Conference Synopsis

The annual CTBUH Tall + Urban Innovation Conference explores and celebrates the very best in innovative tall buildings, urban spaces, building technologies, and construction practices from around the world. Incorporating what was previously known as the CTBUH Annual Awards event, this three-day conference sees the owner/developers, design, and engineer teams for 50+ Awarded projects present in front of an international audience and live juries for winning distinctions across several award categories. Hot topics in the building industry will also be explored through presentations in project rooms. See more on the different award categories here.

The event brings to Shenzhen, one of the most dynamic cities in China, a critical cross-section of tall building owners, developers, occupiers, operators, designers, engineers, and builders – along with the interested public – to investigate the cutting-edge in sustainable urbanism, presented by the world’s foremost examples.

Join us and explore what’s on the horizon for dense vertical cities of the future!

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Videos: Previous CTBUH Award Winners

Joseph A. Rechichi
Senior Vice President, Forest City Ratner Companies
2011 Best Tall Building Americas Winner: Eight Spruce Street

Rem Koolhaas
Founding Partner, OMA
2013 Best Tall Building Worldwide Winner: CCTV Headquarters, Beijing

Louis Nowikas
Vice President, Hearst Corporation
2016 10 Year Award Winner: Hearst Tower

Ellen Lou
Director of Urban Design and Planning, Skidmore, Owings, & Merrill
2016 Urban Habitat Award Winner: Wuhan Tiandi Site A

Chris Wilkinson
Principal, Wilkinson Eyre Architects
2011 Best Tall Building Asia & Australasia Winner: Guangzhou International Finance Center

Adrian Smith
Partner, Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture
2011 Lynn S. Beedle Winner: 40 Years of Designing the Supertall

Mun Summ Wong
Founding Director, WOHA Architects
2015 Urban Habitat Award Winner: PARKROYAL on Pickering

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