The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) will launch its 2020 Awards Program tomorrow, Thursday, August 1. Starting then, the organization will accept nominations for tall building and urban habitat projects for the 2020 Awards Program across a multitude of categories and disciplines. Interested applicants can submit their materials here (the portal will open Thursday, August 1).
The annual CTBUH Awards program recognizes projects and individuals that have made extraordinary contributions to the advancement of tall buildings and the urban environment, and that achieve sustainability at the highest and broadest level. A panel of experts will judge the submissions, based on category. Awards will be given for “Best Tall Building” (distinguished by height and function), Urban Habitat, Innovation, Renovation, Interior Space, Construction and Engineering (separated by type).
The annual CTBUH Awards program delivers a comprehensive and sophisticated view of important buildings, spaces, and technologies, while advocating for improvements in every aspect of their performance, especially those that have the greatest impact on the people who use them each day.
“In addition to being recognized for their contributions to their city skyline, these buildings are also awarded for their efforts to make their urban habitat a sustainable, human-centric place,” said CTBUH Awards Chair Karl Fender, Founding Partner of Fender Katsalidis Architect in Melbourne, Australia, who served on the “Best Tall Building” jury in 2019. “I look forward to seeing what this year’s nominees have accomplished.”
Buildings highlighted are often not the tallest in a given year but represent the best qualities and innovations in the typology. A full list of the 2019 CTBUH Awards winners is available here — the top honor of “Best Tall Building Worldwide” went to the Salesforce Tower in San Francisco.
The submission period closes on September 30, at which point Stage 1 judging occurs and “Award of Excellence” winners are selected, as well as the Lifetime Achievement Winners. Celebration of the award-winning projects will be recognized through the annual Tall + Urban Innovation Conference from April 5–7, 2020 in Chicago, IL, where “Award of Excellence” winners in each category present their projects to an international audience and live juries. Overall Category Winners are then selected during the event and awards are conferred at the Awards Dinner & Ceremony held at the close of the event.