On March 4 CTBUH, The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat announced the Winners of the 2019 Award for Lifetime Achievement and 10 Year Award of Excellence, a prize presented to skyscrapers with a decade of history behind them, assessed in terms of the results they have achieved on the basis of environmental and technological criteria ten years after their construction.
China and Shenzhen in particular are the country and the city with the largest number of supertall buildings, defined as taller than 300 m. Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates’ 528 m tall CITIC Tower in Beijing is the tallest building of 2018 and the sixth tallest skyscraper in the world.
The list of skyscrapers presented with an Award of Excellence, the first step in the CTBUH 2019 Awards presented to the world’s best tall buildings by the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat, have been announced.
Shenzhen has a new urban landmark: recently, the new Shenzhen Energy Company skyscraper, designed by BIG - Bjarke Ingels Group, has been completed. Its pleated façade is the result of a study aimed at maximising the contribution of architecture in terms of energy performance and users’ comfort.
The tower created by Chinese architecture studio URBANUS ARCHITECTURE & DESIGN is very eye-catching thanks to the lighting project by GD-Lighting Design for architecture that reaches out and interacts due to the engaging use of light poetics.
Pingshan Performing Arts Centre in Shenzhen, designed by OPEN Architecture, is in the final stages of construction: the wrapper has been completed and work is underway on the interior and on the landscaping outside the building.
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