Archinect - News 2014-11-23T12:20:22-05:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/100120632/renzo-piano-s-the-shard-wins-emporis-skyscraper-award Renzo Piano’s The Shard wins Emporis Skyscraper Award Justine Testado 2014-05-20T17:24:00-04:00 >2014-05-21T14:59:22-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/oi/oiy2uyq3szj81m0t.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Skyscrapers designed by some of the world's biggest firms go head to head to get to the top in the yearly Emporis Skyscraper Award, the international prestigious prize for skyscrapers. Winning the top prize this year is Renzo Piano and Adamson Associates' "The Shard", which is also currently Western Europe's tallest building at 306 meters tall. The London-based tower was chosen out of 300 skyscrapers at least 100 m. in height and that were completed in the previous calendar year.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Do you agree with the jury's winner selection? Have a look at this year's top 10 below.</p><p>(Pictured above) <strong>1. The Shard (London, UK)</strong><br>Architects: <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/341/renzo-piano-building-workshop" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Renzo Piano Building Workshop</a>, <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/19053601/adamson-associates-inc" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Adamson Associates International</a></p><p><strong>2. DC Tower 1 (Vienna, Austria)</strong><br>Architects: <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/46086/dominique-perrault-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Dominique Perrault</a>, Hoffmann-Janz</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/26/26ev7jwyh01g4a8z.jpg"></p><p><strong>3. Sheraton Huzhou Hot Spring Resort (Huzhou, China) </strong><br>Architects: <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/1276712/mad" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">MAD</a>, Shanghai Xian Dai Architectural Design</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/hq/hqbziwkj6ydlv0yc.jpg"></p><p><strong>4. Cayan Tower (Dubai, UAE)&nbsp;</strong><br>Architects: <a href="http://archinect.com/som" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">SOM</a>, Khatib &amp; Alami</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/mm/mmb0dcl0r99qpcs0.jpg"></p><p><strong>5. One Central Park, East Tower (Sydney, Australia)</strong><br>Architects: <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/990/ateliers-jean-nouvel" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Ateliers Jean Nouvel</a>, PTW Architects</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/8n/8nrs8fvhj3aerung.jpg"></p><p><strong>6. Flame Towers (Baku, Azerbaijan) </strong><br>Architect: <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/9343/hok" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">HOK</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/13/13768i0xb8otehod.jpg"></p><p><strong>7. Mercury City (Moscow, Russia)</strong><br>Architects: <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/27040142/frank-williams-and-partners-architects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">F. Williams</a>, G.L. Sirota, M.M. Posokhin</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ui/uiyr3znftkfdv5s9.jpg"></p><p><strong>8. Ardmore Residence (Singapore)</strong><br>Architects: <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/1138/unstudio" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">UNStudio</a>, Architects 61</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ym/ym86wk3v8okhazqp.jpg"></p><p><strong>9. AZ Tower (Brno, Czech Republic)</strong><br>Architect: Architektonick&aacute; kancel&aacute;&#345; Burian-K&#345;ivinka</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/jo/jopkszyt82ljrshy.jpg"></p><p><strong>10 (tied). Nanfung Commercial Hospitality and Exhibition Complex (Guangzhou, China)</strong><br>Architect: Andrew Bromberg of <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/6259264/aedas" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Aedas</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/kg/kgth26wq8cvwyse0.jpg"></p><p><strong>10 (tied). Tour Carpe Diem (Courbevoie, France)</strong><br>Ar...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/63635185/editor-s-picks-294 Editor's Picks #294 Nam Henderson 2012-12-18T12:58:00-05:00 >2012-12-18T18:15:26-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/0u/0u5trfhvniw85wkv.jpg" width="514" height="423" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>For the latest in the Student Works series Archinect featured The Petropolis of Tomorrow: Drift &amp; Drive...a proposed solution for Petrobras...to relocate workers offshore...Thayer-D was curious "What kind of job do students who do this kind of work expect to do?" and amphibious agreed "For me, the real problem with this project is its weakness in experimentation, substance, and form. What is radical here really?"</p></em><br /><br /><p> For the latest in the Student Works series Archinect featured <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/62803118/student-works-the-petropolis-of-tomorrow-drift-drive" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Petropolis of Tomorrow: Drift &amp; Drive</a>. Joanna Luo, Weijia Song, Alex Yuen, students at Rice School of Architecture&nbsp; completed the project working with their advisor Neeraj Bhatia.</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/jy/jyd07uzdv5xjsmqj.jpg" title=""></p> <p> Consisting of a system of floating islands strategically located along the natural drift current of the Brazilian coast, the project is a proposed solution for Petrobras, the Brazilian petrochemical company, to relocate workers offshore, as rigs are established ever further from the coast, increasing the transportation cost of both workers and oil.</p> <p> <strong>Thayer-D </strong>was curious "<em>What kind of job do students who do this kind of work expect to do?&nbsp; I know it's the schools that promote this stuff, it's no different than when I went to school 20 years ago, but it still strikes me as academic malpractice</em>" and <strong>amphibious</strong>&nbsp; agreed "<em>with most of the comments here and I think they point out a deeper problem in this project. I am a truly believer of ex...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/63273060/gehry-s-8-spruce-street-wins-emporis-skyscraper-award Gehry’s 8 Spruce Street Wins Emporis Skyscraper Award Alexander Walter 2012-12-12T14:45:00-05:00 >2012-12-16T22:02:43-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/bm/bmzz7mi9igik5sb2.jpg" width="514" height="685" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The ten winners of the 2011 Emporis Skyscraper Award have been announced with New York City's 8 Spruce Street tower taking home the top place. The winners were chosen from over 220 skyscrapers completed in 2011. Now in its 12th year, the award program rewards ten skyscrapers completed in the previous calendar year.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html>