Competition :: Towards Sustainable Vertical Urbanism

Competition :: Towards Sustainable Vertical Urbanism
CTBUH 2014 International Student all Building Design Competition
Registration Deadline - Monday, June 23, 2014
Submission Deadline - Tuesday, July 1, 2014

The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) is pleased to announce its 3rd International Student Tall Building Design Competition, which shares the theme of the 2014 CTBUH Shanghai Conference - Towards Sustainable Vertical Urbanism. The goal of the competition is to shed new light on the meaning and value of tall buildings in modern society.

As noted by past Competition Jury Chair, William Pedersen of Kohn Pedersen Fox,
"There has been a major transition in the sense of the value of the tall building and what it can contribute to the urban realm, and society in general. This transition moves the tall building away from just an instrument of financial exploitation and toward a development highly concerned with its impact on the city, the environment, and the urban habitat.”

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.

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