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26 Jun 2014

CTBUH Urban Habitat Award Winner: 2014

Inaugural CTBUH Urban Habitat Award Winner: The Interlace, Singapore

The Interlace, a residential tall building project in Singapore, has won the inaugural Urban Habitat award from the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH). The Interlace is a 1,040-unit apartment complex consisting of 31 apartment blocks, each six stories tall and 70 meters long, stacked in hexagonal arrangements around eight large-scale, permeable courtyards. An extensive network of communal gardens and spaces is interwoven with amenities, providing multiple opportunities for social interaction, leisure and recreation – both on the roofs of, and in between, these stacked horizontal blocks.

The Interlace, Singapore:
The Interlace, Singapore

The Awards Jury also recognized the considerable urban qualities of NEO Bankside, London, UK, in awarding it Finalist status in this inaugural year of the urban habitat award. Set in a rejuvenating area on the south bank of the Thames, this 217-unit residential project takes its cues from the surrounding context of Southwark, channeling its contemporary energy and past industrial heritage. Ground-level retail and landscaped groves guide the public through the site from the riverside into the neighborhood.

NEO Bankside, London:
NEO Bankside

The CTBUH Urban Habitat Award is newly established this year to recognize that the impact of tall buildings extends far beyond the buildings themselves. The award recognizes significant contributions to the urban realm, in connection with tall buildings. In particular, it highlights projects that demonstrate a positive contribution to the surrounding environment, add to the social sustainability of both their immediate and wider settings, and represent design influenced by context, both environmentally and culturally.

All award winners will be recognized at the CTBUH 13th Annual Awards Symposium, which will take place at the Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, on November 6. The symposium will be followed by the Awards Ceremony and Dinner in the iconic Crown Hall, designed by Mies van der Rohe. The 10-Year, Lifetime Achievement, Building Performance and Innovation awards will be announced in the coming weeks, and will also feature at November’s awards events.

CTBUH Urban Habitat Award Winner images / information from CTBUH


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200 Greenwich Street
image : Foster + Partners
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Best Tall Building Americas

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Rippling Building
image © dbox
CTBUH Best Tall Building Americas – 2011 : Eight Spruce Street

Best Tall Building Asia & Australasia
Guangzhou International Finance Center
Guangzhou International Finance Center
photo © Jonathan Leijonhufvud
CTBUH Best Tall Building Asia & Australasia – 2011 : Guangzhou International Finance Centre

Best Tall Building Europe
KfW Westarkade

KfW Westarkade
photo © Jan Bitter
CTBUH Best Tall Building Europe – 2011 : KfW Westarkade Building

Best Tall Building Middle East & Africa
The Index
The Index Dubai
photo © Nigel Young/Foster + Partners
CTBUH Best Tall Building Middle East & Africa – 2011 : The Index

CTBUH Awards‘Best Tall Buildings’ for 2010

CTBUH Best Tall Building Overall – 2010 : Burj Khalifa

CTBUH Best Tall Building Overall – 2009 : Linked Hybrid complex, Beijing

About the CTBUH

The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat, based at the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago, is an international organization sponsored by architecture, engineering, planning, and construction professionals, designed to facilitate exchanges among those involved in all aspects of the planning, design, construction and operation of tall buildings.

The CTBUH is the world’s leading body in the field of tall buildings, and the recognized source of information on tall buildings internationally. It is the arbiter of tall building height, determiner of the title of ‘The World’s Tallest Building’ and maintains a significant database of built, under construction and proposed tall building. For more information on the Council contact: info@ctbuh.org

Absolute Tower, Canada
Absolute Tower
image from architect

Chicago Skyscrapers
Chicago Skyscraper
photo courtesy of Jan Klerks

CTBUH Best Tall Building Overall – 2010 : Burj Khalifa

Emporis Skyscraper Award

Skyscrapers

Burj Dubai skyscraper, Dubai
Burj Dubai skyscraper
Image from Edelman

Guangzhou TV Tower, China
Guangzhou TV Tower
Information Based Architecture

CTBUH Events : Congress 2012 in Shanghai, China

CTBUH Awards : Dinner / Ceremony / Symposium

CTBUH Best Tall Building Overall 2010 : Burj Khalifa Dubai

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