Archinect - News 2016-06-25T01:08:58-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/149953925/ctbuh-announces-the-2016-tall-building-awardees CTBUH announces the 2016 Tall Building Awardees Justine Testado 2016-06-24T17:47:00-04:00 >2016-06-24T18:14:56-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/2e/2ep1yceg5606dg3b.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Visually changing skylines aside, new sky-high structures get a shot at prestigious recognition in the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat's Tall Building Awards. The yearly awards highlight noteworthy tall-building projects worldwide and the impact they have on inhabitants and their urban surroundings, as well as innovative design and construction methods that push the industry forward.</p></em><br /><br /><p>A little sneak peek:</p><p>Best Tall Building - Middle East &amp; Africa: The Cube, Beirut</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/nm/nmdach14rjwho4fr.jpg"></p><p>10 Year Award: Hearst Tower, New York</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/50/50568lzyhmq1fli1.jpg"></p><p>Urban Habitat Award: Wuhan Tiandi, Wuhan</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/z9/z95tqswgjf76im03.jpg"></p><p>See the rest of the winners plus the Best Tall Building regional finalists over&nbsp;<a href="http://bustler.net/news/4977/ctbuh-reveals-2016-tall-building-award-winners" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">on Bustler</a>.</p><p>Previously on Archinect:</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/130199884/a-glimpse-at-the-2015-ctbuh-best-tall-buildings-regional-winners" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">A glimpse at the 2015 CTBUH Best Tall Buildings regional winners</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/118200781/2014-was-the-tallest-year-by-far-for-skyscrapers-ctbuh-finds" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">2014 was the tallest year by far for skyscrapers, CTBUH finds</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/113124951/ateliers-jean-nouvel-s-one-central-park-wins-ctbuh-best-tall-building-worldwide-2014" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Ateliers Jean Nouvel&rsquo;s One Central Park wins CTBUH Best Tall Building Worldwide 2014</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149945789/megatall-shanghai-tower-receives-ctbuh-signboard-officially-marking-it-as-china-s-tallest-and-the-world-s-second-tallest Megatall Shanghai Tower receives CTBUH signboard officially marking it as China's tallest and the world's second-tallest Alexander Walter 2016-05-17T13:48:00-04:00 >2016-05-17T17:22:08-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ru/ru9ixxng9o2upkej.jpg" width="514" height="771" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) joined officials of Shanghai Tower in unveiling the commemorative signboard designating Shanghai Tower the tallest building in China and the second-tallest building in the world. With a height of 632 meters, Shanghai Tower is only the third &ldquo;megatall&rdquo; building of 600 meters or higher in the world.</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/8n/8n13fw0ews5s3kd8.jpg"></p><p>A tall plaque for a tall building: attendees of the ceremony included (from left to right) CTBUH China Office Board Member Junjie Zhang, President, ECADI, China Tall Building Awards Jury; Jiaming Cao, President, Architectural Society of Shanghai, China Tall Building Awards Jury; CTBUH China Office Director Daniel Safarik; CTBUH Chairman David Malott, Principal, KPF, China Tall Building Awards Jury; Chunhua Song, Former Vice-Minister, Chinese Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development, China Tall Building Awards Jury Chair; Jianping Gu, General Manager, Shanghai Tower Business Operation &amp; Management Co., Ltd.; Yi Zhu, Managing Principal, Pacific Rim Regional Director, Thornton Tomasetti, China Tall Building Awards Jury; Xiaomei Lee, Principal, Managing Director, Gensler.&nbsp;&nbsp;Photo &copy; CTBUH.</p><p>Shanghai Tower previously in the Archinect news:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/145197064/sorry-willis-tower-but-shanghai-tower-just-kicked-you-out-of-the-top-10-tallest-buildings-club-after-41-years" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Sorry, Willis Tower, but Shanghai Tower just kicked you out of the Top 10 Tallest Buildings club &ndash; after 41 years!</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/118985363/megataaaall-shanghai-tower-enters-final-construction-phase" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Megataaaall Shanghai Tower enters ...