The Green Building Innovation AwardsApr 2021
The 2018-2019 National Quality Engineering Award Gold PrizeDecember 2019
See the 50 Most Influential Tall Buildings of the Last 50 YearsOctober 2019
The grand prize at the Shanghai Science and Technology AwardsMay 2019
2019 BOMA International Global Innovation Award2019
The 15th Tien-Yow Jeme Civil Engineering PrizeDecember 2017
2016-2017 China Construction Engineering Luban PrizeNovember 2017
Best Tall Building Worldwide by the Council of Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH)November 2016
Architectural Design of the Year by American Architecture PrizeOctober 2016
Outstanding Structure Award by the International Association for Bridge and Structural Engineering (IABSE)September 2016
Top 125 most important works by Architectural Record since its inaugural issueSeptember 2016
The mega-suspended curtain wall won China Innovation Award by CITAB-CTBUHMay 2016
People’s Choice Award by MIPIM (the world’s leading property market)March 2016
Emporis Skyscraper Award by Emporis, a world-leading building information database2015
The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH), based in Chicago, is a non-profit organization which studies and reports on the planning, design, and construction and development of tall buildings. It is widely considered to be an authority on measuring the official height of tall buildings.
Shanghai Tower won CTBUH’s “Best Tall Building Worldwide” award for 2016 at a ceremony in Chicago on November 3, 2016.
Jury members comment on Shanghai Tower: As the tallest building in China upon completion, Shanghai Tower has had an immediate and profound impact on the country’s perceptions of how a skyscraper can contribute to a city and a culture. Not only does it rise over Shanghai as a new symbol for its modern emergence on the global stage, but also points the way forward for technical innovation accomplished within the parameters of a Chinese cultural identity. Powerful in form yet delicate in appearance, Shanghai Tower would be a graceful addition to any skyline, but its function, identity, and symbolism are firmly rooted in the needs of its specific site. Shanghai Tower shows the greatest commitment to communal space in a tall building. It contains the world’s first truly ‘inhabitable’ double-skin façade on a skyscraper, which is not only remarkable for its intended greenery, but its incorporation into the tower’s overall ventilation strategy. The sacrifice of valuable floor area to realize this social amenity proves that the aspirations for Shanghai Tower went far beyond mere commercial gain.
On March 17, Shanghai Tower was honored with the People’s Choice Award of the year by MIPIM, the world-renowned real estate investment trade fair, in Cannes, France. It is the first time that the award went to China and Shanghai Tower was the only non-European project in the fray.
The 2016 MIPIM brochure describes Shanghai Tower with the following accolades: “It is the tallest green landmark in the world, with a Platinum award from the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) and certified with the Green Building Label (GBL) in China at the same time. The 632-meter tower is more than just a building. A series of green sustainable development technologies has set a bold example for a vertical city. Daily needs can be met without leaving the building. It has integrated the garden, commerce sector, office zone, hotel and cultural site. Unlike most office buildings, Shanghai Tower is open to the public. The number for people getting in and out of the building reaches 30,000. Shanghai Tower sure is a mini city in this metropolis.”
The China International Exchange Committee for Tall Buildings (CITAB) was established on September 20, 2013, as an academic organization attached to the Architects’ Division of the Architectural Society of China.
In collaboration with the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH), CITAB launched the annual CITAB-CTBUH China Tall Building Awards which aim to promote technological developments and continuous innovation of design, construction and operation of tall buildings in mainland China and Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan regions.
The inaugural CITAB-CTBUH China Tall Building Awards ceremony was held at Shanghai Tower in May 2016. Shanghai Tower won the CITAB-CTBUH 2016 China Innovation Award for its mega-suspended glass curtain wall.
Headquartered in Sweden, the International Association for Bridge and Structural Engineering (IABSE) is an international construction body consisting of more than 100 nations and regions as members. The award is globally recognized as one of top honors for structural engineering.
Shanghai Tower was bestowed the Outstanding Structure Award 2016 by IABSE.
Architectural Record is a well-known US architecture magazine which introduces famous and special buildings around the globe, and features articles on architects as well as their designs, technologies and business.
On September 9, editors of Architectural Record chose to honor 125 of the most important works of architecture built since the magazine’s founding in 1891 to commemorate the its 125th anniversary. Shanghai Tower was chosen as the most important architecture of 2015.。
The American Architecture Prize (AAP) is given out by the AAP committee and other authorized institutions and media organizations, including Yale University, Harvard University and the New York Times, to the world’s most creative designs of architecture, interior design, landscape and planning, which promote the development of the industry and improve people’s life.
In October 2016, Shanghai Tower won the annual AAP’s “Architectural Design of the Year” award. This is what AAP said about Shanghai Tower: Not only does it rise over Shanghai as a new symbol for its modern emergence on the global stage, but also points the way forward for technical innovation accomplished within the parameters of a Chinese cultural identity.
The Emporis Skyscraper Award was set up by a German global real estate research institute in 2000. Each year it selects one skyscraper from among the 100-plus meters tall newly constructed structures for the award in recognition of its aesthetics and outstanding functionality.
