The 12th annual CTBUH International Student Tall Building Design Competition, kindly sponsored by AECOM, culminated last month after live judging of the five finalists occurred at the CTBUH 2023 International Conference, in Singapore and Kuala Lumpur. The Student Tall Building Design Competition Jury selected the following winners:
CTBUH congratulates all the winners and invites all eligible students to submit a project to the 2024 Student Tall Building Competition!
The goal of the competition is to shed new light on the meaning and value of tall buildings in modern society. This year's competition focuses on Humanizing High Density – People, Nature & the Urban Realm, the theme of the CTBUH 2023 International Conference, to explore how high-density urbanization can support healthy living, working, and civic and social engagement and discuss solutions for livable shapes of density.
Participants should 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 should 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 25 Semi-Finalists. The second-round jury evaluated the 25 projects and selected the 5 finalists. Finally, the same jury determined the 5 winners and placements during the competition session at the CTBUH 2023 International Conference. The members of the jury included prominent professionals, creating an international, multi-disciplinary group of tall building experts.
- Peng Du, Assistant Professor, Jefferson University
- Yohan Kim, Visiting Assistant Professor, Illinois Institute of Technology
- Kyoung Sun Moon, Associate Professor, Yale University
- Philip Oldfield, Associate Professor, University of New South Wales
- Ilayda Oner, Business Development Manager, Turner International
- Ashley Rogow, Associate, Gensler
- Dario Trabucco, Associate Professor, IUAV University of Venice
- Marc Colella (Chair), Global Building & Systems Engineering Lead, AECOM
- Ross Wimer (Chair), Architecture Lead Americas, AECOM
- Peng Du, Assistant Professor, Jefferson University and Reginal Director Asia, CTBUH
- Claudia Melniciuc, Senior Project Director, RIOS
- Sukriye Robinson, Associate Architect, SOM
Full details of the 2023 CTBUH International Student Tall Building Design Competition, including submission requirements, criteria, procedures, etc. can be found in the Competition Brief.
First Place: "RevitaliZen" by Khurtbileg Erdenetsogt, Rachel Truong, and Amir Zarei, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
Second Place: "Farm Cloud" by Jingfeng Deng, Ang Li, Zhixuan Li, Shanling Xu, and Kaiwei Ye, Southeast University
Third Place: "The Eco Steps" by Phuong Quan Trinh, Stanford University
Fourth Place: "The Growing Hub" by Scarlet Koon Si Qi, UCSI University
Fifth Place: "Utopia Garden" by Guodong Sun and Wencai Yu, South China University of Technology
View the 2023 presentation boards.
First Place: "Volcano, Hut & Divine Tree - Cultural Center in Big Island, Hawaii" by Yuchen Wang and Yin-Shan Lin, University of Hawaii at Manoa
Second Place: "Interwoven" by Qianqian Zhang, Beijing University of Civil Engineering and Architecture
Third Place: "The Sense-Scraper" by Gordon Chun Hin Hon, University of Melbourne
Fourth Place: "Fill in the Gaps - Triumph of the Unwanted Space" by Ridho Gustama, Gilbert Aldo Theodric, and Rayhan Naufal Hadiansyah, Parahyangan Catholic University
Fifth Place: "Talent Machine" by Joanna Cieslikowska, Delft University of Technology
View the 2022 presentation boards.
First Place: "Smart Cube +/Fast-Assembling COVID-19 Prevention Olympic Village, Tokyo" by Chien-Hsun Chen, Han-Yu Lai, and Chun-Yi Yeh, National Taiwan University of Science and Technology
Second Place: "INFLUX", Belgrade by Marijana Gajic, University of Belgrade
Third Place: "Waste Rig - Pudu Eternal Market, Kuala Lumpur" by Nik Muhammad Idzham Shah Abdul Hadi, Mara University of Technology
Fourth Place: "The Seed" by Lee Ze Bin, Chor Zhao Gen, Lim Chen Hee, Tan Yu Qin, and Lau Chi Ying, Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman
First Place: "A Critical Approach to Vertical Graveyards" by Nikita Klimenko and Nikita Shpakov, Yale University and Belarusian State University
Second Place: "Breathable Density" by Allen Lai, Architectural Association School of Architecture
Third Place: "Med + Hubs" by Karan Sharma, University of Calgary
Fourth Place: "Sky Alley" by He Jin and Chanjuan Wang, Dalian University of Technology
Fifth Place: "Re-Plugged" by Jaiman Jain and Urmi Panchamia, Aditya College of Architecture
View the 2020 presentation boards (In Progress).
First Place: "Baga Sola Future Oasis" by Raapbhorn Sriyuthakrai and Wei Ying Chng, Tsinghua University
Second Place: "Denseaty" by Maria Vika Wirastri, Tian Tamaputra, Kurniawan Abednego Putratama, and Gilang Pidianku, Universitas Atma Jaya Yogyakarta
Third Place: "Fertilescraper" by Romelle Angela Magumcia, Khanamye Lyca Suarez, Jomenador Adarayan, and Mary Ann Bartolome, Eulogio Amang Rodriguez Institute of Science and Technology
Fourth Place: "The Eco-Steam Project" by Marlo Marana, Technological Institute of the Philippines
Fifth Place: "Tesseract" by Bryant Lau Liang Cheng, National University of Singapore
View the 2019 presentation boards (In Progress).
First Place: "Ethnic-Minority Sky Village" by Yiming Gui, Ziyue Li, and Ziqiao Ma, Shenyang Jianzhu University
Second Place: "Inside Out + Outside In" by Yirong Li, University of South Wales
Third Place: "Porocity: A Civic Vertical Campus" by Frank Chin, University of South Wales
Fourth Place: "Convertible Hospital" by Chinh-Ting Yeh, National Taiwan University of Science and Technology
Fifth Place: "Hyper City: New Type of Architecture Generated by Future Cities" by Xieran Cai and Leqi Lu, University of Southern California
View the 2018 presentation boards (In Progress).
First Place: "Hong Kong: The City of Dual Perception" by Dagmar Zvonickove, University of Westminster
Second Place: "Producer: Self-Sustaining Skyscrapers" by Qiang Zhou and Minghao Liu, Inner Mongolia University of Technology
Third Place: "Networking Tradition and Future" by Chitraj Bissoonauth and Jingxiang Tan, Xi'an Jiaotong Liverpool University
Fourth Place: "London Rising: Rethinking the Skyscraper in the Capital" by Daniel Ong, University of Westminster
Fifth Place: "Horizon of Future Cities" by Shenglan Chen and Zihan Yang, Anhui Jianzhu University
View the 2017 presentation boards (In Progress).
First Place: "Hydro-City MXDF" by Lisa Martinez and Gonzalo Casado, University of Arizona and Universidad Pontificia de Salamanca
Second Place: "Bishopsgate Goodsyard: High Density Urban Order in Central London" by Justin Oh, Lisa Albaugh, Benjamin Bourgoin, Jamie Edindjiklian, and Roberto Jenkins, Yale University
Third Place: "Micro District 1: Barrier of Future Urban Sprawl in Pyongyang" by Hyun Chul Youn, Washington University in St. Louis
Fourth Place: "Wooden Residential High-Rise" by Maximilian Janke and Tano Muffler, University of Stuttgart
Fifth Place: "Mantova Performing Arts Centre" by Adrian Labaut Hernandez, Aytan Javadova, and Maximilien Rousset, Politecnico di Milano
View the 2016 presentation boards (In Progress).