Highrise Award Winner to Be Announced
November 11, 2008
Architects & Firms
This Friday, November 14, the City of Frankfurt am Main, Germany, and its partners DekaBank and the Deutsches Architekturmuseum, will announce the winner of the 2008 International Highrise Award at a ceremony in Frankfurt.
The prize of 50,000 euros and a sculpture by artist Thomas Demand are awarded every two years to a project completed within that period. For 2008, 26 projects were nominated from 11 different countries. A jury of architects, engineers and critics, including Alejandro Zaera Polo (jury chair) of Foreign Office Architects, and RECORD’s Suzanne Stephens, selected the finalists and the winner.
The five finalists are:
- Hearst Tower, New York City, Foster and Partners
- TVCC, Beijing, Office for Metropolitan Architecture
- New York Times Building, New York City, Renzo Piano Building Workshop with FXFOWLE
- Newton Suites, Singapore, WOHA
- Missing Matrix Building, Seoul, Korea, Mass Studies
Which high-rise do you think should win this year? Enter your vote in the comment box below.