CTBUH International Student Design Competition_

Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat!

Founded in 1969, the Council’s mission is to disseminate multi-disciplinary information on tall buildings and sustainable urban environments, to maximize the international interaction of professionals involved in creating the built environment, and to make the latest knowledge available to professionals in a useful form.
The Council is an international not-for-profit organization supported by architecture, engineering, planning, development and construction professionals. The CTBUH is the world’s leading body in the field of tall buildings and the recognized source of information on tall buildings internationally. It is the arbiter of the criteria upon which tall building height is measured, and thus the title of “The World’s Tallest Building” determined.

2011: Why Tall?

It aims to shed new light on the meaning and value of tall buildings in modern society from the perspectives of green, safety, and humanity.

Tall buildings are no longer just mere representations of modern cities; they are an integral part of our everyday life. They have expanded their role from providing space for commercial purposes to also include satisfying residential needs. They are fast becoming an important feat of human engineering, as they meet the growing demands of urban dwelling and reshaping the landscape of modern cities.

Now is the time to redefine the meaning and value of tall buildings in our modern society, by highlighting the aspects of green, safety, and humanity in tall buildings. In light of global climate change, public awareness of urban sustainability has forced designers to rethink and reinvent the role of the high-rise building type. They must contribute to the protection of endangered environments and offer sustainable alternatives to how cities operate.

This is a digital competition and no hardcopies are necessary. Entrants must submit one ISO A0 panel and one page project description of their proposal digitally no later than August 31, 2011 (23:00 hours US Eastern Time). Download the project brief for further submission details.

All universtiy students are invited to participate in the design competition. We encourage you to have multi-disciplinary teams. After your registration has been approved, the CTBUH will issue you a registration number which will be necessary for the final submission.There is no limit as to the number of participants per team. Individual entries are accepted.

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