Manuela Belova is an architect who has always been passionate about high-rise buildings. She makes it her priority to research the latest innovations in the construction process for tall buildings and investigate improved designs for integrating these in different urban contexts. She also has an interest in furthering the understanding of people’s fascination or disagreement for this kind of buildings and the hidden psychological reasons.

Her professional path started after she graduated from the Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture de Paris Belleville (France) in 2011. Manuela then went on to work on a variety of architectural projects in France, Belgium and Bulgaria (including the construction of the New Headquarters of the Council of the European Union in Brussels) before co-founding her own practice in Sofia, Bulgaria. Some of her other initiatives include organizing and leading…

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Manuela Belova

CTBUH Designated Expert


Awards Systems Jury (2024)

Urban Habitat / Urban Design Committee, Vice-Chair (2017 – Present)

Working Group: Passivhaus (2018 – Present)

Annual Conference, Presenter (Chicago 2019)

Awards Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion Jury (2023)

Annual Conference, Poster Presenter, Middle East (2018)

Annual Conference, Session Chair (Australia 2017)

27 June 2019

CTBUH 2019 Global Walking Tour: 50 Forward | 50 Back

The CTBUH Urban Habitat / Urban Design Committee organized its sixth annual Global Walking Tours, which took place in 25 cities around the world.

19 June 2019

CTBUH Serbia Conference: Going Tall in Southeast Europe

Join CTBUH Serbia for a regional conference, which promises to assemble leading architects, designers, construction experts, and developers for an engaging series of presentations.

15 May 2019

Tall Buildings Across Generations

CTBUH Bulgaria hosted a seminar on the development of tall buildings in the country, exploring their influences and transformation over the past decades.

20 October 2018

Record Numbers Convene at 2018 Leaders Meeting

CTBUH Leaders convened on Day 1 of the 2018 Middle East Conference for updates on the year's developments and to plan for 2019.

20 October 2018

Regional Representatives Meet at 2018 Middle East Conference

CTBUH Chapters, Regional Representatives, and Future Leaders Committees met during the Middle East Conference for a discussion on the Council's regional growth and global initiatives.

7 October 2018

2018 Global Walking Tour: Walking on Water

Join the Urban Habitat / Urban Design Committee for the 2018 Global Walking Tour. This year, tours will explore the role of the Tall Building in waterfronts and other natural settings.