In the Americas, The Bow, built in Calgary, Canada and designed by Norman Foster. The CCTV Headquarters in Beijing, China, designed by Rem Koolhaas, OMA, is the winner in Asia and Australia.
The winning European skyscraper is The Shard designed in London by Renzo Piano; the tallest building in the European Union has finally qualified an Italian architect as a finalist for the prize.
The winner in Africa and the Middle East is Sowwah Square, designed in Abu Dhabi by Goettsch Partners.
Each of these skyscrapers has already won in its particular geographic area and now competes for the world title “Best Tall Building Worldwide” which will be announced on November 7 during the awards ceremony at the IIT Crown Hall, designed by Mies van der Rohe.
Images courtesy of CTBUH:
The Bow: © Nigel Young
Sowwah Square: © Mubadala Real Estate & Infrastructure, © Lester Ali
The Shard: © Sellar Property Group
CCTV Headquarters: © Philippe Ruault