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Scandinavia Related Events/Initiatives

CTBUH 2017 Conference Delegates Attend Tall Timber Workshop
29 Oct 2017, Sydney – Event Report
Delegates gathered in the offices of Arup in Sydney to participate in the Tall Timber Workshop, which included 14 presenters speaking on topics relevant to the tall timber industry.
Tall Timber: A Global Audit
26 Jun 2017, Chicago – CTBUH Research
The CTBUH has produced its latest Tall Buildings in Numbers research study, entitled "Tall Timber: A Global Audit."
CTBUH Scandinavia Symposium - Fire and Tall Buildings
9 Mar 2017, Copenhagen – Event Report
Following the success of its inaugural symposium on tall building design and construction, CTBUH Scandinavia held its second gathering of professionals.
Twisting Tall Buildings
18 Aug 2016, Chicago – CTBUH Research
CTBUH has released a study that looks at the recent proliferation of twisting towers creating a new generation of iconic buildings throughout the world.
The Future of Tall Buildings in Scandinavia
28 May 2015, Copenhagen – Event Report
CTBUH Scandinavia held a successful inaugural event in Copenhagen, featuring keynote presentations by internationally renowned tall building experts.
CTBUH Releases Study on the Past, Present and Future of the European Skyscraper
Jun 2013 – CTBUH Journal Paper
There are currently 109 skyscrapers over 150 meters in Europe. This number is set to jump to 161 by the end of 2015, meaning that there are more than 50 projects in advanced stages of construction.

Featured Tall Buildings in Scandinavia

Bella Sky

Bella Sky, Copenhagen

Completed in 2011, this complex features two towers with an inclination of 15° in opposite directions and serves as a hotel.

Malmö Live

Malmö Live, Malmo

Malmö Live is a dynamic multi-use development that occupies an entire city block, situated on Universitetsholmen in Malmö’s city center.

The Light*house

The Light*house, Arhus

The Light*house is a residential project overlooking the Arhus Bay. It is aiming to be 142 meters tall and competing to be the tallest building in Denmark.

Turning Torso

Turning Torso,

Completed in 2005, the Turning Torso was the first twisting skyscraper in the world, rotating a full 90 degrees along its height in nine pentagonal sections.

Victoria Tower

Victoria Tower,

Among the tallest towers in Scandinavia, Victoria Tower is a strong iconic form. Placing the larger floor plates on top of the smaller hotel floor plates creates a dramatic cantilever.

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Scandinavia Members

The work of the Council is only possible through the support of its members, which include most of the world’s leading developers, architects, engineers, contractors and others connected with tall buildings and sustainable cities. Below is the list of current organizational members located in Scandinavia, sorted by membership level then alphabetically by organization name.

Donor

Bjarke Ingels Group Bjarke Ingels Group
ARCH URB
Jotun Jotun
ENVE FAC MATR

Contributor

Alimak Alimak
MATR CON
Brunkeberg Systems Brunkeberg Systems
FAC CON MATR
Henning Larsen Architects Henning Larsen Architects
ARCH URB INTR LAND
Ramboll Ramboll
CIV ENGM ENVE MEP SEIS STRC VERC ENGO URB FAC COMP FIRE GEO PMNG

Participant

AF Buildings Denmark AF Buildings Denmark
CIV ENGM ENGO ENVE STRC
COWI A/S COWI A/S
PMNG STRC CIV COMP COST ENGO ENVE ENVP FIRE GEO MEP SEIS TRAN WIND
Harbour P/S Harbour P/S
DEV
Hent AS Hent AS
CON
MOE A/S MOE A/S
BACS ENGO
Moelven Moelven
MATR
MT Højgaards A/S MT Højgaards A/S
CON CIV
NCC Construction Danmark A/S NCC Construction Danmark A/S
CON CIV
schmidt hammer lassen architects schmidt hammer lassen architects
ARCH
Sweco Structures AB Sweco Structures AB
STRC

