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Project • By Seth Powers PhotographyOffices

Star River Headquarters

This sculptural addition to the business district on Guangzhou’s Pazhou Island is the centerpiece of a reconceptualized city block, which combines green space with covered walkways and multiple levels of retail and commerce. Seth Powers Seth Powers Seth Powers Reshaping Pazhou Island A historic anchor for trade along the Pearl River, Pazhou Island has emerged as a modern center of commerce. The new headquarters for Star River is an emblem of this transformation. From afar, the tower’s pleated facade ascends in a parabolic taper, creating vertical planes of light and shadow that add to its unique character. Situated near two other SOM-designed towers—the Guangzhou Chamber of Commerce and SANY Irootech Pazho... More

Project • By Studio Marco PivaIndividual Buildings

Torre Antonini

Studio Marco Piva has been selected for the reconstruction of Torre Antonini, the skyscraper that caught fire in Milan on August 29, 2021, leaving 80 families homeless. The project, whose work should start by the beginning of  summer 2023, is planned to be completed between 2025 and 2026. Studio Marco Piva The project provides for the partial restoration of the architecture of the pre-existing tower, giving it a distinctive morphology that stems from the cues from the previous structure and translates into a modern architectural solution. The design concept provides for loggias that, enveloping the entire building, establish a connection with the surrounding area and offer usable and scenic outdoor spaces: a soft aesthetic with... More

Project • By kalbod design studioIndividual Buildings

Sandstorm Absorbent Skyscraper

Have you ever encountered sandstorms? If you have ever spent some time in Dubai or any other city in UAE, especially during spring and summer, you have probably witnessed its tropical desert climate and massive sandstorms. And you might know that when they occur, they slow down or, on larger scales, completely shut down the city’s ordinary rhythm. Besides this, it is a proven fact that sandstorms gradually cause respiratory problems and pollutes the air and water, which will end up destroying the natural habitat. Caption On the other hand, as you probably know, Dubai loves and encourages creative yet functioning ideas! And Designing skyscrapers is one of the most popular types of architecture in Dubai So, at Kalbod Architecture... More

Project • By Cimet ArquitectosOffices

Torre Glorieta Insurgentes

The Glorieta Insurgentes Tower stands as a landmark in Mexico City with an elegant and timeless design, which articulates Cha- pultepec Avenue with the Insurgentes Roundabout taking its semicircular shape & detonating it vertically to develop an office building of 26 levels above ground with a 120 m height. The Tower has direct access to the public transportation hub con- necting the plaza through a new pedestrian path underground, encouraging the use of public & alternative transport in a city where movement is a major issue. Luis Gallardo / LGM Studio Luis Gallardo / LGM Studio The conception of the project included the principals of com- fort and experience of the inhabitant, functionality, sustainability and energy ef... More

NewsNews • 2 Aug 2022

Foster + Partners unveil a 300m tall Sculptural Edifice in Kuwait City

Foster + Partners disclose the completion of a supertall skyscraper that will serve as the headquarters of the National Bank of Kuwait. Soaring 300 metres above Sharq, the financial district of Kuwait, the iconic building is the latest addition to the city’s ever-evolving urban landscape.  Nigel Young / Foster + Partners Responding to Kuwait’s extreme climate, the tower takes shape as a fin-wrapped cylindrical volume. The concrete fins that extend throughout the length of the building, not just provide structural support but also help in effective shading of interior spaces and minimize solar gain. The northern side of the structure is opened through a strip of glazing to frame views of the Arabian Gulf. Nige... More

Project • By Rapp+RappOffices

De Kroon

Situated between Central Station and the Spui, next to the new Ministries of Foreign Affairs, stands De Kroon, a 131m high rise residential tower including office- and commercial space. The area is bounded on three sides by busy traffic arteries. The basic principles of the building design are based on the plot settings of the early American skyscrapers. An important reference for the building was the early high-rise typology of the end of the 18th and beginning of the 19th century in Chicago. Kim Zwarts   The office- and residential buildings are located next to each other on a commercial plinth. The 23m high office building is organized around an atrium hall. The adjacent residential tower covers 253 apartments. The setbacks o... More

Project • By HPP ArchitectsOffices

Maslak Square

The building ensemble “Maslak Square” for the client Kapital Real Estate Development comprises two crystalline volumes of differing heights which will stand in the central business district of Maslak, making a previously inaccessible commercial site available for public use again. Cemal Emden The up and coming district of Maslak in Istanbul is a typical converted area whose significance is steadily increasing with the influx of international service companies. The design of this new building with its two separate towers will create an appealing passageway as an ideal route across the premises for residents and visitors. Cemal Emden The planned utilisation of the ground floor will ensure added value for the area: a ma... More

