“Best Highrises - International Highrise Award 2012”

At German Architecture Museum the projects are shown until 13th January

by Valentina Ieva
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The exhibition “Best Highrises - International Highrise Award 2012”, which the German Architecture Museum (DAM) is showing from 17 November 2012 to 13 January 2013 honors winner and finalists 2012 and presents the broad spectrum of the 26 nominated projects.

During the prize ceremony the other four finalists were also honored. A certificate was received for the 164 meter tall residential highrise 'Pinnacle@Duxton' (Singapore), the 204 meter, 177 meter and 160 meter high towers of The Troika (Kuala Lumpur), the 265 meter high 'Eight Spruce Street' (New York) and the 179 meter and 161 meter tall towers of the Absolute Towers - Marilyn Monroe Penthouses (Missisauga).

The office highrise ‘1 Bligh Street‘ in Sydney has won the competition for the world’s most innovative highrise and prize money of 50,000 Euros.

The architects Christoph Ingenhoven (Ingenhoven Architects) and Ray Brown (Architectus) together with  Tony Gulliver, the General Manager Development of developer DEXUS, accepted the statuette and prize money during a special ceremony in Frankfurt’s Paulskirche.

Frankfurt’s Lord Mayor, Peter Feldmann, and Dr. Matthias Danne, real-estate and finance director of DekaBank presented the prize. The Deutsche Bank Towers in Frankfurt/Main received a Special Commendation for the revitalization of an existing highrise.   

The winners of the International Highrise Award 2012 have jointly decided to donate the total prize money of EUR 50,000 towards a student scholarship into the topic of sustainable commercial high-rise design at the University of New South Wales. This is Australia’s leading research institute for architecture, sustainability and the built environment.

Photo Credits:

1. Bligh Street, Sydney, ingenhoven architects und Architectus Sydney, 2011 – Atrium Foto: H. G. Esch

2. ARC Studio Architecture + Urbanism in collaboration with RSP Architects/Planners & Engineers Pte Ltd / Foto: David Phan Photographers

3. The Troika, Kuala Lumpur, Foster + Partners, 2011 Foto: Aaron Pocock

4. 8 Spruce Street, New York, Gehry Partners LLP, Los Angeles, 2011 - Erkerfenster Copyright: Gehry Partners, Los Angeles

5. Absolute Towers, Mississauga, MAD Architects, 2012 Foto: Tom Arban

6. Neue Deutsche Bank-Türme, Frankfurt am Main, Renovierung durch gmp Architekten, und Mario Bellini Architect(s), 2011 Copyright: Deutsche Bank

7. 1 Bligh Street, Sydney, ingenhoven architects und Architectus Sydney, 2011 - Atrium Foto: H. G. Esch


    • Valentina Ieva

      Valentina Ieva


      Bari / Italy

      Laureata in Ingegneria edile-architettura, giornalista per professione, web writer per diletto. Amante di architettura, design, fotografia e libri di carta. Dipendente dai social, Instagram e InstaStories su tutti. Affamata di vita, viaggi e storie da scoprire. Qualunque forma d'arte mi affascina da sempre e non posso pensare una vita senza: emozioni forti, immaginazione, buona musica, cucina pugliese, sole e gatti. Per dirla con le parole di Battiato, non potrei vivere senza: ‘un soffio al)

    The Troika 29

    The Troika

    Kuala Lumpur / Malaysia / 2008

    Absolute Towers - Marilyn Monroe Penthouses 33

    Absolute Towers - Marilyn Monroe Penthouses

    Mississauga / Canada / 2012

    1 Bligh Street 25

    1 Bligh Street

    Sydney / Australia / 2011

    Deutsche Bank Towers 26

    Deutsche Bank Towers

    Frankfurt am Main / Germany / 2010