CTBUH 2017 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
RegDeadline 17 July 2017 GoogleCal iCal
24 July 2017 (via Online) GoogleCal
Eligibility All students who are registered at a University level and graduating or recently graduated students at least during the Fall 2016 term, i.e., August–December 2016 or later

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.

First-Round & Second-Round Juries to be confirmed.

First Place: US$6,000 (US$3,000 cash + stipend attend CTBUH 2017 Conference (up to US$3,000 value*))
Second Place: US$5,000 (US$2,000 cash + stipend to attend CTBUH 2017 Conference)
Third Place: US$4,000 (US$1,000 cash + stipend to attend CTBUH 2017 Conference)
Fourth Place: US$3,000 (US$500 cash + stipend to attend CTBUH 2017 Conference)
Fifth Place: US$3,000 (stipend to attend CTBUH 2017 Conference)
Honorable Mentions

Entry Fee

Short-listed “Semi-finalists” Announced: August 11th, 2017
Top-five “Finalists” announced: August 25th, 2017
CTBUH 2017 Conference, Top-five Finalists presentation: October 30th–31st, 2017

Past winners

Council on Tall Building and Urban Habitat (CTBUH)

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