Five finalists of the 2020 CTBUH International Student Tall Building Design Competition explore the future of vertical urbanism
By Katherine Guimapang|
Tuesday, Nov 24, 2020
The CTBUH International Student Tall Building Design Competition invited students from across the globe to find new ways to engage with tall buildings and their relationship to urban settings in addition to exploring the cultural, physical, and environmental variables of the site.
Out of 250 entries jurors Helen Lochhead (Dean, Faculty of Built Environment, University of New South Wales), Craig Gibbons (Brisbane Buildings Group Leader, Arup), Leah Lang (City Architect, City of Gold Coast), and Viviana Muscetolla (Associate Director, Zaha Hadid Architects), and James Parakh (Urban Design Manager, City of Toronto) selected five finalists. During a virtual presentation each finalist showcased their project submission during a live judging in October 2020. A cash prize of $4,500 was distributed amongst the finalists.
View the winning projects below.
1st Place: A Critical Approach to Vertical Graveyards
By: Nikita Klimenko, Yale University & Nikita Shpakov, Belarusian State University of Informatics and Radioelectronics
2nd Place: Breathable Density
By: Allen Lai, Architectural Association School of Architecture
3rd Place: Medi Hubs
By: Karan Sharma, University of Calgary
4th Place: Sky Alley
By: He Jin & Chanjuan Wang, Dalian University of Technology
5th Place: Re-Plugged
By: Jainam Jain & Urmi Panchamia, Aditya College of Architecture
To learn more about the winning projects and the competition here.
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