</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/145746231/cloud-harvesting-skyscraper-renderings-of-proposed-new-sustainable-tokyo-development Cloud-harvesting skyscraper: renderings of proposed new sustainable Tokyo development Julia Ingalls 2016-01-14T18:20:00-05:00 >2016-02-02T22:35:39-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/rm/rmdsb23l38r3y4rg.jpg" width="514" height="792" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>What's new(ish) in large-scale, sustainable development? Well, the Next Tokyo 2045 project is in the running. Described by <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/118200781/2014-was-the-tallest-year-by-far-for-skyscrapers-ctbuh-finds" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">CTBUH</a> in a journal paper as "a mile-high tower rooted in intersecting ecologies," the 12.5 square kilometer project is designed to be a protective barrier against coastal erosion, a mid-bay transit hub, and an experiment in dense urban vertical development via a 1,600-meter high "Sky Mile" tower and several smaller mixed-use towers.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/55/55oushy09k1zfdka.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/wr/wruw2a0cv7kxc4ag.jpg"></p><p>Developed as part of a collaboration between <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/776/kohn-pedersen-fox-associates" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates</a>&nbsp;and <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/89522305/leslie-e-robertson-associates-lera" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Leslie E. Robertson Associates</a>, the design was initially unveiled back in February of 2015, and features proposed elements including an articulated facade that enables "cloud-harvesting" as a means of collecting water for the project dwellers, solar power, and the "capture of kinetic energy from trains running across the bay" as a means of powering mechanical systems.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/g6/g6ien3v7375u24ml.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/3z/3zzilwo32to49afj.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/e0/e0637dxgdilevbdm.jpg"></p><p>The project hopes to house roughly a half million people.&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/7t/7tft051fdz650byy.jpg"></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/145656227/as-432-park-ave-reaches-completion-the-number-of-supertall-skyscrapers-in-the-world-is-now-100 As 432 Park Ave reaches completion, the number of supertall skyscrapers in the world is now 100 Alexander Walter 2016-01-13T15:21:00-05:00 >2016-01-18T22:21:32-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/gl/gljcjf2xlrk1rueb.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>There are now officially 100 supertall (300-plus-meter) skyscrapers in the world following the completion of 432 Park Avenue in New York City. The construction of supertall buildings has increased at an astounding rate in recent years, an indicator of the tremendous growth within the global tall building industry. Whereas the first 50 supertalls took 80 years to complete &ndash; between 1930 and 2010 &ndash; the total number of supertalls has doubled from 50 to 100 in just five years.</p></em><br /><br /><p><em>"With supertall skyscrapers becoming increasingly common, many look to the megatall (600-plus-meter) distinction as the new frontier for the world&rsquo;s tallest buildings."</em>&nbsp;Buckle up, everyone.</p><p>Related stories in the Archinect news:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/145197064/sorry-willis-tower-but-shanghai-tower-just-kicked-you-out-of-the-top-10-tallest-buildings-club-after-41-years" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Sorry, Willis Tower, but Shanghai Tower just kicked you out of the Top 10 Tallest Buildings club &ndash; after 41 years!</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/143383899/mark-foster-gage-wants-to-propose-this-game-of-thrones-like-skyscraper-for-nyc" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Mark Foster Gage wants to propose this Game of Thrones-like skyscraper for NYC</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/128473885/a-trashcan-inspired-the-design-of-rafael-vi-oly-s-432-park-avenue" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">A Trashcan Inspired the Design of Rafael Vi&ntilde;oly&rsquo;s 432 Park Avenue</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/145197064/sorry-willis-tower-but-shanghai-tower-just-kicked-you-out-of-the-top-10-tallest-buildings-club-after-41-years Sorry, Willis Tower, but Shanghai Tower just kicked you out of the Top 10 Tallest Buildings club – after 41 years! Alexander Walter 2016-01-07T15:02:00-05:00 >2016-01-18T01:27:51-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/31/31v6ocojhgm7yg0a.