CTBUH 2012 International Student Tall Building Design Competition: Reimagining Tall

on Monday 04 June 2012 - 15:56:17 | by T Z H
Reimagining Tall Design CompetitionThe Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) has announced its 2nd Annual International Student Tall Building Design Competition in January, 2012. It will be held in conjunction with the CTBUH 9th World Congress Shanghai 2012, organized by several organizations and universities like Architectural Society of China, The American Institute of Architects, Illinois Institute of technology etc.

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 offer 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 reflect the nature of the city in which they are built.

Participants are free to site their projects anywhere in the world. This is not to undervalue the importance of site, and thus participants should carefully consider their site (which must be a “real” site, in a real location) as the site context should inherently have significant influence 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 specific high-rise educational studies around the world during the 2011–12 academic year to submit their projects for consideration. The competition is open to all students who are registered at a University level. For graduating or recently graduated students: you must have been a registered student at least during the Fall 2011 term, i.e., August–December 2011.  

Deadlines:
 
-       Friday, June 22nd – Registration Deadline  
-       Friday, July 6th – Submission Deadline  
-       Monday, July 16th – Short-listed “Semi-finalists” Announced  
-       Monday, July 30th – Top-five “Finalists” announced 
-       Wednesday, September 19th-21st – CTBUH Shanghai Congress  
-       Thursday, September 20th (afternoon) – Top-five “Finalists” present to jury in Shanghai  
-       Thursday, September 20th (evening) – Winners announced and prizes conferred during Congress Dinner  

Prizes:
 
-       First Place: US$8,500 – US$5,000 cash + stipend to attend 2012 Shanghai Congress (up to US$3,500 value*)  
-       Second Place: US$6,500 – US$3,000 cash + stipend to attend 2012 Shanghai Congress (up to US$3,500 value*)  
-       Third Place: US$4,500 – US$1,000 cash + stipend to attend 2012 Shanghai Congress(up to US$3,500 value*)  
-       Fourth Place: US$4,000 – US$500 cash + stipend to attend 2012 Shanghai Congress(up to US$3,500 value*)  
-       Fifth Place: US$3,500 – Stipend to attend 2012 Shanghai Congress (up to US$3,500 value*)  
-       Honorable Mentions – A select number of entries will be recognized as Honorable Mentions and awarded with a certificate  
-       Exhibition: A poster exhibition of up to 30 selected “Semi-finalist” entries will be exhibited during the CTBUH 2012 Shanghai Congress.    

*A stipend will be provided to send one representative from each of the five “Finalist” teams to the 2012 Shanghai Congress to present their project to the jury in order to determine the 1st through 5th place prizes.Complimentary Congress registration (value US$1,000) + travel/accommodation costs (up to US$2,500).    

Visit the competition website to know more:  Competition Site
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