2012 International Highrise Award and Exhibition

Mario Bellini, Foster + Partners,

Frankfurt, Singapore,

Skyscraper, Sport & Wellness,

Exhibition, Prize,

The Highrise 2012 international awards have been announced, and the winners are Christoph Ingenhoven and Ray Brown. The finalists are featured in an exhibition at DAM in Frankfurt.

2012 International Highrise Award and Exhibition

A new award for architects Christoph Ingenhoven and Ray Brown: the skyscraper they designed at "1 Bligh Street" in Sydney has won the International Highrise Award 2012, chosen over four other finalists:
The Pinnacle @Duxton (Singapore) by ARC Studio Architecture + Urbanism,
The Troika (Kuala Lumpur) by Foster + Partners,
Eight Spruce Street (New York) by Gehry Partners,
Absolute Towers (Mississauga, Canada) by MAD.

The prize jury acknowledged the exceptional architectural quality of "1 Bligh Street", a project that aims to meet the inhabitants? needs rather than create an architectural landmark.
For the first time in the history of the Highrise Award, a special mention has been awarded for renovation of an existing skyscraper, the Deutsche Bank Tower in Frankfurt, designed by gmp – von Gerkan, Marg und Partner + Mario Bellini Architects.
An exhibition underway at DAM in Frankfurt presents the award-winning highrises in large-scale models, photographs, drawings and videos.

(Agnese Bifulco)

Title: International Highrise Award 2012
Dates: 17 November 2012 - 13 Jnauary 2013
Location: Deutsches Architekturmuseum (DAM), Frankfurt, Germany
Images: Courtesy of DAM