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Featured Buildings Involving Arquitectonica International

Altira Macau

Altira Macau, Macau

Altira Macau, formerly named Crown Macau, features exterior curtain wall lighting and panoramic views of the Macau Peninsula from its Sky Lobby.

Gate Towers

Gate Towers, Abu Dhabi

The Gate Towers allude to a future in which tall buildings appear at such density that many of the amenities of urban habitat on the ground can and should be replicated at height.

Revel Resort and Casino

Revel Resort and Casino, Atlantic City

Located on beachfront land along the Atlantic City Boardwalk, Revel became the tallest building in Atlantic City upon completion.

Riviera TwinStar Square

Riviera TwinStar Square, Shanghai

This building has a fantastic balance and poise. The towers stand out for the new spatial dimension they give to the “emptiness” that lies between them.

Sky Tower

Sky Tower, Abu Dhabi

Sky Tower is a 292 meter tall skyscraper in Abu Dhabi that was the city's tallest building when it completed in 2010.

Solaria

Solaria, Milan

Solaria was designed to provide residents with optimal privacy in its outdoor areas with carefully arranged terraces and etched glass railings.

Tempo Scan Tower

Tempo Scan Tower, Jakarta

The Tempo Scan Tower was designed to be an icon in the Golden Triangle embassy district, contrasting the surrounding rectilinear forms with a subtlely curving geometry.

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About Arquitectonica International

Arquitectonica is an architecture, interior design and planning firm that began in Miami in 1977 as an experimental studio. Led by Bernardo Fort-Brescia and Laurinda Spear, the studio has evolved into a worldwide practice, combining the creative spirit of the principals with the efficiency of delivery and reliability of a major architectural firm.

Arquitectonica’s philosophy is based on the principle of preserving a location’s geographic character – the entire combination of natural and human attributes that make one place distinct from another – an authentic design process that preserves the ecological and cultural environment.

Since its founding in 1977, Arquitectonica has won numerous American Institute of Architects and Progressive Architecture Design Awards.

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Arquitectonica International Connected Global News

