The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH)’s 9th International Student Tall Building Design Competition culminated with the top finalists presenting for winning distinctions at the CTBUH 2020 International Student Design Competition Virtual Presentations on 14 October 2020.
The goal of the competition, which is open to all students who are currently enrolled at the university level, is to shed new light on the meaning and value of tall buildings in modern society. Participants were asked 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 were 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.
Submissions for the 9th International Student Tall Building Design Competition are closed.
The competition consists of two juries. The first-round jury narrowed the submissions down to 30 Semi-Finalists. The second-round jury then selected the five Finalists from the Semi-Finalists. The members of the second-round jury consisted of prominent professionals, creating an international, multi-disciplinary group of tall building experts. The Council would like to thank all of the jurors who gave their time to this important initiative.
Full details of the Student Design Competition, including submission requirements, criteria, and procedures can be found in the Competition Brief.
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