The Future Project Award recognises design proposals and visions that will soon shape our cities, skylines, and push existing technical and structural limits. Compared to other categories in the CTBUH Awards Program, the Future Project Award recognises projects and breakthroughs that still need to be realised, but have been thoroughly documented and considered. In particular, the Future Project Award focuses on building designs that best advance sustainable vertical urbanism through innovation, efficiency, and potential influence on the industry.
The Best Tall Buildings award honours projects that have made extraordinary contributions to the advancement of tall buildings and the urban environment, and that achieve sustainability and human well-being at the highest and broadest level. These projects must also exhibit processes and/or innovations that have added to the profession of design and enhanced the cities and the lives of their inhabitants.