Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat
Awards 2013 Symposium
12th Annual CTBUH Awards
Thursday, November 7th, 2013
Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago

Read the Symposium Overview

In its fourth year, the CTBUH’s free Awards Symposium was expanded to a full day, bringing in presentations from four of the Finalist projects and the BSB Prefabricated Construction Method and KONE UltraRope from the Innovation Award. Delegates also heard presentations from representatives of the regional Best Tall Building winners: The Bow (Americas), CCTV Headquarters (Asia & Australasia), The Shard (Europe), Sowwah Square (Middle East & Africa), as well as from the two lifetime achievement award winners: Henry Cobb, and Clyde N. Baker, Jr.

See all the Winners and Finalists

Presentations & Speakers

Twelve special presentations were made at the free symposium, with 
presentations by representatives of the client and project teams of the four regional winning Best Tall Buildings, four regional Best Tall Building finalists, the two Innovation Awards, and both of the Lifetime Achievement award winners.

Awards Ceremony & Dinner

The CTBUH 12th Annual awards ceremony and dinner was held immediately after the afternoon Symposium in nearby S.R. Crown Hall. The awards were bestowed at this event, including the announcement of the 2013 CTBUH "Best Tall Building Worldwide" award which was revealed to be the CCTV Headquarters, in Beijing.

Sponsors & Networking

The CTBUH hosted an exhibition booth at the Awards Symposium with all the latest Council publications and information, which was enjoyed by many during the networking event. A coffee and lunch break provided opportunities for Delegates to network and discuss Symposium topics.

Video Interviews

Video interviews with representatives of the project teams present at the Symposium are available.
Award Winners and Finalists were invited to discuss their projects, but also the future of tall buildings and issues of sustainability.

Symposium Website Archive

This section contains the pre-event website, which was used to promote the event and handle registrations. Interesting information includes the Symposium program and speakers, tickets and sponsor information, venue and more.