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About WilkinsonEyre

WilkinsonEyre one of the world’s leading design practices, and is responsible for a large portfolio of international projects. Their architecture is based on an informed use of technology and materials, combining a commitment to the spirit of the new with a strong awareness of context. Their approach is based on the establishment of a clear brief and a legible working diagram through close liaison with the client from the earliest stages of a project.

The designs of WilkinsonEyre are widely recognized and have received extensive media, public and professional acclaim as well as numerous awards. The practice’s reputation is founded on a commitment to quality, program and value for money which is demonstrated by a large number of repeat commissions from leading clients.

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WilkinsonEyre Connected Global News

53-Story Tower Set to Win Planning in London’s South Bank

53-Story Tower Set to Win Planning in London’s South Bank

18 Jul 2017, London – A six-building complex, which includes a 53-story residential tower, is planned for…

Central London Skyscraper Proposal Sees 10-Story Height Increase

Central London Skyscraper Proposal Sees 10-Story Height Increase

4 Apr 2017, London – WilkinsonEyre has revealed proposals to increase the height of its already approved 150…

Melbourne’s Tallest Tower Approved

Melbourne’s Tallest Tower Approved

16 Feb 2017, Melbourne – The Victorian government has approved a proposed 90-story tower in Melbourne’s…

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53-Story Tower Set to Win Planning in London’s South Bank
18 Jul 2017 – London, United Kingdom
A six-building complex, which includes a 53-story residential tower, is planned for London’s South Bank. The tower contains 227 flats above retail, plus a 34-story office…
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Central London Skyscraper Proposal Sees 10-Story Height Increase
4 Apr 2017 – London, United Kingdom
WilkinsonEyre has revealed proposals to increase the height of its already approved 150 Leadenhall tower in central London by 35 meters. Revised designs will stretch the…
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Melbourne’s Tallest Tower Approved
16 Feb 2017 – Melbourne, Australia
The Victorian government has approved a proposed 90-story tower in Melbourne’s Southbank. The approved tower will stand at 324 meters tall, which, if completed today,…
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Two-Tower London Development Scheme Sent to City Planners for Consultation
29 Nov 2016 – London, United Kingdom
Plans by WilkinsonEyre to redevelop a prime central London site near the South Bank have been put out to consultation. The plans, known as Paris Gardens, feature a 52-…
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Crown Sydney Hotel Receives Approval after Design Changes
5 Apr 2016 – Sydney, Australia
The New South Wales (NSW) Department of Planning and Environment has recommended the proposed Crown tower at Barangaroo South for approval, despite minimal design changes…
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Planning Group Recommends Design Changes for Crown Resorts Casino Tower in Barangaroo, Sydney
10 Feb 2016 – Sydney, Australia
The New South Wales Department of Planning and Environment has recommended trimming the podium of the Wilkinson Eyre-designed Crown Resorts Casino tower at Barangaroo to…
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Plans Submitted for Controversial 90-Story Hotel in Melbourne
19 Oct 2015 – Melbourne, Australia
A casino has re-launched plans for a controversial 90-story hotel tower on the banks of the Yarra River that would be taller than the Eureka Tower. The $725 million plan…
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Wilkinson Eyre Reveals 40-Story Tower for City of London
24 Apr 2015 – London, United Kingdom
A proposed 40-story tower will replace a 1975 office block at 150 Leadenhall Street, which was refused historic listing earlier in 2015. The plans are expected to be…
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Crown Sydney Architect Favors Taller Towers
22 Jul 2014 – Sydney, Australia
The award-winning architect designing James Packer’s AUS $2 billion (US $1.9 billion) Barangaroo casino resort believes Sydney’s skyline would benefit from allowing the…
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Wilkinson Eyre Ties Up City Deal
15 Oct 2013 – London, United Kingdom
Wilkinson Eyre has won a competition to design a development for the Mitsubishi Estate Company (MEC) in the City of London at a site stretching from 150 Leadenhall Street…
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Crown Hotel Sydney Announces Design Winner
16 May 2013 – Sydney, Australia
Wilkinson Eyre Architects has won the bid to design the new Crown Hotel in Sydney as part of a larger $6 billion Barangaroo Redevelopment Master Plan. The organic design…
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Barangaroo's Crown Hotel Competition Heats Up
9 May 2013 – Sydney, Australia
Three internationally recognized firms are competing to design a multi-billion dollar resort hotel tower at Barangaroo South on Sydney's harbor foreshore. The shortlist…
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Sydney Skyscraper Competition Enlists Top Architects
21 Feb 2013 – Sydney, Australia
Four world-renowned designers have been shortlisted to create a design for the Crown Sydney resort tower in Barangaroo which is as iconic as the Syndey Opera House. The…

