CTBUH 2014 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, Single-Stage, Anonymous
Genre Skyscraper
Country Shanghai, China
RegDeadline 23 June 2014 GoogleCal iCal
1 July 2014 (via Online) GoogleCal
Eligibility All students who are registered at a University level and graduating or recently graduated students at least during the Fall 2013 term, i.e., August–December 2013

In light of global climate change, public awareness of urban sustainability has forced designers to rethink and reinvent the role of the high-rise building type. They must contribute to the protection of endangered environments and offer sustainable alternatives to how cities operate, as they meet the growing demands of urban dwelling and reshaping the landscape of modern cities. It is increasingly important that tall buildings connect with the urban fabric, integrating with the existing city/street life, and reflect the nature of the city in which they are built.
Participants are free to site their projects anywhere in the world. But this is not to undervalue the importance of site - participants should carefully consider their site (which must be a “real” site, in an existing urban location) as the site context should inherently have significant influence over the project’s design. Participants are also free to determine the size, height, function, accommodation and responsibilities of the building. The intention is these freedoms on site and program will maximize the diversity and creativity of the responses. It is also intended to allow students from specific high-rise educational studies around the world during the 2013- 14 academic year to submit their projects for consideration.

Not yet announced

First Place: US$6,000 (US$3,000 cash + stipend to attend 2014 Shanghai Congress (up to US$3,000 value*))
Second Place: US$5,000 (US$2,000 cash + stipend to attend 2014 Shanghai Congress)
Third Place: US$4,000 (US$1,000 cash + stipend to attend 2014 Shanghai Congress)
Fourth Place: US$3,000 (US$500 cash + stipend to attend 2014 Shanghai Congress)
Fifth Place: US$3,000 (Stipend to attend 2014 Shanghai Congress)
Honorable Mentions

Entry Fee

One A1 board, One DOC file written description (A4 one-page)

Short-listed “Semi-finalists” Announced: July 11th, 2014
Top-five “Finalists” announced: August 1st, 2014
CTBUH Shanghai Conference, Top-five Finalists presentation: September 16–19th, 2014
Winners announced and prizes conferred during Congress Dinner: September 17th, 2014

Past winners

Council on Tall Building and Urban Habitat (CTBUH)

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