Sponsors: CTBUH and KPF (Kohn Pedersen Fox)
Type: Open, International, student
Eligibility: Open to students in accredited schools of architecture
Monday, July 18th – Registration deadline
Monday, July 25th – Submission deadline
Monday, August 8th – Short-listed “Semi-finalists” announced
Thursday, August 18th – Top-five “Finalists” announced
Monday–Friday, October 17th–21st – CTBUH 2016 Conference, Top-five Finalists will present to the jury in Shenzhen. Winners will be announced during the conference.
First Place: US$6,000 US$3,000 cash + stipend to attend CTBUH 2016 Conference (up to US$3,000 value*)
Second Place: US$5,000 US$2,000 cash + stipend to attend CTBUH 2016 Conference (up to US$3,000 value*)
Third Place: US$4,000 US$1,000 cash + stipend to attend CTBUH 2016 Conference (up to US$3,000 value*)
Fourth Place: US$3,000 Stipend to attend CTBUH 2016 Conference (up to US$3,000 value*)
Fifth Place: US$3,000 Stipend to attend CTBUH 2016 Conference (up to US$3,000 value*)
Honorable Mentions A select number of entries will be recognized as Honorable Mentions and awarded with a certificate separate to the Conference.
Exhibition: A poster exhibition of the five “Finalists” and up to 20 selected “Semi-finalist” entries will be exhibited during the CTBUH 2016 Conference.
The competition consists of two juries. The first-round jury will narrow the submissions down to 20 Semi-Finalists. The second-round jury will then select the five Finalists from the Semi-Finalists. The members of the second-round jury will consist of prominent professionals involved in the CTBUH 2016 Conference, creating an international, multi-disciplinary group of tall building experts. The final jury selection announcement will be made closer to the start of the CTBUH 2016 Conference.
The goal of the competition is to shed new light on the meaning and value of tall buildings in modern society.
As worldwide populations continue to urbanize and grow, creating megacities, the role of the tall building in the twenty-first century has moved beyond simply addressing spatial and economic efficiencies. The permanence of these structures necessitates careful forethought into how they will interface with the surrounding urban context, the natural environment, their inhabitants, and the world as a whole. Although they are statically embedded in our cities, skyscrapers must employ a dynamic spatial and functional dialogue, allowing them to remain active and relevant for not just decades, but centuries.
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