Bund SOHO: China Best Tall Building Overall

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Bund SOHO: China Best Tall Building Overall

CITAB‐CTBUH Skyscraper Building Award – design by von Gerkan, Marg and Partners Architects

16 May 2016

Bund SOHO: China Best Tall Building Overall

CITAB‐CTBUH Name Bund SOHO “China Best Tall Building Overall” for 2016

Design: von Gerkan, Marg and Partners Architects
Architect of Record: ECADI

China International Exchange for Tall Buildings (CITAB)

SHANGHAI – The CITAB‐CTBUH China Tall Building Awards Jury announce the winner of the
inaugural China Best Tall Building Overall Award: Bund SOHO, Shanghai. The winner was announced at
the China Tall Building Awards Dinner & Ceremony, held at Shanghai Tower, on May 13.

Bund SOHO building:
Bund SOHO
photo © Jerry Yin from SOHO China

“I want to congratulate the organizers for this very professional and very great event. Secondly I want to
thank our clients SOHO China for making this possible. You have been a really great client and it’s been
inspiring work. I want to thank ECADI as being a good partner. And of course I want to thank my team in
Beijing, I think you did a really good job” said Stephan Rewolle, Associate Partner, von Gerkan, Marg and
Partners Architects, as he accepted the award onstage.

Bund SOHO: China Best Tall Building Overall awards dinner:
Bund SOHO: China Best Tall Building Overall awards dinner

The Bund SOHO is located at the southern end of the famous riverfront boulevard of Shanghai ‐ the
Bund ‐ and adjacent to a preserved historic block. SOHO Bund is a mixed‐use urban development,
comprising offices, retail and entertainment functions. Four high‐rise office buildings, with heights
between 60 and 135 meters, are composed as elongated, shifted volumes, creating a vivid urban space
with small squares and alleys leading to the waterfront.

China Best Tall Building Overall 2016 – Rewolle accepting the award:
China Best Tall Building Overall 2016 - Rewolle accepting

The Awards Jury commented, “Bund SOHO resolves a difficult site, historic surroundings, the
requirements of the modern office building, and the responsibility of a high‐profile waterfront location
in Shanghai with a reserved distinction. It is like a ship’s prow, pushing the frontier forward of the
established central Bund into new, uncharted territories, with visible confidence. There are discernible
shades of Raymond Hood’s work at Rockefeller Center, New York and nods to the Art‐Deco predecessors
on the Bund, as well as to the existing grain of the neighborhood. Nevertheless, a project of unique
qualities has been rendered here.”

The China Best Tall Building Award recognizes projects 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. The awards jury selects a number of “Excellence” recipients, which go on to
compete for the Best Tall Building China Overall Winner Award.

Senior representatives of the Excellence recipients presented their projects at the Awards Symposium at
Shanghai Tower, after which the jury convened to determine the overall winner.

Outstanding Achievement Award Winner Wang Dasui:
Outstanding Achievement Award Winner Wang Dasui

Winners were also
recognized and celebrated for other honors, including:

 China Tall Building Legacy Award
 China Urban Habitat Award
 China Tall Building Construction Award
 China Tall Building Innovation Award
 China Tall Building Outstanding Achievement Award

About the CITAB‐CTBUH Awards Jury

The 2016 China Awards Jury consists of experts in the tall building field are jointly appointed by the
China International Exchange Committee for Tall Buildings (CITAB) and the Council on Tall Buildings and
Urban Habitat (CTBUH) from within their respective member networks. The Jury is responsible for
selecting the winners and honorable distinction recipients of the China Best Tall Building, Urban Habitat,
Construction Award, and Innovation Award of Chinese Tall Buildings. The CITAB Board of Trustees and
the CTBUH China Office Board are responsible for selecting the Outstanding Achievement Award of
Chinese Tall Buildings winner and the Chinese Tall Building Legacy Award winner.

CITAB-CTBUH 2016 China Tall Building Awards

About the China International Exchange Committee for Tall Buildings

The China International Exchange Committee for Tall Buildings (CITAB) was founded on September 30,
2013 by Tongji University. It is an academic organization established under the Architects’ Chapter of
the Architectural Society of China. The Committee intends to reinforce the communications between
China’s planning, design, construction, material, and management professionals. CITAB also links
companies and professionals engaged in work on tall buildings with related international professional
organizations and experts, in order to promote healthy development of China’s high‐rise buildings, and
to enhance China’s international influence in the field of tall buildings.

About the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat

The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) is the world’s leading resource for
professionals focused on the inception, design, construction, and operation of tall buildings and future
cities. A not‐for‐profit organization, founded in 1969 and based at Chicago’s Illinois Institute of
Technology, CTBUH has an Asia Headquarters office at Tongji University, Shanghai, and a Research
Office at Iuav University, Venice, Italy. Website: CTBUH facilitates the exchange of the latest knowledge available
on tall buildings through publications, research, events, working groups, web resources, and its
extensive network of international representatives. The CTBUH also developed the international
standards for measuring tall building height and is recognized as the arbiter for bestowing such
designations as “The World’s Tallest Building.”

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