Academic

University of Southern Denmark University of Southern Denmark
ACAD

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CTBUH Scandinavia

CTBUH 2017 Conference Delegates Attend Tall Timber Workshop

29 Oct 2017, Event Report – Delegates gathered in the offices of Arup in Sydney to participate in the Tall…

Tall Timber: A Global Audit

26 Jun 2017, CTBUH Research – The CTBUH has produced its latest Tall Buildings in Numbers research study…

CTBUH Scandinavia Symposium - Fire and Tall Buildings

9 Mar 2017, Event Report – Following the success of its inaugural symposium on tall building design and…

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Julian Chen

Chair

Julian Chen
Henning Larsen Architects, Copenhagen

Shonn Mills

Vice-Chair

Shonn Mills
Ramboll Group, Copenhagen

Mikkel K. Kragh

Secretary

Mikkel K. Kragh
University of Southern Denmark, Copenhagen

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Plans for a 60-Story Tower Near Oslo Provoke Locals’ Concerns
10 Oct 2018 – Oslo, Norway
Recently announced plans for a 60-story blue glass tower have evoked concerns from local residents of Norway’s Fornebu district, west of Oslo. The project is proposed to…
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Architects Propose a "Wooden Skyscraper City" for Stockholm
11 Sep 2018 – Stockholm, Sweden
Plans have been unveiled for a conceptual housing development on Stockholm’s waterfront, with 31 cross-laminated timber towers, which will be self-contained city blocks…
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The World’s Tallest Timber Tower Finishes Frame in Brumunddal
6 Sep 2018 – Brumunddal, Norway
The frame of the tallest timber building in the world, located in in Brumunddal, is complete. The building will stand 85.4 meters tall and will contain apartments, a…
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120-Meter Residential Tower to be Built in Copenhagen
4 Sep 2018 – Copenhagen, Denmark
A 120-meter tower, set to be Copenhagen’s tallest residential tower, is being built in the center of Carlsberg City District. The tower will be part of a complex totaling…
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Images of New Tower at the Port of Aarhus Revealed
21 Jun 2018 – Aarhus, Denmark
Renderings have been released for a 144-meter office tower at the Port of Aarhus. The project incorporates an existing industrial complex on the site, from which the new…
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New 35-Story High-Rise Near Stockholm to Include Over 450 Apartments
24 May 2018 – Nacka City, Sweden
Nacka, a municipality in Stockholm’s capital region, is getting a new 35-story high-rise in its new public transportation node, right above its central metro station. The…
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Public Square, Hotel and High-Rise Proposed in the Center of Oslo
22 May 2018 – Oslo, Norway
A new “urban life generator” project has been proposed for Oslo Central Station, consisting of a square, a hotel and a high-rise. The project, which includes roof gardens…
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First Interior Images of Stockholm’s Gasklockan Tower Have Been Released
21 May 2018 – Stockholm, Sweden
The interior concept for a tower in the Stockholm Royal Seaport development has been unveiled. The building will have a round shape with protruding “v-shaped” arms,…
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Proposed Tower in Aarhus May Become Denmark’s Tallest Residential Building
18 May 2018 – Aarhus, Denmark
New details on the project teams, plus updated renderings, have been revealed for a 44-story residential tower along the Aarhus harbor. The building will include a…
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Architect’s Glass-and-Timber Tower to Adorn Oslo’s New Train Station
26 Jan 2018 – Oslo, Norway
A project called Nordic Light has won a competition for a high-rise building and train station in the center of Oslo. The modular tower will contain hotels and offices…
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Architect Designs Office Block Containing a 60-Meter-High Urban Farm in Sweden
19 Jan 2018 – Linköping, Sweden
An architecture firm is building a 60-meter-tall building that will be split equally between office space and an urban farm in Linköping, Sweden. The 17-story tower is…
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Architect to Design Campus Complex for the Norwegian Geotechnical Institute
18 Jan 2018 – Oslo, Norway
The Norwegian Geotechnical Institute has selected Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects to design a new, 30,000 square-meter contemporary campus in Oslo. The complex will…
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Norwegian Tall Timber Building Nearly Reaches Halfway Point
7 Dec 2017 – Brumunddal, Norway
A Norwegian developer is claiming to be constructing the world's next tallest timber building, which has nearly reached the halfway point. Spanning over 18 floors, the…
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Historic Stockholm Gasometers to be Upcycled into Residential Complex
23 Oct 2017 – Stockholm, Sweden
Several old gasometers in Stockholm’s Hjorthagen district are being repurposed into a vibrant new residential complex, which will include a 170-meter residential tower…
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Local Architecture Firm Wins VIA Campus Design Competition in Denmark
19 Sep 2017 – Horsens, Denmark
A local architecture firm has won a competition for the new VIA University College and the Innovation House. Together, the schemes comprise 35,000 square meters, and will…
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200-Meter Tower to be Part of Fashion Company’s Headquarters in Small Denmark Town
22 Aug 2017 – Brande, Denmark
A Denmark fashion company is building a new mixed-use headquarters in its hometown of Brande. The project will accommodate retail space for up to 30 shops, areas for…
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Plans Revealed for Copenhagen’s IKEA-Adjacent Cactus Towers
10 Aug 2017 – Copenhagen, Denmark
Renderings have been released of a pair of high-rise residential towers with spiky façades, overlooking a new IKEA and hotel in Copenhagen's Vesterbro district. The…
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Repurposed Grain Silo Completes in Copenhagen
29 Jun 2017 – Copenhagen, Denmark
Galvanized steel panels now form faceted balconies and windows that surround the exterior of a former grain-storage silo in Copenhagen, which a Danish studio has finished…
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Residential High-Rise Selected in Stockholm Design Competition
9 Jun 2017 – Stockholm, Sweden
An architect firm has been selected as the winners of a competition to design a community-focused high-rise in the neighborhood of Kista, a district known as the city’s…
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Design Competition Win Revives Aarhus Ø Complex Plans
12 May 2017 – Aarhus, Denmark
Two architecture firms have won a competition to design a new mixed-use development on the harbor front, reviving a project that was proposed in 2014. Called Aarhus Ø,…
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Competition-Winning Design Selected for Hybrid-Timber Tower in Västerås
2 May 2017 – Västerås, Sweden
A competition-winning design has been selected for a new residential tower in Västerås. The proposal employs a hybrid solid wood and concrete structure with a wrap-around…
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Contractor Selected for Wood Skyscraper in Brumunddal
9 Feb 2017 – Brumunddal, Norway
A contractor has been selected for Mjøstårnet, which is expected to become the tallest wood skyscraper in the world at 80 meters. The structure features extensive…
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Terraced, Mixed-Use Complex Designed for Aarhus Port District
7 Feb 2017 – Aarhus, Denmark
Architects have won a competition to design a significant new residential and commercial complex in the heart of Aarhus Ø, the newly developed port district of Aarhus,…
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17-Story Residential Tower Proposed for Stockholm
8 Dec 2016 – Stockholm, Sweden
Developers are preparing a proposal, named after local shopowner Jean Bolinder, for a 17-story skyscraper as part of the redevelopment of Stockholm’s southeastern town of…
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Architect Named in International Competition for Stavanger High-Rise
20 Sep 2016 – Stavanger, Norway
Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects has won a design contest to develop a new high-rise tower in the Norwegian city of Stavanger. The winning proposal, known as "Breiavatnet…
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Competition-Winning Design Reimagines Oslo Dairy Factory
7 Sep 2016 – Oslo, Norway
An Oslo-based architecture firm has won a competition for the development of a new Agricultural District surrounding a former dairy factory in east Oslo, Norway. The…
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Mixed-Use Plans for Stockholm Include 40-Story Residential Tower
12 Jul 2016 – Stockholm, Sweden
Two firms have won a competition to design plans for a three-block area in the Stockholm neighborhood of Kista. The proposal contains space for 67,000 square meters of…
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Timber High-Rise Planned for Skellefteå
8 Jun 2016 – Skellefteå, Sweden
A developer has proposed plans for the "tallest wooden building in the Nordic countries.” The 19-story Kulturhus i Skellefteå will reach a height of 76 meters and contain…
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Conceptual Wooden Tower Proposed in Stockholm
26 Apr 2016 – Stockholm, Sweden
A local architecture firm has unveiled conceptual plans for Stockholm's tallest building – a 133-meter wooden skyscraper – which would be erected on top of a 1960s…
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Communal Student Housing Completes in Odense
21 Apr 2016 – Odense, Denmark
The 15-story Campus Kollegiet student housing at the University of Southern Denmark in Odense by C.F. Møller Architects has completed and is now fully occupied by a mix…
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Curving Residential Tower Proposed for Aarhus, Denmark
16 Feb 2016 – Aarhus, Denmark
An architecture firm has designed a new residential tower in Aarhus, Denmark's second largest city. The tower has been designed as low cost, high quality housing suitable…
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Staircase-Inspired Tower Added to Oslo’s Fast-Developing Waterfront
9 Feb 2016 – Oslo, Norway
Designed to looks like a giant staircase, a finished Oslo office block by Dark Arkitekter completes the trio of buildings housing the headquarters of DNB Bank, created in…
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Multi-Stage Urban Redevelopment Master Plan Proposed for Oslo
3 Dec 2015 – Oslo, Norway
Danish firm schmidt hammer lassen (SHL) has won an international competition to design an 87,000-square-meter master plan in central Oslo. Named Eureka Kvarteret, the…
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Work Set to Start on the Long-Delayed Copenhagen Gate Project
13 Nov 2015 – Copenhagen, Denmark
The city of Copenhagen has finally approved plans to build two skyscrapers joined by a pedestrian bridge at the entrance to the city’s historic northern harbor, which is…
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Campaign Launched to Build 124-Meter Smoke-Ring-Blowing Chimney at Copenhagen Power Plant
17 Aug 2015 – Copenhagen, Denmark
Bjarke Ingels has launched a public crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter to raise funds for a 124-meter power plant chimney that will blow smoke rings to symbolize CO2…
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Henning Larsen Architects Reveals a New Landmark Hotel in Sønderborg
10 Jul 2015 – Sønderborg, Denmark
The largest hotel in the southern region of Denmark is now a reality, and is being designed by Henning Larsen Architects. The hotel is part of a master plan that will…
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Construction of Malmö Cultural Center Completes
1 May 2015 – Malmö, Sweden
After four years, the new high-rise cultural center in Malmö has been completed. The building, Malmö Live, demonstrates contemporary Scandinavian aesthetics and hopes to…
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Winner Announced for High-Rise Competition in Gothenburg
29 Apr 2015 – Gothenburg, Sweden
Henning Larsen Architects has won the international design competition for a new high-rise landmark in Gothenburg, Sweden’s second-largest city. The two-tower complex…
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Wooden High-Rise Complex Proposed in Stockholm
16 Mar 2015 – Stockholm, Sweden
Architects have designed a new high-rise development with 240 apartments in Stockholm. The complex will comprise four towers built using heavy timber. The towers will…
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High-Rise Venue Complex Completes in Gothenburg
12 Dec 2014 – Gothenburg, Sweden
The Swedish Exhibition and Congress Center Group has invested £103 million (US$162 million) in the Swedish Exhibition & Congress Center and Gothia Towers project, which…
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Construction Moves Forward on OMA’s Stockholm Skyscrapers
10 Dec 2014 – Stockholm, Sweden
Apartments in OMA's Stockholm twin towers have gone on the market, with construction set to begin in spring 2015. Both will feature a prefabricated concrete structure…
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Plans Released for Aarhus Island Promenade
16 Sep 2014 – Aarhus, Denmark
Plans have been presented for a public promenade to be built in Aarhus, stretching along the harbor of Denmark’s second largest city. Construction on-site is scheduled to…
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Energy Tower to Supply Electricity and Heat Power for Roskilde
4 Sep 2014 – Roskilde, Denmark
Taking waste materials from nine municipalities in the nearby area as well as select international locations, The Energy Tower in Roskilde will generate electricity and…
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Firm Envisions Urban Silo for Copenhagen’s Nordhavnen District
3 Sep 2014 – Copenhagen, Denmark
Forming the centerpiece of the redeveloped Nordhavnen district in Copenhagen, a firm has revealed plans for the transformation of a 17-story silo. The existing industrial…
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Firm Presents La Tour Residential Tower in Aarhus
26 Aug 2014 – Aarhus, Denmark
An architecture firm has presented its design for “La Tour Tower”, a 31-floor residential building sited in Aarhus, Denmark. Situated near a major vehicular route, the…
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SOM Wins Contest for Swedish Skyscraper
18 Jun 2014 – Gothenburg, Sweden
The London office of SOM has beaten four other finalists, including Zaha Hadid and Ian Simpson, in the contest to design one of the tallest buildings in Scandinavia, a…
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Copenhagen Considering Student High-Rise
12 Jun 2014 – Copenhagen, Denmark
The City Council of Copenhagen are looking into proposals for constructing a 100 meter-high student residential tower in a parking area near Nørrebro Station. The…
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Several Architects Shortlisted for Swedish Skyscraper
28 May 2014 – Gothenburg, Sweden
Concept designs by the five finalists have been revealed in the contest to design one of the tallest buildings in Scandinavia. Zaha Hadid Architects, Ian Simpson…
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Bergen to Be “Treet”ed to Tallest Timber Residential Building
3 Apr 2014 – Bergen, Norway
Work will begin this month on what is set to be the world’s tallest wooden apartment block, combining two contemporary tall trends -- building with structural timber and…
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Support Grows for Retaining Bombed Oslo High-Rise
2 Apr 2014 – Oslo, Norway
Support is growing for Transborder Studio's design to restore the Regjeringskvartalet area of central Oslo, which would involve preserving a high-rise government building…
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Stockholm’s Tallest Tower to Rise Taller and Light Up Like “Candy”
17 Mar 2014 – Stockholm, Sweden
Tellus Tower, which was originally proposed to reach 225 meters, will now stand a little taller at 237 meters, with a lit-up façade that architect Gert Wingardh likens to…
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Tallest Woodscraper Moves Closer to Reality
10 Jan 2014 – Stockholm, Sweden
Berg / C.F Moller Architects and DinellJohansson won a competition to build a new landmark for Stockholm. One of the associated schemes would be the world’s tallest…
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Vertical Cemetery Proposal Alleviates Dead-Space Problem
3 Dec 2013 – Oslo, Norway
A proposal for a graveyard housed in a skyscraper from architecture student Martin McSherry earned a commendation at the Oslo Conference for Nordic Cemeteries and…
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Competition Crowns Norway's Future Tallest With Cradle-to-Cradle Principles
23 Sep 2013 – Oslo, Norway
The Urban Mountain team has won the Nordic Built Challenge in Norway with a proposal that includes the refurbishment and extension of Biskop Gunnerus Gate 14 in central…
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OMA Tapped for Tors Torn
19 Jun 2013 – Stockholm, Sweden
OMA has won the Tors Torn Competition for the development of two mixed-use towers in the new Hagastaden area of Stockholm. The two 100-meter (328-foot) landmark buildings…
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Sweden May Be Home to the Future Tallest Wooden Building
17 Jun 2013 – Stockholm, Sweden
The latest addition to the timber high-rise discussion comes from Danish design firm C.F. Møller. For HSB Stockholm's architectural competition, the firm designed a solar…
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Skyscraper's “Hair” Could Generate Electricity
20 May 2013 – Stockholm, Sweden
Architecture firm Belatchew Arkitekter has developed a concept design for a skyscraper that uses piezoelectricity to power itself. The Strawscraper would function as a…

