The 2018 Tall+Urban Innovation Conference took place this week in Chicago where the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) announced the winners of the 16th Annual CTBUH Awards Program. The CTBUH Tall Building Awards are an independent review of new projects, judged by a prestigious panel of experts. The Awards aspire to provide a more comprehensive and sophisticated view of these important structures, while advocating for improvements in every aspect of performance, including those that have the greatest positive impact on the individuals who use these buildings and the cities they inhabit.
OJB’s Jim Burnett was on the jury for the Urban Habitat Award. This award acknowledges that the impact of a tall building is far wider than just the building itself, and recognizes significant contributions to the urban realm in connection with tall buildings. Awardees 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 World Trade Center Master Plan was this year’s winner. See all the winners.