Soaring Modern Architecture reaches the Pinnacle of success in 2011
Best Tall Buildings Award (CTBUH): An appropriate location for such an occasion ‘The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat’ announced the winners of its “Best Tall Building” awards for 2011 in Chicago, home of the historic first steel framed Sky Scraper. This prestigious award is made annually and celebrates the design of outstanding tall buildings from each of four geographical regions. Europe, America, Asia/Australasia, and the Middle East/Africa
Eight Spruce Street by Gehry
The 2011 awards went to: ‘New York by Gehry’ at Eight Spruce Street, New York (Americas); Guangzhou International Finance Center, Guangzhou (Asia & Australasia); KfW Westarkade, Frankfurt (Europe); and The Index, Dubai (Middle East & Africa). The variety of designs displayed in the winning designs is indicative of the considerable energy being invested in creating outstanding contemporary architecture on a global scale. The criteria used in selecting each prestigious building were based on: design and technical innovations, sustainable qualities, and how each building enhanced its immediate environment and the lives of its inhabitants.