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South Tower at Deansgate Square Tops Out in Manchester
16 Nov 2018 – Manchester, United Kingdom
A topping out ceremony was held for the 200.5-meter South Tower at Deansgate Square, a four-tower development in Manchester that ranges in height from 38 to 66 stories…
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Plans for 32-Story Skyscraper in Sheffield Approved
15 Nov 2018 – Sheffield, United Kingdom
A 32-story skyscraper has gained outline planning approval by Sheffield City Council. The project would consist of residential apartments and retail, and would create a…
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New Wave of London Bridge Schemes Emerges
14 Nov 2018 – London, United Kingdom
Developers have unveiled designs for the regneration of the London Bridge sector, which will undergo review by London’s Southwark Council. The schemes include retail and…
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One London Project Reduces Heights as City Releases 2036 Plan for More Skyscrapers
8 Nov 2018 – London, United Kingdom
Two skyscraper updates in Central London reveal opposite directions: the revamped Goodsyard Scheme in Bishopsgate reduces its height significantly, while a 2036 vision…
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Architects Selected to Build Smart City Outside Moscow
8 Nov 2018 – Moscow, Russia
Architects have been selected to move forward with four million square meters of new buildings, including office and residential, for a smart city development in Rublyovo…
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Planning Objection Delays Cork’s Planned Office Tower
7 Nov 2018 – Cork, Ireland
A 15-story office tower slated for Cork City is facing delays, following a late appeal from a local heritage body. If approved, the project would deliver 6,000 square…
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Renovations Have Begun at Tío Pepe Tower in Jerez de la Frontera
6 Nov 2018 – Jerez de la Frontera, Spain
The first phase of a three-stage renovation on the 22-meter Tío Pepe Tower has been green lit by local government in Jerez de la Frontera. The new design will include…
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Unit Sales Continue for Zaragoza’s Rising Tower
5 Nov 2018 – Zaragoza, Spain
More than 70 percent of homes that will be delivered in Zaragoza’s 106-meter Torre Zaragoza have been purchased. Construction on the high-rise began in June 2018 and is…
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Glass Elevator to Rise in London’s Battersea Power Station Chimney
5 Nov 2018 – London, United Kingdom
New images have been released of a glass elevator and event space slated to open in London’s renovated Battersea Power Station. The proposed refurbishment will also…
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London’s Canada Water Project Sees Tower Height Reductions
2 Nov 2018 – London, United Kingdom
Objections from a local heritage group have caused the reduction of tower heights within London’s Canada Water scheme. The tallest tower proposed for the 21-hectare site…
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High-Rise Residential Complex Begins Works in Kiev
2 Nov 2018 – Kiev, Ukraine
Works have begun on a three-tower complex, which is set to deliver 36,956 square meters of housing to Kiev, Ukraine. The scheme features a white-lined façade, a shopping…
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Despite Design Critics, 20-Story Tower Approved in Gateshead
1 Nov 2018 – Gateshead, United Kingdom
A 20-story apartment tower with 317 units will be built in Gateshead following the approval of the local planning council, despite concerns over the project’s…
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Four-Tower Development Approved by South London Council
31 Oct 2018 – London, United Kingdom
Despite objections voiced by residents and local businesses, the Southwark Council has approved plans for a four-tower development in South London. The 17-, 30-, 40-, and…
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Hundreds of UK High-Rises Still Need Cladding Remediation Work
29 Oct 2018 – London, United Kingdom
England’s Ministry of Housing has compiled records that indicate only 39 of the 457 high-rise buildings with similar cladding systems to the fire-damaged Grenfell Tower…
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Five-Star Hotel Opens in Seville’s Tallest Tower
29 Oct 2018 – Seville, Spain
A hospitality group celebrated the opening of a five-star hotel within the Torre Sevilla in Seville, Spain, following a renovation of the building’s upper floors. The…
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City of London Set to Invest in 51-Story Office Block Development
24 Oct 2018 – London, United Kingdom
The City of London plans to purchase interest in a 51-story office block development to assist in the resolution of 41 right-to-light disputes. The proposed project would…
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Master Plan with 1,500 Homes Has Been Proposed in Newcastle
23 Oct 2018 – Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, United Kingdom
A 1,500 home “urban village” has been proposed in Newcastle, which would include a hotel and up to 10,605 square meters of commercial, community and leisure space. The…
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New 49-Story Tower Set to Rise in Frankfurt
22 Oct 2018 – Frankfurt, Germany
The foundation stone has been laid for a 49-story mixed-use tower in Frankfurt. The project includes a 375-room hotel, office space, and a freely accessible sky bar on…
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London’s Contentious Canary Wharf Tower Approved at Appeal
19 Oct 2018 – London, United Kingdom
Despite a 49-story scheme’s initial rejection, the 332-unit tower has been approved by the London planning inspector to rise near Canary Wharf in the Docklands area. The…
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Lakhta Center Officially Commissioned in St. Petersburg
18 Oct 2018 – St. Petersburg, Russia
Lakhta Center, currently Europe's tallest skyscraper, has been officially commissioned by the State Construction Supervision and Inspection Service of Saint Petersburg.…

