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At the heart of the magazine concept is the principle of information-analytical approach to current trends in the field of building construction. In its pages you can read about the best practices of Russian and foreign companies, the use of advanced technology, the most interesting architectural projects of high-rise buildings, architects and designers, as well as on construction companies working in the field of high-rise construction.

Besides, the magazine gives serious attention to the technical innovations necessary for successful operation of high-rise buildings that make staying in comfortable and safe, as well as environmental matters of high-rise construction and a number of other topics that reveal the possibilities and prospects of the future high-rise construction. This periodical is intended to become a professional communication platform for experts - to analyze the latest events in contemporary building construction all over the world, introduce to its readers upcoming technologies, equipment and materials used in Russia and abroad, and also to take up issues of the high-rise projects economy and development.
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The Tallest in Africa

The Tallest in Africa

Construction work is set to start on a skyscraper, which, once complete, will be the tallest building in both Morocco and the whole of Africa. Topping out at 250 meters (820 feet), the building, which originally name was ‘Bank of Africa Tower’ will contain a luxury hotel and apartments as well as high-end offices. Meanwhile, a viewing terrace is planned for the very top of the tower. The building has been designed by architects Rafael de la-Hoz and Hakim Benjelloun. 

‘Urban Tree Farm’ in Ecuador

‘Urban Tree Farm’ in Ecuador

Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG) has revealed plans for a residential tower to be built in Ecuador. The project, which is BIG’s first in South America, is titled ‘IQON’ and is currently under construction in the city of Quito. Situated between the urban center and la Carolina Park, the concrete structure will climb to a total of 33-stories, offering sweeping views that take in the nearby volcanoes.

Commemorating David Azrieli

Commemorating David Azrieli

Kohn Pedersen Fox (KPF) has unveiled the design of their landmark Azrieli Tower in Tel Aviv. The 340-meter-tall elliptical building, Tel Aviv’s tallest, seeks to establish a dynamic new identity in a cluster of perfectly square, circular and triangular towers.

3D City in Shenzhen

3D City in Shenzhen

Dutch practice MVRDV has won the competition to design the new Vanke headquarters building in Shenzhen. Designed for the major Chinese real estate developer, the 250-meter-tall project is a cluster of eight interlinked blocks of offices, housing and culture. The concept was grounded in MVRDV’s research into the three-dimensional city. Aiming to rethink the next generation of skyscrapers, the tower rises from four separate bases to a single crowning tower.

Chinese High Records

Chinese High Records

Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill has unveiled its design for the Shenzhen-Hong Kong International Center, a 700-metre tall glass tower in Shenzhen, China.

The City of Silk

The City of Silk

An international airport, a rail network, and a trade zone for Mubarak Al-Kabeer Port could be built under Phase 1 of Kuwait’s $86bn (KWD26.1bn) Silk City project. The first stage of construction, which has yet to begin, will also see a logistics area for tradable goods built within Silk City, as well as an industrial hub to support small- and medium-sized enterprises, Kuwait’s state news agency said.

New Dubai Pearl

New Dubai Pearl

Skidmore, Owings & Merrill is delivering architectural and structural services for the 550m-tall “aerodynamic” structure New York-headquartered design house Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM) has been revealed as the architect behind the 550m-tall Burj Jumeira tower that was unveiled on 31 January by HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE, and Ruler of Dubai.

Golden Anniversary

Golden Anniversary

The year 2019 marks the 50th anniversary of the founding of CTBUH, an important occasion that will be commemorated throughout the year via a series of special events and outputs, culminating with the 10th World Congress in Chicago, 28 October–2 November, on the theme “50 Forward | 50 Back.” 

Architecture as a keynote of Cultural Exchange

Architecture as a keynote of Cultural Exchange

In mid-November 2018, St. Petersburg hosted the VII International Cultural Forum. This large-scale event, which was held for the seventh time, every year attracting a large audience. This year, the total number of visitors approached 35 thousand, and the composition of professionals in the field of culture and related areas reached 13 thousand participants.

Colored Clouds of Miami

Colored Clouds of Miami

BIG’s Miami Produce Center will be elevated on columns above a trio of warehouses in Allapattah – a district known for a large open-air produce and textile markets. Architecture firm BIG has released plans to build a major complex in an industrial neighborhood of Miami, combining housing, offices, a school and urban farming.