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?
In addition to the robust program of events in Chicago, we're excited to announce our in-person 2022 CTBUH International Conference in China, taking place in Shenzhen (26 & 27 Oct), Shanghai (3 Nov), and Beijing (10 Nov). Hosted in four premier venues, each day-long program includes a curated selection of presentations exploring the Tall Excellence theme, followed by a guided tour of the host building. If you can't travel to Chicago this November, join us in China for this exceptional gathering of experts and best-practice thinking in tall buildings and sustainable cities.
Look Who’s Coming
We are pleased to release the list of delegates registered so far for the CTBUH 2022 International Conference. Already, over 800 delegates from 40 countries have confirmed. This includes many of the world's top tall building owner‐developers, investors, occupiers, architects, engineers, contractors, and others driving innovation and pushing the boundaries of a new type of urban density.
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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.
Parallel programs now in China
We're excited to share our first in-person conference experience in China since 2020. We have curated an exciting selection of presentations that complement the agenda of our Tall Excellence conference in Chicago. We will also celebrate our award winners in China. If you can't join us in Chicago this November, join us at one of the four venues we will host in China.
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