INTERNATIONAL STUDENT TALL BUILDING DESIGN COMPETITION 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.

Category Idea Competition / Open to Students
Type International, Idea, Students, Two-Stage, Anonymous
Genre Skyscraper
Country Sydney, Australia Singapore
Registration Deadline 13 July 2020 GoogleCal iCal
Submission Deadline 20 July 2020 (via Online) GoogleCal
Eligibility All students who are registered at a University level. For recently graduated students: you must have been a registered student during the Fall 2019 term, i.e., August–December 2019 or later.

Description
The age of the tall building as a single iconic piece of sculpture, standing in isolation from its surroundings, is coming to an end. Designers have a responsibility to ensure that these permanent urban structures engender a future-oriented urban response to the greatest challenges of our time: unprecedented population growth; mass urbanization; climate change; environmental degradation; social, political and economic change; and the rapid advance of myriad technical innovations.
The future of humanity on this planet relies on the collective bene ts of urban density; reducing both land consumption and the energy needed to construct and operate the horizontally dispersed city. Tall buildings must now be the vehicles for creating increased density not just through sheer height, but by connecting multiple layers of the city. Physical urban infrastructure, circulation, greenery, and urban functions traditionally restricted to the ground level would all, ideally, continue up and into the building, such that the buildings themselves become an extension of the city: a part of the two-dimensional horizontal urban plane ipped vertical.

Jury
Not yet announced

Prize
First Place: US$6,000 (US$3,000 cash + stipend to attend CTBUH 2020 Conference (up to
US$3,000 value))
Second Place: US$5,000 (US$2,000 cash + stipend to attend CTBUH 2020 Conference (up to US$3,000 value))
Third Place: US$4,000 (US$1,000 cash + stipend to attend CTBUH 2020 Conference (up to US$3,000 value))
Fourth Place: US$3,000 (Stipend to attend CTBUH 2020 Conference (up to US$3,000 value))
Fifth Place: US$3,000 (Stipend to attend CTBUH 2020 Conference (up to US$3,000 value))
Honorable Mentions
Exhibition: A poster exhibition of the ve “Finalists” and a selected number of “Semi- nalist” entries will be exhibited during the CTBUH 2020 Conference.

Entry Fee
None

Timetable
August 7: Short-listed “Semi-finalists” notified
August 28: Top-five “Finalists” notified
October 20–21: Top-five “Finalists” will present to the jury in Singapore at the 2020 Conference where winners will be announced.

Links
Past winners

Organizer
The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH)

Official Website