May 2nd 2018

CTBUH 2018 Tall + Urban Innovation Conference

The annual Tall + Urban Innovation Conference, hosted by the Council on Tall Buildings + Urban Habitat, explores and celebrates the very best in innovative tall buildings, urban spaces, building technologies, and construction practices from around the world.

Incorporating what was previously known as the CTBUH Annual Awards Event, this two-day conference will see the owner/developers and design teams for forty-eight Finalist projects compete in front of an international audience and live juries for winning distinctions in the following award categories: Best Tall Building Americas, Asia & Australasia, Europe, and Middle East & Africa; Urban Habitat; Construction; Innovation; and the 10 Year Award. In addition, the winners in each regional category will be judged for the single title of “2018 Best Tall Building Worldwide.” 

The conference will also include the opportunity to hear from over ninety presenters, representing experts from across the industry. 

The CTBUH Annual Awards program recognizes projects and individuals that have made extraordinary contributions to the advancement of tall buildings and the urban environment, and that achieve sustainability at the highest and broadest level. The objective is to deliver a comprehensive and sophisticated view of these important buildings, spaces, and technologies, while advocating for improvements in every aspect of their performance, especially those that have the greatest effect on the people who use them each day. All winners will be awarded at the Awards Ceremony & Dinner at the end of Day 2. 

The event brings to Chicago (home of CTBUH) a critical cross-section of tall building owners, developers, occupiers, designers, engineers, builders, and operators – along with the interested public – to investigate the cutting-edge in sustainable urbanism, as presented by the world’s foremost examples. 


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