This year, no fewer than 34 projects from 13 different countries made the long list of nominees for the International High-Rise Award.
In a similar way to the situation two years ago, a considerable decline in high-rises completed was to be observed. In many countries, delays occurred as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, along with both the associated supply chain problems and labor shortages.
Nevertheless, as in previous years, it was still the case that nowhere in the world were as many high-rises erected as in China. It was here that approximately every third new building which meets the brief of being at least 100 meters high was to be found and nowadays it is increasingly local architectural practices that are being commissioned with the designs. However, in other parts of the world, too, the “high-rise” is becoming an ever-more established type, as is obvious from a glance at the buildings nominated.
For example, the development of high-rises is being discussed in many European cities. New towers have also been successively built in Africa, as demonstrated by the repeated nomination of a project on this continent.
Since 2004, the prize has been organized and awarded every two years jointly by the City of Frankfurt, the Deutsches Architekturmuseum (DAM), and DekaBank, and is awarded on the basis of worldwide nominations.
The publication presents the award winner, as well as all 34 nominated projects from 13 countries, among others by Adjaye Associates, Gehry Partners and WOHA. It thereby documents current and significant trends in worldwide high-rise architecture.
BEST HIGH-RISES 2022/23
The International High-Rise Award / Internationaler Hochhaus Preis
Edited by Peter Körner, Peter Cachola Schmal, Jennifer Dyck
Published by JOVIS Publishers, Berlin
German-English, hard cover, 21 x 27 cm
152 pages, numerous colored and b/w illustrations
EUR 34.00 (available in the DAM Museum shop for EUR 29.00)