The International High-Rise Award is bestowed every two years for a high-rise that combines exemplary sustainability, outer shape, and internal use of space and takes full consideration of social and urban planning-related aspects in order to create an exemplary design. Further criteria are innovative engineering and cost-effectiveness.

November 2024 sees the 11th jubilee edition of the International High-Rise Award.

Since 2004, the prize has been organized and awarded jointly by the City of Frankfurt, Deutsches Architekturmuseum (DAM), and DekaBank. Since the beginning of the millennium, it has kept pace with the ongoing boom worldwide in what is clearly the prime field of architecture in the 21st century.

The winning project of the International High-Rise Award 2024/25 will be announced at a formal prize-giving ceremony in Frankfurt’s Paulskirche, followed by an exhibition at Deutsches Architekturmuseum  and an extensive book publication. 


Best High-Rises 2024/25

Vorstellung der Nominierten

31 Projekte sind für den Internationalen Hochhaus Preis 2024/25 nominiert.
Got to Best High-Rises 2024/25
DAM IHP2024 25 Adrian Smith Gordon Gill Architecture Central Park Tower AS+GG Extell Development Company
Adrian Smith & Gordon Gill Architecture, Chicago, USA:
Central Park Tower, New York, USA
Photo: Extell Development Company
DAM IHP2024 25 Kengo Kuma Associates Alberni Graham Handford
Kengo Kuma & Associates, Tokyo, Japan:
Alberni, Vancouver, Canada
Photo: Graham Handford
DAM IHP2024 25 Bjarke Ingels Group the Spiral copyright Laurian Ghinitoiu
BIG-Bjarke Ingels Group, Copenhagen, Denmark / New York, USA:
The Spiral, New York, USA
Photo: Laurian Ghinitoiu
DAM IHP2024 25 Kohn Pedersen Fox CitymarkTower Justin Szeremeta
Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates, New York NY, USA:
Citymark Tower, Shenzhen, China
Photo: Justin Szeremeta, Kohn Pedersen Fox (KPF
DAM IHP2024 25 Foster Partners Varso Tower Aaron Hargreaves Foster Partners
Foster + Partners, London, Great Britain:
Varso Tower, Warsaw, Poland
Photo: Aaron Hargraves, Foster + Partners
DAM IHP2024 25 MVRDV The Valley Ossip van Duivenbode
MVRDV, Rotterdam, Netherlands:
The Valley, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Photo: Ossip van Duivenbode
DAM IHP2024 25 COX Architecture Gensler 555 Collins Street Trevor Mein
COX Architecture, Melbourne, Australia + Gensler, San Francisco, USA:
555 Collins Street, Melbourne, Australia
Photo: Trevor Mein
DAM IHP2024 25 Kohn Pedersen Fox Atlantis The Royal HG Esch
Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates, New York NY, USA:
Atlantis The Royal Resort, Dubai, VAE
Photo: HG Esch, Kohn Pedersen Fox (KPF)
DAM IHP2024 25 Kohn Pedersen Fox 20 Granville Ema Peter
Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates, New York, USA:
320 Granville, Vancouver, Canada
Photo: Ema Peter, Kohn Pedersen Fox (KPF)
DAM IHP2024 25 Nikken Sekkei One Za abeel Tower Hufton Crow
Nikken Sekkei, Tokyo, Japan:
One Za’abeel Tower, Dubai, UAE
Photo: Hufton Crow
DAM IHP2024 25 MVRDV Shenzhen Women Childrens Centre Xia Zhi
MVRDV, Rotterdam, Netherlands:
Shenzhen Women & Children's Center, Shenzhen, China
Photo: Xia Zhi
DAM IHP2024 25 Schneider Schumacher Shenzhen Qianhai Telecommunication Center schneider+schumacher
Schneider + Schumacher, Frankfurt/Main, Germany:
Shenzhen Qianhai
Telecommunication Center, Shenzhen, China
Photo: Schneider + Schumacher
DAM IHP2024 25 Skidmore Owings Merrill One and Two Manhattan West Dave Burk courtesy SOM
Skidmore Owings & Merrill, Chicago, USA:
One and Two Manhattan West, New York, USA
Photo: Dave Burk, Courtesy of Skidmore Owings Merrill
DAM IHP2024 25 OMA Hangzhou Prism Xia Zhi courtesy of OMA
Office for Metropolitan Architecture, Rotterdam, Netherlands: Hangzhou Prism,
Hangzhou, China
Photo: Xia Zhi, Courtesy of OM
DAM IHP2024 25 WOHA Pan Pacific Orchard Darren Soh
WOHA, Singapore:
Pan Pacific Orchard, Singapore
Photo: Darren Soh
DAM IHP2024 25 Skidmore Owings Merrill Hangzhou Wangchao Center Qingyan Zhu
Skidmore Owings & Merrill, Chicago, USA:
Hangzhou Wangchao Center, Hangzhou,
China
Photo: Quingyan Zhu

Since 2004, the International High-Rise Award has been held every two years jointly by the City of Frankfurt, Deutsches Architekturmuseum (DAM), and DekaBank and conferred on a high-rise selected by the jury from a long list of international nominees.

WHAT
The International High-Rise Award is conferred on a building that combines exemplary sustainability, outer shape, inner spatial qualities, and social aspects to form a superior building.

HOW
The International High-Rise Award is conferred on the developer and the planning practice and includes a cash prize of EUR 50,000; it is based on a nomination process. Planning practices are invited to participate and can therefore not simply submit entries.

WHO
The composition of the jury changes for each new edition of the IHA. It is made up of renowned international architects, engineers, and architectural critics as well as representatives of the partners, namely DekaBank, the City of Frankfurt, and Deutsches Architekturmuseum.

Award ceremony in Frankfurt's Paulskirche on 8 November 2022

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