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Plans Unveiled for Trio of Residential Towers in Basel
21 Dec 2017 – Basel, Switzerland
A Swiss architecture practice has won a competition to design a new master plan for Basel's Nordspitze area, including three slim, cylindrical residential skyscrapers. A…
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Developers Push Forward on Manchester’s St Michael’s Development
21 Dec 2017 – Manchester, United Kingdom
Developers have submitted their redesigned proposals for a large hotel, residential, and office development in Manchester city center. St Michael’s will house up to 189…
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Review of London’s Grenfell Fire Finds UK Building Regulations “Not Fit for Purpose”
19 Dec 2017 – London, United Kingdom
An interim report into the review of building regulations, carried out in the wake of the Grenfell tragedy, has concluded that they are “not fit for purpose,” and a “…
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New US Embassy in London Completes
18 Dec 2017 – London, United Kingdom
The US Embassy in South London is finally complete, and will open in early 2018. The design, created by a Philadelphia-based architecture firm, was the winner of a…
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UK Cities Spending Billions in Post-Grenfell Retrofits
13 Dec 2017 – Manchester, United Kingdom
Since the Grenfell Tower tragedy, fire safety measures in tower blocks have cost United Kingdom’s councils and housing associations billions in retrofits, prompting…
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London’s Grenfell Tower Investigation Looks into Possible Public Office Offenses
11 Dec 2017 – London, United Kingdom
Almost 400 companies are being investigated for possible offenses, including corporate manslaughter and breaches of fire safety laws, over their role in the construction…
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As Generali Tower Completes, Milan’s CityLife District Set to See 7 Million Visitors a Year
8 Dec 2017 – Milan, Italy
Located above Tre Torri station on the M5 line of Milan’s Metro network, CityLife Shopping District will integrate a new public park with indoor and outdoor piazzas, a…
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Architect Proposes “Inverted Cone” to Protect Manchester’s City Core from Skyscrapers
8 Dec 2017 – Manchester, United Kingdom
Of the 45 tallest skyscrapers under construction in the UK, seven are in Manchester, with the rest in London. This has prompted an architect to propose an "inverted core…
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Milan World Expo Site to be Redeveloped into Theme Park
6 Dec 2017 – Milan, Italy
The winners of an international competition to reimagine Milan’s former World Expo site will build a 10-million-square-foot (929,030-square-meter) theme park for science…
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Winner Selected for Brussels Delta Tower Competition
5 Dec 2017 – Brussels, Belgium
A Japanese/Belgian design team has won an international design competition for a new tower in the outer Brussels municipality of Auderghem. The scheme would activate a…
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Planning Permission Granted for Modular Tower in London
5 Dec 2017 – London, United Kingdom
Planning permission has been granted for a 44-story tower that will be built from nearly 1,500 modules manufactured offsite. The development will provide 546 homes to…
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London High Court Challenge Against Paddington Cube Fails
30 Nov 2017 – London, United Kingdom
The London High Court has thrown out a legal challenge against Communities Secretary Sajid Javid’s decision not to call in the controversial £775 million ($1 billion)…
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London Mayor Wants Tall Buildings Review, 50% Affordable Housing
29 Nov 2017 – London, United Kingdom
Sadiq Khan has set out proposals for a 50 percent affordable housing target, and has shined a spotlight on good design in his recently published London Plan draft. He is…
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Twenty New Residential Towers Are Being Built in Frankfurt Because of Brexit Demand
29 Nov 2017 – Frankfurt, Germany
The prices for new condominiums in Frankfurt have now reached such a high level that it pays off for project developers to build high-rise residential buildings, and more…
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Grenfell Tower Inquiry Turns Down Architecture Organization’s Offer to Help
22 Nov 2017 – London, United Kingdom
The Grenfell Tower Public Inquiry has refused a prominent architecture organization's application to become a “core participant” (CP) on the review into the 71 deaths…
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First Photos of Completed Paris Courthouse Complex Revealed
22 Nov 2017 – Paris, France
The first images of the completed Tribunal de Paris have been unveiled. Situated on the northern edge of central Paris, the new law court building will alleviate the…
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Chinese Conglomerate Attempts to Sell $5 Billion of Global Skyscraper Assets
21 Nov 2017 – Beijing, China
A Chinese conglomerate is offering to sell all five of its large-scale projects in Britain, the US, and Australia to a single buyer for an estimated US$5 billion, as…
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Mayor Gives Approval to Skyscraper in South London’s Croydon
21 Nov 2017 – London, United Kingdom
After multiple redesigns, Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has rubber-stamped plans for a long-awaited skyscraper development in Croydon, featuring a 68-story tower with 794…
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Landmark London Hotel to be Replaced by Mixed-Use Development
20 Nov 2017 – London, United Kingdom
Plans have been drawn up to replace London's Kensington Forum Hotel with a mixed-use scheme that delivers 178 homes. The new structure will be concentrated in the eastern…
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Amsterdam’s World Trade Center to Receive Extension
16 Nov 2017 – Amsterdam, Netherlands
A new addition to the World Trade Center in Amsterdam has been unveiled, and will incorporate the floorplates of an existing tower into a new structure, resulting in…