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Shanghai Tower has officially completed as the tallest building in China and the second-tallest building in the world. [...] The completion of Shanghai Tower is especially notable for pushing Chicago&rsquo;s 442-meter Willis Tower (originally Sears Tower), once the world&rsquo;s tallest building, out of the Top 10 list for the first time since it completed in 1974. Willis Tower was among the Top 10 Tallest Buildings for 41 years</p></em><br /><br /><p>The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat goes on to say: "Given the rapid development of urban centers in these regions and the new heights that are being realized by contemporary tall buildings, CTBUH data projects that it will be less than five years before Willis Tower also falls out of the Top 20 Tallest Buildings."</p><p><em>Cue the sad trombone, Chicago.</em></p><p><a href="http://cdn.archinect.net/uploads/v5/v5g7lr38bso8xe19.png" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/v5/v5g7lr38bso8xe19.jpg"></a></p><p>&uarr; The updated CTBUH Current Tallest 20 poster (click image to enlarge).</p><p>Previously in the Archinect news:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/118985363/megataaaall-shanghai-tower-enters-final-construction-phase" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Megataaaall Shanghai Tower enters final construction phase</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/96101879/cranes-are-dismantled-from-china-s-shanghai-tower-skyscraper" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Cranes are dismantled from China's Shanghai Tower skyscraper</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/122214181/need-a-skyscraper-chicago-s-willis-tower-just-hit-the-market" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Need a skyscraper? Chicago&rsquo;s Willis Tower just hit the market.</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/118200781/2014-was-the-tallest-year-by-far-for-skyscrapers-ctbuh-finds" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">2014 was the tallest year by far for skyscrapers, CTBUH finds</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/135809815/submit-your-chidesign-cade-entries-by-september-9 Submit your ChiDesign CADE entries by September 9! Justine Testado 2015-09-03T15:53:00-04:00 >2015-09-04T14:16:02-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/yr/yrf5bkhv1pt78bja.jpg" width="514" height="346" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The Chicago Architecture Foundation launched their first ChiDesign CADE competition earlier this summer seeking design ideas for a different type of educational facility called the Center for Architecture, Design and Education (CADE). Now that registration is closed, be sure to submit your entries by&nbsp;<strong>September 9</strong>.</p><p>As learning spaces become more open and communally oriented,&nbsp;the competition is a means to explore possible models for future educational facilities.&nbsp;If you need a refresher, CADE designs must include the following:</p><ul><li>a new headquarters, visitor center and exhibition spaces for the CAF</li><li>a new headquarters for the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH)</li><li>a design and allied arts high school</li><li>flexible learning spaces for out-of-school-time youth programs</li></ul><p>The competition jury &mdash; who will evaluate all proposals and select the first, second and third prize winners &mdash; features:</p><ul><li>Stanley Tigerman, Tigerman McCurry Architects</li><li>David Adjaye, Adjaye Associates</li><li>Monica Ponce De Leon, MPdL St...</li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/134188780/last-chance-to-register-for-the-chidesign-cade-competition-is-august-19 Last chance to register for the ChiDesign CADE competition is August 19 Sponsor 2015-08-13T15:28:00-04:00 >2015-08-13T15:02:06-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/os/osa4dc855y499f7p.jpg" width="514" height="346" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>There's less than a week left to register for the ChiDesign CADE competition. Late registration closes next Wednesday, August 19.</p><p>As learning spaces become more open and communally oriented, the Chicago Architecture Foundation launched the competition seeking design ideas of a&nbsp;Center for Architecture, Design and Education (CADE), as a means to explore possible models for future educational facilities.