Project • By 10 DesignShops

Prince Bay Taiziwan Residences

Welcome to the Prince Bay Taiziwan residences, an extraordinary residential development created by China Merchants and 10 Design that offers luxurious coastal living in a new entertainment and cultural destination in Shenzhen, China.   At Prince Bay Taiziwan, residents are able to experience the international lifestyle of the Nanshan Business District, traveling with ease to Shenzhen, Hong Kong International Airport, and Macau.   Caption Prince Bay Taiziwan at 250m high is set to become Prince Bay’s tallest residential landmark when completed in Jun 2023. It is also anticipated that the 139,000sqm development will be one of the most luxurious residences in the city, providing unrivalled club amenities and access to oc... More

Project • By Balcon studioApartments

Neva Towers

The owner of the apartment is a model. Designer of BALCON studio, Ekaterina Astapova, has created a strict, but at the same time cozy modern interior, where luxurious decoration plays a leading role. Young lady chose apartments in one of the Moscow skyscrapers - in the Neva Towers residential complex. The apartments here have not only gorgeous bird's-eye views of the capital, but also high ceilings and white box finishes, suggesting minimal transformations of the space at the request of the buyer. Evgeniy Kulibaba Evgeniy Kulibaba Evgeniy Kulibaba Evgeniy Kulibaba Evgeniy Kulibaba Evgeniy Kulibaba Evgeniy Kulibaba Evgeniy Kulibaba More

Project • By AARTOffices

The KLP Building

The KLP Building stands as a landmark for the development of Oslo’s former industrial harbour into a modern and integrated part of the city. It is part of the Barcode Project on the waterfront, where the building not only rises over the waterfront as the first combined residential and office building, but also forms the city’s new skyline. Where the city meets the fjordThe KLP Building stands amongst the other Project Barcode buildings, adding new qualities to the area where the Norwegian capital meets the fjord. Where once heavy industry separated the city from the fjord, now there is a modern harbour district with homes, shops, restaurants and offices spread along the waterfront across the buildings. This is also true of the... More

Project • By Interpon Powder Coatings by AkzoNobelResidential Landscape

Yachthouse by Pininfarina

A collaboration with Construtora Pasqualotto&GT, one of Brazil’s top development and construction firms, Yachthouse by Pininfarina is a high-end residential project located in Balneário Camboriú, in the state of Santa Catarina, Brazil. Combining the unique elegance and dynamism of Pininfarina’s architectural style, the iconic two-tower skyscraper, located between the Camboriú river and the Atlantic Ocean, is a true landmark in the area, and is slated to become the tallest in Brazil. AkzoNobel has development the Ultra durable finishes for the Aluminum profiles & the ACM that compose this incredible facade. Pasqualotto & GT Pasqualotto & GT   More

Project • By OFFTECResidential Landscape


Finalist Mention in "Detroi Waterfront District" - YAC competition More

Project • By Skidmore, Owings & Merrill SOMOffices

Tianjin CTF Finance Centre

The design for the Tianjin Chow Tai Fook Binhai Centre uses undulating curves to subtly express three programmatic elements while presenting a bold monolithic expression on the skyline. The 530-meter-tall skyscraper will house offices, 300 service apartments, and a five-star, 350-room hotel. The tower will be a striking new landmark in the Tianjin Economic-Technological Development Area (TEDA), located just outside Tianjin.The gently curving glass skin conceals eight sloping columns that lie behind the primary bends of the elevation and increase the structure’s stiffness in response to seismic concerns. Strategically placed, multistory wind vents combined with the tower's aerodynamic shape reduce vortex shedding, which in turn dramati... More

Project • By Dam & Partners ArchitectenOffices

De Zalmhaven toren

The Zalmhaven is the new eye-catcher on the Rotterdam skyline. With 215 meters, this will be the highest residential tower in the Benelux. Two flanking towers (by KAAN Architecten) form a visual staircase to the lower Scheepvaartkwartier.  For this ambitious project, much attention has been paid to the relationship with the environment and the liveliness at ground level. On the urban scale, the high tower acts as a connecting element between the Scheepvaartkwartier and the Kop van Zuid, between the north and south side of the city. In this way, the focus of the city is shifted towards the water.  The style of the architecture and the character of the building are in line with the existing buildings of the area. The design is ins... More

Project • By OFFTECIndividual Buildings


Honorable Mentions SKYHIVE 2020 More