The CTBUH Awards celebrate tall buildings in their every dimension. From project conception through the various design and engineering awards to project realization with the construction and renovation awards, the program recognizes the interconnected disciplines involved in these complex projects. In addition, projects vie for distinction within a specific height band, and in context as urban habitat. Lastly, 10-year awards commend time-proven projects.

See project category criteria and submission requirements below. Please note: all known building data fields from the CTBUH tall building database will automatically populate the award submission form, reducing the number of required fields for each submission. Submitters retain the ability to add additional building information and amend any of the existing fields, where appropriate.


Special Global Icon Award Criteria

This award is bestowed by the CTBUH Board of Trustees, and is not open for general submission.

The CTBUH Global Icon Award is bestowed to a unique tall building for the profound impact it has made, not only on its local/regional context, but on the genre of tall buildings globally. Innovative in planning, design, and execution, the building will have influenced and re-shaped the field of tall building architecture, engineering, and urban planning. This award is only conferred occasionally, perhaps every ten or fifteen years, when merited by an exceptional building. The inaugural CTBUH Global Icon Award was conferred on the Burj Khalifa in 2010.