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

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

Matthias Sauerbruch & Louisa Hutton
Principals, Sauerbruch Hutton
2011 Best Tall Building Europe Winner: KfW Westarkade

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

Joseph Chou
Chairman, Taipei Financial Center Corporation
2016 Performance Award Winner: TAIPEI 101

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

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

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