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Shard Wins Emporis Skyscraper Award

01:00 - 20 May, 2014
Shard Wins Emporis Skyscraper Award, The Shard / Renzo Piano. Image © Eric Smerling
The Shard / Renzo Piano. Image © Eric Smerling

The Shard has been awarded this year's Emporis Skyscraper Award, bringing the award back to Europe after two consecutive wins in North America - by Absolute Towers in 2013 and New York by Gehry in 2012. Each year, the award honours the world's best new building over 100m tall.

The award's jury praised the Shard's "unique glass fragment-shaped form and its sophisticated architectural implementation", resulting in "a skyscraper that is recognized immediately and which is already considered London's new emblem."

Read on to find out the remaining 10 buildings to take home awards

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DC Towers I / Dominique Perrault Architecture

01:00 - 28 February, 2014
DC Towers I  / Dominique Perrault Architecture, © Michael Nagl
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