Thursday, 31 May, 6:00 pm–8:00 pm
Aqua Tower, Chicago

The Awards Ceremony & Dinner comprises an extravagant evening where trophies and titles are conferred upon winning projects in the CTBUH Awards program, following jury deliberations taking place just prior to the festivities. As the culmination of the two-day Tall + Urban Innovation Conference program, the Ceremony & Dinner is a genuine celebration of the spirit of innovation in the tall building industry. At the conclusion of the ceremony, attendees will see firsthand which of the Best Tall Building Regional Winners will obtain the coveted title of “2018 Best Tall Building Worldwide.”

The 2015 Awards Ceremony & Dinner.
The awards on display prior to the 2016 Awards Ceremony & Dinner.
CTBUH Executive Director Antony Wood (left) presents the 2016 Best Tall Building Europe award to Dakis Joannou, Businessman and Collector of Contemporary Arts, Nice Day Developments (center), and Jean Nouvel, Architect, Ateliers Jean Nouvel (right).
Alexander Durst, Chief Development Officer of The Durst Organization (left) with his architect Kai-Uwe Bergmann, Partner of Bjarke Ingels Group (right), present the 2016 Best Tall Building Americas Winner, VIA 57 West, New York City.
Santiago Calatrava, Founder of Santiago Calatrava Architects & Engineers, presents the 2015 Ten-Year Award Winner, Turning Torso, Malmö.
2016 Lynn S. Beedle Lifetime Achievement Award Winner Dr. Cheong Koon Hean, CEO of Housing and Development Board of Singapore presents during the 2016 Awards Dinner & Ceremony.
Yoshiko Mori (left), wife to Minoru Mori, accepts the 2015 Lynn S. Beedle Lifetime Achievement Award on behalf of her late husband, who was one of Japan's most influential building developers.

CTBUH Expert Peer Reviewer Ron Klemencic, Chairman & CEO of MKA (right) accepts his 2016 Fazlur R. Khan Award medal from CTBUH Vice-Chairman David Malott, Founder & CEO, AI (left).

Santiago Calatrava, Founder, Santiago Calatrava Architects & Engineers, admires the 10 Year Award as then Jury Chair Mun Summ Wong, Founding Director, WOHA Architects, looks on.
Sponsored tables ready for service at the 2016 Awards Ceremony & Dinner.
The team from Shanghai Tower, led by Jianping Gu, General Manager of Shanghai Tower C&D (holding the trophy), accepts the 2016 Best Tall Building Asia & Australasia Winner Award.
Attendees converse during the 2015 Awards Ceremony & Dinner.
CTBUH Fellow Mark Sarkisian, Partner of Structural Engineering, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (right) accepts his fellowship certificate from CTBUH Vice-Chairman David Malott, Founder & CEO, AI.
Stefano Boeri, Founder and Senior Architect of Boeri Studio, presents 2015 Best Tall Building Europe Winner Bosco Verticale, Milan during the 2015 CTBUH Awards Conference.
CTBUH Executive Director Antony Wood (left) presents the 2016 Innovation Award to Rupa Garai, Structural Engineering Associate, SOM (right) during the 2016 Awards Ceremony & Dinner.
Attendees converse during the 2016 Awards Ceremony & Dinner.
CTBUH Executive Director Antony Wood (left) presents the 2016 Tall Building Performance Award to Joseph Chou, Chairman of Taipei Financial Center Corporation (right) during the 2016 Awards Ceremony & Dinner.
Dakis Joannou, CEO of Nice Day Developments (left) with his architect Jean Nouvel, Founder of Ateliers Jean Nouvel (right), present the 2016 Best Tall Building Europe Winner, the White Walls, Cyprus.
The team from BioSkin, led by Tomohiko Yamanashi, Nikken Sekkei (center), accepts the 2014 Innovation Award from then Awards Jury Chair Jeanne Gang, Studio Gang Architects (left).
A Best Tall Buildings 2016 book sits enticingly on a dinner table.