In tandem with the launch of three regional hubs across our entire network, regional conferences representing CTBUH Americas, CTBUH Europe, and CTBUH Asia will kick off this spring and serve as the primary annual gathering of these groups.
CTBUH is proud to announce the winners and finalists for the CTBUH 2016 Tall Building Awards, chosen from a pool of 132 submissions vying for recognition.
Best High-Rises 2014/15: International High-rise Award 2014
20 November–18 January 2015
Buildings nominated from the International Highrise Award are being showcased in the BEST HIGHRISES 2014\15 exhibition.
SKYWARD: High-rise City Frankfurt
08 November–19 April 2015
How and why did Frankfurt rise to such architectural heights? The exhibition explores this question and offers an overview of the history of the city’s high-rises.
Nextower Chosen as Featured Building
15 October 2012
The striking interrelationship of the tilted façades forms the central theme of the design of this office tower and its smaller neighboring hotel.
KfW Westarkade Chosen as Featured Building
01 December 2011
Already being touted as one of the most energy-efficient office buildings in the world, KfW Westarkade stands out as a shining example of a truly environmentally-responsible project.
Werner Sobek Presents on Engineering High-Rises for Sustainable Cities
11 June 2013
High-rise buildings make an important contribution in the design of sustainable cities – provided they are planned accordingly and with a holistic perspective. In this context, the design of structural systems and façades make a vital contribution. In this presentation, from one of the world’s most distinguished engineers, we see selected research and completed projects demonstrating how we can not only use significantly less materials and energy, but also achieve a considerable rise in user comfort and functionality through innovative design concepts. The resulting buildings are truly sustainable – especially when taking into consideration their whole life-cycle.
Sauerbruch Hutton Present on KfW Westarkade
03 November 2011
One of the most energy-efficient office buildings in the world, KfW Westarkade is projected to use about half the primary energy of an average European office building, and one-third of a North American one. Its appearance is a direct expression of an holistic approach to sustainability. Its sophisticated envelope mediates natural thermal conditions and acts as a colorful interface between the distinct urban spaces of its context.
Foster + Partners on Sustainability in their Projects
03 February 2010
Sustainability has been a central theme of Foster + Partners’ work for more than 40 years,with buildings like the Reichstag in Berlin (1992-99) and Commerzbank Headquarters in Frankfurt (1991-1997). Most recently, the design of Masdar, a 1,483-acre, carbon-neutral, zero-waste planned community in Abu Dhabi shows how holistic environmental thinking is now being applied at an urban scale. David Nelson presented the Masdar scheme, alongside a number of other sustainable planning projects, which reflect the practice’s commitment to designing for a sustainable future.
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