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

Jean Nouvel
Architect, Ateliers Jean Nouvel
2016 Best Tall Building Europe Winner: The White Walls, Nicosia

Alexander Durst
Chief Development Officer, The Durst Organization
2016 Best Tall Building Americas Winner: VIA 57 WEST

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

Stefano Boeri
Founder and Senior Architect, Boeri Studio
2015 Best Tall Building Worldwide Winner: Bosco Verticale, Milan

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

Dr. Cheong Koon Hean
CEO, Housing and Development Board
2016 Lynn S. Beedle Winner: Shaping Singapore

Helmut Jahn
Founding Principal, Murphy/Jahn
2012 Lynn S. Beedle Lifetime Achievement Award

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