About This Virtual Event

This 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 conference will see the owner/developers and design teams from Award of Excellence winning projects compete for winning distinctions.


The event brings a critical cross-section of tall building owners, developers, occupiers, designers, engineers, builders, and operators—along with the interested public—to investigate the cutting-edge in sustainable urbanism, as presented by the world’s foremost examples.


Join us and explore what’s on the horizon for dense vertical cities of the future!


New for 2021!

Audience Awards
Winning projects selected by delegate votes!

Confirmed Top Sponsors (To Date)

Platinum Sponsors

Gold Sponsors


Videos: Previous CTBUH Award Winners

Tiang Wah Eng
Vice President of Design Management, CapitaLand
2014 Urban Habitat Award Winner: The Interlace

James Goettsch
Chairman, Co-CEO, Goettsch Partners
2018 Best Tall Building Americas Award of Excellence Winner: 150 North Riverside

Charles Thornton & Richard Tomasetti
Founders, Thornton Thomasetti
2012 Fazlur R. Khan Lifetime Achievement Medal Winners: A Lifetime's Engineering Collaboration

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

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

Alexander Durst
Chief Development Officer, The Durst Organization
2016 Best Tall Building Americas Winner: VIA 57 WEST

Helmut Jahn
2014 10 Year Award Winner: Post Turm

Ellen Lou
Director of Urban Design and Planning, Skidmore, Owings, & Merrill
2016 Urban Habitat Award Winner: Wuhan Tiandi Site A

Gabriela Anker
Principal & Founder, Leppanen + Anker Arquitectos
2019 Façade Engineering Award of Excellence Winner: Gaia Building

Rem Koolhaas
Founding Partner, OMA
2013 Best Tall Building Worldwide Winner: CCTV Headquarters, Beijing

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