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

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

Tiang Wah Eng
Vice President of Design Management, CapitaLand
2014 Urban Habitat Award Winner: The Interlace

Santiago Calatrava
Founder, Santiago Calatrava Architects & Engineers
2015 10 Year Award Winner: Turning Torso, Malmo

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

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

Hiroo Mori
Director & Executive Vice President, MORI Building
2015 Lynn S. Beedle Achievement Award Winner: Minoru Mori

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

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