Following the emerging international response to the novel coronavirus, and the fact that colleagues from 36 countries were scheduled to attend to present on their winning projects, CTBUH has postponed the 2020 Tall + Urban Innovation Conference. Instead, the fantastic programming of the CTBUH Awards Program will now be incorporated into the CTBUH 2020 Singapore & Kuala Lumpur Conference, taking place 19–23 October at the Marina Bay Sands Hotel. This means that the presentation and judging of contending projects, as well as the Awards Ceremony & Dinner, will take place in Singapore. Questions? Contact

About the 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 in front of an international audience and live juries for winning distinctions.


The event brings to Chicago, home of CTBUH, 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!


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Videos: Previous CTBUH Award Winners

Santiago Calatrava
Founder, Santiago Calatrava Architects & Engineers
2015 10 Year Award Winner: Turning Torso, Malmo

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

Ma Yansong
Founder & Principal Partner, MAD Architects
2012 Best Tall Building Americas Winner: Absolute World Towers

Stefano Boeri
Founder and Senior Architect, Boeri Studio
2015 Best Tall Building Worldwide Winner: Bosco Verticale, Milan

Jianping Gu
General Manager, Shanghai Tower C&D
2016 Best Tall Building Worldwide Winner: Shanghai Tower

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