The traditional understanding of tall buildings and, by extension, density and cities, is facing new challenges, including carbon, climate change, and the demand for better social, economic, and environmental outcomes.
“Tall Excellence: Seeking the Ideal in Vertical Urbanism” is a conference that tackles the challenge of a new type of urban density, one that seeks to provide more than just functional space and a marketable skyline. What would be the most optimal solution for any given tall building, or indeed city, on a particular site, in a particular climate, at a particular moment in time? And, crucially, which current projects—built or planned—point the way forward?
Integrating the CTBUH 2022 Awards Program and the best selection of projects being designed and delivered today, this in-person conference showcases the industry’s stellar achievements and latent potential to answer these critical questions. This integrated understanding of excellence will also inform an important new initiative at CTBUH: the establishment of a global accreditation and certification program for both buildings and professionals. Would this new program be aimed at one holistic rating for a tall building’s performance across all disciplines, or be a raft of separate ratings? How would excellence be assessed? And could this accreditation and certification program inform a new joined-up code for tall buildings internationally?
From inspiring keynotes, to stimulating panel discussions, hear from the world’s most iconic thought leaders who are rethinking and reimagining the creation of more sustainable, livable, and equitable urban spaces.
Celebrate the world’s most iconic projects from changemakers in the AEC industry. Hear from the teams who have made extraordinary contributions to the advancement of tall buildings and the urban environment in 2021.
This exploration of excellence will inform an important new initiative at CTBUH: the establishment of a global accreditation and certification program for both buildings and professionals. Join in the conversation and help inform the future of excellence.