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Salesforce Tower named Best Tall Building Worldwide by CTBUH

Salesforce Tower named Best Ta...
San Francisco's Salesforce Tower,  by Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects, has been declared the Best Tall Building Worldwide by the CTBUH
San Francisco's Salesforce Tower,  by Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects, has been declared the Best Tall Building Worldwide by the CTBUH
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San Francisco's Salesforce Tower was declared the Best Tall Building between 300-399 Meters (984-1,309 ft)
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San Francisco's Salesforce Tower was declared the Best Tall Building between 300-399 Meters (984-1,309 ft)
Forma Itaim - Sao Paulo, by Fermín Vázquez Arquitectos, was named the Best Tall Building under 100 Meters (328 ft)
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Forma Itaim - Sao Paulo, by Fermín Vázquez Arquitectos, was named the Best Tall Building under 100 Meters (328 ft)
Amorepacific Headquarters - Seoul, by David Chipperfield Architects, was named the Best Tall Building between 100-199 Meters (328-652 ft)
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Amorepacific Headquarters - Seoul, by David Chipperfield Architects, was named the Best Tall Building between 100-199 Meters (328-652 ft)
The Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG)-designed Shenzhen Energy Mansion - Shenzhen was named the Best Tall Building  between 200-299 Meters (656-980 ft)
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The Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG)-designed Shenzhen Energy Mansion - Shenzhen was named the Best Tall Building  between 200-299 Meters (656-980 ft)
KPF's Ping An Finance Center - Shenzhen was named the Best Tall Building 400 Meters (1,312 ft) and above
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KPF's Ping An Finance Center - Shenzhen was named the Best Tall Building 400 Meters (1,312 ft) and above
The Pinnacle@Duxton - Singapore was named the 10 Year Award winner. It was designed by ARC Studio Architecture + Urbanism, in collaboration with RSP Architects Planners & Engineers (Pte) Ltd
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The Pinnacle@Duxton - Singapore was named the 10 Year Award winner. It was designed by ARC Studio Architecture + Urbanism, in collaboration with RSP Architects Planners & Engineers (Pte) Ltd
Kampung Admiralty - Singapore, by WOHA, was named the Best Tall Mixed-Use Building
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Kampung Admiralty - Singapore, by WOHA, was named the Best Tall Mixed-Use Building
European Patent Office (EPO) - Netherlands, by Ateliers Jean Nouvel, was named Best Tall Office Building
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European Patent Office (EPO) - Netherlands, by Ateliers Jean Nouvel, was named Best Tall Office Building
277 Fifth Avenue - New York City, by Rafael Vinoly, was named Best Tall Residential or Hotel Building
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277 Fifth Avenue - New York City, by Rafael Vinoly, was named Best Tall Residential or Hotel Building
Atira La Trobe Street - Melbourne, by Hayball, won the Construction Award
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Atira La Trobe Street - Melbourne, by Hayball, won the Construction Award
Azrieli Sarona Tower - Tel Aviv, by Moshe Tzur Architects and Town Planners, won the Facade Engineering Award
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Azrieli Sarona Tower - Tel Aviv, by Moshe Tzur Architects and Town Planners, won the Facade Engineering Award
Morpheus Hotel - Macau, by Zaha Hadid Architects, won the Fire & Risk Engineering Award
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Morpheus Hotel - Macau, by Zaha Hadid Architects, won the Fire & Risk Engineering Award
Fremont Tower - San Francisco, by Heller Manus Architects, won the Geotechnical Engineering Award
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Fremont Tower - San Francisco, by Heller Manus Architects, won the Geotechnical Engineering Award
Viscoelastic Coupling Damping (VCD), a structural engineering system developed at the University of Toronto, won the Innovation Award
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Viscoelastic Coupling Damping (VCD), a structural engineering system developed at the University of Toronto, won the Innovation Award
Amorepacific Headquarters - Seoul, by David Chipperfield Architects, won the Interior Space Award
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Amorepacific Headquarters - Seoul, by David Chipperfield Architects, won the Interior Space Award
Britam Tower - Nairobi, by Chris Kroese, GAPP Architects and Urban Designers, won the MEP Engineering Award
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Britam Tower - Nairobi, by Chris Kroese, GAPP Architects and Urban Designers, won the MEP Engineering Award
CHAO Hotel - Beijing, by gmp Architects, won the Renovation Award
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CHAO Hotel - Beijing, by gmp Architects, won the Renovation Award
181 Fremont Tower - San Francisco, Heller Manus Architects, won the Structural Engineering Award
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181 Fremont Tower - San Francisco, Heller Manus Architects, won the Structural Engineering Award
Central Park, Sydney won the Urban Habitat Award - District Master Plan Scale award. The project is developed by Frasers Property 
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Central Park, Sydney won the Urban Habitat Award - District Master Plan Scale award. The project is developed by Frasers Property 
Kampung Admiralty - Singapore, by WOHA, won the Urban Habitat Award - Single Site Scale award
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Kampung Admiralty - Singapore, by WOHA, won the Urban Habitat Award - Single Site Scale award
The Salesforce Tower's glazed facade tapers as it rises to a total of 61 floors
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The Salesforce Tower's glazed facade tapers as it rises to a total of 61 floors
The Salesforce Tower is the tallest building in San Francisco, the 12th tallest in the United States, and currently sits at number 80 in the world rankings
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The Salesforce Tower is the tallest building in San Francisco, the 12th tallest in the United States, and currently sits at number 80 in the world rankings
The Salesforce Tower's base connects to a nearby transit center which is topped by a public park
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The Salesforce Tower's base connects to a nearby transit center which is topped by a public park
The Salesforce Tower's glazed facade tapers as it rises to a height of 326 meters
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The Salesforce Tower's glazed facade tapers as it rises to a height of 326 meters
The Salesforce Tower has 1.4 million sq ft (roughly 130,000 sq m) of floorspace
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The Salesforce Tower has 1.4 million sq ft (roughly 130,000 sq m) of floorspace
The Salesforce Tower received LEED Platinum certification due to its energy efficiency
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The Salesforce Tower received LEED Platinum certification due to its energy efficiency
San Francisco's Salesforce Tower,  by Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects, has been declared the Best Tall Building Worldwide by the CTBUH
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San Francisco's Salesforce Tower,  by Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects, has been declared the Best Tall Building Worldwide by the CTBUH

