2023 CTBUH International Student Tall Building Design Competition

 

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:

 

  • 1st Place: RevitaliZen by Khurtbileg Erdenetsogt, Rachel Truong, and Amir Zarei, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, Champaign, IL, USA (US$6,000 Prize)
  • 2nd Place: Farm Cloud by Jingfeng Deng, Ang Li, Zhixuan Li, Shanling Xu, and Kaiwei Ye, Southeast University, Nanjing, China (US$5,000 Prize)
  • 3rd Place: The Eco Steps by Phuong Quan Trinh, Stanford University, Stanford, CA, USA (US$4,000 Prize)
  • 4th Place: The Growing Hub by Scarlet Koon Si Qi, UCSI University, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (US$3,000 Prize)
  • 5th Place: Utopia Garden by Guodong Sun and Wencai Yu, South China University of Technology, Guangzhou, China (US$3,000 Prize)
  • Honorable Mention: Vertical Heritage by Devayani Amte, Shreesh Karambelkar, and Charmi Mehta, Mumbai, India
  • Honorable Mention: Street Market in Sky by Chi Lu, Wu Siwei, and Yuxin Wang, Harbin University of Science and Technology, Harbin, China
  • Honorable Mention: Urbana Pipe House Apartment by Giska Azkia Azzahra, Annisa Rahma Fauzia, Annisa Fitriani, Areta Khairin Kaltsum, and Nisrina Putri Rianto, Institut Teknologi Nasional Bandung, Bandung, Indonesia
  • Honorable Mention: The Porous-city by Muhammad Abdul Rahman Nor Azman, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • Honorable Mention: Rescue Loop for Seoul by Pengyu Chen, Shanghai University; Yizhuo Dai, Guangzhou Huali College; Jingkun Sun, North China University of Water Resources and Electric Power; Runze Wu, Beijing University of Technology; and Liying Yang, Shandong University of Art & Design

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.

 

Kindly sponsored by:

 

 

Jury

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.   

 

First-Round Jury:

- 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

 

Second/Final-Round Jury:

- 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

 

Submission Requirements/Criteria/Procedures

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.

 

 

 

 


 

Past CTBUH International Student Tall Building Design Competition Winners:

 

images of 2022 winner project

2023 International Student Tall Building Design Competition

Funding Sponsor: AECOM

 

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.





images of 2022 winner project

2022 International Student Tall Building Design Competition

Funding Sponsor: Think Wood and WoodWorks

 

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.

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2021 International Student  Tall Building Design Competition

Funding Sponsor: TK Elevator

 

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

 

View the 2021 presentation boards and final presentations.




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2020 International Student Tall Building Design Competition

Funding Sponsor: CTBUH
 

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).



Image of 2019 Student Research Competition Winner Mandana Bafghinia.

2019 International Student  Tall Building Design Competition

Funding Sponsor: Tetra Tech
 

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).

Image of 2018 Student Research Competition winnner Akram Maradni.

2018 International Student  Tall Building Design Competition

Funding Sponsor: New World Development Company Limited
 

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).

 

Image of 2018 Student Research Competition winnner Akram Maradni.

2017 International Student  Tall Building Design Competition

Funding Sponsor: Woods Bagot 


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).



Image of 2018 Student Research Competition winnner Akram Maradni.

2016 International Student  Tall Building Design Competition

Funding Sponsor: KPF


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).