Burj Mohammed Bin Rashid Tower named best tall building in MENA

The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat announced the names of winners and finalists of the Best Tall Building Awards as part of the 2015 CTBUH Annual Awards. The Best Tall Buildings have been named from each of four competing regions in the world, from 123 nominees representing a total of 33 countries.

The winners for 2015 are Burj Mohammed Bin Rashid Tower in Abu Dhabi for Middle East and Africa region , One World Trade Center in New York as Americas finalist, Bosco Verticale in Milan, Italy is a finalist from Europe and CapitaGreen in Singapore is finalist representing Asia & Australasia.

An overall winner for the “Best Tall Building Worldwide” will be selected from these four regional winners, and announced at the CTBUH 14th Annual Awards Symposium, to take place at the Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, on November 12.

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According to CTBUH, this year’s selection was the most competitive yet, with winners selected from a pool of 123 entries, which is up nearly 40% from 2014.

The CTBUH Awards are an independent review of new projects, judged by a panel of experts. The Awards aspire to provide a more comprehensive and sophisticated view of these important structures, while advocating for improvements in every aspect of performance, including those that have the greatest positive effect on the people who use these buildings and the cities they inhabit.

The Symposium itself will feature series of presentations from the owners and architects of each building.

Winners and finalists will also be featured in the annual CTBUH Awards Book, published in conjunction with Images Publishing and distributed internationally each year.

PHOTO:  Foster & Partners

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