The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) has named Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects' Salesforce Tower in San Francisco the Best Tall Building Worldwide for 2019. A total of 20 other Category Winners were also awarded during the recent CTBUH Annual Awards event in Shenzhen, China.

The Salesforce Tower, which was also named Best Tall Building between 300-399 Meters (984-1,309 ft) and involved Kendall Heaton Associates, is the tallest building in San Francisco, the 12th tallest in the United States, and currently sits at number 80 in the world's tallest rankings.

The building's base connects to a nearby transit center, which is topped by a public park, and its glazed facade tapers as it rises to a height of 326 m (1,070 ft). Its interior, which is given over to office space, has 1.4 million sq ft (roughly 130,000 sq m) of floorspace, spread over 61 floors.

The Salesforce Tower is the tallest building in San Francisco, the 12th tallest in the United States, and currently sits at number 80 in the world rankings
The Salesforce Tower is the tallest building in San Francisco, the 12th tallest in the United States, and currently sits at number 80 in the world rankings

The Salesforce Tower received LEED Platinum (a green building standard) certification due to its energy efficiency. Each floor has integrated sunshades to reduce solar heat gain, while the glazed facade is also made from high-performance glass. Cooling is partly provided by energy-efficient heat exchangers and fresh air is introduced to the tower's interior by efficient ventilation systems. Additionally, water recycling systems are installed.

Kampung Admiralty - Singapore, by WOHA, won the Urban Habitat Award - Single Site Scale award
Kampung Admiralty - Singapore, by WOHA, won the Urban Habitat Award - Single Site Scale award

Of the 20 Category Winners, Kampung Admiralty, by WOHA, is a highlight. The project picked up both the Best Tall Mixed-Use Building and Urban Habitat: Single-Site Scale awards.

The impressive 61-m (200-ft)-tall greenery-covered building meets the needs of elderly Singaporeans with a medical center, community park, and residential apartments, all centered around a large plaza. Rainwater is collected for irrigation and WOHA focused on reducing the building's energy use with passive ventilation, natural lighting, and shading.

KPF's Ping An Finance Center - Shenzhen was named the Best Tall Building 400 Meters (1,312 ft) and above
KPF's Ping An Finance Center - Shenzhen was named the Best Tall Building 400 Meters (1,312 ft) and above

The Kohn Pedersen Fox (KPF)-designed Ping An Finance Centre is another standout. The skyscraper was named the Best Tall Building 400 meters (1,312 ft) and above.

Located in Shenzhen, it's the 4th tallest skyscraper in the world and rises to a height of 599 m (1,965 ft). The skyscraper features a sculpted facade that's shaped to mitigate the effects of wind.

Head to the gallery to see more on the Best Tall Building Worldwide and the other Category Award winners of the 2019 CTBUH Annual Awards, including projects from high-profile firms like BIG and Zaha Hadid Architects.

Sources: CTBUH, Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects

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