The world's best skyscrapers of 2014

OMA, Ateliers Jean Nouvel, Jean Nouvel,

Rotterdam, Australia, Dubai, Sydney, Australia, United Arab Emirates, USA, Sydney,

Sport & Wellness, Skyscraper,


The judges in 'CTBUH Names Best Tall Buildings of 2014' have announced the 4 top skyscrapers of 2014, located in the United States, Australia, the Netherlands and the United Arab Emirates.

The world's best skyscrapers of 2014

The list of the best tall buildings of 2014 has been announced, including the top-ranking skyscrapers in each geographic area: the Americas, Europe, Asia & Australia and Africa & the Middle East, selected by the judges of CTBUH from among the 88 nominations received. The winning skyscrapers are:
- in the Americas The Edith Green-Wendell Wyatt Federal Building in Portland, USA, designed by Skidmore, Owings and Merril (SOM) in 1970 and renovated by SERA Architects to improve its energy efficiency in 2013.
- in Asia & Australia, One Central Park in Sydney, Australia, designed by Ateliers Jean Nouvel with PTW Architects
- in Europe, De Rotterdam in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, designed by OMA (Rem Koolhaas, Reinier de Graaf, Ellen van Loon).
- in the Middle East & Africa, the Cayan Tower, also known as the Infinity Tower, in Dubai, UAE, designed by Skidmore Owings & Merrill LLP (SOM).

The winners in the various geographic areas compete for the title of “Best Tall Building Worldwide”, which will be presented at the CTBUH 13th Annual Awards Symposium on November 6 2014 in Chicago's prestigious Crown Hall of IIT, designed by Mies van der Rohe.

(Agnese Bifulco)

Images courtesy of CTBUH