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Burj Khalifa bags 'best tall building' award

posted on 17/06/2010: 2704 views

The Burj Khalifa, with three others, has bagged the best tall buildings in the world award, according to the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat.

"We are pleased to announce the winners of its annual "Best Tall Building” awards for 2010. These awards recognize outstanding tall buildings from each of four geographical regions, and this year are awarded to: Bank of America Tower, New York (Americas); The Pinnacle @ Duxton, Singapore (Asia & Australasia); Broadcasting Place, Leeds (Europe); and Burj Khalifa, Dubai (Middle East & Africa). These buildings were selected for their design and technical innovations, sustainable attributes, and the enhancement they provide to both the cities and the lives of their inhabitants," said the statement.

"With an unprecedented number of entries this year, the CTBUH Awards Committee had much to deliberate."

Led by Awards Chairman, Gordon Gill of Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture, the committee included: Ahmad Abdelrazaq, Samsung (South Korea); Bruce Kuwabara, KPMB Architects (Canada); Peter Murray, Wordsearch (UK); Matthias Schuler, Transolar (Germany); Mun Summ Wong, WOHA (Singapore); and Antony Wood, CTBUH (USA).

The jury also selected the 2010 recipients of the Council's two lifetime achievement awards: William Pedersen of Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates (Lynn S. Beedle Lifetime Achievement Award) and Ysrael A. Seinuk, Ysrael A. Seinuk, P.C. (Fazlur Khan Lifetime Achievement Medal). Both men were selected for their lifetime's work to the advancement of Tall Buildings, with their portfolios including many seminal, iconic skyscrapers.

This year's winners will be recognized, and the awards conferred, at the CTBUH 9th Annual Awards Dinner & Ceremony which will take place at the Illinois Institute of Technology in Mies van der Rohe's iconic Crown Hall, Chicago, on October 21.

All the winning projects and finalists will be celebrated at this gala event. Additionally, from the four regional best tall building winners, one "Overall” winner will be chosen and announced at the ceremony.

This year the awards will take place in conjunction with an afternoon Symposium which will be focused on the four regional best tall buildings, and the two lifetime achievement award winners. This Symposium will take place at the Illinois Institute of Technology. – Emirates Business 24|7


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