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The Footsteps of Transformers

The Footsteps of Transformers

Thanks to the company Folkart Yapı Construction, Izmir, the third largest city in Turkey added a new tourist attraction..

These new twin towers called the Folkart Towers Izmir are 200 meters high and have 40 storeys. They became 3rd tallest building in Turkey and the tallest buildings in Turkey outside of the mega Istanbul city. Furthermore, once completed, they have become the 5th tallest twin towers in Europe!

Terracotta Tower of Guangzhou

Terracotta Tower of Guangzhou

The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) has certified the completion of Guangzhou CTF Finance Centre, located within the burgeoning Zhujiang New Town business district. At 530 metres it is the tallest building in Guangzhou, second tallest in China, and fifth tallest worldwide. According to the CTBUH the building was developed by New World Development Company and designed by Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates (KPF), this supertall skyscraper rounds out a trio of Guangzhou’s tallest structures, including Guangzhou International Finance Center and Canton Tower, all centred around Huacheng Square, the city’s premier urban park and the central axis of Zhujiang New Town. Below, a subterranean retail concourse connects the mixed-use skyscraper with transport interchanges, directly integrating the project into the city and the wider Pearl River Delta region.

Eric Parry’s ‘Calm’ Tower

Eric Parry’s ‘Calm’ Tower

The latest skyscraper planned for the City of London is set to become the tallest in the square mile as approval is granted 
 
New Heights of Nairobi

New Heights of Nairobi

Real estate developers Jabavu Village Limited and White Lotus Projects are the names behind plans to build Nairobi’s tallest building, which will be the new home of the city’s third Hilton Hotel. The Sh11 billion (USD$109 million) dual-tower development, whose construction is set to begin in Nairobi’s Upper Hill, is scheduled to be completed by 2020.

Sky Gardens of La Defense

Sky Gardens of La Defense

An unusual tower with hanging gardens, in the center of the new district La Défense, this 200-metre tall skyscraper quite singularly extends the great historic axis of Paris. Through its brief, its accessibility and architectural treatment, the Jardins de l’Arche Tower is like an open project that animates and intensifies the public space.

Palm Tree for Evolution

Palm Tree for Evolution

At the end of 2016 was held awards ceremony of the world’s most renowned architecture prize for skyscrapers, the Emporis Skyscraper Award established in the year 2000. Once again the Shanghai Tower, which this year already rated by CTBUH as the Best Tall Building Worldwide, gained the lead in a race. The winners were chosen by an international panel of experts from over 300 skyscrapers of at least 100 meters height and which were completed in 2015. The 632-meter tall Shanghai Tower was chosen as the winner for several reasons, including it’s elegant spiraling cylindrical shape which was designed by Gensler Architects. 
 
Norwegian outlook on Beirut

Norwegian outlook on Beirut

Six months after the launch of its international architecture competition to build its new headquarters at the Northern main entrance of Beirut, and at the end of a rigorous and innovative selection process, Banque Libano-Française (BLF) announced the selection of the Norwegian-American studio Snøhetta.
 
Smoky pinnacles of Berlin

Smoky pinnacles of Berlin

Ferminnan + Spagnoletta Architects have planned a kaleidoscopic skyscraper hotel in Berlin located between Alexanderplatz and The Hackescher, which focuses on overlapping volumes. The project’s metal patterned facades allow the building’s skin to breathe and act as a filter for incoming and outgoing light and to display its convincing volume at the same time. 
 
Tropical campus for São Paulo

Tropical campus for São Paulo

Brazilian and French firm Triptyque Architecture has proposed a master plan consisting of four mixed-used towers that, upon completion, would facilitate 400 apartments, a hotel, offices, and retail programs.
 
Cruising in Mumbai

Cruising in Mumbai

Designed by ARK Reza Kabul Architects, The South Bay in Mumbai, India resembles the form of a luxurious cruise ship ready to set sail. The contemporary design of the 70 metre tall structure comes as an organic response to its surroundings. The structure features a lobby, parking, 17 residential units and a sky lounge. The roads around the structure depict the waves, with the enormous double heighted lobby forming the hull of the structure. The large double heighted archways offer a welcoming sensation.