Two-Tower Brickell Heights Project Completes in Miami

Two-Tower Brickell Heights Project Completes in Miami

26 Jun 2017, Miami – After launching in 2014, construction of Brickell Heights – a two-tower development in the…

Miami’s Aria on the Bay Tops Out with 80 Percent of its Units Sold

Miami’s Aria on the Bay Tops Out with 80 Percent of its Units Sold

2 May 2017, Miami – Aria on the Bay has become Miami’s latest luxury condominium to top out, with the 648-unit…

New York City’s 606 West 57th Street Tops Out

New York City’s 606 West 57th Street Tops Out

24 Apr 2017, New York City – By late January, progress on the 111,500-square-meter development at 606 West 57th…

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Two-Tower Brickell Heights Project Completes in Miami
26 Jun 2017 – Miami, United States
After launching in 2014, construction of Brickell Heights – a two-tower development in the heart of South Miami Avenue – has completed. The 690-unit project features a…
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Miami’s Aria on the Bay Tops Out with 80 Percent of its Units Sold
2 May 2017 – Miami, United States
Aria on the Bay has become Miami’s latest luxury condominium to top out, with the 648-unit tower rising to 53 stories in Edgewater. The development is 80 percent sold and…
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New York City’s 606 West 57th Street Tops Out
24 Apr 2017 – New York City, United States
By late January, progress on the 111,500-square-meter development at 606 West 57th Street reached a couple of dozen stories above ground. Just three months later,…
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Proposed Residential Tower in Quito Could be City’s Tallest
23 Feb 2017 – Quito, Ecuador
Developers have proposed a residential tower known as YOO Quito, which could become the tallest tower in the Ecuadorian capital. The tower relies on improved…
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Glazing Climbs Up 30-Story Pierce Boston
13 Feb 2017 – Boston, United States
Construction work on Pierce Boston – a triangular, 30-story residential tower – is steadily progressing. Recent photos show that crews are now applying much of the…
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One Mission Bay Tops Out in San Francisco
12 Jan 2017 – San Francisco, United States
Developers CIM Group and Miami-based architects Arquitectonica recently topped-out construction on a 16-story condominium tower complex in San Francisco’s Mission Bay…
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Construction Progressing on Waterfront Ellipse Tower in Jersey City
9 Nov 2016 – Jersey City, United States
A 43-story apartment tower known as Ellipse is currently under construction in Jersey City. Named for its signature curves, the structure now stands roughly 36 stories…
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Toronto’s 4800 Yonge Assessed for Refinement at Design Review Panel
12 Oct 2016 – Toronto, Canada
After being presented in front of the six-member Toronto Design Review Panel (DRP), the proposed 4800 Yonge Street tower was assessed as needing refinement, rather than a…
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Pierce Boston Tower’s Residential Units Launch Sales
18 Jul 2016 – Boston, United States
Sales have officially launched for units inside the 30-story Pierce Boston. The apartments are aimed at "younger innovation sector entrepreneurs and investors" living and…
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Developer Receives Multi-Million Dollar Loan for GranParaiso Tower in Miami
6 Jul 2016 – Miami, United States
A developer has closed on $92.7 million in financing for its GranParaiso tower in Miami’s Edgewater neighborhood. Bank of the Ozarks provided the loan for the fourth…
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Urban Development Review Board Recommends Approval of Luxury Condo Elysee
10 Feb 2016 – Miami, United States
Miami’s Urban Development Review Board (UDRB) has recommended approval of Elysee Miami, a 100-unit luxury condominium tower planned for a parcel at 700 NE 23rd Street on…
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Proposed West Palm Beach High-Rises Feature Luxury Amenities
25 Jan 2016 – West Palm Beach, United States
The city of West Palm Beach recently approved billionaire developer Jeff Greene’s $250 million mixed-use project for a pair of 30-story towers, designed like stacked…
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Groundbreaking on 43-Story Residential Tower in Jersey City
18 Dec 2015 – Jersey City, United States
The skyline of Jersey City is on its way to getting another addition. On December 16, developers broke ground on for a 43-story building, dubbed Ellipse, in the Newport…
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Structural Engineer Appointed for SM Megamall Tower in Metro Manila
15 Dec 2015 – Mandaluyong, Philippines
The Philippines’ largest shopping mall and retail operator SM Prime Holdings has appointed Aurecon to provide structural engineering design services for its SM Megamall…
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Ritz-Carlton Residences Planned for Sunny Isles Beach, Florida
25 Nov 2015 – Sunny Isles Beach, United States
Miami-based studio Arquitectonica has conceived the Ritz-Carlton Residences, Sunny Isles Beach as an “urban oasis,” composed of 212 condominium homes strategically…
