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Pei Cobb Freed & Partners – repositioning of the 1271 Avenue of the Americas tower

19-05-2022

Pei Cobb Freed & Partners – repositioning of the 1271 Avenue of the Americas tower

The new high-performance curtain wall of the 1271 Avenue of the Americas tower in New York has made it possible to preserve the image of the original building, built in the 1960s, but with significant energy savings. The repositioning project, created by the Pei Cobb Freed & Partners studio, received the Best Tall Building 2022 Award of Excellence in the Renovation category, awarded by the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat.

Mecanoo Heungkuk Tower Busan

22-04-2022

Mecanoo Heungkuk Tower Busan

Mecanoo and Francine Houben, the studio’s creative director and founding partner, appear in the twenty-second episode of The Architects Series, the exhibition format presented by THE PLAN magazine for the Iris Ceramica Group. In the video “The Architects Series – A documentary on: Mecanoo” and lecture by architect Francine Houben, webinar participants will discover the international architectural studio’s works and approach to design, the modus operandi they applied to Heungkuk Tower, one of the studio’s most recent projects, in Busan, South Korea.

SOM 800 Fulton Market: new ways of living and working in Chicago

20-04-2022

SOM 800 Fulton Market: new ways of living and working in Chicago

800 Fulton Market, the tower block designed by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM), represents a bridge between the past and the future for the Chicago district of the same name. The building, which has obtained a number of important sustainability certifications, is a mixed-use office tower about 100 metres tall, with seven landscaped terraces and an advanced building management system.

CTBUH Announces 2022 Best Tall Buildings

25-03-2022

CTBUH Announces 2022 Best Tall Buildings

The "Best Tall Building Awards of Excellence" are given out to the best tall building projects built anywhere in the world and selected by the CTBUH jury. Among these outstanding "excellences" in design and innovation in vertical construction, the winners of each category will be selected, together with the most prestigious title, the Overall Best Tall Building Worldwide, which will be announced in November during the CTBUH international conference.

Stefano Boeri Architetti designs Easyhome Huanggang Vertical Forest City Complex

01-02-2022

Stefano Boeri Architetti designs Easyhome Huanggang Vertical Forest City Complex

The Easyhome Huanggang Vertical Forest City Complex is the first Vertical Forest designed by Stefano Boeri Architetti in China and built in the city of Huanggang, in Hubei province. The two residential towers have been completed and the first tenants have already taken possession of the new flats, which allow them to experience the city's urban space with an unusual proximity to nature.

Snøhetta designs Duett Düsseldorf, a new cultural hub for Düsseldorf

11-10-2021

Snøhetta designs Duett Düsseldorf, a new cultural hub for Düsseldorf

Duett Düsseldorf, the project for the city of Düsseldorf's new cultural hub designed by the Snøhetta architecture studio, was unveiled recently. The chosen site is in the city centre, close to the Hofgarten park, the river Rhine and the famous and vital Königsallee street. The two iconic towers of Duett Düsseldorf will rise here, seemingly dancing together. The project will also incorporate a large roof garden open to the public, and an opera house of international standing.

The carbon-absorbing vertical forest by Vincent Callebaut

18-06-2021

The carbon-absorbing vertical forest by Vincent Callebaut

Vincent Callebaut’s vertical forest in Taipei is an anti-global warming ecosystem

Büro Ole Scheeren’s DUO in Singapore, a sustainable tower awarded the CTBUH Award

07-06-2021

Büro Ole Scheeren’s DUO in Singapore, a sustainable tower awarded the CTBUH Award

The DUO complex in Singapore, designed by Büro Ole Scheeren, has been presented with the Council of Tall Buildings’ Urban Habitat Award 2021 in the Single Site category. Every year, the prestigious award is given in recognition of a vertical urban habitat that fits well into its environmental and cultural surroundings, where public space is an important element of the project itself.

Vancouver House designed by BIG studio named Best Tall Building Worldwide 2021

31-05-2021

Vancouver House designed by BIG studio named Best Tall Building Worldwide 2021

On the occasion of the 2021 Tall + Urban Innovation conference organised by the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH), the winners of the 18th edition of the CTBUH Awards were announced. The jury selected the winners of the 29 categories into which the rich programme of prizes is divided, as well as naming the overall winner. For the 2021 edition of the prestigious Awards, the Best Tall Building Worldwide is the Vancouver House: a residential skyscraper designed in the Canadian city with the same name by the BIG studio, founded by Danish architect Bjarke Ingels.

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