Gensler scoops top award for Shanghai skyscraper

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Shanghai Tower by Gensler has won the top award of the inaugural annual American Architecture Prize (AAP).

Currently the world’s second tallest building, the twisted skyscraper was awarded Architectural Design of the Year during a ceremony at the Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum in New York.

A campus for students in Melbourne took home the Interior Design of the Year prize, while Landscape Architecture of the Year went to a water re-use project at a Sydney park.

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“The AAP jury has selected exceptional designs in over 40 categories across the disciplines of architecture, interior design, and landscape architecture,” said a statement from the awards organisers.

“Each design was evaluated on its own merit based on characteristics of form, function, and innovation.”

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