Great heights: The 2015 world's Best Tall Building is a towering forest

Tall Building Worldwide award is Bosco Verticale (Vertical Forest)
The overall winner of the 2015 Best Tall Building Worldwide award is Bosco Verticale (Vertical Forest) by Stefan Boeria Architetti. The building impressed judges with the viability of its extensive multi-storey landscape design.
(Image credit: Paolo Rosselli)

The crystalline form of the One World Trade Center in New York City by SOM scooped the regional award for the Americas

The crystalline form of the One World Trade Center in New York City by SOM scooped the regional award for the Americas.

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A second appearance for skyscraper aficionados SOM - the mixed use Bacarat Hotel and Residences in New York City was a finalist in the Americas category

A second appearance for skyscraper aficionados SOM - the mixed use Bacarat Hotel and Residences in New York City was a finalist in the Americas category.

(Image credit: Albert Vecerka | Esto)

The dramatic angled cantilever of the Torre Virreyes in Mexico City by Teodoro González de León was a finalist in the Americas category

The dramatic angled cantilever of the Torre Virreyes in Mexico City by Teodoro González de León was a finalist in the Americas category.

(Image credit: Albert Vecerka | Esto)

B.S.R.Towers in Tel Aviv, Israel by Moshe Zur Architects, comprising two residential 30-storey towers, was a finalist in the Middle East & Africa category.

B.S.R.Towers in Tel Aviv, Israel by Moshe Zur Architects, comprising two residential 30-storey towers, was a finalist in the Middle East & Africa category.

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The sophisticated push and pull effect of the glazed façades breaks up the 24-storey massing of the Al Hilal Bank Tower in Abu Dhabi, UAE. The tower by Goettsch Partners was a finalist in the Middle East & Africa category

The sophisticated push and pull effect of the glazed façades breaks up the 24-storey massing of the Al Hilal Bank Tower in Abu Dhabi, UAE. The tower by Goettsch Partners was a finalist in the Middle East & Africa category.

(Image credit: Lester Ali)

The sleek 88-storey residential Burj Mohammed Bin Rashid Tower in the heart of Aby Dhabi by Foster + Partners claimed the Middle East & Africa regional award. Image: © Foster + Partners

The sleek 88-storey residential Burj Mohammed Bin Rashid Tower in the heart of Aby Dhabi by Foster + Partners claimed the Middle East & Africa regional award.

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The elegant and twisting ribbon-like form of the Evolution Tower office building in Moscow by RMJM was a finalist in the European category

The elegant and twisting ribbon-like form of the Evolution Tower office building in Moscow by RMJM was a finalist in the European category.

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The Leadenhall Building, aka ‘The Cheesegrater’ on account of its tapering wedged form, by Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners was a finalist in the European category. The innovative mixed use office and retail building joins a growing list of landmark towers in the City of London

The Leadenhall Building, aka ‘The Cheesegrater’ on account of its tapering wedged form, by Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners was a finalist in the European category. The innovative mixed use office and retail building joins a growing list of landmark towers in the City of London.

(Image credit: Richard Bryant / Arcaid)

The smooth cylindrical form of the Police Headquarters & Charleroi Danses in Belgium by Ateliers Jean Nouvel & MDW Architecture creates a new urban landmark for Charleroi. Finalist in the European category, the mixed use building encourages diversity, combining the police headquarters with a dance company

The smooth cylindrical form of the Police Headquarters & Charleroi Danses in Belgium by Ateliers Jean Nouvel & MDW Architecture creates a new urban landmark for Charleroi. Finalist in the European category, the mixed use building encourages diversity, combining the police headquarters with a dance company.

(Image credit: Filip Dujardin)

Malmö Live, a cultural centre by Schmidt Hammer Lassen is a collection of rectilinear volumes accommodating a concert hall, congress and hotel complex

Malmö Live, a cultural centre by Schmidt Hammer Lassen is a collection of rectilinear volumes accommodating a concert hall, congress and hotel complex. A finalist in the European category, the interconnecting volumes are united by a well-ordered homogeneous exterior.

(Image credit: Adam Mørk 2015)

Swanston Square Apartment Tower in Melbourne by ARM Architecture is a mixed use development incorporating a striking balcony profile that defines the exterior

Swanston Square Apartment Tower in Melbourne by ARM Architecture is a mixed use development incorporating a striking balcony profile that defines the exterior. A finalist in the Asia & Australasia category, the tower creates an urban anchor on the northern end of Swanston Street.

(Image credit: John Gollings)

The sustainable design for CapitaGreen in Singapore by Toyo Ito & Associates scooped the Asia & Australasia regional award

The sustainable design for CapitaGreen in Singapore by Toyo Ito & Associates scooped the Asia & Australasia regional award.

(Image credit: Capita Land Limited)

The imposing glazed disc of Sunrise Kempinski Hotel in Beijing by Shanghai Huadu Architecture & Urban Planning Co.

The imposing glazed disc of Sunrise Kempinski Hotel in Beijing by Shanghai Huadu Architecture & Urban Planning Co. was a finalist in the Asia & Australasia category.

(Image credit: Shanghai Huadu Architecture & Urban Planning Co)

Five striking residential towers, linked by green bridges form Sky Terrace@Dawson in Singapore by SCDA Architects, a finalist in the Asia & Australasia category.

Five striking residential towers, linked by green bridges form Sky Terrace@Dawson in Singapore by SCDA Architects, a finalist in the Asia & Australasia category.

(Image credit: SCDA Architects Pte Ltd)

Siamese Ratchakru in Bangkok by Spaceshift Studio comprises of a 15-storey mixed use tower and a 28-storey residential tower

Siamese Ratchakru in Bangkok by Spaceshift Studio comprises of a 15-storey mixed use tower and a 28-storey residential tower. A finalist in the Asia & Australasia category, both volumes incorporate elevated greenery.

(Image credit: Spaceshift Studio)

A blue ribbon-like profile defines this 28 storey Phoenix residential building in Melbourne

A blue ribbon-like profile defines this 28 storey Phoenix residential building in Melbourne by Fender Katsalidis Architects, finalist in the Asia & Australasia category. 

(Image credit: John Gollings)

INFORMATION

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