29 October 2019
4:00 PM – 5:30 PM

The goal of the CTBUH Student Design Competition, which is open to all students who are currently enrolled at the university level, is to shed new light on the meaning and value of tall buildings in modern society. Participants engage with the exploration and resolution of the synergistic relationship between a tall building and its urban setting; how that tall building can be inspired by the cultural, physical, and environmental aspects of its site; how the program of the building is influenced by the micro and macro site/urban conditions; and how the building responds to global issues. Proposals were to show evidence of a clear understanding of how considerations of structure, environment, servicing, etc. are as vital to the success of a tall building as the form, materials, aesthetics, etc. In this session, the five finalists of the 2019 competition present their finished projects for a critique in front of a live jury. The winner will be announced onstage during a plenary session.