Shanghai Tower Wins 2015 Emporis Skyscraper Award
Gensler's Shanghai Tower has won the 2015 Emporis Skyscraper Award. Selected from over 300 buildings of over 100 meters in height completed in 2015, the Emporis jury was impressed by the Shanghai Tower's "elegant spiraling cylindrical shape," and the "extraordinary energy efficiency" provided, in part, by the building's double-skin facade.
Currently the world's second tallest building at 632 meters, the Shanghai Tower becomes the second Chinese building to win the
Emporis award, after Zaha Hadid Architects' Wangjing SOHO took the prize last year. In addition to Gensler's first-place project, Emporis also recognized 9 runners-up including Rafael Viñoly Architects' 432 Park Avenue, Arquitectonica's Icon Bay in Miami, and the Evolution Tower in Moscow by Kettle Collective and RMJM Edinburgh. Read on to see all ten awarded projects. Shanghai Tower / Gensler Architects, 2Define Architecture. Image © Connie Zhou 2. Evolution Tower (Moscow, Russia, 246 meters) / Kettle Collective, RMJM Edinburgh Evolution Tower / Kettle Collective, RMJM Edinburgh. Image © Igor Butyrskii Il Dritto / Arata Isozaki & Andrea Maffei Associati. Image © Boris Kauffer Jiangxi Nanchang Greenland Central Plaza / Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP. Image © Lv Hengzhong 5. Abode318 (Melbourne, Australia 187 meters) / Elenberg Fraser, Disegno Australia Abode318 / Elenberg Fraser, Disegno Australia. Image © Peter Clarke Icon Bay / Arquitectonica. Image © Robin Hill 7. D1 Tower (Dubai, United Arab Emirates 284 meters) / Holfords & Associates D1 Tower / Holfords & Associates. Image © Alan Millin 432 Park Avenue / Rafael Viñoly Architects, Schuman, Lichtenstein, Claman & Efron. Image © Royce Douglas 9. Citygate Tower (Vienna, Austria 110 meters) / Querkraft Architekten Citygate Tower / Querkraft Architekten. Image © Lukas Dostal 10. ÏCE II (Toronto, Canada 234 meters) / architectsAlliance ÏCE II / architectsAlliance. Image © Edvard Mahnic