CTBUH Council for Tall Buildings and Urban Habital Conference 2022
November 9 - November 12
The Event of the Year: CTBUH 2022 International Conference
The traditional understanding of tall buildings and, by extension, density and cities, is facing new challenges, including carbon, climate change, and the demand for better social, economic, and environmental outcomes.
“Tall Excellence: Seeking the Ideal in Vertical Urbanism” is a conference that tackles the challenge of a new type of urban density, one that seeks to provide more than just functional space and a marketable skyline. What would be the most optimal solution for any given tall building, or indeed city, on a particular site, in a particular climate, at a particular moment in time? And, crucially, which current projects—built or planned—point the way forward?
Integrating the CTBUH 2022 Awards Program and the best selection of projects being designed and delivered today, this in-person conference showcases the industry’s stellar achievements and latent potential to answer these critical questions. This integrated understanding of excellence will also inform an important new initiative at CTBUH: the establishment of a global accreditation and certification program for both buildings and professionals. Would this new program be aimed at one holistic rating for a tall building’s performance across all disciplines, or be a raft of separate ratings? How would excellence be assessed? And could this accreditation and certification program inform a new joined-up code for tall buildings internationally?