Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat
Awards 2011 Symposium

10th Annual CTBUH Awards
Thursday, November 3rd, 2011
Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago

Read the Symposium Overview

For the second year, the CTBUH has organized a free afternoon Awards Symposium to precede the annual Awards Ceremony & Dinner. Over 600 delegates heard special presentations from representatives of the regional award winning projects: Eight Spruce Street, New York (Americas), Guangzhou International Finance Center, Guangzhou (Asia & Australasia), KfW Westarkade, Frankfurt (Europe), and The Index, Dubai (Middle East & Africa), as well as from the two lifetime achievement award winners: Adrian Smith, and Dr. Akira Wada.

See all the Winners and Finalists

Presentations, Speakers & Videos

Six special presentations were made at the free afternoon symposium, with 
presentations by representatives of the client and project teams of the four regional winning Best Tall Buildings, and presentations by both of the Lifetime Achievement award winners.

Awards Ceremony & Dinner

The CTBUH 10th Annual awards ceremony and dinner was held immediately after the afternoon Symposium in nearby S.R. Crown Hall. Awards were bestowed at this event, including the "Best Tall Building Worldwide" award which was revealed to be the KfW Westarkade project in Frankfurt.

Sponsors and Networking Break

The CTBUH hosted an exhibition booth at the Awards Symposium with all the latest Council publications and information, which was frequently visited during the Networking coffee break. Delegates discussed Symposium topics, reviewed the newest CTBUH publications, and networked.

Video Interviews

Video interviews with representatives of the Best Tall Buildings and Lifetime Achievement awards are posted here, including discussions of their respective projects and the future of tall buildings in conjunction with issues of safety, sustainability and feasability.

Symposium Website Archive

This section contains the pre-event website, which was used to promote the event and handle registrations. Interesting information includes the Symposium program and speakers, tickets and sponsor information, venue and more.