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 4 September 2020.

Part 1: Basic Project Information

  • Project Name
  • Project Address
  • Completion Date (year and month)

Part 2: Project Data

  • Total Land Area
  • Total Building Footprint Area
  • Total Open Area
  • Total Hardscape (total area of paved, hard, or walkable surfaces)
  • Total Softscape (total area of green, vegetated space and/or water features)

Part 3: Project Team (companies only, not individuals)

  • Owner/Developer
  • Urban Planners
  • Landscape Architects
  • 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: Projects submitted to the CTBUH Awards Program will also be included in the CTBUH’s Annual Skyscrapers publication. 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.

  • Describe how the project makes a positive contribution to the surrounding environment, and the relationship between the site and the adjacent urban realm. (200 word maximum)
  • Describe innovative features of the project that contribute to sustainability, bearing in mind that “sustainability” includes environment, economic, and social aspects. (200 word maximum)
  • Describe the use of materials and surface treatments, including hard and soft landscaping. (200 word maximum)
  • Describe how the space is used, by both the building inhabitants, and the wider public. (200 word maximum)

Part 5: Participation Consent

Participation in the CTBUH Awards Program requires consent to the following:

  • “Award of Excellence” winners are expected to comply with the following responsibilities:
    • Representatives of the project (for Best Tall Building, Urban Habitat, and Renovation categories this must be both the owner/developer and design architect/urban planner) must present at the Innovation Conference for consideration of winning the category overall, with all speakers representing the project being CTBUH organizational members. These presentations will be the basis for the jury’s selection of Overall Category Winners.
    • Attend the annual Awards Ceremony & Dinner at the close of the Innovation Conference to collect the award(s).
    • Support the Council, who do not charge any fees to administer the awards program, by all speakers paying the subsidized speaker registration rate at the Conference.
  • All projects entered to the CTBUH awards will also be eligible for inclusion in CTBUH’s Skyscrapers book publication which features a global overview of tall building completion annually. The book is published by CTBUH 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 inclusion; appropriate, high resolution images were not provided in the submission; the project was submitted for multiple award categories and will only be included in the book once, etc.
  • Right to Usage of Materials: All submitted text, images, and drawings are provided with the understanding that they may be used in the CTBUH Annual Skyscrapers publication, as well as on the CTBUH website, press releases, award announcements, and other means of publicity for the purpose of promoting the awards events and “Award of Excellence” winners and Overall Category Winners. This includes the building’s profile page on the CTBUH Skyscraper Center database. 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 which should not exceed the file size constraints as noted below. Your submission must include the following required images/drawings:

  1. Context Plan
  2. Landscape Plan
  3. Ground Floor Plan (showing relationships between tall building(s) and site)
  4. Key Site Section
  5. Key Site Elevation
  6. 5-10 Key Images of Public Spaces
  7. 5-10 Key Images of Hardscapes/Softscapes
  8. Key Images/Videos specifically of the eye-level pedestrian experience through the space
  9. Additional Images and Drawings (unlimited number)

Additional optional images could include: Night views, construction views, etc. Additional optional drawings could include: Site Diagrams, environmental diagrams, etc.

It should also be noted that, though materials should be sufficient to inform and inspire the jury in making their decision on “Awards of Excellence” winners, supplementary, final photography and other materials can be submitted prior to the final category judging at the Innovation Conference event. If photography showing the building’s construction as substantially complete, both exterior and interior, is not available by the submission deadline, it is strongly advised to hold your submission until the following year.

General Requirements
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
You will be required to provide copyright information and captions for each image/drawing uploaded. For the benefit of the jury, please be as descriptive as possible in your captions. We’ve entered your company as the default copyright holder, but please revise as necessary.

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