Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat
Awards 2012 Symposium

11th Annual CTBUH Awards
Thursday, October 18th, 2012
Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago

Read the Symposium Overview

In its third year, the CTBUH’s free Awards Symposium brought in presentations from two of the Finalist projects and the new Innovation Award. In addition, delegates heard presentations from representatives of the regional Best Tall Building winners: Absolute Towers (Americas), 1 Bligh Street (Asia & Australasia), Palazzo Lombardia (Europe), Doha Tower (Middle East & Africa), and Al Bahar Towers (Innovation Award), as well as from the two lifetime achievement award winners: Helmut Jahn, and partners Charles Thornton & Richard Tomasetti.

See all the Winners and Finalists

Presentations & Speakers

Nine special presentations were made at the free symposium, with 
presentations by representatives of the client and project teams of the four regional winning Best Tall Buildings, two regional Best Tall Building finalists, the Innovation Award, and both of the Lifetime Achievement award winners.

Awards Ceremony & Dinner

The CTBUH 11th Annual awards ceremony and dinner was held immediately after the afternoon Symposium in nearby S.R. Crown Hall. The awards were bestowed at this event, including the announcement of the 2012 CTBUH "Best Tall Building Worldwide" award which was revealed to be Doha Tower.

Sponsors & Networking

The CTBUH hosted an exhibition booth at the Awards Symposium with all the latest Council publications and information, which was enjoyed by many during the networking event. A coffee and lunch break provided opportunities for Delegates to network and discuss Symposium topics.

Video Interviews

Video interviews with representatives of the project teams present at the Symposium are available.
Award Winners, Finalists and Fellows were invited to discuss their projects, but also the future of tall buildings and issues of sustainability.

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.