</p><p>Competitors must incorporate the following into their CADE designs:</p><ul><li>a new headquarters, visitor center and exhibition spaces for the CAF</li><li>a new headquarters for the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH)</li><li>a design and allied arts high school</li><li>flexible learning spaces for out-of-school-time youth programs</li></ul><p>Late registration deadline:<strong> August 19, 2015</strong><br>Submission deadline: <strong>September 9, 2015</strong></p><p>The competition jury &mdash; who will evaluate all proposals as well as select the first, second and third prize winners &mdash; features:</p><ul><li>Stanley Tigerman, Tigerman McCurry Architects</li><li>David Adjaye, Adjaye Associates...</li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/132973249/don-t-forget-to-register-for-the-first-chidesign-competition-by-august-7 Don't forget to register for the first ChiDesign competition by August 7! Sponsor 2015-07-29T10:37:00-04:00 >2015-07-29T00:38:15-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/0b/0b1ii1swyn83a3x1.jpg" width="514" height="346" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The registration deadline is almost here for the first ChiDesign ideas competition to design a Center for Architecture, Design and Education (CADE). As learning spaces become more open and communally oriented, the Chicago Architecture Foundation launched the competition as a means to explore possible models for future educational facilities.</p><p>Competitors must incorporate the following into their CADE designs:</p><ul><li>a new headquarters, visitor center and exhibition spaces for the CAF</li><li>a new headquarters for the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH)</li><li>a design and allied arts high school</li><li>flexible learning spaces for out-of-school-time youth programs</li></ul><p>Registration deadline:<strong> August 7, 2015</strong><br>Submission deadline: <strong>September 9, 2015</strong></p><p>The competition jury &mdash; who will evaluate all proposals as well as select the first, second and third prize winners &mdash; features:</p><ul><li>Stanley Tigerman, Tigerman McCurry Architects</li><li>David Adjaye, Adjaye Associates</li><li>Monica Ponce De Leon, MPdL Studio</li><li>Billie Tsien, Tod Williams Billie...</li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/130199884/a-glimpse-at-the-2015-ctbuh-best-tall-buildings-regional-winners A glimpse at the 2015 CTBUH Best Tall Buildings regional winners Justine Testado 2015-06-23T08:40:00-04:00 >2015-06-22T21:38:44-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/65/654muyshc8oh64v4.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>While the work ethics behind constructing skyscrapers shouldn't be ignored, tall buildings are an architectural feat that will continue to capture the upward gazes and awe of many. Every year in the Best Tall Buildings awards, the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat rounds up a jury of industry experts to select the best recent structures that have contributed greatly to advancing tall-building construction.</p><p>Compared to 88 entries <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/102798326/ctbuh-announces-the-2014-best-tall-buildings-regional-winners" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">last year</a>, 2015 brought in 123 submissions. Out of the nominated projects, one winner was selected in the four regional categories:</p><p><em>(Cover photo)</em><strong> Americas: </strong><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/522653/one-world-trade-center" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">One World Trade Center</a>, New York, USA<br>Architect: Skidmore, Owings &amp; Merrill<br><a href="http://www.skyscrapercenter.com/building/one-world-trade-center/98" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">More project info</a></p><p><strong>Asia &amp; Australia</strong>: CapitaGreen, Singapore<br>Design Architect: Toyo Ito &amp; Associates Architects<br>Architect of Record: RSP Architects Planners &amp; Engineers Pte Ltd</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ez/ez6vwof34j0xyetj.jpg"></p><p><a href="http://www.skyscrapercenter.com/building/capitagreen/13978" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">More project info</a>.</p><p><strong>Europe</strong>: <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/99840077/boeri-studio-s-bosco-verticale-in-milan-makes-the-forest-tower-fantasy-a-reality" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bosco Verticale</a>, Milan, Italy<br>Architect: Boeri Studio</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ed/edg87d7v2eqzqr8u.jpg"></p><p><a href="http://www.skyscrapercenter.com/complex/399" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">More project info</a>.</p><p><strong>Middle East &amp; Africa</strong>: Burj Mohammed Bin Rashid Tower, Abu D...