CTBUH Names Its Winners for Best Tall Building 2014

Cayan Tower / SOM. Image © Tim Griffith / SOM

The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) has announced the regional winners of its 2014 Best Tall Building award. Chosen from a selection of 88 nominees, the four winning buildings will go on to compete for the Best Tall Building Worldwide Award, due to be announced in December.

The winners and finalists this year show significant diversity in form, function and philosophy; normally low-rise typologies such as education, green buildings, renovations and boundary-pushing shapes have all made the list. Jeanne Gang, founder of Studio Gang and Chair of the jury, said: “The submissions this year… reflect the dawning of a global recognition that tall buildings have a critical role to play in a rapidly changing climate and urban environment.”

Read on after the break for the full list of winners and finalists

EGWW / SERA Architects + Cutler Anderson Architect

© Nic Lehoux

Architects: SERA Architects, Cutler Anderson Architect
Location: Portland, OR 97204, USA
Year: 2013
Photographs: Nic Lehoux

Top 100 Architecture Firms

© Joe Pugliese

Architect Magazine‘s third-annual ranking of American architecture firms takes a look at three factors: profitability, sustainability, and design quality. This whole picture approach provides an opportunity for small and large firms to go head to head, with a result of the best architecture firms, not necessarily the biggest.

Some of these practices have been featured on ArchDaily like , Skidmore Owings & Merrill, , and Frank Harmon Architect.

Take a look at the complete rankings after the break.

200-Foot-High Green Wall Possibility for Portland Federal Building

© Scott Baumberger, Baumberger Studio

We’ve featured lots of sustainability driven projects on AD that implement passive systems, eco-friendly materials, and green roofs.  But this government building in , has completely overshadowed any green wall we’ve seen thus far.  Tim Newcomb for Architectural Record reported that a 200-foot-high living wall may be tacked onto the Edith Green-Wendell Wyatt Federal Building.

More about the potential 200 foot living wall after the break.