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Proposed Boston Skyscraper Seeks to Reconnect Neighborhoods
9 Oct 2015 – Boston, United States
For its first project in Boston, Arquitectonica’s mission for the Pierce Boston was to create a building that lived up to the complex nature of the site and added a…
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Mixed-Use Scheme Could be the Tallest in Luxembourg City When Completed
29 Sep 2015 – Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
The government of Luxembourg has announced that Arquitectonica has been chosen to complete a major mixed-use project in Luxembourg City that could be the tallest in the…
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Miami’s Newest Luxury Residential Tower Announced
11 Aug 2015 – Miami, United States
Construction cranes keep coming to South Florida, evidenced this week by Miami's newest boutique high-rise, Elysee Residences. The newly announced condo tower will…
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Construction Underway on 35-Story Apartment High-Rise in San Francisco
4 Aug 2015 – San Francisco, United States
Hines and Invesco Real Estate recently began construction on 41 Tehama, a new 389,000-square-foot (36,000-square-meter) luxury, multi-family high-rise complex in San…
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Miami’s Billion-Dollar Brickell City Center Tops Off First Tower of Six
19 Dec 2014 – Miami, United States
The first of six buildings under construction at Brickell City Centre has topped out. The tower will house the project's luxury lifestyle hotel "EAST, Miami", and is on…
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World Trade Center of the Americas Proposed in Miami
12 Dec 2014 – Miami, United States
A 285-meter skyscraper has been proposed for downtown Miami. It's dubbed "The World Trade Center of the Americas,” though there will more than trade going on there. The…
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Hotel and Office Tower Slated for Nashville
13 Nov 2014 – Nashville, United States
Details have been announced of a $350 million mixed-use development at Demonbreun Street and Eighth Avenue South, with a 35-story JW Marriott Hotel and a 25-story office…
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Renderings Released for Miami’s Paraiso Bayviews
19 Aug 2014 – Miami, United States
Paraiso Bayviews launched sales in early August 2014, and according to ExMiami, 60 percent of the building has been reserved. Initially, the Paraiso project consisted of…
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Aria on the Bay to Grace Miami Waterfront
13 Aug 2014 – Miami, United States
Sales have launched for a new condominium tower in the Greater Downtown Miami area. Aria on the Bay, a new 647-unit ultra-luxury condominium, is set to rise at 1770 N.…
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Building Permits Filed for 606 West 57th Street in New York City
24 Jul 2014 – New York City, United States
Building permits have been filed for a 1.2 million-square-foot (111,000-square-meter) apartment building at 606 West 57th Street. The building will be 42 stories tall,…
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Hong Kong’s Mount Parker Residences Complete
5 Jun 2014 – Hong Kong, China
Swire Properties announced the completion of Mount Parker Residence, a 24-story development consisting of 19 residential floors. It the company's latest residential…
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Arquitectonica, Rashid Complete MyBrickell Tower
2 Apr 2014 – Miami, United States
MyBrickell Tower, the colorful residential building by Arquitectonica and Related Group, is now completed. Polymath designer Karim Rashid contributed to sculptures in the…
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Abu Dhabi Offers Least Expensive Office Space Despite Available Wealth
14 Mar 2014 – Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
A recent report that found Hong Kong and Tokyo to be most expensive cities to rent skyscraper floor-space, also finds the United Arab Emirate cities of Dubai and Abu…
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Skyrise May Shine on Miami’s Shore
20 Nov 2013 – Miami, United States
Developer Jeff Berkowitz is pursuing a plan to build an observation tower as tall as 990 feet (302 meters), called Skyrise Miami. The tower, designed by Arquitectonica,…
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One Brickell CityCentre Height Announced
6 Nov 2013 – Miami, United States
Swire Properties has revealed the height of its latest proposed skyscraper project, One Brickell CityCentre. The building is slated to be built to the height of 1,102…
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Brickell CityCentre to Add Sixth Tower
23 Sep 2013 – Miami, United States
Swire Properties Inc. announced details of the future addition to its Brickell CityCentre project, unveiling a mixed-use tower at 700 Brickell Ave., a site purchased in…
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Chinese Company Launches California Tower
3 Jul 2013 – San Francisco, United States
Tishman Speyer and China Vanke have broken ground for LUMINA, a mixed-use project at Main and Folsom streets in downtown San Francisco, near the waterfront Transbay area…

