Sara Cultural Centre receives dual awards from CTBUH

Sara Cultural Centre has received two Awards of Excellence by Council of Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) in the categories of Best Tall Building under 100 m and Best Tall Building Europe.

With its pioneering design and dedication to sustainable principles, Sara Cultural Centre has set a new standard for timber construction and sustainable architecture. This dual recognition from the CTBUH serves as a testament to the significance and impact of this groundbreaking project.

CTBUH states that it is no longer enough to simply build tall – we must approach innovations in the built environment and density in ways that are meaningful, creative, carbon-neutral and affordable. Only then can we support balanced and healthy living, working and civic and social engagement.

We are very excited about not one but two awards from CTBUH. It validates our strong commitment to pushing boundaries of possibility and challenging conventional norms. With each innovative design, we have the potential to transform the way we inhabit our urban environments and create a more sustainable future.
Oskar Norelius and Robert Schmitz, Lead Architects at White Arkitekter

This year, CTBUH received a record-setting number of submissions. Out of 346 submissions from all over the world, Sara Cultural Centre won two Awards of Excellence. First in the Tall Buildings under 100 m category, where Sara Cultural Centre is standing alone as the sole representative from Europe. And then in the Best Tall Building Europe category.

– Our annual international awards program showcases and celebrates projects that adopt the most innovative approaches and solutions to some of the most pressing challenges we confront in the urban environment today, including mitigating the impact of climate change, reducing carbon emissions, achieving sustainability through an environmental – as well as cultural – lens and equity and affordability in housing, among many others, says Javier Quintana de Uña, CEO, CTBUH.

The Awards of Excellence winners compete for the Main Category Prize at the CTBUH International Conference, where each project is presented to an international audience and live juries. Overall category winners will be conferred at an award ceremony and dinner at the conference.

This year’s conference takes place in Singapore and Kuala Lumpur, 16 – 21 October 2023.

About CTBUH Awards Programme

CTBUH Awards Program recognises extraordinary contributions to the advancement of tall buildings and the urban environment, and that achieve sustainability at the highest and broadest level. The objective is to deliver a comprehensive and sophisticated view of these important buildings, spaces, and technologies, while advocating for improvements in every aspect of their performance, especially those that have the greatest impact on the people who use them each day.

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