- Dates5–7 April 2020
- VenueRadisson Blu Aqua, Chicago
- Anticipated Audience800+ Delegates/40+ Countries
2020 Tall + Urban Innovation Conference
The annual CTBUH Tall + Urban Innovation 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 three-day conference sees the owner/developers, design, and engineer teams for 50+ Awarded projects present in front of an international audience and live juries for winning distinctions across several award categories. Hot topics in the building industry will also be explored through presentations in project rooms.
The event brings to Chicago, the home of the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat, a critical cross-section of tall building owners, developers, occupiers, operators, designers, engineers, and builders—along with the interested public—to investigate the cutting edge in sustainable urbanism, presented by the world’s foremost examples.
Join us and explore what’s on the horizon for dense vertical cities of the future!
The Conference will take place across three days and numerous tracks of programming, where the project teams for each Awarded project will present to an international audience and the live juries for consideration of overall titles across 21 Award categories. In addition, hot topics in the building industry will be explored through project rooms. All Awarded Projects and category winners will be recognized at the Awards Ceremony & Dinner at the end of Day 3.
21 Award Categories
The CTBUH Awards Program honors 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.
Awards will be given in 21 categories:
- Best Tall Building Awards
Best Tall Building <100 Meters
Best Tall Building 100–199 Meters
Best Tall Building 200–299 Meters
Best Tall Building 300–399 Meters
Best Tall Building ≥400 Meters
Best Tall Office Building
Best Tall Residential or Hotel Building
Best Tall Mixed-Use Building
Best Tall Building Worldwide
- Urban Habitat Awards
Single Site Scale
District/Master Plan Scale
- Engineering Awards
Fire & Risk Engineering
- Construction Award
- Innovation Award
- Interior Space Award
- Renovation Award
- 10 Year Award