Taking as its title BEST HIGH-RISES, the exhibition of the International High-Rise Award showcases all the nominated and award-winning buildings of one year. The winning project in the center of the exhibition and the finalists are documented in the show by means of models, large-scale photos, drawings, texts and films.


November 10, 2022 – January 22, 2023
The International High-Rise Award 2022/23 presents a selection of current high-rise buildings from all over the world that stand out thanks to their future-oriented design, functionality, innovative building technology, integration into the urban fabric, sustainability, and economic feasibility. The exhibition BEST HIGH-RISES 2022/23 presents all nominated projects, the finalists and the award winner.

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.

Catalog BEST HIGHRISES 2020/21

The publication presents the award winner, as well as all 31 nominated projects from 14 countries, among others by Zaha Hadid Architects, Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA), and Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM). It thereby documents current and significant trends in worldwide high-rise architecture. With the announcement of the current award winner, the catalog for the exhibition BEST HIGH-RISES 2022/23 will be published.

The International Highrise Award 2020
Internationaler Hochhaus Preis 2020
Peter Körner / Stefanie Lampe / Jonas Malzahn / Peter Cachola Schmal (eds.)
Published by JOVIS Publishers, language: G/E
Softcover with flaps, 21 x 27 cm, 152 pages, numerous color illustrations and plans
ISBN-13: 978-3-86859-644-1
EUR 34.00 (available in the DAM Museum shop for EUR 19.00)