These two awards acknowledge that the impact of a tall building is far wider than just the building itself, and recognize significant contributions to the urban realm in connection with tall buildings. Submissions are judged and awarded across two scales: “Single Site” and “District/Master Plan.” All 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. The winning projects must also exhibit processes and/or innovations that have added to the profession of urban design and enhance the cities and the lives of their inhabitants.
- “Single Site” submissions should consider a specific, defined site area where the interface between tall building and urban realm is exemplary.
- “District/Master Plan” submissions should consider solutions that go beyond a single site, from a successful common open area that engages with several surrounding tall buildings, to the unified design of a district 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 within a 24-month eligibility window which starts one year after project completion: for the awards, a project must thus have a completion date between January 1, and December 31, . Please note that this completion window is set back one full year from building-related submissions to allow time for the urban habitat to have significantly established itself (e.g., landscaping, etc.).