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Shanghai Tower Wins 2015 Emporis Skyscraper Award

Shanghai Tower Wins 2015 Emporis Skyscraper Award
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.

1. Shanghai Tower (Shanghai, China, 632 meters) / Gensler Architects, 2Define Architecture

Shanghai Tower / Gensler Architects, 2Define Architecture. Image © Connie Zhou
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
Evolution Tower / Kettle Collective, RMJM Edinburgh. Image © Igor Butyrskii

3. Il Dritto (Milan, Italy 210 meters) / Arata Isozaki & Andrea Maffei Associati

Il Dritto / Arata Isozaki & Andrea Maffei Associati. Image © Boris Kauffer
Il Dritto / Arata Isozaki & Andrea Maffei Associati. Image © Boris Kauffer

4. Jiangxi Nanchang Greenland Central Plaza (Nanchang, China 303 meters) / Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP

Jiangxi Nanchang Greenland Central Plaza / Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP. Image © Lv Hengzhong
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
Abode318 / Elenberg Fraser, Disegno Australia. Image © Peter Clarke

6. Icon Bay (Miami, USA 139 meters) / Arquitectonica

Icon Bay / Arquitectonica. Image © Robin Hill
Icon Bay / Arquitectonica. Image © Robin Hill

7. D1 Tower (Dubai, United Arab Emirates 284 meters) / Holfords & Associates

D1 Tower / Holfords & Associates. Image © Alan Millin
D1 Tower / Holfords & Associates. Image © Alan Millin

8. 432 Park Avenue (New York City, USA 426 meters) / Rafael Viñoly Architects, Schuman, Lichtenstein, Claman & Efron

432 Park Avenue / Rafael Viñoly Architects, Schuman,  Lichtenstein, Claman & Efron. Image © Royce Douglas
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
Citygate Tower / Querkraft Architekten. Image © Lukas Dostal

10. ÏCE II (Toronto, Canada 234 meters) / architectsAlliance

ÏCE II / architectsAlliance. Image © Edvard Mahnic
ÏCE II / architectsAlliance. Image © Edvard Mahnic

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Cite: Rory Stott. "Shanghai Tower Wins 2015 Emporis Skyscraper Award" 22 Nov 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/799961/gensler-shanghai-tower-wins-2015-emporis-skyscraper-award/> ISSN 0719-8884
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