One Central Park, winner of ‘Best Tall Building Worldwide’ by CTBUH for 2014.


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Council of Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH), a famous international organization focused on planning, design, construction and operation of tall buildings worldwide held its 13th annual awards ceremony on 6th November 2014. As part of a nearly year-long juried selection process across 88 entries, the Awards Jury first selected a Best Tall Building in four regions;

Best Tall Building (Americas) : Edith Green-Wendell Wyatt (EGWW) Federal Building, Oregon, US.

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Best Tall Building (Europe) : De Rotterdam, Rotterdam, Netherlands.

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Best Tall Building (Middle East) : Cayan Tower, Dubai, UAE.

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Best Tall Building (Asia & Australasia) : One Central Park, Sydney, Australia.

Out of the four winners, one will be crowned the ‘Best Tall Building Worldwide’ for the year. And as already mentioned in this post’s title, the winner is One Central Park building from Sydney, Australia.

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The building which is an apartment complex incorporating vertical gardens stands out than the rest in the entries not only because of its iconic feature particularly the compelling cantilevered structure, but also of its exceptional achievement in sustainability design. It is designed by famous architect, Jean Nouvel. You can read more about the design of the building here: http://www.archdaily.com/551329/one-central-park-jean-nouvel-patrick-blanc/.

There are other awards presented too by CTBUH for the year:

Urban Habitat Award (Inaugural) : The Interlace, Singapore.

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Performance Award (Inaugural) : International Commerce Centre, Hong Kong.

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Innovation Award : BioSkin, first used on NBF Osaki Building, Tokyo, Japan.

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10 Year Award : Post Tower, Bonn, Germany.

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Lynn S. Beedle Lifetime Achievement Award : Douglas Durst.

Fazlur R. Khan Lifetime Achievement Medal : Peter Irwin.

You can read more about every winning projects / persons from CTBUH’s official reports of the awards here: http://www.ctbuh.org/Awards/AllPastWinners/2014Awards/AwardsDinner/tabid/6642/language/en-US/Default.aspx.

(Images in this post are from various sources throughout the world wide web)

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