Event ID: 10695

CTBUH 2018 International Student Tall Building Design Competition

The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) is pleased to announce its 7th International 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. The deadline for submission is July 23, 2018.

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.

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 2017–18 academic year to submit their projects for consideration.

Participants should engage with the exploration and resolution of the synergistic relationship of placing a tall building in a unique existing urban setting; how that tall building can be inspired by the cultural, physical, and environmental aspects of its site; and how the program of the building is influenced by the micro and macro site/urban conditions; and how the building responds to global issues. Proposals should show evidence of a clear understanding of how considerations of structure, environment, servicing, etc. are as vital to the success of a tall building as the form, materials, aesthetics, etc.

Participants need to also consider the CTBUH Criteria for defining tall buildings, such that “at least 50% of its height is occupied by usable floor area,” (i.e., proposals should be functional “buildings” not simply observation, communication, or other towers).

Prizes
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: A select number of entries will be recognized as Honorable Mentions and awarded with a certificate separate to the Conference.

Exhibition: A poster exhibition of the five “Finalists” and a selected number of “Semi-finalist” entries will be exhibited during the CTBUH 2018 Conference.

*A stipend will be provided to send one representative from each of the five “Finalist” teams to the CTBUH 2018 Conference to present their project to the jury in order to determine the 1st through 5th place awards. The stipend includes complimentary Conference registration (value US$1,000) + travel/accommodation costs (up to US$2,000). Please note that the registration stipend is for Day 2 & 3 Core Conference in Dubai ONLY. Finalists may register for the remainder of the conference including the Day 4 Off-site Programs and Day 5 & 6 Regional City Programs in Abu Dhabi with any remaining funds in their travel stipend or their own funding.


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Date & Time

March 22, 2018 - July 23, 2018
11:30 PM
Registration ends Monday, July 16, 2018 at 11:59 PM and the submission deadline is 11:59 PM on Monday, July 23, 2018. The Top-five Finalists will present to the jury at the CTBUH 2018 Conference in Dubai Sunday–Monday, October 21st–October 22nd. Winners will be announced during the conference.

Cost

Free

Registration Deadline

July 16, 2018

Location


United Arab Emirates

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