The Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG)-designed Via 57 West has been declared the world's best new skyscraper by info specialist Emporis throughout its annual Skyscraper Awards. The spectacular building appears to be like like an odd futuristic pyramid and takes up nearly a whole metropolis block in Manhattan, New York Metropolis.
The Emporis Skyscraper Awards has been operating for 17 years now and highlights buildings which can be over 100 m (328 ft)-tall, even when they actually do not look very like typical skyscrapers. Certainly, this 32-story residential building is something however typical.
Architect Bjarke Ingels says that the tetrahedral design of Through 57 West is a mix of skyscraper and European housing block with central courtyard, which he dubs "courtscraper." The precise courtyard itself options the identical proportions as Central Park, however at 13,000th the scale, and its form ensures there will be loads of daylight inside, in addition to nice views.
"It is spectacular how the architect rethinks the entire concept of a skyscraper. The building is a improbable addition to the New York skyline," mentioned an unnamed Emporis jury member.
Second place was awarded to Torre Reforma, Mexico Metropolis's tallest skyscraper (seen above). Rising to a peak of 804 ft (245 m), it is the world's tallest uncovered concrete construction and its triangular type contains two concrete partitions and one glazed part. In addition to giving it a novel look, the concrete partitions serve to forestall the inside from being unduly warmed by the solar.
As a result of space's excessive seismic exercise, Torre Reforma has been particularly designed to resist earthquakes and heavy winds. The within of the building is organized into 14 sections, each with its personal personal inside backyard. In a pleasant contact, an present home on the location was retained and built-in into the primary foyer as a substitute of being demolished.
Head to the gallery to take a look at the remaining eight runners-up for the Emporis Skyscraper Award, together with a few acquainted buildings, the terracotta-clad Guangzhou CTF Finance Centre and Elbphilharmonie music corridor.