“The Emporis Skyscraper Award is the world’s most renowned prize for high-rise architecture and has been awarded on an international basis every year since 2000. The primary criteria in awarding the prize are excellence in aesthetic and functional design. Every year, a jury of experts selects the winner.”
This years winner is:
The Absolute World Towers in Mississauga, Canada were chosen as the winner. They were designed by Beijing-based MAD Architects and Toronto-based Burka Architects, are 50 to 56 stories and known colloquially as “Marilyn Monroe”– for obviously curvy reasons.
The No. 2 winner is:
The Al Bahr Towers in Abu Dhabi, UAE have a second skin of umbrella like structures which open and close, as well as rotate around the building to provide protection from the sun as the earth rotates, by Aedas Architects.
And the Third Place winner is:
Well, if the first tower is called Marilyn, this one must be the “Jon Hamm“!
- Mississauga, Canada, ‘Marilyn Monroe’ skyscraper named Skyscraper of the Year (dailymail.co.uk)
- Bow tower listed as fourth best new skyscraper in the world (calgaryherald.com)
- Prada Opens Their Latest Boutique in Doha, Qatar (thefashionisto.com)