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.
Second CTBUH "Tall Timber Buildings" Working Group Meeting
08 May 2015
The Tall Timber Buildings Working Group held their second meeting with a discussion on defining parameters for categorizing Tall Timber Buildings and focusing on creating a manual.
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.
Hegau Tower Chosen as Featured Building
15 October 2013
The simplicity of form and elegance of this all glass prism are pristinely executed. What sets this tower apart however, are the automatic sunshades on the south west façade.
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.
Westraven Chosen as Featured Building
15 July 2011
The radical renovation of the existing 85-meter tall construction along with the new extension of the Westraven Office Complex exemplifies the potential of sustainable practice.
2003 Stuttgart Conference: Tall Buildings and Transparency
05–07 October 2003
2003 International Conference held in Stuttgart, Germany on Tall Buildings and Transparency from October 5-7, 2003
Christoph Ingenhoven Explains the Necessity for High-Rises
12 June 2013
Christoph Ingenhoven presents his point of view regarding the necessity of high-rises in cities. He discusses a wide range of built projects, including one of the first ecological high-rises, the RWE Tower in the center of Essen as well as 1 Bligh, situated in the historical part of the financial district in Sydney, an award-winning project which set new standards regarding social, cultural, urban-planning, and sustainability. The future for most human beings will take place in cities. The reasons for this are multifaceted: geographical, ecological, and economical. The densification of cities is one of the architect’s major tasks and challenges.
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.
CTBUH Releases Study on the Past, Present and Future of the European Skyscraper
01 June 2013
There are currently 109 skyscrapers over 150 meters in Europe. This number is set to jump to 161 by the end of 2015, meaning that there are more than 50 projects in advanced stages of construction.
Helmut Jahn Discusses His Lifetime's Work
18 October 2012
Never predictable, never simplistic, Helmut Jahn has developed a complex portfolio of iconic buildings around the world. Standout projects include the Sony Center in Berlin, Xerox Center in Chicago, Liberty Place in Philadelphia and the MGM Veer Towers in Las Vegas. Once defined as a modernist, he broke away from rigid labels to create his own blends of efficient structures, paving the way for a new era of sustainable buildings.
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.
CTBUH Releases Analysis of Global Population and Tall Buildings
13 April 2011
Tall buildings are spreading across the globe at an ever-increasing rate. This study demonstrates the relationship between population and tall buildings across those countries and presents information on the average height and age of each country’s tallest buildings.
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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