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.

WE CELEBRATE ANNIVERSARY!

November 2022 sees the 10th 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 project that wins the International High-Rise Award is announced at a formal prize-giving ceremony in Frankfurt’s august Paulskirche, followed by an exhibition at Deutsches Architekturmuseum (guesting in Museum Angewandte Kunst Frankfurt) and an extensive book publication.

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Best High-Rises 2022/23

The nominees have been chosen

This year, no fewer than 34 projects from 13 different countries made the long list of nominees for the International High-Rise Award.
Got to Best High-Rises 2022/23
1 DAM IHP2022 c
3XN
Quay Quarter Tower, Sydney, Australia
Photo: Phil Noller
2 DAM IHP2022 Adjaye Associates 130 William New York Ivane Katamashvili
Adjaye Associates
130 William, New York NY, USA
Photo: Ivane Katamashvili
3 DAM IHP2022 BIG BjarkeIngelsGroup Telus Sky Calgary Ema Peters slash Westbank Corp slash BIG Bjarke Ingels Group
BIG – Bjarke Ingels Group
Telus Sky, Calgary, Canada
Photo: Ema Peters / Westbank Corp /
BIG – Bjarke Ingels Group
4 DAM IHP2022 BIG BjarkeIngelsGroup Vancouver House Vancouver Ema PetersslashWestbankCorpslashBIG Bjarke Ingels Group
BIG – Bjarke Ingels Group
Vancouver House, Vancouver, Canada
Photo: Ema Peters / WestbankCorp / BIG – Bjarke Ingels Group
5 DAM IHP2022 Cyrus Moser Architekten Senckenberg Quartier Frankfurt am Main Wicona slash Mediashots
Cyrus Moser Architekten
Senckenberg Quartier, Frankfurt / Main, Germany
Photo: Wicona / Mediashots
6 DAM IHP2022 David Chipperfield Architects The Bryant New York Simon Menges 2
David Chipperfield Architects
The Bryant, New York NY, USA
Photo: Simon Menges
7 DAM IHP2022 Foster + Partners 425 Park Avenue New York Nigel Young slash Foster + Partners
Foster + Partners
425 Park Avenue, New York NY, USA
Photo: Nigel Young / Foster + Partners
8 DAM IHP2022 Foster + Partners DJI Headquarters Shenzhen Zhang Chao
Foster + Partners
DJI Headquarters, Shenzhen, China
Photo: Zhang Chao
9 DAM IHP2022 Foster + Partners Samba Bank HQ Tower Riad Foster + Partners
Foster + Partners
Samba Bank HQ Tower, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Photo: Foster + Partners
10 DAM IHP2022 Gehry Partners The Grand and Conrad Los Angeles  Los Angeles Gehry Partners
Gehry Partners
The Grand and Conrad Los Angeles,
Los Angeles CA, USA
Photo: Gehry Partners
11 DAM IHP2022 gmp von Gerkan Marg und Partner Shandong Port Tower Quingdao Creat AR Images
gmp von Gerkan Marg und Partner
Shandong Port Tower, Quingdao, China
Photo: CreatAR Images
12 DAM IHP2022 gmp von Gerkan Marg und Partner Vipshop Headquarters Guangzhou Creat AR Images
gmp von Gerkan Marg und Partner
Shandong Port Tower, Quingdao, China
Photo: CreatAR Images
13 DAM IHP2022 Henke Schreieck Architekten TrIIIple Towers Wien Christan Pichlkastner
Henke Schreieck Architekten
TrIIIple Towers, Vienna, Austria
Photo: Christan Pichlkastner
14 DAM IHP2022 HOK Omrania Associates PIF Tower Riad Bader Otaby
HOK; Omrania Associates
PIF Tower, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia,
Photo: Bader Otaby
15 DAM IHP2022 ingenhoven architects Toranomon Hills Towers Tokio SS Inc.
ingenhoven architects
Toranomon Hills Towers, Tokyo, Japan
