Key Information

  • Dates08–10 April 2019
  • VenueGrand Hyatt Hotel, Shenzhen
  • Anticipated Audience800+ Delegates/40+ Countries


2019 Tall + Urban Innovation Conference

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 three-day conference sees the owner/developers, design, and engineer teams for 50+ Awarded projects present in front of an international audience and live juries for winning distinctions across several award categories. Hot topics in the building industry will also be explored through presentations in project rooms.

The event brings to Shenzhen, one of the most dynamic cities in China, 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.


21 Award Categories

Major changes have been implemented this year to make the judging of projects facing similar challenges fairer. Specifically, Best Tall Buildings will be judged according to similar height and function categories, rather than within geographic regions. In addition, seven new awards have been introduced, to recognize the specific engineering achievements across projects, as well as the importance of Interior Spaces and Building Renovation.

  • Best Tall Buildings
  • Best Tall Building <100 Meters
    Best Tall Building 100–199 Meters
    Best Tall Building 200–299 Meters
    Best Tall Building 300–399 Meters
    Best Tall Building ≥400 Meters
    Best Tall Office Building
    Best Tall Residential or Hotel Building
    Best Tall Mixed-Use Building
    Best Tall Building Worldwide

  • 10 Year Award
  • Construction Award
  • Innovation Award
  • Urban Habitat Award
  • Single Site Scale
    District/Master Plan Scale

New Award Categories for 2019

  • Façade Engineering
  • Fire & Risk Engineering
  • Geotechnical Engineering
  • Interior Space Award
  • MEP Engineering
  • Renovation
  • Structural Engineering


Expected Attendance