With CTBUH’s 2014 Best Tall Building Americas Finalist Award

Posted on 19 August 2014

Vidaris, Inc. is proud to be part of the project team for the United Nations Secretariat Building which was recently awarded “Finalist” as Best Tall Building Americas by the CTBUH.
Architect Magazine: CTBUH Honors Douglas Durst and Peter Irwin With 2014 Lifetime Achievement Award

Posted on 08 August 2014

Architect Magazine covers Douglas Durst, The Durst Organization, and Peter Irwin, RWDI, who will accept lifetime achievement awards at the CTBUH 2014 Awards Symposium on November 6.
Sourceable: Measuring Tall Building Performance

Posted on 04 August 2014

Sourceable highlights the 2014 Performance Award Winner, the International Commerce Centre (ICC), Hong Kong, a tower that sets a precedent for energy performance.
High Rise Facilities: Germany’s Post Tower Wins CTBUH 10-Year Award for Performance

Posted on 29 July 2014

High Rise Facilities features the 2014 10 Year Award Winner Post Tower, in Bonn, Germany, which was recognized for setting the standard for superior sustainable performance.
Bustler: JAHN’s Post Tower Wins the CTBUH 10 Year Award

Posted on 25 July 2014

Bustler covers the winner of the 2014 CTBUH 10 Year Award, Post Tower by JAHN in Bonn, Germany, which is one of the world’s lowest energy-consuming tall buildings.
Gizmag: CTBUH Innovation Award Winner Helps Keep Buildings Cool

Posted on 24 July 2014

Gizmag takes a look at the 2014 Tall Building Innovation Award winner BioSkin, which was implemented at the NBF Osaki Building in Tokyo, Japan in order to mitigate the Urban Heat Island effect.
Arch Daily: Innovative Building Skin Could Cool Our Cities

Posted on 21 July 2014

Arch Daily covers the winner of the 2014 CTBUH Innovation Award, BioSkin, which uses a network of water-filled ceramic pipes to cool the surface of a building in order to mitigate the urban heat island effect.
Arch Daily: Hong Kong’s International Commerce Centre Wins Inaugural CTBUH Performance Award

Posted on 21 July 2014

ArchDaily explores the criteria used to select the winner of the 2014 CTBUH Performance Award, the International Commerce Centre (ICC), Hong Kong.
Intelligent Building Today: BioSkin Wins Tall Building Innovation Award

Posted on 21 July 2014

Intelligent Building Today covers the 2014 Tall Building Innovation Award Winner BioSkin, which was implemented at the NBF Osaki Building in Tokyo, Japan in order to help mitigate the urban heat island effect.
DZN World: ICC Wins 2014 CTBUH Performance Award

Posted on 17 July 2014

DNZ World takes a look at the winner of the 2014 CTBUH Performance Award, The International Commerce Centre (ICC), and gives a detailed description of the award’s value for the skyscraper building community.
Sourceable: Rainwater Cooling Façade Takes Top Building Innovation Award

Posted on 15 July 2014

Sourceable provides an overview of the 2014 Tall Building Innovation Award Winner Bioskin, which helps mitigate the urban heat island effect, as well as the two finalists, Active Alignment and Living Walls.
Building HK: BioSkin Wins CTBUH Innovation Award

Posted on 14 July 2014

Building HK covers the 2014 CTBUH Innovation Award Winner Bioskin, which uses a technique that draws upon the traditional Japanese practice of uchimizu, and seeks to mitigate the urban heat island effect.
Building Construction Design: Bioskin Named CTBUH Innovation Award Winner

Posted on 11 July 2014

Building Construction Design takes a look at BioSkin, the 2014 CTBUH Innovation Award winner, which was implemented at the NBF Osaki Building in order to mitigate the urban heat island effect prevalent in Tokyo.
Building Design + Construction: BioSkin ‘Vertical Sprinkler’ Named Top Technical Innovation in High-rise Design

