[insert_php] function shuffleWithKeys($array) { $keys = array_keys($array); shuffle($keys); foreach($keys as $key) { $new[$key] = $array[$key]; } return $new; } $speakersAll = array(); $speakersFixed = array(); $fixedSpeakerNames = array(‘Santiago Calatrava’, ‘Hiroo Mori’, ‘Mun Summ Wong’, ‘Stefano Boeri’); $speakersApiUrl = “http://global.ctbuh.org/api/presenters?conference=2”; $rawContent = file_get_contents($speakersApiUrl); $speakersFromApi = json_decode($rawContent); foreach ($speakersFromApi->data AS $speakerData) { $fullName = $speakerData->first_name . ‘ ‘ . $speakerData->last_name; $speakerData = array( ‘link’ => ‘/program/2015-awards#award-‘ . $speakerData->presentation_workshop_id, ‘position’ => $speakerData->company_position, ‘company’ => $speakerData->company_name, ‘picture’ => $speakerData->pic_link_color, ); if (in_array($fullName, $fixedSpeakerNames)) { $speakersFixed[$fullName] = $speakerData; } else { $speakersAll[$fullName] = $speakerData; } } $speakersAll = shuffleWithKeys($speakersAll); $speakers = array_slice($speakersAll, 0, 6); $speakersCombined = array_merge($speakers, $speakersFixed); $speakersCombined = shuffleWithKeys($speakersCombined); [/insert_php]

Thursday, November 12, 2015
Hermann Hall Auditorium & S.R. Crown Hall – Illinois Institute of Technology – Chicago, IL

The 14th annual CTBUH Awards Symposium, Ceremony, and Dinner was held on the campus of the Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, on November 12, 2015, 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: One World Trade Center for the Americas, CapitaGreen for Asia & Australasia, Bosco Verticale for Europe, and Burj Mohammed bin Rashid for the Middle East and Africa.

Following the session, the awards jury – chaired by Mun Summ Wong, Founding Director, WOHA Architects – met to deliberate on a winner. At the dinner, it was announced that Bosco Verticale was awarded the overall Best Tall Building Worldwide award.

Selected Speakers See All Speakers

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