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17 best buildings of 2014

Last updated on: July 09, 2014 17:32 IST

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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.

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Image: One Central Park.
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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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