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CITAB-CTBUH 2016 China Tall Building Awards

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CITAB-CTBUH 2016 China Tall Building Awards Recipients

CITAB and CTBUH Announce Inaugural 2016 China Tall Building Award Recipients

February 25, 2016, SHANGHAI – The China International Exchange Committee for Tall Buildings (CITAB) and the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) are pleased to announce the award recipients for the inaugural CITAB-CTBUH 2016 China Tall Building Awards. With the support of the Architectural Society of China and the Architectural Society of China Shanghai, the first year of this regionally focused awards program was very successful, with numerous high-quality projects entering into the running under six categories of recognition.

Based on the successful CTBUH worldwide tall building awards program, the CITAB-CTBUH China Tall Building Awards Program recognizes the teams responsible for the most successfully executed high-rise projects in China. With an eye for innovative design, sustainability considerations, construction achievements, professional leadership, and contributions to the urban habitat, the China Awards Jury – a group of experts in the tall building industry jointly appointed by CTBUH and CITAB – selected award recipients that reflect the very best that the country has to offer.

The four Excellence Award recipients under the Best Tall Building China category will be considered to receive the Overall 2016 Best Tall Building China Award at the inaugural China Awards Symposium, Dinner and Ceremony event in Shanghai, May 2016. More details on this to come soon.

CITAB-CTBUH 2016 China Tall Building Awards Winners

Award recipients include:

Best Tall Building China – Excellence Award

Asia Pacific Tower & Jinling Hotel
Asia Pacific Tower & Jinling Hotel
image © P & T Group

photo (c) Jerry Yin from SOHO China

Hainan Rd. Lot 10, Hongkou District
Hainan Road Lot 10
image from architect

Wangjing SOHO – by Zaha Hadid Architects
Wangjing SOHO tall building
image © CCDI

Best Tall Building China – Honorable Mentions

Fake Hills:
Fake Hills Building
image © MAD Architects

Hua Nan Bank Headquarters:
Hua Nan Bank Headquarters Building

Lujiazui Century Financial Plaza:
Lujiazui Century Financial Plaza:
image © 渡影傳播 胡文傑(PDOING VISION_Hu Wenjie)

Nanchang Central Plaza:
Nanchang Central Plaza Building
image © LV Hengzhong

Nanchang Zifeng Tower:
Nanchang Zifeng Tower
image © LV Hengzhong:

Oliv Building

People’s Daily New Headquarters:
Peoples Daily New Headquarters
image © Architects and Engineers Associates, Southeast University

Taiping Finance Tower building:
Taiping Finance Tower Building
image © Greenwind Photo

Zhengzhou Greenland Plaza building:
Zhengzhou Greenland Plaza China
image © ECADI

China Urban Habitat Award

Jing An Kerry Centre, Shanghai:
Jing An Kerry Center
image © H.G. Esch, Courtesy of Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates

Shenye Tai Ran Building:
Shenye Tai Ran Building
image © Zhubo Design Group Co., Ltd.

Heart of Lake, Xiamen, China:
Heart of Lake, China
Aerial rendering, Crystal Digital Technology Co. Ltd.

Innovation awards

Hybrid Outrigger China:
Hybrid Outrigger China
image © Moshe Safdie Architects

Cold Bending:
Cold Bending China
image © LV Hengzhong

Adjusting Internal Force Distribution:
Adjusting Internal Force Distribution
image © 华东建筑设计研究总院 (华东院)

Mega-suspended Curtain Wall:
Mega-suspended Curtain Wall China
image © Shanghai Construction

Construction awards

Beijing Greenland Center building:
Beijing Greenland Center building China
image © 北京六建集团有限责任公司

Hang Lung Plaza building:
Hang Lung Plaza building China
image © 中建钢构有限公司

Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Ha

The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) is the world’s leading resource for professionals focused on the inception, design, construction, and operation of tall buildings and future cities. A not-for-profit organization, founded in 1969 and based at Chicago’s Illinois Institute of Technology, CTBUH has an Asia Headquarters office at Tongji University, Shanghai, and a Research Office at Iuav University, Venice, Italy. CTBUH facilitates the exchange of the latest knowledge available on tall buildings through publications, research, events, working groups, web resources, and its extensive network of international representatives. The CTBUH also developed the international standards for measuring tall building height and is recognized as the arbiter for bestowing such designations as “The World’s Tallest Building.”

China International Exchange Committee for Tall Buildings

The China International Exchange Committee for Tall Buildings (CITAB) was founded on September 30, 2013 by Tongji University. It is an academic organization established under the Architects’ Chapter of the Architectural Society of China. The Committee intends to reinforce the communications between China’s planning, design, construction, material, and management professionals. CITAB also links companies and professionals engaged in work on tall buildings with related international professional organizations and experts, in order to promote healthy development of China’s high-rise buildings, and to enhance China’s international influence in the field of tall buildings.