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Developer Awards Construction Contract for 170-Meter One Tower in Limassol
21 Dec 2016 – Limassol, Cyprus
A joint-venture contract has been awarded to two construction companies that will build a 170-meter-tall luxury residential tower, dubbed One, at a seafront site in…
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UK Firm Submits Plans for Three-Tower London Project
15 Dec 2016 – London, United Kingdom
Architecture practice aLL Design has submitted plans for a 69,471-square-meter three-tower development in Brentford, west London. Occupying an 84-hectare site, the scheme…
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Conservationists Raise Concerns over London’s Manhattan Loft Gardens
14 Dec 2016 – London, United Kingdom
Protestors claim that the under construction Manhattan Loft Gardens development in Stratford, which will house a 145-room hotel, nearly 250 flats, and three large sky…
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17-Story Residential Tower Proposed for Stockholm
8 Dec 2016 – Stockholm, Sweden
Developers are preparing a proposal, named after local shopowner Jean Bolinder, for a 17-story skyscraper as part of the redevelopment of Stockholm’s southeastern town of…
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Plans Revealed for Rotterdam’s Slim Baan Tower
7 Dec 2016 – Rotterdam, Netherlands
Plans have been unveiled for the 150-meter Baan Tower in Rotterdam. With a compact footprint of just 20-by-20 meters, the building could become "the slimmest residential…
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Revised Planning Application Reduces Height of London’s 22 Bishopsgate
6 Dec 2016 – London, United Kingdom
PLP has submitted revised plans for its tower at 22 Bishopsgate, reducing the skyscraper’s height by 23 meters. The new application for the tower in the City of London…
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Revised Plans for Canary Wharf High-Rise Submitted to London Councilors
5 Dec 2016 – London, United Kingdom
UK architecture practice Make has submitted revised plans for a 48-story skyscraper in London’s Docklands, having withdrawn a previous proposal for a 56-story tower on…
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Towers Begin to Rise at Manchester’s Great Jackson Street Complex
2 Dec 2016 – Manchester, United Kingdom
Several towers at the Great Jackson Street complex are currently under construction in Manchester. The development comprises some 1,494 new apartments across a quartet of…
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Sports City Master Plan Receives Approval in Rotterdam
2 Dec 2016 – Rotterdam, Netherlands
The Feyenoord City master plan has officially been given the go-ahead for construction. The redevelopment of the site includes the current De Kuip Stadium, the…
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Hamburg’s Slender Cinnamon Tower and Pavilion Completes
30 Nov 2016 – Hamburg, Germany
The Cinnamon Tower and Pavilion in Hamburg has completed. The unique design idea, proposed as a freestanding campanile, won a 2006 competition for the neo-gothic Harbour…
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Two-Tower London Development Scheme Sent to City Planners for Consultation
29 Nov 2016 – London, United Kingdom
Plans by WilkinsonEyre to redevelop a prime central London site near the South Bank have been put out to consultation. The plans, known as Paris Gardens, feature a 52-…
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Residential Superstructure Development in Moscow Revealed
29 Nov 2016 – Moscow, Russia
Kengo Kuma and Associates have been tapped to design a new high-rise complex in Kutuzovsky Prospekt, Moscow, that would feature four residential superstructures adjacent…
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Trio of Residential Towers Proposed for Frankfurt am Main
28 Nov 2016 – Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Competition-winning plans to design three new residential high-rises in the center of Frankfurt am Main have been revealed. The proposal comprises an ensemble of three…
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Planners Set to Approve City of London's Tallest Tower
22 Nov 2016 – London, United Kingdom
Eric Parry Architects’ proposals for a 73-story office block that would be the tallest in the City of London have been recommended for approval by City of London…
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Plant-Covered Housing Block Completes in Paris
21 Nov 2016 – Paris, France
A 50-meter Parisian apartment tower, dubbed The M6B2 Tower of Biodiversity, has completed. It is notable for its stainless steel netting which acts as a climbing frame…
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Plans Unveiled for 20-Story South Cardiff Tower
18 Nov 2016 – Cardiff, United Kingdom
Plans for a 20-story residential tower, which will afford spectacular views across Cardiff and the Bristol Channel, have been revealed for a key land site in Cardiff Bay…
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Europe’s Largest Private Residential Amenities Floor Unveiled in Warsaw
17 Nov 2016 – Warsaw, Poland
Złota 44, one of Europe’s tallest and most luxurious residential towers, has formally opened its impressive 1,793-square-meter amenities floor. The space is currently the…
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Renderings Revealed for Neva Towers in Moscow
16 Nov 2016 – Moscow, Russia
Renderings of the last full-scale skyscrapers in Moscow’s new International Business Center, dubbed Moscow City, have been revealed. Located in the northwestern region of…
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Second Construction Contractor Walks From London’s One Nine Elms Complex
14 Nov 2016 – London, United Kingdom
The Chinese developer behind the One Nine Elms complex in London has seen a second construction contractor walk away from the chance to build it. The USD$1.2 billion…
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Details Emerge on the Under-Construction Madison Tower in London
11 Nov 2016 – London, United Kingdom
Construction is underway at The Madison – a 55-story residential scheme set for Tower Hamlets in London. Plans include 423 high-specification homes, plus an expansive…

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140-Meter Tower to be built over Paris Expressway in La Défense
18 Dec 2015 – Courbevoie, France
The 140-meter-tall Trinity is set to be built along the eastern side of the CNIT building in the heart of La Défense outside of Paris. It will stand over the Avenue de la…
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London’s Balfron Tower to be Turned into Luxury Apartments after Council Grants Planning Permission
18 Dec 2015 – London, United Kingdom
The controversial refurbishment of social housing landmark Balfron Tower into luxury apartments is set to go ahead following a unanimous vote by Tower Hamlets Council’s…
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Troubled Benidorm Apartment Tower Put Up for Sale
16 Dec 2015 – Benidorm, Spain
Residencial In Tempo – a Benidorm twin-tower skyscraper that was meant to be a landmark for the city but instead became a victim of the 2008 Global Financial Crisis –…
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Broadway Malyan’s 30-Story Tower Approved by Birmingham City Council
14 Dec 2015 – Birmingham, United Kingdom
Planners have given the green light to build Birmingham’s tallest office building as part of the final phase of construction at the £200 million ($300 million) Beorma…
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Warsaw Spire Construction Approaches Completion
10 Dec 2015 – Warsaw, Poland
Assembly work for the glass façade of Warsaw Spire is expected to be completed by the end of December. With this major milestone, construction of the 220-meter tower is…
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Design Update Adds Height to 31 London Street
9 Dec 2015 – London, United Kingdom
The height of 31 London Street in Paddington has been increased by 10 percent, meaning it will now be 254 meters tall. The new plans were revealed at a two-day public…
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London Shoreditch Hotel Gets Planning Permission
8 Dec 2015 – London, United Kingdom
New York-based hotel giant Highgate Holdings has gained planning for a mixed-use hotel and commercial office scheme in Shoreditch High Street, East London. It will be…
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New Designs Revealed for 1 Undershaft in London
7 Dec 2015 – London, United Kingdom
Architects have unveiled new designs for 1 Undershaft, a 73-story tower that will be the tallest building in London's financial district. The redesigned tower will…
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32-Story London Office Tower Plan Revealed
4 Dec 2015 – London, United Kingdom
Developer British Land has unveiled plans for a landmark office complex rising to 32 stories. Public consultation for the office building at 2 Finsbury Avenue Square has…
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Voters Back Bern Region’s First High-Rise
2 Dec 2015 – Bern, Switzerland
Voters in a suburb of Bern, Switzerland, have voted in favor of the capital region’s first skyscraper. Around 64 percent of those casting ballots backed the 33-story high…
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High-Rise Greenwich Peninsula Plan Gets Green Light in London
24 Nov 2015 – London, United Kingdom
The Mayor of London has given his approval for the capital’s largest single regeneration development in the Greenwich Peninsula. Plans include several distinct high-rises…
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Warsaw’s Tallest Tower Given Green Light
23 Nov 2015 – Warsaw, Poland
Warsaw’s city hall has granted approval for a 310-meter office tower which is planned to be developed by the Slovak developer HB Reavis in central Warsaw. If completed,…
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42-Story Cardiff Building Could be Tallest Residential Tower in Wales
20 Nov 2015 – Cardiff, United Kingdom
A developer has submitted plans with Cardiff council for a 42-story student apartment tower in the center of Cardiff that could become the tallest residential building in…
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NatWest Tower Demolition Underway in Birmingham
19 Nov 2015 – Birmingham, United Kingdom
The first phase of demolition at Birmingham’s NatWest Tower is underway. Rockspring Property Investment Managers LLP and Sterling Property Ventures won approval to…
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London’s 22 Bishopsgate Set for Approval
16 Nov 2015 – London, United Kingdom
The City of London looks set to approve the proposed replacement for the partially-built Pinnacle tower. The 278-meter skyscraper has been recommended for approval by the…
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Work Set to Start on the Long-Delayed Copenhagen Gate Project
13 Nov 2015 – Copenhagen, Denmark
The city of Copenhagen has finally approved plans to build two skyscrapers joined by a pedestrian bridge at the entrance to the city’s historic northern harbor, which is…
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18-Story University of Luxembourg Building Completes in Esch-sur-Alzette
9 Nov 2015 – Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg
A recently completed multipurpose building at the University of Luxembourg in Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg, combines an 18-story tower with a horizontal volume that…
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Mechanical and Electrical Contract Awarded for London’s One Blackfriars
9 Nov 2015 – London, United Kingdom
A mechanical and electrical contract has been awarded for One Blackfriars tower in London. The 165-meter tower will accommodate 27 homes and a boutique hotel across 52…
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IKEA Real Estate Division Proposes Office Complex in Bucharest
9 Nov 2015 – Bucharest, Romania
Vastint Romania – Swedish group Inter IKEA’s real estate division – will complete its first two office buildings in central Bucharest at the beginning of 2017. The…
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Vertical Forest Tower Proposed for Lausanne
6 Nov 2015 – Lausanne, Switzerland
Italian architect Stefano Boeri has won a Swiss design competition with a proposal for a 35-story tower that would be another “vertical forest” featuring more than 100…

