The 11th International Student Tall Building Design Competition, which focused on multi-storied buildings sited within the United States that maximize the use and expression of mass timber, kindly sponsored by Think Wood and WoodWorks, concluded in April 2022, with the jury deliberations on high caliber submissions from all around the world. The jury selected the following winners:
CTBUH congratulates all the winners and invites all eligible students to submit a project to the 2023 International Student Tall Building Design Competition!
The goal of the CTBUH International Student Design Competition is to shed new light on the meaning and value of tall buildings in modern society. The 2022 competition focused on the use of mass timber in multi-story buildings, which has myriad benefits for society, including lower energy footprint, sequestering carbon, sustainable management of forests, etc. Participants are tasked to engage with the exploration and resolution of the synergistic relationship between a tall building and its urban setting; how that tall building can be inspired by the cultural, physical, and environmental aspects of its site; how the program of the building is influenced by the micro and macro site/urban conditions; and how the building responds to global issues. Proposals are required to show evidence of a clear understanding of how considerations of structure, environment, servicing, etc. are as vital to the success of a tall building as the form, materials, aesthetics, etc.
The competition consisted of two jury rounds. The first-round jury narrowed the submissions down to 10 semifinalists. The second-round jury evaluated the 10 projects and determined the five winners and placements. The members of the jury included prominent professionals, creating an international, multi-disciplinary group of tall building experts.
Peng Du, Regional Director, Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat and Director, Master of Urban Design - Future Cities (MUD) and Master of Science in Urban Analytics and Geodesign programs, College of Architecture and Built Environment, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia
Yohan Kim, Academic Coordinator, Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat and Assistant Director, Master of Tall Buildings and Vertical Urbanism (MTBVU) program, College of Architecture, Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago
Kyoung Sun Moon, Associate Professor, School of Architecture, Yale University, New Haven
Philip Oldfield, Head of School of the Built Environment, University of New South Wales, Sydney
Ilkay Standard, Founder/Innovation Leader/Designer, GENX, New York City
Dario Trabucco, Research Manager, Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat and Associate Professor, Building Technology, Iuav University of Venice, Venice
Zhendong Wang, Assistant Dean and Associate Professor, College of Architecture and Urban Planning, Tongji University, Shanghai
Edward Becker, Associate Professor, School of Architecture and Design, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg
James Tate, Assistant Professor, School of Architecture, Texas A&M University, College Station
Liz McCormick, Assistant Professor, College of Art + Architecture, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Charlotte
Winner: Chien-Hsun Chen, Han-Yu Lai, and Chun-Yi Yeh, National Taiwan University of Science and Technology
Project: Smart Cube +/Fast-Assembling COVID-19 Prevention Olympic Village, Tokyo
Winner: Nikita Klimenko, Yale University & Nikita Shpakov, Belarusian State University of Informatics and Radioelectronics
Project: A Critical Approach to Vertical Graveyards
Winner: Raapbhorn Sriyuthakrai & Wei Ying Chng, Tsinghua University
Project: Bago Sola Future Oasis
Winner: Yiming Gui, Ziyue Li & Ziqiao Ma, Shenyang Jianzhu University
Project: Ethnic-Minority Sky Village