Wednesday, 10 April, 6:00 pm–10:00 pm

Grand Hyatt, Shenzhen

The Awards Ceremony & Dinner comprises an extravagant evening where trophies and titles are conferred upon winning projects following jury deliberations taking place during the conference. Delegates enjoyed a multi-course dinner featuring a wealth of dishes reflective of regional cooking styles as announcements were made by a variety of prominent figures including CTBUH COO John Jacobs and CTBUH Chairman Steve Watts, Partner, alinea Consulting. 2019 Lynn S. Beedle Lifetime Achievement Award-winner James Goettsch, Chairman and Co-CEO, Goettsch Partners, also delivered a speech, as did 2019 Fazlur R. Khan Lifetime Achievement Award-Winner David Israel, CEO and Founder, David Engineers. As each category’s Award of Excellence winners were announced, a corresponding Jury Member read the overall category winner to an expectant audience, covering ground from Geotechnical Engineering to Best Tall Office Building to Single-Site Scale Urban Habitats. At the conclusion of the ceremony, attendees saw firsthand which of the Best Tall Building Category Winners obtained the coveted title of “2019 Best Tall Building Worldwide.”