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Alpha Square Plans Submitted for London’s Canary Wharf
23 Dec 2014 – London, United Kingdom
Plans have been submitted for a development on the Isle of Dogs that could rise up to 63 stories. The development, which covers 50 Marsh Wall, is in the newly-named…
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London’s Wandsworth Town Center Regeneration Scheme Approved
19 Dec 2014 – London, United Kingdom
Wandsworth Council and South Thames College have gained detailed planning for 201 new homes in the heart of the south London regeneration area. The plan includes a 26-…
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London’s College Road Tower Set to Start on Site
18 Dec 2014 – London, United Kingdom
The College Road Tower mixed-use scheme will begin construction in September 2015 for completion in 2017. The scheme now has consent from Croydon borough planners, who…
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Scotland’s Tallest Residential High-Rise Flats Coming Down in Glasgow
16 Dec 2014 – Glasgow, United Kingdom
Work is starting to demolish Scotland's tallest residential high-rise flats. The Whitevale and Bluevale flats will be brought down piece by piece due to the towers'…
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High-Rise Venue Complex Completes in Gothenburg
12 Dec 2014 – Gothenburg, Sweden
The Swedish Exhibition and Congress Center Group has invested £103 million (US$162 million) in the Swedish Exhibition & Congress Center and Gothia Towers project, which…
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London Mayor Approves Vast Wood Wharf Scheme
11 Dec 2014 – London, United Kingdom
The 4.9 million-square-foot (455,000-square-meter) Wood Wharf scheme has been approved by the Mayor of London and will see Canary Wharf extended to the east with the…
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Construction Moves Forward on OMA’s Stockholm Skyscrapers
10 Dec 2014 – Stockholm, Sweden
Apartments in OMA's Stockholm twin towers have gone on the market, with construction set to begin in spring 2015. Both will feature a prefabricated concrete structure…
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Skanska Signs Contract to Construct London’s Scalpel
10 Dec 2014 – London, United Kingdom
Skanska has signed a £198 million (US $310 million) contract to build a new landmark office tower at 52 Lime Street in London. The project, dubbed "the Scalpel", is to…
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Construction of Moscow’s Moscow-City Skyscraper Block to Complete in 2018
8 Dec 2014 – Moscow, Russia
Marat Khusnullin, Deputy Mayor of Moscow for Urban Policy and Construction, said that the construction around Moscow’s International Business Center, Moscow-City, is…
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Master-planned Millharbour Village Proposed in London
4 Dec 2014 – London, United Kingdom
Millharbour Village is a proposed high-density mixed-use neighborhood in South Quay that includes schools, parks, commercial space, office space, and 1,500 new homes that…
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New Details on the Retail Component of Istanbul’s Metropol Tower
3 Dec 2014 – Istanbul, Turkey
Roy Higgs International has announced the firm’s appointment to design the retail portion of Metropol Istanbul, a global mixed-use project that is rising within the…
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Landmark Tower Planned for Paphos
2 Dec 2014 – Paphos, Cyprus
On December 3, Paphos-based architectural team Vangelis Mavronicholas and Anna Margaritova will present plans for an observation tower they hope to make a landmark of the…
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ThyssenKrupp’s MULTI Elevators Will Go Up, Down, and Sideways
1 Dec 2014 – Essen, Germany
ThyssenKrupp, the German steel and engineering giant, has created the next big leap forward in the elevator industry: a system that isn’t dependent on ropes or steel…
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New Residential Tower Revealed for Manchester’s NOMA
1 Dec 2014 – Manchester, United Kingdom
A new 36-story tower has been proposed to stand on the Angel Gardens site in NOMA, Manchester. The tower boasts darker cladding to contrast with the lighter low-rise…
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Curvaceous Towers Coming to London’s South Bank
26 Nov 2014 – London, United Kingdom
A new, predominantly residential project will replace the much-loathed National Grid building on London's South Bank. The project will consist of three buildings of 39…
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Charleroi Police Headquarters Tower Completes
21 Nov 2014 – Charleroi, Belgium
In Belgium, Charleroi’s police headquarters has been expanded with a 75-meter tower on a site that also houses a local dance studio. A lively and accessible urban space…
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New Proposal for Glengall Bridge Revealed in London
20 Nov 2014 – London, United Kingdom
Plans have once again surfaced for the redevelopment of a quay site in London's Docklands next to the western side of Glengall Bridge, which call for a 140-meter central…
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Paris City Council Rejects Tour Triangle Skyscraper Amid Contentious Vote
17 Nov 2014 – Paris, France
The Paris City Council voted 83-78 in a secret ballot against the Tour Triangle, which would be the second-highest tower in Paris after the Montparnasse Tower. The mayor…
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KPF’s “Jenga” Tower Approved After Minister’s Eleventh-Hour Decision
14 Nov 2014 – London, United Kingdom
Lambeth council has approved Kohn Pedersen Fox's proposal for a 50-story block of 450 flats in Vauxhall after an eleventh-hour decision by the Communities Secretary not…
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Planning Approved for 37-Story Tower in Vauxhall, London
13 Nov 2014 – London, United Kingdom
A 37-story residential block in Vauxhall has been approved by Lambeth Council. The development will contain 291 homes, up to 1,270 square meters of ground shops and…

