Submission: July 1, 2014
Registration: June 23, 2014
Prizes: 1st Prize $ 6.000 2nd Prize $ 5.000 3rd Prize $ 4.000 4th Prize $ 3.000 5th Prize $ 3.000
Type: Open competition for architecture students
The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) is pleased to announce its 3rd 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.
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 oﬀ er 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 reﬂ ect the nature of the city in which they are built.
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 signiﬁ cant inﬂ uence 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 speciﬁ c high-rise educational studies around the world during the 2013–14 academic year to submit their projects for consideration.