China Architecture Designs – chronological list

CTBUH Awards

Aqua Tower Chicago – designed by Studio Gang Architects:
Aqua Tower in Chicago
image from architects

An involvement of your company’s project(s) in the CTBUH Awards program will ensure a high degree of promotion internationally. In particular the Awards Book – which profiles all submitted projects – is an important capture of tall building construction each year, and is distributed all around the world. In addition, Winning and Finalist projects are recognized at our annual awards symposium, ceremony and dinner in Mies van der Rohe’s Crown Hall, Chicago, to be held this year on Thursday, November 6th.

22 Jul 2013

CTBUH 10 Year Award Winner

The Gherkin Wins CTBUH 10 Year Award

The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) has announced its first 10 Year Award recipient: 30 St. Mary Axe, London, United Kingdom, popularly known as “The Gherkin.”

Gherkin building
photograph © Adrian Welch

The Gherkin
The Gherkin
photo © webbaviation

CTBUH Awards 2013

Shortlisted Buildings for 2013 that didn’t make the final cut – added 1 Jul 2013:

ADAC Tower
photo © Jan Bitter

C&D International Tower:
C&D International Tower
photo © Gravity Partnership

Devon Energy Center:
Devon Energy Center
photo © Simon Hurst

Gate Towers, Marina Bay Sands, Singapore:
Gate Towers
photo © Sorouh

New Babylon Towers:
New Babylon Towers
photo © MVSA Architects

Parkroyal On Pickering, Singapore
Parkroyal On Pickering Singapore
photo : Patrick Bingham-Hall

Pearl River Tower:
Pearl River Tower
photo © Pearl River Tower Properties Co., Ltd.

Remez Tower:
Remez Tower
photo © Moshe Zur Architects

Tour Total:
Tour Total
photo © Johannes Foerster

Tree House Residence:
Tree House Residence
photo © Peter Vanderwarker

Doha Tower designed by French architect Jean Nouvel:
Doha Tower
image Courtesy Ateliers Jean Nouvel

CTBUH Awards 2011 – highlights below

CTBUH – Articles

“9/11 – Ten Years On : CTBUH Reflections”
Tenth anniversary of collapse of the World Trade Center
200 Greenwich Street
image : Foster + Partners
9/11 – Ten Years On : CTBUH Reflections

CTBUH Awards Regional Best Tall Buildings

Best Tall Building Americas

Eight Spruce Street
Rippling Building
image © dbox
CTBUH Best Tall Building Americas – 2011 : Eight Spruce Street

Best Tall Building Asia & Australasia
Guangzhou International Finance Center
Guangzhou International Finance Center
photo © Jonathan Leijonhufvud
CTBUH Best Tall Building Asia & Australasia – 2011 : Guangzhou International Finance Centre

Best Tall Building Europe
KfW Westarkade

KfW Westarkade
photo © Jan Bitter
CTBUH Best Tall Building Europe – 2011 : KfW Westarkade Building

Best Tall Building Middle East & Africa
The Index
The Index Dubai
photo © Nigel Young/Foster + Partners
CTBUH Best Tall Building Middle East & Africa – 2011 : The Index

CTBUH Awards 2010‘Best Tall Buildings’ for 2010

Burj Khalifa honored as first recipient of CTBUH’s new Tall Building “Global Icon” Award
World Tallest Building
image from Emaar
CTBUH Best Tall Building Overall – 2010 : Burj Khalifa Tower

CTBUH Best Tall Building Overall – 2009

Linked Hybrid by Steven Holl Architects as the “Best Tall Building Overall” for 2009
Linked Hybrid Beijing
photo : Courtesy Steven Holl Architects, photograph © Shu He
CTBUH Best Tall Building Overall – 2009 : Linked Hybrid complex, Beijing

CTBUH Events : Congress 2012 in Shanghai, China

CTBUH Awards : Dinner / Ceremony / Symposium

Location: People’s Republic of China, eastern Asia

China Architectural Designs

Chinese Architecture Designs – architectural selection below:

China Architecture Designs – chronological list

Chinese Architecture News

Chinese Architecture

Chinese Architects

Chinese Buildings

Chinese Design Awards 2022

Chinese Office Buildings

Skyscraper Designs

Skyscraper Buildings

Chicago Skyscrapers

CTBUH Best Tall Building Overall – 2010 : Burj Khalifa

Emporis Skyscraper Award

World Skyscrapers

Guangzhou TV Tower, China

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