Shanghai Tower stood out from more than 300 candidates that competed in 2015 and came first in the Top 10 after a review by an international panel of experts.
The experts cited the following reasons for honoring Shanghai Tower:
Beautiful and elegant shape, extraordinary energy efficiency, double-skin façade reminiscent of a thermos bottle and the fastest elevator in the world.
Established in 1999, the Tien-Yow Jeme Civil Engineering Prize is the highest honor in China’s civil and structural engineering industry. The award was established by the China Civil Engineering Society and the Beijing Tien-Yow Jeme Foundation for Development of Science and Technology in Civil Engineering to promote scientific and technological innovation and progress, and encourage creativity in the civil engineering construction industry. The Tien-Yow Jeme Civil Engineering Prize fully embodies innovation, advancement and authority. Therefore, it is also known as the “science and technology innovation project award” of the construction industry..
In December 2017, Shanghai Tower was awarded the 15th Tien-Yow Jeme Civil Engineering Award by the China Civil Engineering Society and the Beijing Tien-Yow Jeme Foundation for Development of Science and Technology in Civil Engineering. Shanghai Tower received praise from all experts who attended the meeting and was the only project that passed the evaluation unanimously.
China Construction Engineering Luban Prize, initiated in 1987, awards all kinds of new construction projects that reach the advanced level of quality domestic construction works contracted by domestic construction companies. The selection of Luban Prize adheres to the principles of high standards, strict requirements, picks out the best and puts quality before quantity, and sets strict selection conditions.
In November 2017, Shanghai Tower won the 2016-2017 China Construction Engineering Luban Prize awarded by the China Construction Industry Association. It is the highest honor for quality in China’s construction projects.
The National Quality Engineering Award, set up in 1981, is the cross-industry and trans-disciplinary national honor in China for quality engineering construction. The National Quality Engineering Award Gold Prize is the highest honor for engineering construction and plays an exemplary and leading role in the field.
On December 8 2019, Shanghai Tower was awarded the National Quality Engineering Award Gold Prize at the 2018-2019 National Quality Engineering Awards ceremony held in Beijing.
The Shanghai Science and Technology Awards were established by the Shanghai Municipal Government to honor original innovation in scientific discoveries and technological invention and major scientific as well as technological achievements that promote ecological development and transformation of economic development modes, nurture strategic industries, strengthen urban security, improve ecological development and advance the innovative development of districts and counties. The awards are in six categories: the science and technology meritorious worker award, the award for youth making outstanding contributions to science and technology, the natural science award, the technical invention award, the science and technology advancement award, and the international scientific and technological cooperation award.
The natural science award, the technical invention award, the science and technology advancement award, and the international scientific and technological cooperation award are appraised once a year and are classified into three grades: first-class, second-class and third-class awards. The grand award is given to a citizen or organization that has made extraordinary significant scientific discovery or technological invention, or that has made outstanding contributions to a science and technology task, plan, or project of special significance.
Shanghai Tower won the 2018 grand prize at the Shanghai Science and Technology Awards ceremony held in May 2019.
The Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) was founded in 1907 and enjoys high authority in the field of commercial real estate operation and management. BOMA Awards are also considered the “Oscars” of the commercial real estate industry. Every year, more than 100 excellent projects around the world participate in 15 categories of selection, and only one project can win the award in each category. Shanghai Tower is the only Chinese commercial real estate project and the only non-North American real estate project shortlisted for this year’s selection.
Given the uniqueness of Shanghai Tower, which distinguishes it from traditional high-rise buildings and has strong characteristics of the times, BOMA presented the Shanghai Tower with the only BOMA Global Innovation Award in the organization’s 112 years of existence, and the first time BOMA has given the award.
In the late 1960s, skyscrapers saw ever more innovations and acceleration, and the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) emerged, aiming to study and present the continuous rapid changes in the design and engineering of tall buildings. Looking back, the CTBUH has selected 50 best practices for tall buildings that represent major changes in thinking or technologies over the past five decades.
In October 2019, the Shanghai Tower was among the 50 most influential tall buildings released by the CTBUH. This was the second international honor received by the Shanghai Tower that year, apart from the BOMA International Global Innovation Award in the first half of the year, and also the second honor from the CTBUH. The first one, the Best Tall Building Worldwide, was received in 2016.
The Green Building Innovation Awards is established by the Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development of the People’s Republic of China (MOHURD). As an authoritative prize in the green building field in China to recognize and award annual innovations in green building, the awards are presented by the MOHURD according to Green Building Innovation Awards Management Rules, Specific Measures for Implementation of the Green Building Innovation Awards and the Criteria for the Selection of the Green Building Innovation Awards to actively guide and push forward the sound development of green buildings. The awards are handed out every two years and have become the most authoritative influential prize for green buildings in China.
The Shanghai Tower project adopts the “building + zone + city” design approach which coordinates climate and environment with humanism taken into account and stood out from a number of entries, thus bagging the first prize in the Green Building Innovation Awards 2020.