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Arquitectonica International at CTBUH

CTBUH 2016 Conference Gold Sponsor

16-21 Oct 2016, Conference Sponsor – Cities to Megacities: Shaping Dense Vertical Urbanism takes place…

CTBUH Florida: Construction Tour of Brickell City Centre

30 Aug 2016, Tour Report – The CTBUH Florida Chapter hosted a construction tour of Brickell City Centre, a…

Milan Tall Building Conference

19 Apr 2016, Event Report – The Tall Buildings Iuav International Conference held its sixth annual seminar at…

Arquitectonica International at CTBUH

CTBUH 2016 Conference Gold Sponsor
16-21 Oct 2016 – Conference Sponsor
Cities to Megacities: Shaping Dense Vertical Urbanism takes place progressively across three Chinese cities: Shenzhen, Guangzhou, and Hong Kong.
CTBUH Florida: Construction Tour of Brickell City Centre
30 Aug 2016, Miami – Tour Report
The CTBUH Florida Chapter hosted a construction tour of Brickell City Centre, a billion-dollar shopping and mixed-use project that spans five blocks in downtown Miami.
Milan Tall Building Conference
19 Apr 2016, Milan – Event Report
The Tall Buildings Iuav International Conference held its sixth annual seminar at the CityLife Conference Hall in Milan.
2015–2016 Design Research Studio Final Reviews
15 Jan 2016, Shanghai – Event Report
Tongji students in the collaborative design studio, “Network Reshaping Downtown: Transit-Oriented Mega-Development,”presented their final designs.
Inaugural Steering Committee Meetings in All Three Cities
10-20 Jan 2016 – Event Report
Plans for the 2016 CTBUH Conference are now well underway, beginning with initial meetings of the Conference Steering Committee in all three cities.
2015–2016 Design Research Studio Kicked Off in Miami
16-21 Nov 2015, Miami – Tour Report
“Network Reshaping Downtown,” a collaborative design studio undertaken by Tongji University with support from CTBUH, kicked off with a visit to Miami.
Miami Regional Tour
29-30 Oct 2015, Miami – Tour Report
CTBUH 2015 delegates toured Miami, a city of urban complexities and cultural amenities that defy the old stereotypes.
CTBUH 2015 New York Conference Gold Sponsor
26-30 Oct 2015, New York City – Conference Sponsor
After a post-recession hiatus in tall building construction in many countries lasting several years, numerous cities are again resurgent.
Miami Grows Up
16-20 Feb 2015, Miami – Tour Report
Daniel Safarik, CTBUH China Office Director & Journal Editor, visited Miami to engage with firms, welcome new members, and gain a understanding of a fast growing tall building market.
Hong Kong Regional Tour Report
20 Sep 2014, Hong Kong – Tour Report
The tour began at Hong Kong’s One Island East, a 298-meter office building. After a day of activity and touring, the tour ended with an evening harbor cruise, on a Chinese junk.
Lujiazui Harbor City Development & Riviera Twin Star Square Tour
19 Sep 2014, Shanghai – Tour Report
The Riviera Twin Star Square Tour was immediately followed by the Lujiazui Harbor City Development Tour, a development on the site of the Shanghai Shipyard Factory and Drydock.
CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference Silver Sponsor
16-19 Sep 2014, Shanghai – Conference Sponsor
The survival of humanity relies on a radical repositioning of our cities to develop them beyond a collection of disparate icons, towards a vision of a Sustainable Vertical Urbanism.
Riviera TwinStar Square Technical Tour Report
20 Sep 2012, Shanghai – Tour Report
The mirrored towers of the Riviera TwinStar development have delicately articulated facades and extensive outdoor areas.
CTBUH 2012 Shanghai Conference Silver Sponsor
19-21 Sep 2012, Shanghai – Conference Sponsor
That the 21st Century will be the age of the Asian Skyscraper seems indisputable. Already, the past two decades have witnessed a major shift in tall buildings from west to east.
New York City Reps Stage First Event
31 Jul 2012, New York City – Event Report
More than 125 New York City professionals gathered on a rooftop terrace for the first event organized by the CTBUH’s New York steering committee.
CTBUH 10th Annual Awards Executive Table Sponsor
3 Nov 2011, Chicago – Awards Event
The CTBUH 10th Annual awards ceremony and dinner was held immediately after the afternoon Symposium in nearby S.R. Crown Hall.
Three International Finance Center Tour Report
11 Oct 2011, Seoul – Tour Report
Three International Finance Center was one of an incredible eight 250 meter-plus projects that are under construction in Seoul and the site for a technical tour.

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Samuel Luckino

Samuel Luckino

CTBUH City Representative, 2012 – 2014
New York City, United States

Jiwei (Alec) Xu

Jiwei (Alec) Xu

CTBUH Expert Chinese Translation Committee, 2014 – Present
Shanghai, China

Peter Brannan

Peter Brannan

CTBUH Conference, Speaker, 2016
Hong Kong, China

CTBUH Leaders at Arquitectonica International

Samuel Luckino

Samuel Luckino

CTBUH City Representative, 2012 – 2014
New York City, United States

Jiwei (Alec) Xu

Jiwei (Alec) Xu

CTBUH Expert Chinese Translation Committee, 2014 – Present
Shanghai, China

Peter Brannan

Peter Brannan

CTBUH Conference, Speaker, 2016
Hong Kong, China

Bernardo Fort-Brescia

Bernardo Fort-Brescia

CTBUH Conference, Speaker, 2016
Miami, United States

David Zaballero

David Zaballero

CTBUH Conference, Speaker, 2016
Manila, Philippines

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CTBUH Resources Involving Arquitectonica International

Award Winners & Finalists

The CTBUH Awards recognize projects and individuals that have made extraordinary contributions to the advancement of tall buildings and the urban environment, and that achieve sustainability at the highest and broadest level.

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CTBUH 2016 China Conference - Session 3a: Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat Q&A

17 Oct 2016 – 2016 China Conference Interviews
Richard Witt, Quadrangle Architects; James von Klamperer Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates; Keith Griffiths, Aedas; Peter Brannan, Arquitectonica

The Roots of Tall Buildings: Connecting the City

17 Oct 2016 – CTBUH 2016 China Conference
Peter Brannan, Arquitectonica

2015 New York Conference - Session 3a - Q&A

26 Oct 2015 – CTBUH 2015 New York Conference
Panel Questions & Answers

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The Roots of Tall Buildings: Connecting the City

17 Oct 2016 – Cities to Megacities: Shaping Dense Vertical Urbanism
Peter Brannan, Arquitectonica

Integrated Transport Networks, Communities and the Design of Mixed-Use Developments

