Highrise Award Winner to Be Announced

November 11, 2008

By Suzanne Stephens

Missing Matrix Building (Boutique Monaco), Seoul, by Mass Studies.
Photo © Yong-Kwan Kim
Missing Matrix Building (Boutique Monaco), Seoul, by Mass Studies.
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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 highrise do you think should win this year? Enter your vote in the comment box below.

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