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
- The Point / Christian Wiese
- United Nations Secretariat Building Renovation / HLW International
Finalists, Asia & Australia:
- 8 Chifley / Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners
- Abeno Harukas / Takenaka Corporation
- Ardmore Residence / UN Studio
- FKI Tower / Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture
- Ideo Morph 38 / Somdoon Architects
- Sheraton Tai Lake Resort / MAD Architects
- The Interlace / OMA
- The Jockey Club Innovation Tower / Zaha Hadid Architects
- Wangjing SOHO / Zaha Hadid Architects