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International Highrise Award 2020: The 31 Nominated Projects

by | Thursday, 20. August 2020

International Highrise Award 2020: 31 Highrise  Projects Nominated Worldwide

Frankfurt/Main, August 20, 2020

The buildings nominated for the International Highrise Award (IHP) 2020 have now been selected: Deutsches Architekturmuseum (DAM) has chosen them from over 1,000 new high-rise buildings construed over the past two years worldwide. The five shortlisted finalists from this group will be announced in September. The winner of the International Highrise Award will be presented on October 29, 2020 in the Paulskirche in Frankfurt/Main.

 

This year, 31 projects from 14 different countries have been nominated for the International Highrise Award. As in previous years, China is the country with the most high-rise projects. About every third sky-rise with a height of at least 100 meters is being built there. The enormous construction activity is also evidence by this year’s list of nominees, which includes ten projects in China.

That said, high-rises are also increasingly being built in Europe and Africa. The Casablanca Finance City Tower in Morocco is the first high-rise building on the African continent to be nominated for the award.

 

Distribution of the nominees:
China: 10 (32.26%)
Asia (excluding China): 4 (12.9%)
Europe: 6 (19.35%)
USA: 6 (19.35%)
Central and South America (Mexico and Colombia): 3 (9.68%)
Kuwait: 1 (3.23%)
Africa (Morocco): 1 (3.23%)

The International Highrise Award has been presented every two years since 2004. The IHA was jointly initiated in 2003 by the City of Frankfurt, Deutsches Architekturmuseum (DAM) and DekaBank Deutsche Girozentrale. It is financed by DAM and DekaBank. It will be awarded for the ninth time in 2020.

The criteria for the award are that the building combines sustainability, external form and internal spatial qualities, economic efficiency and social aspects into an exemplary design. The IHP is aimed at architects and developers whose buildings are at least 100 metres high and were completed in the past two years.

THE NOMINATED PROJECTS:

Grand Tower, Frankfurt/Main, Deutschland
Architects: Architekturbüro Magnus Kaminiarz & Cie, Frankfurt/Main, Deutschland

La Marseillaise, Marseille, Frankreich
Architects: Ateliers Jean Nouvel, Paris, Frankreich

Landmark 81, Ho Chi Minh Stadt, Vietnam
Architects: Atkins, London, Großbritannien

OmniTurm, Frankfurt/Main, Deutschland
Architects: BIG – Bjarke Ingels Group, Kopenhagen, Dänemark

Shenzhen Energy Headquarters, Shenzhen, China
Architects: BIG – Bjarke Ingels Group, Kopenhagen, Dänemark

Shenzhen Baidu Headquarters, Shenzhen, China
Architects: CCDI Group, Shenzhen, China

ARO, New York City, USA
Architects: CetraRuddy Architecture, New York City, NY, USA

15 Hudson Yards, New York City, USA
Architects: Diller Scofidio + Renfro, New York City, NY, USA

5th Extension of the European Court of Justice, Luxemburg
Architects: Dominique Perrault Architecture, Paris, Frankreich

Bacatá Tower, Bogotá, Kolumbien
Architects: Estudio de Arquitectura Alonso Balaguer, Barcelona, Spanien

Comcast Technology Center, Philadelphia, USA
Architects: Foster + Partners, London, Großbritannien

National Bank of Kuwait – NBK Tower, Kuwait-Stadt, Kuwait
Architects: Foster + Partners, London, Großbritannien

Poly Greenland Plaza, Shanghai, China
Architects: gmp Architekten von Gerkan, Marg und Partner, Hamburg, Deutschland

Luxe Lake Towers, Chengdu, China
Architects: GRAFT, Berlin, Deutschland

EDEN, Singapur
Architects: Heatherwick Studio, London, Großbritannien

China Resources Tower, Shenzhen, China
Architects: Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates, New York City, NY, USA

MGM Cotai, Macau, China
Architects: Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates, New York City, NY, USA

Robinson Tower, Singapur
Architects: Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates, New York City, NY, USA

Miyana, Torre Chapulín, Mexiko-Stadt, Mexiko
Architects: Legorreta, Mexiko-Stadt, Mexiko

Casablanca Finance City Tower, Casablanca, Marokko
Architects: Morphosis Architects, Culver City, CA, USA

Norra Tornen, Stockholm, Schweden
Architects: OMA Office for Metropolitan Architecture, Rotterdam, Niederlande

NEMA Chicago, Chicago, USA
Architects: Rafael Viñoly Architects, New York City, NY, USA

Torres Cuarzo, Mexiko-Stadt, Mexiko
Architects: Richard Meier & Partners Architects, New York City, NY, USA

3 World Trade Center, New York City, USA
Architects: Rogers Stirk Harbour & Partners, London, Großbritannien

Golden Dream Bay, Qinhuangdao, China
Architects: Safdie Architects, Somerville, MA; USA

The Stratford, London, Großbritannien
Architects: Skidmore Owings & Merrill, London, Großbritannien

Tianjin CTF Finance Center, Tianjin, China
Architects: Skidmore Owings & Merrill, Chicago, IL, USA

MIRA, San Francisco, USA
Architects: Studio Gang Architects, Chicago, IL, USA

Sky Green, Taichung, Taiwan
Architects: WOHA, Singapur

Leeza SOHO, Peking, China
Architects: Zaha Hadid Architects, London, Großbritannien

Morpheus Hotel & Resorts at City of Dreams, Macau, China
Architects: Zaha Hadid Architects, London, Großbritannien