2021 Tall + Urban Innovation Conference

  • Dates18–20 May 2021
  • Speakers250+ Speakers across all disciplines
  • Anticipated Virtual Audience800+ Delegates from 40+ countries


The annual CTBUH Tall + Urban Innovation Conference explores and celebrates the very best in innovative tall buildings, urban spaces, building technologies, and construction practices from around the world. Incorporating what was previously known as the CTBUH Annual Awards event, this conference sees the owner/developers, design, and engineer teams for the 160+ Awarded projects present to the juries for winning distinctions across several award categories.

The event brings a critical cross-section of tall building owners, developers, occupiers, operators, designers, engineers, and builders—along with the interested public—to investigate the cutting edge in sustainable urbanism, presented by the world’s foremost examples.

Join us and explore what’s on the horizon for dense vertical cities of the future!

29 Award Categories

The CTBUH Awards Program honors projects and individuals that have made extraordinary contributions to the advancement of tall buildings and the urban environment, and that achieve sustainability at the highest and broadest level.

Awards will be given in 29 categories:

⁃  Best Tall Building Awards

  • Height
    • under 100 meters
    • 100-199 meters
    • 200-299 meters
    • 300-399 meters
    • 400 meters and above
  • Function
    • Office Space
    • Residential / Hotel Space
    • Mixed-Use Space
  • Region
    • Americas
    • Asia
    • Australia
    • Europe
    • Middle East & Africa
  • Overall Best Tall Building Worldwide

⁃  Urban Habitat Awards

  • Single Site Scale
  • District/Master Plan Scale
⁃  Engineering Awards

  • Façade Engineering
  • Fire & Risk Engineering
  • Geotechnical Engineering
  • MEP Engineering
  • Structural Engineering

⁃  Construction Award
⁃  Innovation Award
⁃  Interior Design Award
⁃  Renovation Award
⁃  10 Year Awards

  • 2010 Completions
  • 2011 Completions

⁃  Lifetime Achievement Awards

  • Lynn S. Beedle Lifetime Achievement Award
  • Fazlur R. Khan Lifetime Achievement Award

New for 2021!

⁃  Audience Awards

  • New and exciting for 2021, each category will also see the recognition of a separate audience award and trophy, based on each registered delegate having a vote across each award category during the event.

CES/CPD Credits

The CTBUH is a registered American Institute of Architects (AIA) Continuing Education Credits (CES) provider. Registered professionals can expect to accumulate CES credits during the event (including AIA Health, Safety & Welfare and Sustainable Design credits). A Certificate of Completion will be provided to registrants upon request.