Archive for November, 2010

High Wise

Sunday, November 7th, 2010

A few days ago in a lavish ceremony in Frankfurt, the winners of the 4th International Highrise Award were announced. From a shortlist of five projects from around the world, the top honour was bestowed upon¬†The Met in Bangkok, designed by Singapore’s WOHA.

Among the shortlisted projects were Shanghai World Financial Centre by Kohn Pedersen Fox

and the Skidmore Owings & Merrill’s Burj Khalifa in Dubai.

At the ceremony, Burj Khalifa received a special commendation for technological innovation.

Chip Off the Old Block

Friday, November 5th, 2010

In Shanghai, Pelli Clarke Pelli’s International Finance Centre consisting of two higher towers, a smaller block of serviced apartments and a large retail mall, is nearing completion. The vertical planes of the taller towers, at 250m and 260m high, have been bevelled away creating a dynamic and ever-changing silhouette against the SWFC and Jin Mao towers to the east.