Gottesch designed Sowwah Square in Abu Dhabi has been declared one of 2013’s four iconic skyscrapers, according to the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH).
The other three winners are: Foster +Partners’ The Bow in Calgary, OMA’s CCTV Building in Beijing and The Shard in London by Renzo Piano.
Each project, judged by a panel of industry executives, has been selected for its “extraordinary contribution in the advancement of tall buildings and the urban environment, as well as for achieving sustainability at the broadest level.”
An overall winner for the “Best Tall Building Worldwide” will be named from the four regional winners at the CTBUH 12th Annual Awards Ceremony and Dinner at the Illinois Institute of Technology, November 7.
“The winners and finalists include some of the most striking buildings on the global landscape,” said Jeanne Gang, awards jury chair and principal of Studio Gang Architects. “They represent resolutions to a huge range of contemporary issues, from energy consumption to integration with the urban realm on the ground.”