The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) is the world’s foremost authority on tall buildings. This book is the culmination of the annual awards process in which the CTBUH recognizes outstanding tall buildings from the past year. One winner is chosen from each of four geographical regions (Americas, Asia & Australasia, Europe, and Middle East & Africa) and a further award presents the title of “Best Tall Building Worldwide” to one of the four regional winners. Additionally the CTBUH awards two annual lifetime achievement awards to individuals who have made a significant contribution to the design or technical advancement of tall buildings.
The book provides an overview of the winning, finalist and nominee projects, including: Eight Spruce Street, New York; Guangzhou International Finance Center, Guangzhou; KfW Westarkade, Frankfurt; and The Index, Dubai. The book also provides information on the careers of the Lifetime Achievement winners (Adrian Smith, Partner of Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture and Dr. Akira Wada, Professor Emeritus of Tokyo Institute of Technology). Winning and finalist projects are fully profiled with stunning images, as well as detailed drawings and plans, which accompany an in-depth account of the buildings’ architectural design, structural design, and any innovations in fields such as program or sustainability. The book also features the official current list of the “100 Tallest Buildings in the World” as the CTBUH is the internationally recognized official arbiter of tall building height.
Editor: Antony Wood
Publisher: CTBUH in conjunction with IIT and Routledge / Taylor and Francis Group, Chicago, 2011
ISBN13: 978-0-415-68326-5 ISSN: 1948-1012
Hard cover with jacket, 212 pages, 8.25"W x 10.25"H
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