CTBUH Announces Additional Awards and Honorees

India’s Statue of Unity, with elevators by Otis and Johnson Lifts, was recognized in the Best Non-Building category; © L&T Construction via CTBUH

The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) announced in August the 2022 recipients of the Lynn S. Beedle and Fazlur R. Kahn Lifetime Achievement Awards. Peter Wynne Rees, who led planning and regeneration of the world business and financial center as city planning officer for the City of London, receives the Beedle Award and Hanif Kara, a Ugandan-born, practicing civil and structural engineer with Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design and co-founder of design-engineering practice AKT II, receives the Kahn award. Since announcing Award of Excellence winners in various categories earlier this year, CTBUH has since announced winners including those in the Best Non-Building, 20-Year and Life Safety Design categories. Best Tall Non-Buildings recognized are TK Elevator’s Aufzugstestturn (elevator test tower in Rottweil, Germany); the Bailong Bridge Ferris Wheel in Weifang, China; Çamlica Radio and TV Tower in Istanbul, Copenhill, a combined heat and power waste-to-energy plant and recreational facility in Copenhagen, Denmark; Statue of Unity in Kevadiya, India; and Tulip Tower air traffic control tower in Istanbul. Life Safety honorees are Dahaihui Plaza in Shenzhen, China; Mjøstårnet tall timber building in Brumunddal, Norway; and Taikang Headquarters Building in Beijing. 10-Year Award (2012 completion) recipients are De Karel Doorman mixed-use building in Rotterdam, Netherlands; Devon Energy Center in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; and the Shenye Tairan Building in Shenzhen, China. Lifetime achievement honorees will be recognized at and other winners will go on to compete in the next stage of the awards program during the 2022 CTBUH International Conference in Chicago on November 9-12.

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