Buildings of Distinction

Established to honor distinguished tall building projects and the hard work of project stakeholders, the Buildings of Distinction program recognizes major achievements in the industry through a tangible on-site display, signboard ceremony, and significant press/media campaign.


Buildings of Distinction titles are bestowed to reflect a building's distinguishing features, such as height records, a distinguishing space or characteristic, or awards won through the CTBUH Awards Program.


Balneário Camboriú, Brazil

Tallest All-Residential Building in Latin America

Shenzhen, China

Tallest Building Completed in 2022

Milwaukee, United States

World’s Tallest Timber-Concrete Hybrid Building

Chongqing, China

Tallest Building in Chongqing

Shenzhen, China

Tallest Twin Buildings of Equal Height in China

Tianjin, China

Tallest Building in the North Region of China

Qingdao, China

Tallest Building in Shandong Province, China

Shenzhen, China

Tallest All-Duplex Residential Building in Shenzhen

Shanghai, China

50 Most Influential Tall Buildings of the Last 50 Years

Brumunddal, Norway

Tallest All-Timber Building in the World

Shenzhen, China

World’s Tallest All-Office Building

Shenzhen, China

World’s Highest Concert Hall

Suzhou, China

Tallest Building in Jiangsu Province, China

Shenzhen, China

Tallest Building in Asia with an All-Steel Structure

San José, Costa Rica

Tallest Building in Costa Rica

Shanghai, China

Tallest Building in China

Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Tallest Residential Building in the World

Mandaluyong, Philippines

Tallest Twin Towers in the Philippines

Taipei, Taiwan, China

World's Tallest Building

Rotterdam, Netherlands

Tallest Building in the Netherlands

Doha, Qatar

2009 Best Tall Building Middle East and Africa

Chicago, United States

Tallest Building in the World with an All-Concrete Structure