Photo: SS Inc.
16 DAM IHP2022 JAHN Shanghai Financial Exchange Plaza Shanghai Qingyan Zhu
JAHN; FGP Atelier
Shanghai Financial Exchange Plaza, Shanghai, China
Photo: Qingyan Zhu
17 DAM IHP2022 Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates Bundang Doosan Tower Seoul Time of Blue
Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates
Bundang Doosan Tower, Seoul, South Korea
Photo: Time of Blue
18 DAM IHP2022 Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates One Crown Place London TMNikonian
Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates
One Crown Place, London, UK
Photo: TMNikonian
19 DAM IHP2022 Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates One Vanderbilt New York Raimund Koch
Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates
One Vanderbilt, New York NY, USA
Photo: Raimund Koch
20 DAM IHP2022 KSP Engel Great Mosque of Algiers Tower Algier KSP ENGEL slash Wassil Ahmed Badaoui
KSP ENGEL
Great Mosque of Algiers Tower, Algiers, Algeria
Photo: KSP ENGEL / Wassil Ahmed Badaou
21 MAD Architects Nanjing Zendai Himalayas Center Nanjing CreatAR courtesy of MAD Architects v2
MAD Architects, Beijing, China: Nanjing Zendai Himalayas Center, Nanjing, China
Photo: CreatAR courtesy of MAD Architects
22 DAM IHP2022 Meurer Architekten One Frankfurt am Main CA Immo slash Klaus Helbig
Meurer Architekten
One, Frankfurt / Main, Germany
Photo: CA Immo / Klaus Helbig
23 DAM IHP2022 Morphosis Hanking Center Shenzhen Zhang Chao
Morphosis
Hanking Center, Shenzhen, China
Photo: Zhang Chao
24 DAM IHP2022 Nikken Sekkei Museum Tower Kyobashi Tokio Harunori Noda
Nikken Sekkei
Museum Tower Kyobashi, Tokyo, Japan
Photo: Harunori Noda
25 DAM IHP2022 Safdie Architects Altair Colombo Space 80 Architectural Photography
Safdie Architects
Altair, Colombo, Sri Lanka
Photo: Space 80 Architectural Photography
26 DAM IHP2022 Safdie Architects Raffles City Chongqing Chongqing Shao Feng
Safdie Architects
Raffles City Chongqing, Chongqing, China
Photo: Shao Feng
27 DAM IHP2022 Serie Architects Singapore State Courts Singapore Khoogj
Serie Architects; Multiply Architects
Singapore State Courts, Singapore
Photo: Khoogj
28 DAM IHP2022 SHoP Architects 111 West 57th Street New York David Sundberg slash ESTO
SHoP Architects
111 West 57th Street, New York NY, USA
Photo: David Sundberg/ESTO
29 DAM IHP2022 Skidmore Owings Merrill Shenzhen Rural Commercial Bank HQ Shenzhen Seth Powers
Skidmore Owings Merrill
Shenzhen Rural Commercial Bank HQ,
Shenzhen, China
Photo: Seth Powers
30 DAM IHP2022 Studio Gang Architects One Hundred St. Louis Tom Harris
Studio Gang
One Hundred, St. Louis MO, USA
Photo: Tom Harris
31 DAM IHP2022 Studio Gang Architects The St. Regis Chicago Chicago Angie McMonigal
Studio Gang
The St. Regis Chicago, Chicago ILL, USA
Photo: Angie McMonigal
32 DAM IHP2022 Wilkinson Eyre Architects One Barangaroo Sydney Tom Roe
WilkinsonEyre Architects
One Barangaroo, Sydney, Australia
Photo: Tom Roe
33 DAM IHP2022 WOHA Hills and Valleys Shenzhen Tim Griffith
WOHA
Hills and Valleys, Shenzhen, China
Photo: Tim Griffith
34 DAM IHP2022 Woods Bagot SHoP Architects Collins Arch Melbourne Trevor Mein
Woods Bagot; SHoP Architects
Collins Arch, Melbourne, Australia
Photo: Trevor Mein

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.