CTBUH 2018 Student Tall Building Design Competition

The goal of the competition 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
Registration Deadline 16 July 2018 GoogleCal iCal
Submission Deadline 16 July 2018 (via Online)
Eligibility All students who are registered at a University level and graduated students who have been a registered student during the Fall 2017 term, i.e., August–December 2017 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 benefits 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 flipped vertical.

Jury
Not yet announced

Prize
First Place: US$6,000 (US$3,000 cash + stipend to attend CTBUH 2018 Conference (up to
US$3,000 value*))
Second Place: US$5,000 (US$2,000 cash + stipend to attend CTBUH 2018 Conference (up to US$3,000 value*))
Third Place: US$4,000 (US$1,000 cash + stipend to attend CTBUH 2018 Conference (up to US$3,000 value*))
Fourth Place: US$3,000 (Stipend to attend CTBUH 2018 Conference (up to US$3,000 value*))
Fifth Place: US$3,000 (Stipend to attend CTBUH 2018 Conference (up to US$3,000 value*))
Honorable Mentions

Entry Fee
None

Timetable
Short-listed “Semi-finalists” Announced: August 10th, 2018
Top-five “Finalists” announced: August 24th, 2018
CTBUH 2018 Conference, Top-five Finalists presentation: October 21th–22st, 2018

Links
Past winners

Organizer
Council on Tall Building and Urban Habitat (CTBUH)

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