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


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