To mark World Skyscraper Day, we’re inviting Dezeen readers to choose one of the best skyscraper challenge of the previous yr from a shortlist of 10.
Forward of World Skyscraper Day on 3 September, the Dezeen crew has chosen the ten most fascinating tall buildings from the previous 12 months and is inviting you to vote for one of the best, with the winner revealed on the day.
Learn on for this yr’s skyscraper highlights, then vote right here or through the use of the shape on the backside of the article:
11 Hoyt, New York Metropolis, USA, by Studio Gang
Considered one of three skyscrapers in Brooklyn on the listing, the 11 Hoyt residential skyscraper was designed by Studio Gang with a scalloped facade constructed from precast concrete panels.
Rising to 189 metres, the skyscraper incorporates 481 flats with interiors designed by structure studio Michaelis Boyd. Dezeen commenters weren’t overly impressed, with one describing the constructing as “fairly boring”.
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Alberni, Vancouver, Canada, by Kengo Kuma & Associates
Set close to Vancouver’s waterfront within the Coal Harbour neighbourhood, the 43-storey Alberni skyscraper by Kengo Kuma & Associates has a particular curved kind.
Studio founder Kengo Kuma defined that the constructing was designed to be “one thing completely different” to the encircling extra conventional skyscrapers. Nonetheless, readers had reservations. A number of described it as “ugly” with one stating it was “remarkably pointless” and “impressively ugly”.
Others disagreed, calling it “a phenomenal constructing” and a “cool construction”.
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Brooklyn Tower, New York Metropolis, USA, by SHoP Architects
Designed by SHoP Architects, the Brooklyn Tower is 325 metres excessive, making it a supertall skyscraper and the tallest constructing within the New York borough.
Rising from a podium that includes the historic Dimes Financial savings Financial institution, the 93-storey skyscraper was clad in blackened stainless panels with distinctive bronze and copper pilasters including character to the facade.
Commenters had been broadly constructive in regards to the skyscraper, with one saying it was “some of the lovely skyscraper additions to New York in a very long time”, and one other describing it as “very distinctive”.
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DJI Sky Metropolis, Shenzhen, China, by Foster + Companions
Named DJI Sky Metropolis, this pair of 200-metre-high skyscrapers, designed by British structure studio Foster + Companions for drone producer DJI, are linked by an open-air suspension bridge. The 90-meter-long suspension bridge is 105 metres above the bottom.
Commenters loved the challenge, with a number of calling it “spectacular” and one other saying they’d “nothing unhealthy to say about this constructing”.
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Eagle + West, New York Metropolis, USA, by OMA
One other Brooklyn skyscraper, the Eagle + West skyscraper by OMA within the borough’s Greenpoint neighbourhood was revealed this yr. Described by OMA as “complementary siblings”, the pair of towers had been constructed from a sequence of stacked packing containers that rise to 30 and 40 storeys.
Readers described the constructing as a “harmoniously balanced composition”, “cool challenge” and “a spectacular structural tour-de-force”.
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Kō’ula, Honolulu, USA by Studio Gang
Named Kō’ula, which implies purple sugar cane in native Hawaiian, the type of this 41-storey residential tower was knowledgeable by the native plant. Studio Gang defined that the undulating facade was additionally designed to be an interpretation of lined verandas which might be frequent in Hawaii.
Whereas one reader described the constructing as “elegant” and “sensible” others thought it was “unusual”.
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Mitikah, Mexico Metropolis, Mexico, by Pelli Clarke & Companions
The 267-metre-tall Mitikah constructing within the Benito Jaurez neighbourhood of Mexico Metropolis was designed by skyscraper specialists Pelli Clarke & Companions and is now the tallest constructing within the metropolis.
The largely glass-clad tower has a curved kind that, in accordance with the studio was designed to narrate to a close-by cluster of skyscrapers and the dramatic mountains that encompass the town.
One reader described the tower as “good and clear”, nonetheless, others known as it “forgettable” and a “gigantic glass tube”.
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Platina 220, São Paulo, Brazil, by Königsberger Vannucchi Arquitetos Associados
Described by Königsberger Vannucchi Arquitetos Associados as a “monolith carved into the panorama”, Platina 220 is the tallest constructing in São Paulo. The 172-metre-tall central tower, which was clad in porcelain panels with deep window lower outs, was flanked by 4 shorter towers.
Though one reader known as the constructing “horrific” others had been extra constructive, saying that it was “nice to see a extra accountable degree of window-to-wall ratio on a brand new tower”.
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Excursions Duo, Paris, France, by Ateliers Jean Nouvel
Designed by Ateliers Jean Nouvel, this pair of inclined skyscrapers lean away from a central plaza and had been positioned to be extra seen from the River Seine and the Périphérique ring highway. The skyscrapers are 180 and 125 metres excessive, with the previous changing into the second-tallest constructing within the metropolis.
One reader instructed the constructing would make individuals really feel “uneasy” and others had been extra vital, describing it as “completely superficial and exceedingly pretentious on the identical time”.
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Vancouver Home, Vancouver, Canada, by BIG
Designed by BIG “within the custom of Flatiron” the 155-meter-high Vancouver Home skyscraper rises from a triangular base with a curved profile to kind an oblong block.
“Ought to a constructing be designed to evoke nervousness?” one commenter requested, however others known as it “a really distinctive answer”, “actually cool” and “some of the placing buildings on the West Coast”.
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