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MesseTurm May Be For Sale
20 Dec 2013 – Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Germany’s second-tallest building has been put up for sale, according to Bloomberg BusinessWeek. The 63-story MesseTurm is valued at about 500 million euros ($680 million…
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Empress State to be Converted to Residential Use
19 Dec 2013 – London, United Kingdom
A planning application has been submitted to convert the 120-meter Empress State Building in the London borough of Hammersmith and Fulham from office to residential use,…
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Soviet High-RiseTopped With Traditional Cabins
18 Dec 2013 – Kosice, Slovakia
Artist Tomas Dzadon has placed three traditional log cabins on the roof of a panelak, one of the ubiquitous high-rises in which more than 50 percent of Slovakians live…
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Munich Hotel Does Some Fancy Tricks
17 Dec 2013 – Munich, Germany
Victor Enrich Tarres, a Spanish artist, has manipulated photos of a Munich hotel into gravity-defying, distorted images, reports the Daily Mail. It took six months to…
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Eiffel Tower Lit for Mandela
16 Dec 2013 – Paris, France
The Eiffel Tower was lit with a spectacular display in honor of the recently deceased freedom fighter and president of South Africa, Nelson Mandela. The inscription “…
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Pinnacle Lives to Fight Another Day
12 Dec 2013 – London, United Kingdom
The “unbuildable” Pinnacle may soon return to life, according to The Independent. The development of the 63-story skyscraper had been halted in 2011 due to concerns about…
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Canary Wharf to Get Cylindrical Herzog & de Meuron Tower
10 Dec 2013 – London, United Kingdom
Swiss architects Herzog & de Meuron have designed a 56-story cylindrical skyscraper as part of a nine-hectare masterplan for London’s Canary Wharf, according to Dezeen.…
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Permission Granted for Irish Odyssey Development
3 Dec 2013 – Belfast, United Kingdom
A ₤100 million (US$164 million) redevelopment scheme at Belfast's Odyssey complex, designed by HJ Lyons, has received outline planning permission. The plan allows for…
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RSH+P Takes School of Economics Student Tower Competition
2 Dec 2013 – London, United Kingdom
The London School of Economics has selected Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners (RSH+P) to design the new Global Centre for the Social Sciences. Beating proposals from OMA,…
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Video: Rem Koolhaas Explains De Rotterdam Complex
2 Dec 2013 – Rotterdam, Netherlands
Dezeen has produced an exclusive interview with Rem Koolhaas, in which he tells the architecture website about his colossal new De Rotterdam Tower. The visibility of this…
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Viñoly Redesigns Marble Arch Tower
27 Nov 2013 – London, United Kingdom
Property company Almacantar has unveiled its finalized plans for a 408,000-square foot (38,000-square meter) redevelopment of the 1960s Marble Arch Tower. The Rafael…
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New Bondway Tower Design Unveiled
26 Nov 2013 – London, United Kingdom
Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates (KPF) has revealed its design for the New Bondway tower at London's Vauxhall interchange. The 551-foot (168-meter) tower replaces an…
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Eiffel Tower Stairs Put Up on Sale
25 Nov 2013 – Paris, France
A 15-step section of the Eiffel Tower's original spiral staircase, which once was part of the connection between the second and third levels, will be sold today in Paris…
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UNStudio Wins Competition with Sustainable Tower
22 Nov 2013 – Munich, Germany
Dutch office UNStudio has won a competition to design a residential and office complex in the German city of Munich. UNStudio's design for the city's new Baumkirchen…
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De Rotterdam Completed by OMA
22 Nov 2013 – Rotterdam, Netherlands
Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA) has completed its colossal "vertical city" in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. OMA designed the 44-story De Rotterdam complex for…
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Tower v. Club Decision Delayed
21 Nov 2013 – London, United Kingdom
Mayor of London Boris Johnson has postponed his final decision on the controversial planning application for the Eileen House site at Elephant and Castle until December…
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Developer Proposes UK's Tallest Housing Tower
20 Nov 2013 – London, United Kingdom
An Irish developer plans to build the tallest residential tower in the UK on a site in the city's Canary Wharf area. Ryan Corp. UK has paid ₤100 million (US$160 million)…
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Tower Plays Part in Gaming Marketing
19 Nov 2013 – London, United Kingdom
The iconic OXO Tower on London's South Bank has undergone a transformation in a marketing stunt for the forthcoming launch of Sony's PlayStation 4. A team of rappellers…
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Solution Close for Walkie Scorchie
19 Nov 2013 – London, United Kingdom
Land Securities is close to solving the incendiary solar glare problem for the Walkie Talkie, its landmark 37-story glass office block in the City of London. The…
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Aggregate Paper Looks Deeply into 30 St Mary Axe's Design
18 Nov 2013 – London, United Kingdom
A recent academic paper, originally published on Aggregate's website, examines The Gherkin, the London office tower designed by Foster + Partners. Author Jonathan Massey…

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Cheesegrater Attracts New Tenants
17 Dec 2012 – London, United Kingdom
The Rogers Stirk Harbour-designed Leadenhall Building under construction in the City of London is now over 51 percent pre-let, the developers announced. Insurance firm…
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Venetians Take Sides in the Palace of Light Debate
14 Dec 2012 – Venice, Italy
After 75 years in the fashion industry, the 90-year-old couturier Pierre Cardin has set his sights on shaping the Venice skyline. His proposed Palais Lumière, a 60-story…
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Plans Released for London’s Shell Development Centre
13 Dec 2012 – London, United Kingdom
Developers Canary Wharf Group and Qatari Diar have released preliminary plans and renderings of their proposed transformation of the Shell Centre campus on London’s South…
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Students Compete to Design Temporary Timber Stadium Tower
12 Dec 2012 – London, United Kingdom
A 200-meter timber tower near Wembley Stadium in the Borough of Brent, London has been proposed in a “temporary buildings” student competition. Called The Splinter, the…
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How Tall Can a (Lego) Tower Go?
6 Dec 2012 – London, United Kingdom
While architects and engineers are questioning the limits of building megatall towers, some people are asking another question: How tall can a Lego tower go? A research…
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Revised Residential Tower Hopes to Preserve History
6 Dec 2012 – London, United Kingdom
Revised plans for a development in southwest London have been submitted to the London Borough of Wandsworth after a previous proposal for the site was blocked. The…
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Student Tower Designed to Cope with Harsh Desert Conditions
6 Dec 2012 – Nottingham, United Kingdom
Students at the University of Nottingham have designed a skyscraper for Abu Dhabi inspired by sikkas, the narrow alleys between buildings in old Middle Eastern cities.…
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Belfast's Tallest Tower Repossessed
5 Dec 2012 – Belfast, United Kingdom
The 85-meter (279-foot) Obel Tower in Belfast, Northern Ireland’s tallest building, has been taken over by administrators. The administrators were appointed after the…
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CTBUH: BBC Series Spotlights Skyscrapers
3 Dec 2012 – London, United Kingdom
The BBC, working with the CTBUH, has developed a series of reports spotlighting the state of the skyscraper around the world. Features focus on everything from…
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Pierre Cardin Defends His Venetian Bouquet
30 Nov 2012 – Venice, Italy
Fashion mogul Pierre Cardin is determined to give his hometown of Venice a sculptural mixed-use skyscraper, despite protests from the citizens. To Mr. Cardin the 280-…
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London Residential Market Driving Tall Building Development
29 Nov 2012 – London, United Kingdom
While office tower construction has stagnated, London developers are actively pursuing a large number of residential projects, according to a report on the housing boom…
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Ireland Saves Its First Skyscraper
16 Nov 2012 – Dublin, Ireland
Dublin’s Planning Board has refused to allow Ireland’s first skyscraper, Liberty Hall, to be demolished. This decision rescinds the permit the Dublin City Council issued…
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Walkie Talkie Building Clinches Another Tenant
8 Nov 2012 – London, United Kingdom
London's Walkie Talkie building has signed Lloyd’s of London syndicate Ascot as its newest tenant. The 38-story skyscraper, which is owned by British company Land…
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St. Mary's Tower Approved
8 Nov 2012 – London, United Kingdom
London's Southwark Borough planning commission has approved plans for the St Mary’s Residential development. The Squire and Partners-designed scheme will create a…
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Questioning Europe's 'Small Plan Syndrome'
7 Nov 2012 – London, United Kingdom
The Financial Times has published an article dealing with the issues of building tall buildings in historic cities. Many cities rely on their ancient buildings to…
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Paris Development Making Progress
5 Nov 2012 – Paris, France
Plans to build two of Europe’s tallest towers in a Paris suburb are moving forward, despite community protests. The Russian developer expects to have financing in place…
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Moscow Tower Overtakes The Shard
1 Nov 2012 – Moscow, Russia
Construction on the 75-story Mercury City Tower in Moscow has surpassed the height of The Shard as the structure topped out at 339 meters this week. The 306-meter Shard…
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London's South Bank May See New Development
1 Nov 2012 – London, United Kingdom
Private equity firm Carlyle Group has submitted plans for a 425,000 square meter residential and office development in London. The development will be located close to…
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Firm Abandons Fire Station Tower Proposal in UK
30 Oct 2012 – Birmingham, United Kingdom
British firm K4 Architects has announced it will abandon proposals to build a tower above Birmingham’s Central Fire Station. The scheme, which was in its third version…
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2013 Venice Biennale Name Inspired by a DC Skyscraper
30 Oct 2012 – Venice, Italy
Massimiliano Gioni, the man in charge of the 2013 Venice Biennale, announced that the exhibition's theme will be "The Encyclopedic Palace." Mr. Gioni revealed that the…

