Top skyscrapers of 2013 announced

OMA, Renzo Piano, Norman Foster,

Nigel Young,

Australia, London, Beijing, China, United Arab Emirates,

Headquarters, Sport & Wellness,

The 4 best skyscrapers selected for the CTBUH Names Best Tall Buildings of 2013 were built in Canada, China, the United Kingdom and the Arab Emirates.

Top skyscrapers of 2013 announced
The winners of the CTBUH Names Best Tall Buildings 2013 award for the world?s best skyscrapers have been announced:
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.

(Agnese Bifulco)

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