Before you begin your submission, please prepare the following materials in order to successfully complete the online submission process. The deadline for all submissions is December 14, 2015.
Part 1: Basic Project Information
- Innovation Name
- Give a succinct overview of the innovation and its impact on the tall building industry. (200 word maximum)
Part 2: Written Description
Please prepare answers to the following questions within the given word counts. Note: This year’s winning and finalist projects will be featured in the 2015 CITAB-CTBUH Best Tall Buildings book to be published in conjunction with the Awards. Please keep in mind that the text description you enter here will also be referred to in the creation of the book. View sample pages from last year’s CTBUH Best Tall Buildings book
- Describe the building(s) where the innovation has been/will be implemented and/or the research and testing process. (200 word maximum)
- In what way does this area of innovation push the design of tall buildings to a higher level? How is this innovation adaptable to influence future tall building design, construction or operation? (500 word maximum)
- List all companies involved in the development/implementation of this innovation. (include discipline)
Part 3: Drawings/Images & Supplemental Documents
A selection of detail images, drawings, and other graphic information to clearly convey the specific innovation is required. Where applicable, please include drawing/images that convey the innovation in built or designed tall building examples. There is no limit to the number of drawings/images that can be submitted as long as they do not exceed the file size constraints as noted below.
A number of certifications are also required. Please upload these certifications as PDF files.
- Project completion certification documents (with official stamps of the organizations)
- Project joint completion statement (with official stamps of the organizations), if project is being submitted by multiple organizations
- Submitting organization’s qualification certificates (with official stamps of the organizations)
Other Supplemental Documents
Additional documentation or research that you would like to share can be submitted. However, please be advised that your answers to Part 2 should serve as the primary source to convey your innovation to the jury.
Images and drawings should be submitted as individual files and should be medium to high resolution (300dpi at 8.5in x 11in size). Whenever possible, drawings should be submitted as vector based graphics (EPS, PDF).
Supported file formats: JPG, JPEG, TIFF, TIF, EPS, PDF, DWG, PPT, PPTX
Individual file sizes cannot exceed 20 MB each.
Total upload size of all files cannot exceed 500 MB.
Captions, Copyright & Sort Order
Once your images/drawings are added you will be asked to provide copyright information and captions. For the benefit of the jury, please be as descriptive as possible in your captions. The jury will review the files in the order you upload them. We advise starting with images and drawings, then any supplemental documents.
- The submitting organization should be responsible for all the project data. Post-submittal adjustments and revisions will not be accepted once reviewing has begun. The results of the judging shall be accepted by the submitting organization.
- Incomplete or non-compliant applications will not be accepted.
- In order to facilitate a smooth application, all submitting organizations should designate a single point of contact for all awards correspondence.
Innovation Award Criteria
This award recognizes a specific area of recent innovation in a tall building project that has been incorporated into the design, or implemented during construction, operation, or refurbishment. Unlike the China Best Tall Building award, which considers each project holistically, this award is focused on one special area of innovation within the design, construction, or operation of the project – not the building overall. The areas of innovation can embrace any discipline, including but not limited to: technical breakthroughs, construction methods, design approaches, urban planning, building systems, façades, interior environment, etc. The important criteria for judging are that the submission outlines succinctly the area of innovation, in comparison to standard benchmarks.
- The project must be physically located in the Greater China region, including Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan and Mainland China.
- The Innovation Award can include a project completed (topped out architecturally, fully clad, and at least partially occupied) no earlier than January 1st of the previous year, and no later than the current year’s submission deadline (e.g., for the 2016 awards, a project must have a completion date between January 1, 2014 and November 30, 2015). The Innovation Award can also include recognition of a breakthrough that may not yet have been implemented in a specific building, but has been thoroughly tested.
- Projects must be considered “tall” buildings. If a project is less than 100 meters, it is unlikely to qualify. Please contact [email protected] if you are unsure if your specific project will qualify.
- The project must clearly demonstrate a specific area of innovation within the design and/or construction that is new and pushes the design of tall buildings to a higher level. The area of innovation should demonstrate an element of adaptability that would allow it to influence future tall building design, construction or operation in a positive way.
- This award is intended to recognize a single element of innovation within a project. If a single project has multiple innovative elements, these must be submitted as separate nominations.
- Buildings that are submitted for the China Best Tall Building award are also eligible to have their specific innovations submitted to the Innovation Award in the same or subsequent years.
- The applying company or institutions should submit corresponding qualification certificates issued by the Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Construction. Foreign investment enterprises should submit the corresponding certificates issued by the related authorities. For projects in Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan, the applicant company or institution should submit the corresponding local certificates.
- When a submittal is completed by several design institutions, the applying organization shall have agreed with the cooperating organizations the list of all participants to be credited in a “Project Joint Completion Statement.” , The Project Joint Completion Statement joint completion report’ shall be chopped by all named parties in the submittal.