The jury of the International Highrise Award 2018 resolved unanimously.
The spry office building ‘Torre Reforma‘ in Mexico City/Mexico has won the prize, worth EUR 50,000, for the world’s most innovative highrise.
Architect L. Benjamín Romano received the prize statuette and the prize money at the awards ceremony in Frankfurt’s Paulskirche.
In contrast to the internationally enduring trend toward residential towers as well as ever-larger mixed-use projects in Asia, this year’s prize-winner – Torre Reforma by L. Benjamín Romano – is once again a classic office building. Here, however, it is only the type of usage that is conventional. The prevailing problem of earthquakes in Mexico City calls for an intelligent support structure concept, which lends the 246-metre-high office tower its striking appearance – and in so doing places Mexico’s capital on the world map of ground-breaking highrise architecture.
BEST HIGHRISES 2018/19
Peter Körner, Maximilian Liesner, Peter Cachola Schmal (eds.)
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BEST HIGH-RISES 2018/19
INTERNATIONAL HIGHRISE AWARD 2018
November 3, 2018 – March 3, 2019
60596 Frankfurt am Main