Wednesday, 10 April, 6:00 pm–10:00 pm

Grand Hyatt, Shenzhen

 
The Awards Ceremony & Dinner comprises an extravagant evening where trophies and titles are conferred upon winning projects following jury deliberations taking place during the conference. At the conclusion of the ceremony, attendees will see first hand which of the Best Tall Building Category Winners will obtain the coveted title of “2019 Best Tall Building Worldwide.”

 

The 2018 CTBUH Awards Program honors the Lynn S. Beedle Lifetime Achievement Award and the Fazlur R. Khan Lifetime Achievement Medal recipients, alongside the 10 category award recipients and Best Tall Building Worldwide recipient.
CTBUH Executive Director Antony Wood recognizes the diverse range of professionals that contribute to the development of outstanding projects, such as the 2018 Award of Excellence recipients.
Larry Silverstein, Chairman, Silverstein Properties shares a few words about fortitude and devoting the last 17 years of his career to rebuilding the World Trade Center, as he accepts the 2018 Lynn S. Beedle Lifetime Achievement Award.
CTBUH Chairman Steve Watts, Partner, alinea Consulting, bestows the Fazlur R. Khan Lifetime Achievement on Aine Brazil, Vice Chairman, Thornton Tomasetti.
CTBUH Trustee Dennis Poon, Vice Chairman, Thornton Tomasetti, announces the recipient of the 10-Year Award (2007 Completions), the New York Times Tower.
Terry Hayes, Senior Vice President of Labor Relations & Operations, New York Times Company, accepts the 10-Year Award (2007 Completions) for the New York Times Tower.
Participants from the project team for the New York Times Tower, the winner of the 2018 10-Year Award (for 2007-completed projects) stand to accept the award. From left to right, Daniel Cooper, President, Global Property & Buildings, WSP; Daniel Kaplan, Senior Partner, FXCollaborative; Serge Drouin, Associate Architect, Renzo Piano Building Workshop; Terry Hayes, Senior Vice President, The New York Times Company; Dennis Poon, CTBUH Trustee & Vice Chairman, Thornton Tomasetti; Aine Brazil, Vice Chairman, Thornton Tomasetti; Hi Sun Choi, Senior Principal, Thornton Tomasetti.
Delegates smile for a photo during the Awards Dinner & Ceremony.
CTBUH Executive Director Antony Wood introduces the first categories of the Awards Dinner and Ceremony program: the 10-Year Awards.
CTBUH Trustee Timothy Johnson, Design Partner, NBBJ declares the recipient of the 10-Year Award (2008 Completions), Shanghai World Financial Center.
Hiroo Mori, Director & Executive VP, Mori Building, accepts the 10-Year Award (2008 Completions) for the Shanghai World Financial Center.
From left: CTBUH Trustee Timothy Johnson, Design Partner, NBBJ presents the 10 Year Award (2008 Completions) to Hiroo Mori, Director & Executive VP, Mori Building, who accepts the award for the Shanghai World Financial Center.
The Atlantic Ballroom of the Radisson Blu Aqua Tower is set for the 2018 Awards Dinner and Ceremony, the culmination of the inaugural Tall + Urban Innovation Conference.
CTBUH Urban Habitat Committee Chair and Jury Chair James Parakh, Manager of Urban Design for Toronto and East York District, pronounces the recipient of the Urban Habitat Award, the World Trade Center Master Plan.
Carla Swickerath, Partner, Studio Daniel Libeskind, remarks on the value of collaboration and compromise as she accepts the Urban Habitat Award for the World Trade Center Master Plan.
From left: Chair of the Urban Habitat Jury James Parakh, Manager of Urban Design for Toronto and East York District presents the Urban Habitat Award to Carla Swickerath, Partner, Studio Daniel Libeskind, and Larry Silverstein, Chairman, Silverstein Properties, for the World Trade Center Master Plan.
Participants enjoy the dinner that marks the end of the inaugural Tall + Urban Innovation Conference and eagerly await the announcement of the 2018 Award Winners.
Michael Cesarz, CEO MULTI, thyssenkrupp, accepts the Innovation Award for ropeless elevator MULTI.
CTBUH Board of Trustees Vice Chairman David Malott, Founder and CEO, AI, announces the recipient of the Innovation Award, MULTI, a rope-less and multi-directional elevator designed by thyssenkrupp.
From left: Michael Cesarz, CEO MULTI, thyssenkrupp and Markus Jetter, Head of Product Development, thyssenkrupp accept the Innovation Award from David Malott, Founder & CEO, AI.
CTBUH Advisory Group Member and Technical Jury member Rene Lagos, Chairman, Rene Lagos Engineers, declares the recipient of the Construction Award, The EY Centre.