17 Oct 2016 – Cities to Megacities: Shaping Dense Vertical Urbanism
David Zaballero, Arquitectonica

Cities to Megacities: Perspectives

Oct 2016 – CTBUH Journal, 2016 Issue IV
CTBUH 2016 Conference Speakers

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Videos

CTBUH 2016 China Conference - Session 3a: Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat Q&A
17 Oct 2016 – 2016 China Conference Interviews; Richard Witt, Quadrangle Architects; James von Klamperer Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates; Keith Griffiths, Aedas; Peter Brannan, Arquitectonica
Monday, October 17, 2016. Shenzhen, China. Richard Witt, Quadrangle Architects; James von Klamperer Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates; Keith Griffiths, Aedas; Peter Brannan, Arquitectonica answer questions at the end of the 2016 China Conference Session…
The Roots of Tall Buildings: Connecting the City
17 Oct 2016 – Presentation at CTBUH 2016 China Conference; Peter Brannan, Arquitectonica
This presentation investigated the integration of tall tower, mixed-use developments and how they connect with the city and the public when they meet the ground. Critical challenges have to be overcome in resolving the lower horizontal components of…
2015 New York Conference - Session 3a - Q&A
26 Oct 2015 – Presentation at CTBUH 2015 New York Conference; Panel Questions & Answers
Moshe Safdie, Safdie Architects; Faudziah Ibrahim, KLCC Property Holdings Berhad; Samuel Luckino, Arquitectonica; and Peter Brannan, Arquitectonica, answer questions at the end of 2015 New York Conference Session 3a: Responding to Cultural Context.
The Inevitability of Global Adaptation: Eastern and Western Developers Practicing Internationally
26 Oct 2015 – Presentation at CTBUH 2015 New York Conference; Samuel Luckino & Peter Brannan, Arquitectonica
For architecture and engineering firms working for development clients who build large-scale urban projects in various corners of the world, the effort is often facilitated by regional satellite offices to ensure that the ambitions of each of the…
Cities Within Cities
3 Feb 2010 – Presentation at CTBUH 2010 Mumbai Conference; Bernardo Fort-Brescia, FAIA, Design Principal, Arquitectonica International Corporation, Miami
This presentation discusses contemporary principles guiding the planning of new cities and neighborhoods, through the work of Arquitectonica. The presenter illustrates examples of recent master plans with particular emphasis in the Middle-East and…

Papers/Research

The Roots of Tall Buildings: Connecting the City
17 Oct 2016 – Cities to Megacities: Shaping Dense Vertical Urbanism; Peter Brannan, Arquitectonica
This paper investigates the integration of tall tower, mixed-use developments and how they connect with the city and the public when they meet the ground. Critical challenges have to be overcome in resolving the lower horizontal components of these…
Integrated Transport Networks, Communities and the Design of Mixed-Use Developments
17 Oct 2016 – Cities to Megacities: Shaping Dense Vertical Urbanism; David Zaballero, Arquitectonica
The paper examines the importance of integrated public and private transportation in mixed-use developments within the city and how this affects and improves our lives. The proximity and accessibility to major transport nodes has a critical impact…
Cities to Megacities: Perspectives
Oct 2016 – CTBUH Journal, 2016 Issue IV; CTBUH 2016 Conference Speakers
The CTBUH 2016 International Conference is being held in the three cities of the Pearl River Delta, the world’s largest “megacity,” projected to have 120 million inhabitants by 2050. The conference brings together some of the leading thinkers on…
The Inevitability of Global Adaptation: Eastern and Western Developers Practicing Internationally
26 Oct 2015 – Asia & Australasia: A Selection of Written Works on the World's Tall Building Forefront; Samuel Luckino & Peter Brannan, Arquitectonica
For architecture and engineering firms serving development clients who build large-scale urban projects in various corners of the world, the effort is often facilitated by regional satellite offices to ensure that the visions for each of the client’s…
Case Study: Gate Towers, Abu Dhabi
Nov 2013 – CTBUH Journal, 2013 Issue IV; Gurjit Singh & Hossam Eldin Elsouefi, Aldar Properties; Peter Brannan, Arquitectonica
The Gateway forms the entrance to one of the Middle East’s largest developments. The developer, Aldar, set forth a challenge: create an unmistakable introduction to a larger development, that would also serve as a landmark on its own.

Arquitectonica International Tall Building Facts

150m+ Buildings 43 Completed12 Under Constr.
300m+ Buildings None
Average Building Age 6 Years
Most Common Function residential, 24 Buildings
Most Common Material Concrete, 41 Buildings
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Building Materials
 

All building-related facts are for 150m+ buildings currently in the database.

Tall Buildings Involving Arquitectonica International