CTBUH 7th Annual Awards, 2008
Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat


Here is a list of the Best Featured Tall Buildings and Skyscrapers awarded in 2008 by the CTBUH Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat. The major prize is held once a year and has been created by the non-profit agency that has its headquarters in Chicago. 8 major Awards are given in various Categories the CTBUH: 6 reward excellence in design and construction and the other 2 to the entire career of an architect or engineer, however, was established in 2012 Category "Innovation Award".

CTBUH Global Icon Award, which so far only received the Burj Khalifa in Dubai in 2010, aims to reward high buildings "only" that caused a great impact on society at large, not only regionally but throughout the world, in which, apart from its great Architecture, are valued as other important aspects of innovation in the planning, design, implementation and Urbanism, this award will be given only every 10 or 15 years and is only granted by the Board Members of the Council, there is no project submission in this case, and will only be given when he deserves an exceptional building.

CTBUH Awards are:
Best Tall Building Award - Americas
Best Tall Building Award - Asia and Australasia
Best Tall Building Award - Europe
Best Tall Building Award - Middle East and Africa
Best Tall Building Award - World (selected from the four regional winners)
Tall Building Award - Most Innovative Year
Lynn S. Beedle Achievement Award (no show)
Fazlur R. Khan Medal Award (no show)

Important note: In order to help and further information on tall buildings and skyscrapers that have been awarded in 2008 by the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat, underlined in blue are links external to the page of the CTBUH.

Website Official CTBUH (Link external)

CTBUH Awards 2008

Award Winners::
Best Tall Buildings

Best Tall Building Overall and Asia & Australasia

Shanghai World Financial Center
Shanghai, China
Kohn Pedersen Fox & Associates

Best Tall Building Americas

The New York Times Building
New York City, USA
Renzo Piano Building Workshop

Best Tall Building Europe

51 Lime Street
London, England, UK
Foster + Partners

Best Tall Building Middle East & Africa

Bahrain World Trade Center
Manama, Bahrain
WS Atkins & Partners

Lynn S. Beedle Achievement Award 2008

Cesar Pelli
Pelli Clarke Pelli, New Haven, USA

Fazlur R. Khan Medal Award 2008

William F. Baker
Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP, Chicago, USA

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