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 program 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

Ellen van Loon
Partner, OMA
2014 Best Tall Building Europe Award Winner: De Rotterdam

Christoph Ingenhoven
Founder, ingenhoven architects
2012 Best Tall Building Asia & Australasia Winner: 1 Bligh Street

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

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