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Top 17 Best Buildings In The World

17 best buildings of 2014
The Council on TallBuildings and Urban Habitats (CTBUH) recently announced the winners of its Best Tall Buildings Worldwide contest.
The organisation is world leading resource for professionals focused on the design, construction, and operation of tall buildings and future cities.
The non-profit organisation received 88 entries from around the world and here is the list of winners from the four continents and the runner ups.

17 best buildings of 2014
Edith Green-Wendell Wyatt Federal Building
The building is the winner in the Americas
Country: United States
Location: Portland
Owner/Developer: General Services Administration
Building Function: Government
Architects: Cutler Anderson Architects and SERA Architects
Renovation Start: 2010
Renovation End: 2013
17 best buildings of 2014
The Point
The building was the finalist in the Americas
Country: Ecuador
Location: Guayaquil
Owner/Developer: Pronobis
Building Function: office
Architects: Christian Wiese Architects
Start of Construction: 2011
Completion: 2014
17 best buildings of 2014
United Nations Secretariat Building
The building was the finalist in the Americas
Country: US
Location: New York City
Owner/Developer: Untied Nations
Building Function: Office
Architects: Le Corbusier; Oscar Niemeyer; Wallace K. Harrison; HLW International; and R.A. Heintges & Associates
Renovation Start: 2010
Renovation End: 2013
17 best buildings of 2014
One Central Park
The building was the winner in the Asia & Australasia
Country: Australia
Location: Sydney
Owners/Developers: Frasers Property; Sekisui House Australia
Building Function: Residential
Architects: Ateliers Jean Nouvel and PTW Architects
Start of Construction: 2010
Completion: 2014
17 best buildings of 2014
8 Chifley
The building was the winner in the Asia & Australasia
Country: Australia
Location: Sydney
Owner/Developer: Mirvac Developments
Building Function: office
Architects: RogersStirkHarbour + Partners and Lippmann Partnership
Start of Construction: 2010
Completion: 2013
17 best buildings of 2014
Abeno Harukas
The building was the finalist in Asia & Australasia
Country: Japan
Location: Osaka
Owner/Developer: Kintetsu Corporation
Building Function: hotel / office / retail
Architects: Takenaka Corporation
Start of Construction: 2010
Completion: 2014
17 best buildings of 2014
Ardmore Residence
The building was the finalist in Asia & Australasia
Country: Singapore
Owner/Developer: Pontiac Land Group
Building Function: Residential
Architects: UN Studio and Architects 61
Start of Construction: 2009
Completion: 2013
17 best buildings of 2014
Federation of Korean Industries Head Office Building
The building was the finalist in Asia & Australasia
Country: South Korea
Location: Seoul
Owner/Developer: Federation of Korean Industries
Building Function: Office
Architects: Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture and Chang-Jo Architects
Start of Construction: 2010
Completion: 2013
17 best buildings of 2014
IDEO Morph 38, Aston Tower
The building was the finalist in Asia & Australasia
Country: Thailand
Location: Bangkok
Owner/Developer: Ananda Development PCL.
Building Function: Residential
Architects: Somdoon Architects
Start of Construction: 2010
Completion: 2013
17 best buildings of 2014
Sheraton Huzhou Hot Spring Resort
The building was the finalist in Asia & Australasia
Country: China
Location: Huzhou
Owner: Sheraton Huzhou Hot Spring Resort
Building Function: Hotel
Architects: MAD
Start of Construction: 2008
Completion: 2013
17 best buildings of 2014
The Interlace
The building was the finalist in Asia & Australasia
Country: Singapore
Location: Singapore
Owner/Developer: CapitaLand Singapore Limited; Hotel Properties Limited
Building Function: Residential
Architects: Office for Metropolitan Architecture; designer & partner-in-charge Ole Scheeren (now at Buro Ole Scheeren); RSP Architects, Planners & Engineers Pte Ltd.
Start of Construction: 2010
Completion: 2013
17 best buildings of 2014
Jockey Club Innovation Tower
The building was the finalist in Asia & Australasia
Country: China
Location: Hong Kong
Owner/Developer: The Hong KongPolytechnicUniversity
Building Function:
Architects: Zaha Hadid Architects; AD+RG Architecture Design and Research Group; AGC Design
Start of Construction: 2010
Completion: 2013
17 best buildings of 2014
Wangjing SOHO T1
The building was the finalist in Asia & Australasia
Country: China
Location: Beijing
Owner/Developer: SOHO China Co. Ltd
Building Function: office
Architects: Zaha Hadid Architects and China Construction Design International
Start of Construction: 2011
Completion: 2014
17 best buildings of 2014
De Rotterdam
The building was the winner in Europe
Country: Netherlands
Location: Rotterdam
Owner/Developer: MAB; OVG Projectontwikkeling
Building Function: office / residential / hotel / retail
Architects: Office for Metropolitan Architectur
Start of Construction: 2009
Completion: 2013
17 best buildings of 2014
DC Tower
The building was the finalist in Europe
Country: Austria
Location: Vienna
Owner/Developer: WED (Wiener Entwicklungsgesellschaft für den Donauraum AG)
Building Function: residential / office / hotel
Architects: Dominique Perrault Architecture and Hoffmann-Janz Architekten
Start of Construction: 2010
Completion: 2013
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NEO Bankside Building
The building was the finalist in Europe
Country: United Kingdom
Location: London
Owner/Developer: GC Bankside LLP
Building Function: Residential
Architects: RogersStirkHarbour + Partners
Start of Construction: 2009
Completion: 2013
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Cayan Tower
The building was the winner in Middle East & Africa
Country: United Arab Emirates
Location: Dubai
Owner/Developer: Cayan Investment & Development
Building Function: Residential
Architects: Kidmore Owings & Merrill and Khatib & Alami
Start of Construction: 2006
Completion: 2013


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