Posted on 10 July 2014

Building Design + Construction covers the 2014 Tall Building Innovation Award Winner Bioskin, which was used at the NBF Osaki Building in Tokyo, Japan.
Tech Page One: “Supertall” Buildings Get a Boost From Data Technology

Posted on 10 July 2014

Tech Page One interviews Editor Daniel Safarik, who speaks about the impacts that wind has on skyscraper design, and discusses the 2014 Best Tall Building Middle East & Africa, Cayan Tower.
Civil Engineering Magazine: Ambitious GSA Renovation Among Best Tall Buildings

Posted on 08 July 2014

Civil Engineering interviewed CTBUH Editor Dan Safarik to learn more about the criteria used to select the 2014 Best Tall Building Awards finalists, including a federal building in Portland.
Business Insider: CTBUH Names the Best New Tall Buildings on the Planet

Posted on 02 July 2014

Business Insider Australia features a slideshow showcasing the winners of the four regional 2014 CTBUH Best Tall Building Awards. Each building is briefly discussed.
Construction Week: Cayan Tower Wins CTBUH Middle East Section

Posted on 01 July 2014

Construction Week highlights the four regional winners of the 2014 CTBUH Best Tall Building Awards including Middle East region winner Cayan Tower in Dubai.
Building Construction Design: Inaugural CTBUH Urban Habitat Award Winner: The Interlace, Singapore

Posted on 27 June 2014

Building Construction Design takes a look at The Interlace, which has won the inaugural CTBUH Urban Habitat Award. CTBUH Executive Director Antony Wood is interviewed for the story.
Contract: CTBUH Announces Best Tall Buildings for 2014

Posted on 27 June 2014

Contract covers the four international winners of the 2014 CTBUH Best Tall Building Awards. Awards jury chair and founding principal of Studio Gang Architects, Jeanne Gang, is quoted.
World Architecture News: The Interlace by OMA / Ole Scheeren Named Winner of CTBUH Urban Habitat Award

Posted on 27 June 2014

World Architecture News talks about the 2014 CTBUH Urban Habitat Award winner The Interlace by OMA / Ole Scheeren. CTBUH Executive Director Antony Wood is interviewed, along with awards jury chair Jeanne Gang.
Bustler: CTBUH announces the 2014 Best Tall Buildings regional winners

Posted on 26 June 2014

Bustler takes a look at the four regional winners of the 2014 CTBUH Best Tall Building Awards. Each building has a detailed description as well as project details listed.
Architect’s Newspaper: Such Great Heights: CTBUH Names World’s Best Tall Buildings

Posted on 26 June 2014

Architect’s Newspaper Blog provides an in-depth look at the winners of the four regional 2014 CTBUH Best Tall Building Awards.
Gizmag: CTBUH’s Best Tall Buildings of 2014

Posted on 25 June 2014

Gizmag discusses the four regional winners of the 2014 CTBUH Best Tall Building Awards, and provides a short summary of each building, including their award winning accolades. They predict an overall winner.
Stuff.co.nz: CTBUH Names One Central Park Best Tall Building in Australia

Posted on 25 June 2014

Stuff.co.nz covers CTBUH’s Best Tall Buildings of 2014, and examines One Central Park’s regional award and its chances for being named the Best Tall Building Worldwide.
Arch Daily: CTBUH Names Its Winners for Best Tall Building 2014

Posted on 23 June 2014

ArchDaily discusses the winners of the four regional 2014 CTBUH Best Tall Buildings Awards. Each award winner is listed along with their architects.
World Architecture News: CTBUH Announces Regional Winners

Posted on 19 June 2014

World Architecture News covers the four international winners of the 2014 CTBUH Best Tall Building Awards: Edith Green-Wendell Wyatt Federal Building, One Central Park, De Rotterdam, and Cayan Tower.
NPR: CTBUH Executive Director Discusses 2012 Best Tall Building Awards

Posted on 22 June 2012

CTBUH Executive Director Antony Wood speaks with NPR host Ira Flatow, of Science Friday, about the 2012 Best Tall Building Awards. The crux of the conversation dives into the fundamental question of what makes a great tall building.