1st Annual Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat “International Student Design Competition: Why Tall?” aims to shed new light on the meaning and value of tall buildings in modern society from the perspectives of green, safety, and humanity.
Some of the multi-layered elements that participants should take into consideration include: the use of new materials, technologies, aesthetics, and novel spatial organizations, studies on globalization, flexibility, adaptability, and the digital revolution. This is also an investigation on public and private space and the role of the individual and the collective in the creation of a dynamic and adaptive vertical community. There are no restrictions on site, program or size, although the project should be based on a “real” site(s) in a real location. The objective is to provide maximum freedom to the participants in proposing imaginative design ideas for new constructions.
The competition is open to all university students, as individuals or multi-disciplinary teams. Full information is available on the CTBUH website here.
KEY DATES FOR THE COMPETITION
• Friday, April 1, 2011 – Competition announcement
• Friday, August 12, 2011 – Registration Deadline
• Wednesday, August 31, 2011 – Project submission deadline
• Friday, September 30, 2011 – Short-listed Finalists announced
• Tuesday, October 11, 2011 – Winners will be announced at the CTBUH 2011 World Conference in Seoul, Korea
• 1 First Prize: US $5,000 and a certificate
• 1 Second Prize: US $2,000 and a certificate
• 1 Third Prize: US $1,000 and a certificate
• 7 Honorable Mentions: Certificates
• Exhibition: Selected entries will be exhibited at the CTBUH 2011 World Conference in Seoul, Korea.