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
- Project Name
- Tall Buildings within the Project (if different from above)
- Project Address
- Completion Date (year and month)
Part 2: Project Data
- Total Land Area
- Total Building Footprint Area
- Total Open Area
- Total Hardscape (Streets & sidewalks, large business complexes & housing developments, etc.)
- Total Softscape (Includes greens, water features, gardens, etc.)
Part 3: Project Team (companies only, not individuals)
- Urban Planners
- Landscape Architects
- Structural Engineers
- MEP Engineers
- Project Managers
- Main Contractors
- Other Consultants (if applicable)
- Material Suppliers (if known)
Part 4: 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
- Give a succinct overview of the project, including a summary of the most important features. (200 word maximum)
- Describe how the project makes a positive contribution to the surrounding environment, and the relationship with the tall buildings within the project. (400 word maximum)
- Describe any particularly innovative features of the project that contribute to sustainability, bearing in mind that “sustainability” includes environment, economic, and social aspects. (400 word maximum)
Part 5: Drawings & Images
A selection of drawings and images are required. 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. However, your submission must include the following required images/drawings.
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)
- Overall Project
- Project Details
- Public Spaces
- Other Significant Spaces
- Context Plan
- Landscape Plan
- Ground Floor Plan (showing relationships between tall building(s) and site)
- Site Section(s)
- Site Elevation(s)
Additional optional images could include: Night views, construction views, etc. Additional optional drawings could include: Site Diagrams, environmental diagrams, etc.
The submission must include actual photography of the project. Renderings may be submitted, but only as supplements to the photography. Please note that additional final photography can be submitted for inclusion in the Best Tall Buildings book if it becomes available before the publication deadline.
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
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, going from a broad view to details, then drawings, from context to details.
- 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.
Urban Habitat Award Criteria
This award acknowledges that the project can range from a brilliantly executed master plan or urban design which has led to a quality urban environment, or at the scale of a single site or several sites, where the interface between tall building and the urban realm is exemplary. Projects should demonstrate a positive contribution to the surrounding environment, add to the social sustainability of both their immediate and wider settings, and represent design influenced by context, both environmentally and culturally.
- The project must be physically located in the Greater China region, including Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan and Mainland China.
- Submissions can range in scale from urban complex on a single site to a community, city comprehensive functional zone, a complete master plan or urban design of a neighborhood or city, and shall include at least one tall building. Projects with buildings no buildings higher than 100 meters are unlikely to qualify.
- The “urban habitat” aspect of the project must have been completed and utilized in the two years prior to the current awards year, to have allowed time for the urban habitat to have established itself (e.g., for the 2016 awards, a project must have a completion date between January 1, 2013 and December 14th, 2015); Proposals or visions are not eligible. In the case of a master plan or urban design, a multi-phase plan that is only partially completed will be accepted, but the completed portion must embody the residential building concept must be far enough progressed that its urbanistic vision is evident. This completed portion of the project, or the entire project when a complete project is submitted, shall be completed and approved by related departments and will have been constructed by December 14th , 2015. The implementation certification documents shall be provided by the owners.
- Projects that are submitted for the China Best Tall Building awards are also eligible to submit to the Urban Habitat award in the same year. Projects that have been submitted to the China Best Tall Building award in the previous year are eligible for submission for the Urban Habitat award in the subsequent year, as long as completion has occurred within the dates as outlined above.
- 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.