In the Wadden Sea National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site located to the south of the peninsula of Jutland, this sculptural observation tower stands 25 meters tall and is a tourist attraction. With an elevator tucked into the core, it was built w
The steel structure rests on a stone podium with floors measuring 60x60m on an orthogonal 12x12m module until reaching a height of more than 350 m. Every 12 stories, a double mezzanine is resolved by large Vierendeel trusses...
A tower containing unobstructed spaces is the solution adopted on a small plot from which a ‘fab lab’ seeks to take part in revitalizing the port area of the city of Caen. The brief left the program largely undefined, which gave rise to a series of s
Caleido starts out from three premises: to propose a new centrality north of Paseo de la Castellana, to connect the Cuatro Torres Business Area with its environment, and to give the city a large green space – over 33,000 m² – around the complex. The
This ten-story building revolves around a courtyard that becomes the heart of the project – the market –, which is a connecting element between the nearby streets. The top eight floors contain 151 apartments of 80, 100, 120, and 140m²...
SMAR Architecture Studio – headed by Fernando Jerez and Belén Pérez de Juan and based in Australia, Spain, and Lithuania – has won the Urban Confluence ideas competition for a Silicon Valley icon in San José’s Guadalupe Park. Selected from a pool of
Being as it is in a seismic zone, the Yale Union contemporary art center needs to update its current infrastructure, a complex of historic brick buildings from the early 1900s. Rather than undertaking a structural renovation and jeopardizing the spat
The nhow RAI Hotel rises in the rapidly developing Zuidas business district, in the south of Amsterdam. The 91-meter building contains a mixed program with workspaces as well as entertainment. The main part is the hotel, which occupies nineteen of th
Zaha Hadid Architects wins competition for Tower C at Shenzhen Bay Super Headquarters Base, that will be a major business and technology center of the Chinese city, and will include residential and cultural developments as well as generous green zone
Situated on an exposed riverside site, the new mixed-use highrise acts as an entrance marker on the eastern edge of the Hafencity quarter. With a height of 245 meters, the tower is set to become the tallest building in Hamburg...
Designing a tower is often reduced to a boring exercise of cleverly resolving a central core and a more or less fancy facade. And between the two, a monotonous pile of identical floors, and identical spaces. Big Bang Towers explore the spatial and st
Buildings taller than 500 metres (1,640 feet) will no longer be approved, according to the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC). Towers over 250 metres must be limited, while buildings taller than 100 metres must match the scale and fire
A work of the firm led by Bjarke Ingles, the Canadian skyscraper formed by a mixed-use podium base and a slender residential tower 150 meters tall has been declared the winner in the Best Tall Building Worldwide section of the latest series of awards
The architect Frank Gehry will unveil his latest blockbuster building—a soaring twisting geometric tower covered with 11,000 stainless steel panels—at Luma Arles this summer, the 27-acre cultural campus in the southern French town of Arles spearheade
The Rafael Viñoly-designed 432 Park Avenue supertall tower, one of the wealthiest addresses in the world, faces some significant design problems, and other luxury high-rises may share its fate. The nearly 1,400-foot tower at 432 Park Avenue, briefly
London-based Heatherwick Studio has shared design plans for a pair of “curvaceous, light-filled” residential towers jointly commissioned by Bosa Properties and Kingswood Properties for Vancouver’s West End neighborhood. Details on the arboreal-inspir
Norra Tornen, the residential towers in Stockholm, designed by OMA / Reinier de Graaf, has been announced the winner of the ninth edition of the International Highrise Award (IHA)...
Seattle will be crowning downtown with a 361-meter tower containing 1,080 residential units in the higher floors and coworking and retail spaces in the lower levels. Assigned to ODA, the New York architecture firm headed by Eran Chen, the project bea
The first building of Jacques Herzog and Pierre de Meuron in Toronto – to be caried out in collaboration with the local firm Quadrangle – will also, when completed, be the city’s tallest, and perhaps the first Canadian sequel of the ‘supertall’ fever
The firm founded in London by the late Zaha Hadid and now headed by Patrik Schumacher has in the skyscraper district of Dubai just completed Hotel Opus ME, one of those buildings whose hollows perhaps cost more than their solid parts. Contorted to th
It was to highlight the eroded footprint of a 12th-century castle that the Catalan architect Carles Enrich set about restoring the Merola Tower in Puigreig, a municipality of Barcelona province. The project was urgent, following the 2016 collapse of
The beauty of the twin high-rises at Madrid’s Plaza de Colón, a 1968 iconic work of the architect Antonio Lamela, lies less in their appearance than in the extraordinary hanging structure that the civil engineer Javier Manterola calculated, and which