Six Dow-connected Projects Recognized as Best Tall Buildings by CTBUH

At its May 18-20, 2021, Awards Conference, the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) recognized six Dow-connected projects as winners in the Best Tall Building category. The CTBUH Awards program honors projects that have made extraordinary contributions to the advancement of tall buildings and the urban environment, and that achieve sustainability at the highest and broadest level.

The projects recognized include:

  • Tianjin CTF Finance Centre, Tianjin, China
  • KK100, Shenzhen, China
  • International Commerce Centre, Hong Kong
  • Al Hamra Tower, Kuwait City
  • Marina Bay Sands Hotel Tower 1, Singapore
  • Burj Khalifa, Dubai

Dow technologies used include DOWSIL Structural Glazing, Insulating Glass Sealants, Weatherproofing and High Performance Sanitary Silicone Sealants.

“We are pleased that these buildings were selected for this prestigious award and honored that Dow technologies were chosen to help bring these unique architectural designs to reality in a sustainable way,” says Jean-Paul Hautekeer, global marketing director, High Performance Building, Dow. “Buildings account for nearly 40 percent of the world’s energy consumption. We’re trying to reduce that and ‘inspire the futurescape’ by working collaboratively with builders, contractors, consultants and architects to address today’s key energy efficiency and sustainability challenges and to develop technologies that will inspire tomorrow’s smart buildings.”

Dow is a provider of silicone technology and has been pioneering technologies that opened the eyes of architects to new ways of designing buildings since the early 1950s and 1960s. In fact, this year marks the 50th anniversary of Dow’s pioneering four-sided silicone structural glazing, which helped to enable the many visually stunning glass facades seen in cities today. Dow continues to bring innovation to the structural glazing market with new technologies, such as higher-design-strength silicone, blast-resistant and protective glazing solutions, frameless glazing balustrades, and crystal-clear silicone solutions that bring glazing aesthetics to the next level.

Dow technologies are also being used to retrofit older buildings to make them more sustainable. “It’s almost always ‘greener’ to retrofit an old building than to tear it down and construct a new one,” says Hautekeer. “With our customers and partners, we are developing solutions specific to this retrofitting market—such as air barrier systems, sealants for double and triple glazing, high-performance dual-seal windows perimeter system, and panel-bonding silicone for durable and low-maintenance cladding and rain-screens.”

View more information about Dow’s sustainable technologies for the building and construction industry.

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