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Best Highrises 2014/15 The International Highrise Award 2014/Internationaler Hochhaus-Preis 2014

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Paperback, with flaps ISBN: 978-3-7913-5400-2

Date of publication:
US December 15, 2014
UK November 24, 2014
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Thirty recently built skyscrapers from around the world are celebrated by the 10th anniversary of the International High-Rise Awards.

Every year it seems another “world’s tallest building” is planned or completed, signaling its city’s prominence as a modern Mecca of industry and civilization. As proven by this compendium of the best in high-rise architecture from the past two years, sustainability, energy, cost efficiency, and userfriendly design can distinguish a run-of-the-mill skyscraper from a landmark building. Through photographs, illustrations, and architectural drawings, this collection of magnificent structures focuses on the evolution of high-rise architecture away from the classic office building and towards mixed use projects that will shape the appearance and livability of cities around the world.

Nominated projects:

1. Aedas

Al Bahr Towers, Abu Dhabi

2. Boeri Studio

Bosco Verticale, Milan

3. (desinged by) Erick van Egeraat, Frank Williams & Associates,

M. M. Posokhin

Mercury City Tower, Moscow

4. Foster + Partners

The Bow, Calgary

5. Gruber + Kleine-Kraneburg Architekten

TaunusTurm, Frankfurt

6. Steven Holl Architects

Sliced Porosity Block – Raffles City Chengdu, Chengdu

7. MAD Architects Co, Ltd.

Sheraton Huzhou Hot Spring Resort, Huzhou

8. Prof. Christoph Mäckler Architekten

Zoofenster – Waldorf Astoria Berlin, Berlin

9. Ateliers Jean Nouvel

Doha Tower, Doha

10. Ateliers Jean Nouvel

Renaissance Barcelona Fira Hotel, L’Hospitalet de Llobregat, Barcelona

11. Ateliers Jean Nouvel

One Central Park, Sydney

12. Office for Metropolitan Architecture / Rem Koolhaas and Ole Scheeren


13. Office for Metropolitan Architecture

De Rotterdam, Rotterdam

14. Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects

Torre Costanera, Santiago

15. Dominique Perrault Architecture

DC Tower I; Vienna

16. Rapp & Rapp

De Kroon, The Hague

17. Renzo Piano Building Workshop

The Shard London Bridge Tower, London

18. Atelier Christian de Portzamparc

One57, New York City

19. Rogers Stirk Harbour & Partners

8 Chifley Square, Sydney

20. Rogers Stirk Harbour & Partners

The Leadenhall Building, London

21. Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP

Cayan Tower, Dubai

22. Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP

Pearl River Tower, Guangzhou

23. Somdoon Architects

Ideo Morph 38, Bangkok

24. Tago Architects

Dumankaya Ikon, Istanbul

25. TEN Arquitectos

Mercedes House, New York City

26. UN Studio

Ardmore Residence, Singapore

Peter Cachola Schmal (Author)

Peter Cachola Schmal is an architect and director of the DAM Deutsches Architekturmuseum (German Architecture Museum) in Frankfurt/Main, Germany.

Paperback, with flaps, 112 pages, 21,0 x 27,0 cm, 145 color illustrations

ISBN: 978-3-7913-5400-2

$ 39.95 | £ 29.99

Publishing House: Prestel

Date of publication:
US December 15, 2014
UK November 24, 2014

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