International Highrise Award

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The International Highrise Award (German: Internationaler Hochhaus Preis) is an international award in architectural design. The award is bestowed to a structure that combines exemplary sustainability, external shape and internal spatial quality, not to mention social aspects, to create a model design.

Initiated in 2003 by the City of Frankfurt, German Architecture Museum and DekaBank it is granted in Frankfurt am Main every two years.[1] The prize, a statuette and EUR 50,000 is awarded to the planners and developers jointly.


Year Recipients Image
2016 VIA 57 West, New York City, United States
Architects: Bjarke Ingels Group,
Developer: The Durst Organization
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2014 Bosco Verticale, Milan, Italy
Architects: Stefano Boeri Architetti, Barreca & La Varra
Developer: Hines Italia SGR S.p.A.
Bosco Verticale towers in Milan, Italy 02.jpg
2012 1 Bligh Street, Sydney, Australia
Architects: ingenhoven architects, Architectus
Developer: DEXUS
Space 1 Bligh 001.jpg
2010 The Met, Bangkok, Thailand
Architects: WOHA, Singapore, Tandem Architects, Bangkok
Client: Pebble Bay Thailand Co. Ltd., Singapore
The Met.jpg
2008 Hearst Tower, New York City, United States
Architects: Foster + Partners, London
Client: Hearst Corporation, New York
2006 Torre Agbar, Barcelona, Spain
Architects: Ateliers Jean Nouvel, Paris, France, with B720, Fermin Vasquez, Barcelona, Spain
Client: Layetana Developments, Barcelona, Spain
Torre Agbar - Barcelona, Spain - Jan 2007.jpg
2004 Hoftoren, The Hague, Netherlands
Architects: Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates PA, London
Developer: ING Vastgoed, The Hague
Hoftoren 1.jpg


  • Michaela Busenkell (Hrsg.), Peter Cachola Schmal (Hrsg.): Best Highrises 2012/2013: Internationaler Hochhauspreis / The International Highrise Award 2012. Katalog zur Ausstellung im Deutschen Architekturmuseum Frankfurt am Main vom 17. November 2012 bis 13. Januar 2013. Edition Detail, München 2012, ISBN 978-3-920034-70-6.


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