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/118200781/2014-was-the-tallest-year-by-far-for-skyscrapers-ctbuh-finds 2014 was the tallest year by far for skyscrapers, CTBUH finds Justine Testado 2015-01-12T17:04:00-05:00 >2015-01-14T20:45:43-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/fp/fpiishj78ih2ea5v.jpg" width="514" height="328" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>2014 was the year of the tall building. The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) published its <em>2014 Tall Building Data Research Report</em>, a statistic-laden round-up that could make your head spin and wonder how much taller a skyscraper can possibly get. Last year, a total of 97 buildings with a height of 200 meters or greater were completed, making it the highest number that the CTBUH has ever recorded.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/d6/d6lac66zdfnuao0b.jpg"></p><p>Not surprisingly, the report states that 74 of the 97 tall buildings are located in Asia, with China completing the most buildings for the seventh year in a row with 58. The Philippines took second place with five completions, followed by the United Arab Emirates and Qatar with four completions each. Indonesia, Canada, the United States, and Japan shared fourth place for three completions each.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/bs/bsoyv96rdjffv4ck.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/kk/kk30lcxvx5fssded.jpg"></p><p>To slap on some more statistical highlights, 2014 also saw the completion of 11 Supertall buildings (300 meters height or more), which now accounts for 54% of the world's currently...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/113124951/ateliers-jean-nouvel-s-one-central-park-wins-ctbuh-best-tall-building-worldwide-2014 Ateliers Jean Nouvel’s One Central Park wins CTBUH Best Tall Building Worldwide 2014 Justine Testado 2014-11-07T18:02:00-05:00 >2014-11-13T19:17:47-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/g0/g0qml8h9yv0gcb9t.jpg" width="514" height="629" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>To say the least, it's been a great year for Ateliers Jean Nouvel + PTW Architects' One Central Park in Sydney, Australia...After the Best Tall Building regional winners presented their projects one last time to the jury (chaired by architect Jeanne Gang), One Central Park was announced as the overall winning Best Tall Building Worldwide 2014 during the Awards Ceremony and Dinner in Crown Hall.</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/k7/k7xmwijub3ipicur.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/70/70ayy35p31llelnw.jpg"></p><p>IIT Dean of Architecture Wiel Arets (left) presents the team from One Central Park with the Best Tall Building Worldwide trophy.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/pz/pz6u9710bhihhgv1.jpg"></p><p>Learn more on <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/ateliers_jean_nouvels_one_central_park_wins_ctbuh_best_tall_building_worldw/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/112493011/china-s-obsession-with-vertical-cities China's obsession with vertical cities Alexander Walter 2014-10-30T14:04:00-04:00 >2014-11-05T18:48:49-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/b9/b911110e736139b64b29492e3209f56a.jpg" width="514" height="308" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>By the end of next year one-in-three of the world&rsquo;s 100m+ skyscrapers will be in China, as its state-orchestrated urbanisation drive prompts a megacity building bonanza [...] China now has over 140 cities of more than one million people; America has nine</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/105036124/jahn-s-post-tower-wins-the-ctbuh-10-year-award JAHN’S Post Tower wins the CTBUH 10 Year Award Justine Testado 2014-07-25T19:20:00-04:00 >2014-07-28T19:32:37-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/pw/pw5hlj6ad4s385cb.jpg" width="514" height="328" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat gave their 10 Year Award to JAHN's Post Tower out of seven finalists. The award recognizes a tall building that has best proven successful performance in various criteria over a timespan of at least 10 years since the building's completion.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Located in Bonn, Germany, the 163-meter Post Tower office building made itself known as one of the world&rsquo;s lowest energy-consuming tall buildings and a predecessor to sustainable tower design.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/x9/x9tnsi1tc8lxau3x.jpg"></p><p>More details on <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/jahns_post_tower_wins_the_ctbuh_10_year_award/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/102798326/ctbuh-announces-the-2014-best-tall-buildings-regional-winners CTBUH announces the 2014 Best Tall Buildings regional winners Justine Testado 2014-06-26T17:50:00-04:00 >2014-07-01T23:03:09-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/uk/ukxm7muwwfnqeu02.