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What’s Next?: How Do We Make Vertical Urban Design?
18 Oct 2016 – Presentation at CTBUH 2016 China Conference; Winy Maas, MVRDV
It seems sometimes as if the further away from the ground we rise, the more architectonic and less urban our buildings become. Skyscrapers have always been about power, but they should also be about society. As our global society increasingly becomes…
CTBUH Video Interview – Claes Caroli
16 Oct 2016 – 2016 China Conference Interviews; Claes Caroli, HSB Malmö
Claes Caroli of HSB Malmö is interviewed by Chris Bentley during the 2016 CTBUH China Conference. Claes discusses the redevelopment of the Malmö waterfront with a master planned residential community constructed around the Turning Torso.
Monthly Video: Turning Torso
15 Jan 2016 – Monthly Video Series; Santiago Calatrava, Santiago Calatrava Architects & Engineers
Thursday 12th November 2015. Chicago, IL. Santiago Calatrava discusses the 2015 CTBUH 10 Year Award Winner, Turning Torso during the 2015 CTBUH Awards Symposium at the Illinois Institute of Technology. View the extended interview here.
Putting a Twist on Contemporary Skyscraper Design: Turning Torso, Malmö
12 Nov 2015 – CTBUH "14th Annual Awards"; Jan Andersson, HSB Malmö; & Santiago Calatrava, Santiago Calatrava Architects & Engineers
Jan Andersson, Senior Advisor, HSB Malmö, and Santiago Calatrava, Founder, Santiago Calatrava Architects & Engineers, speak at the 14th Annual Best Tall Building Symposium – Session 1 in a presentation entitled "Putting a Twist on Contemporary…
Interview: Turning Torso
12 Nov 2015 – 2015 Awards Ceremony/Symposium Interviews; Jan Andersson & Claes Caroli, HSB Malmö
Jan Andersson, Senior Advisor, & Claes Caroli, Chairman, HSB Malmö, are interviewed by Chris Bentley regarding the 2015 CTBUH Tall Building 10 Year Award Winner, Turning Torso, Malmö, during the 2015 CTBUH Awards Symposium at the Illinois Institute…
Interview: Santiago Calatrava
12 Nov 2015 – 2015 Awards Ceremony/Symposium Interviews; Founder, Santiago Calatrava Architects & Engineers
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Humanizing the High-Rise
30 Oct 2017 – CTBUH Journal, 2017 Issue IV; Kim H. Nielsen, 3XN Architects
The under-design Quay Quarter Tower will create a stunning new building on the Sydney skyline that sets new benchmarks in office tower design globally and creates an exemplary international commercial address. The antithesis of the prevailing belief…
Rethinking CTBUH Height Criteria In the Context of Tall Timber
30 Oct 2017 – CTBUH Journal, 2017 Issue IV; Robert M. Foster, University of Queensland; Michael H. Ramage, University of Cambridge; Thomas Reynolds, The University of Edinburgh
Recent developments in the design and construction of progressively taller buildings using engineered timber as a structural material raise important questions about the language that is used to describe tall buildings. This paper discusses the role…
A Novel Façade System to Improve the Whole High-Rise Building Process
17 Oct 2016 – Cities to Megacities: Shaping Dense Vertical Urbanism; Henrik Falk & Henrik Andersson, Brunkeberg Systems AB; Fredrik Friblick, Prolog Bygglogistik AB; M. Joop Mul, ATB consult
This paper introduces a façade system integrated with the vertical transportation of building materials and climbing weather protection for the faster and safer construction of high-rise buildings. In the presented case study, the general contractor…
The Psychological Relationship Between a Tall Building and a City
17 Oct 2016 – Cities to Megacities: Shaping Dense Vertical Urbanism; Claes Caroli, HSB Malmö
Building a tall building in 2002 in a city that has its roots in the 11th century was a challenge. At the time this project started, the city of Malmö was in bad shape. For years, it had leaned upon it famous shipyard, heavy industries, car…
What’s Next?: How Do We Make Vertical Urban Design?
17 Oct 2016 – Cities to Megacities: Shaping Dense Vertical Urbanism; Winy Mass, MVRDV
It seems sometimes as if the further away from the ground we rise, the more architectonic and less urban our buildings become. Skyscrapers have always been about power, but they should also be about society. As our global society increasingly becomes…
A Tale of Towers and Cities: A Contextual Approach to Vertical Urbanism
26 Oct 2015 – The Middle East: A Selection of Written Works on Iconic Towers and Global Place-Making; Louis Becker & Julian Chen, Henning Larsen Architects
While the ever increasing global interchange of capitals and ideas have created immense opportunities and growth in cities around the world, the physical manifestation of this energy in the urban habitat risks becoming generic in the face of growing…
The Past, Present and Future of the European Skyscraper
Jun 2013 – CTBUH Journal, 2013 Issue II; CTBUH Research
There are currently 109 skyscrapers over 150 meters in Europe. This number is set to jump to 161 by the end of 2015, meaning that there are more than 50 projects in advanced stages of construction.
Interview: Winy Maas, MVRDV
Jun 2010 – CTBUH Journal, 2010 Issue II; Winy Maas, MVRDV
The urban future of Chinese cities could take the shape of supersized parabolic structures in and around current cities. Imagine a range of various green hills with apartments and spacious terraces in the shell filled with industry and technology.

Featured Tall Buildings in Scandinavia

Bella Sky

Bella Sky, Copenhagen

Completed in 2011, this complex features two towers with an inclination of 15° in opposite directions and serves as a hotel.

Victoria Tower

Victoria Tower, Stockholm

Among the tallest towers in Scandinavia, Victoria Tower is a strong iconic form. Placing the larger floor plates on top of the smaller hotel floor plates creates a dramatic cantilever.

The Light*house

The Light*house, Arhus

The Light*house is a residential project overlooking the Arhus Bay. It is aiming to be 142 meters tall and competing to be the tallest building in Denmark.

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Scandinavia Facts

Population 20,440,678 (2014)
Area 817,191 km² • 315,517 mi²
GDP $1.02 trillion (2014)
150m+ Buildings 1 Completed
300m+ Buildings None Completed
Tallest City Malmo
First 150m+ Building Turning Torso (190 m, 2005)
Average Building Age 13 Years
Most Common Function Mixed-use (100%)
Most Common Material Concrete (100%)

All building-related facts are for 150m+ buildings currently in the database.

Tall Buildings in Scandinavia

1   Turning Torso 2005 190 m Malmo
2   Kista Science Tower 2003 124 m Stockholm
3   Norra Tornen 1 2018 121 m Stockholm
4   Herlev Hospital 1976 120 m Herlev
5   Victoria Tower 2011 118 m Stockholm
6   Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel 1990 117 m Oslo
7   Kista Torn 2015 112 m Stockholm
8   Biskop Gunnerus Gate 14 1975 111 m Oslo
9   Point Hyllie - 110 m Malmo
10   Domus Vista 1969 102 m Frederiksberg
  Completed   Arch. Topped Out   Struct. Topped Out   Under Constr.
1   Bestseller Tower - 312 m Arhus
2   Karlatornet 2021 245 m Goteborg
3   Tellus Tower 1 - 237 m Stockholm
4   World Ocean Headquarters - 200 m Bærum
5   Turning Torso 2005 190 m Malmo
6   Tellus Tower 2 - 177 m Stockholm
7   Lighthouse 2021 146 m Arhus
8   Mindet 6 - 144 m Arhus
9   Urban Mountain - 138 m Oslo
10   Sky Village - 126 m Copenhagen
  Completed   Proposed