Jason Vieusseux, General Manager, Design Management & Construction at Mirvac Construction, notes the importance of acknowledging industry best practices as he accepts the Construction Award for The EY Centre.
The team representing the EY Centre, the winner of the Construction Award, are presented with their trophy by CTBUH Advisory Group Member Rene Lagos, Founder & Chairman, Rene Lagos Engineers (far right). From left: Tom Waters, Director, Mirvac Group; Jason Vieusseux, General Manager, Design Management & Construction, Mirvac Construction; and Adam Sutherland, Mirvac Construction, Regional Operations Manager, Mirvac Construction.
Conference Sponsors, such as Goettsch Partners, and participants alike gather in the Atlantic Ballroom of the Radisson Blu Aqua Tower for dinner and the Awards Ceremony.
CTBUH Jury Chair Karl Fender, Founding Partner, Fender Katsalidis, announced the Best Tall Building Americas regional award, which went to the American Copper Buildings (SHoP Archtiects).
Mun Summ Wong, Founding Director, WOHA Architects, accepts the Best Tall Building Worldwide Award for Oasia Hotel Downtown.
Kamil Merican, CEO, GDP Architects, reveals the recipient of the Best Tall Building Asia and Australasia Award, Oasia Hotel Downtown, which is also the recipient of the Best Tall Building Worldwide Award.
From left: Hong Wei Phua, Director, WOHA Architects; Wanling Lee, Development Manager, Far East Organization; Mun Summ Wong, Founding Director, WOHA Architects; Jury Member Kamil Merican, CEO, GDP Architects.
CTBUH Trustee and Secretary Tim Neal, CEO and President, CallisonRTKL, pronounces the recipient of the Best Tall Building Europe Award, The Silo.
Klaus Kastbjerg, Founder, UNIONKUL HOLDING A/S, accepts the Best Tall Building Award for The Silo, a reformed grain silo in Copenhagen.
From left: CTBUH Board of Trustees Secretary Tim Neal, CEO, CallisonRTKL presents the award for Best Tall Building Europe to Caroline Nagel, Project Director, COBE; Klaus Kastbjerg, Founder, UNIONKUL HOLDING A/S.
The CTBUH publication Tall Buildings + Urban Habitat: Volume 1 acts as a centerpiece on the tables set for the 2018 Awards Dinner and Ceremony. The book details all of the projects receiving 2018 Awards of Excellence, with a focus on how tall buildings are evolving into better stewards of the urban environment.
Mark Noble, Development Director, Victoria and Alfred Waterfront, accepts the Best Tall Building Middle East and Africa Award for South Africa’s Zeitz MOCAA.
Accepting the Best Tall Building Middle East & Africa Award for Zeitz MOCAA, Cape Town, South Africa, were (left to right) Mark Noble, Development Director, Victoria and Alfred Waterfront and Mat Cash, Group Leader, Heatherwick Studio. To their right is Dario de Luca, Awards Main Juror, President, Pacifica Enterprises.
Recipient of the 2016 Best Tall Building Worldwide for Shanghai Tower, Jianping Gu, General Manager, Board Member, Shanghai Tower Construction & Development, declares the recipient of the 2018 Best Tall Building Worldwide, Oasia Hotel Downtown.
Oasia Hotel Downtown, Singapore, won Best Tall Building Worldwide after being awarded Best Tall Building Asia & Australasia earlier in the night. The project team took the stage to accept their award. From left:  Hong Wei Phua, Director, WOHA Architects; Wanling Lee, Development Manager, Far East Organization; Mun Summ Wong, Founding Directors, WOHA Architects; and Jianping Gu, General Manager, Shanghai tower Construction and Development Co.
The 2018 CTBUH Fellows receive their award plaques from Chairman Steve Watts, Partner, alinea Consulting (at left). From left to right: Jianping Gu, Board Member, CTBUH China / General Manager, Shanghai Tower Design & Construction; CTBUH Canada Chapter Secretary Mark Garland, President, LCL Builds; CTBUH Russia Country Representative Elena Shuvalova, Founder and Owner, Lobby Agency; CTBUH Brisbane City Representative Craig Gibbons, Principal, Arup.
Award Dinner & Ceremony Attendees enjoy their meal and good company as they await further award announcements.
Leslie Robertson, Founder, LERA blows out a birthday candle.
CTBUH Chairman Steve Watts, Partner, alinea Consulting, concludes the inaugural Tall + Urban Innovation Conference with a word of thanks to all participants, as well as a reminder to register for the upcoming 2018 Polycentric Cities Conference in Dubai.