The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) has named four distinctive towers from Canada, China, the UK and UAE as the best tall buildings in the world for 2013. Each winning project, judged by a panel of industry executives, has been selected for their “extraordinary contribution in the advancement of tall buildings and the urban environment, as well as for achieving sustainability at the broadest level.”
“The winners and finalists include some of the most striking buildings on the global landscape,” said Jeanne Gang, awards jury chair and principal of Studio Gang Architects. “They represent resolutions to a huge range of contemporary issues, from energy consumption to integration with the urban realm on the ground.”
The 2013 winners are…
Winner: The Bow; Calgary, Canada / Foster + Partners
Finalist: Devon Energy Center, Oklahoma City, USA
Finalist: Tree House Residence Hall, Boston, USA
Asia & Australasia:
Winner: CCTV; Beijing, China / OMA
Finalist: C&D International Tower, Xiamen, China
Finalist: Park Royal on Pickering, Singapore
Finalist: Pearl River Tower, Guangzhou, China
Finalist: Sliced Porosity Block, Chengdu, China
Winner: The Shard; London, UK / Renzo Piano
Finalist: ADAC Headquarters, Munich, Germany
Finalist: New Babylon, The Hague, Netherlands
Finalist: Tour Total, Berlin, Germany
Middle East & Africa:
Winner: Sowwah Square, Abu Dhabi, UAE / Goettsch Partners
Finalist: 6 Remez Tower, Tel Aviv, Israel
Finalist: Gate Towers, Abu Dhabi, UAE
An overall winner for the “Best Tall Building Worldwide” will be named from the four regional winners at the CTBUH 12th Annual Awards Ceremony and Dinner at the Illinois Institute of Technology, November 7, in the iconic Crown Hall, designed by Mies van der Rohe. The 10-Year and Innovation awards will be announced separately prior to the ceremony.
CTBUH Names Best Tall Buildings for 2013 originally appeared on ArchDaily, the most visited architecture website on 04 Jul 2013.
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