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) revealed the regional winners of this year's Best Tall Buildings. Every year, a jury panel of industry experts acknowledge new projects that have contributed majorly to the advancement of tall buildings and the urban environment. Achieving exemplary sustainability is also recognized.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Out of 88 entries -- most of them submitted from Asia followed by Europe -- four winners were chosen:</p><ul><li><strong>Americas: </strong>The Edith Green-Wendell Wyatt Federal Building, Portland, OR, USA</li><li><strong>Asia &amp; Australia</strong>: One Central Park, Sydney, Australia</li><li><strong>Europe</strong>: De Rotterdam, Rotterdam, Netherlands</li><li><strong>Middle East &amp; Africa</strong>: Cayan Tower, Dubai, UAE</li></ul><p>During the CTBUH 13TH Annual Awards Symposium at Chicago's Illinois Institute of Technology on November 6, an overall &ldquo;Best Tall Building Worldwide&rdquo; will be named from the four regional winners after presentations by the owners and architects of each building.</p><p>The symposium will be followed by the Awards Ceremony and Dinner in the Mies van der Rohe-designed Crown Hall.</p><p>Head over to <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/ctbuh_announces_the_2014_best_tall_buildings_regional_winners/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a> to find out more.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/81208741/vanity-height-the-use-less-space-in-today-s-tallest Vanity Height: the Use-less Space in Today’s Tallest Alexander Walter 2013-09-06T12:49:00-04:00 >2013-09-09T18:47:24-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/vm/vm28bkpcyxksyaxv.jpg" width="514" height="334" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>We noticed in Journal 2013 Issue I&rsquo;s case study on Kingdom Tower, Jeddah, that a fair amount of the top of the building seemed to be an unoccupied spire. This prompted us to investigate the increasing trend towards extreme spires and other extensions of tall buildings that do not enclose usable space, and create a new term to describe this &ndash; Vanity Height, i.e., the distance between a skyscraper&rsquo;s highest occupiable floor and its architectural top, as determined by CTBUH Height Criteria.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/76750628/ctbuh-2013-best-tall-building-middle-east-africa-sowwah-square-by-goettsch-partners CTBUH 2013 Best Tall Building, Middle East & Africa: Sowwah Square by Goettsch Partners Alexander Walter 2013-07-10T14:35:00-04:00 >2013-07-15T19:08:38-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/e9/e9a0c4qo8qxwj5wg.jpg" width="514" height="715" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>In our previous post, we published the four regional winners of the Best Tall Building prize conferred annually by the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat. Winner of the award for the Middle East &amp; Africa region is the five-building Sowwah Square complex in Abu Dhabi designed by Chicago architecture firm Goettsch Partners and developed by Mubadala Real Estate &amp; Infrastructure.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/76688665/ctbuh-selects-the-4-best-tall-buildings-for-2013 CTBUH Selects the 4 Best Tall Buildings for 2013 Alexander Walter 2013-07-09T19:26:00-04:00 >2013-07-09T20:00:41-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/3j/3jxkvc2m8z6rg2an.jpg" width="514" height="341" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat has announced the four regional winners in the race for the title Best Tall Building Worldwide 2013. The top regional towers include The Shard in London (Winner Europe); CCTV in Beijing (Winner Asia and Australia); Sowwah Square in Abu Dhabi (Winner Middle East and Africa); and The Bow in Calgary (Winner Americas).</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/11766987/adrian-smith-honored-with-ctbuh-lifetime-achievement-award-for-supertall-buildings Adrian Smith Honored with CTBUH Lifetime Achievement Award for Supertall Buildings Alexander Walter 2011-06-30T19:38:00-04:00 >2012-10-02T17:51:45-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/5u/5uqihu8pbnon36u8.jpg" width="200" height="246" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Adrian Smith, senior Design Partner at Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture in Chicago, is the 2011 winner of the Lynn S. Beedle Lifetime Achievement Award from the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat for his extraordinary contribution to the supertall building typology.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html>