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WilkinsonEyre at CTBUH

Top Company Rankings: The World’s 100 Tallest Buildings

13 Oct 2016, CTBUH Research – The Council is pleased to announce the Top Company Rankings for numerous…

Warm Weather Spaces Walking Tours 2015

17 Sep 2015, Tour Report – The CTBUH Urban Habitat / Urban Design Committee organized guided walking tours of…

CTBUH ’UH’PDATE February 2015

26 Feb 2015, CTBUH News – The second issue of CTBUH 'UH'PDATE goes over the success of the 7 Cities…

WilkinsonEyre at CTBUH

Top Company Rankings: The World’s 100 Tallest Buildings
13 Oct 2016, Chicago – CTBUH Research
The Council is pleased to announce the Top Company Rankings for numerous disciplines as derived from the list of projects appearing in 100 of the World’s Tallest Buildings.
Warm Weather Spaces Walking Tours 2015
17 Sep 2015 – Tour Report
The CTBUH Urban Habitat / Urban Design Committee organized guided walking tours of 16 cities around the globe, focusing on urban habitats around tall buildings.
CTBUH ’UH’PDATE February 2015
26 Feb 2015, Toronto – CTBUH News
The second issue of CTBUH 'UH'PDATE goes over the success of the 7 Cities Winter Walking Tours and welcoming 5 new committee members.
Seven Cities Winter Spaces Walking Tour
29 Jan 2015 – Tour Report
The new CTBUH Urban Habitat / Urban Design Committee organized a highly successful Winter Spaces Walking Tour in seven cities around the world.
Activity at the CTBUH London Conference: Day Two
12 Jun 2013, London – Conference Activity
See the highlights from the second day of the CTBUH 2013 London Conference including The Shard Networking Reception.

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Chris Wilkinson

Chris Wilkinson

CTBUH Awards Jury, 2012
London, United Kingdom

Dominic Bettison

Dominic Bettison

CTBUH Urban Habitat / Urban Design Committee, 2014 – Present
London, United Kingdom

Matthew Potter

Matthew Potter

CTBUH Conference, Steering Committee, 2016
Hong Kong, China

CTBUH Resources Involving WilkinsonEyre

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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Exploring Geometry and Form in Tall Buildings

19 Oct 2016 – CTBUH 2016 China Conference
Chris Wilkinson, Wilkinson Eyre

CTBUH 2016 China Conference - Plenary 5: Beyond Guangzhou: Other Settings Q&A

19 Oct 2016 – CTBUH 2016 China Conference
Vince Pirrello, Woods Bagot; Chris Wilkinson, Wilkinson Eyre; William Murray, Wordsearch; David Tickle, HASSELL

The Importance of the Skyscape

12 Jun 2013 – CTBUH 2013 London Conference
Chris Wilkinson, Wilkinson Eyre Architects

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Exploring Geometry and Form in Tall Buildings

17 Oct 2016 – Cities to Megacities: Shaping Dense Vertical Urbanism
Chris Wilkinson, Wilkinson Eyre Architects

The Special Nature of the European Skyscraper

Jun 2013 – CTBUH Journal, 2013 Issue II
Viewpoints: The London Conference

Guangzhou Finance Centre: An Elegant Simplicity of Form

Sep 2012 – CTBUH 2012 9th World Congress, Shanghai
Chris Wilkinson, Wilkinson Eyre Architects Ltd

Videos

Exploring Geometry and Form in Tall Buildings
19 Oct 2016 – Presentation at CTBUH 2016 China Conference; Chris Wilkinson, Wilkinson Eyre
Wednesday, October 19, 2016. Guangzhou, China. Chris Wilkinson of Wilkinson Eyre, presents at the 2016 China Conference Plenary 5: "Beyond Guangzhou: Other Settings" Using four tower designs on four continents – the Guangzhou International Finance…
CTBUH 2016 China Conference - Plenary 5: Beyond Guangzhou: Other Settings Q&A
19 Oct 2016 – Presentation at CTBUH 2016 China Conference; Vince Pirrello, Woods Bagot; Chris Wilkinson, Wilkinson Eyre; William Murray, Wordsearch; David Tickle, HASSELL
Wendsday, October 19, 2016. Guangzhou, China. Vince Pirrello of Woods Bagot; Chris Wilkinson of Wilkinson Eyre; William Murray of Wordsearch and David Tickle of HASSELL, answer questions at the end of 2016 China Conference Plenary 5: Beyond…
The Importance of the Skyscape
12 Jun 2013 – Presentation at CTBUH 2013 London Conference; Chris Wilkinson, Wilkinson Eyre Architects
With major cities throughout the world, it is not just the streetscape that is important but the skyscape – the view of the skyline from a distance – that is of equal importance. The well known Canaletto paintings of London show an overview of the…
What do you think is the best tall building in existence today, and why?
Dec 2012 – Monthly Video Series; Adrian Smith, AS+GG; Dr. Akira Wada, Architectural Institute of Japan; Joseph Rechichi, Forest City Ratner Companies; Toby Blunt, Foster + Partners; Craig Gibbons, Arup; et al
Industry leaders answering this question include: Adrian Smith, AS+GG; Joseph Rechichi, Forest City Ratner Companies;Toby Blunt, Foster + Partners; Werner Sobek, Werner Sobek Group; John Bowers, Gehry Partners; Matthias Sauerbruch, Sauerbruch Hutton…
What do you think is the single biggest limiting factor that would prevent humanity creating a mile-high?
Dec 2012 – Monthly Video Series; Werner Sobek, Werner Sobek Engineers; John Bowers, Gehry Partners; Chris Wilkinson, Wilkinson Eyre Architects; Sauerbruch, Sauerbruch Hutton; Adrian Smith, AS+GG; et al
Industry leaders answering this question include: Werner Sobek, Werner Sobek Group; Chris Wilkinson, Wilkinson Eyre Architects; Adrian Smith, Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture; Dr. Akira Wada, Architectural Institute of Japan; Toby Blunt,…
Can tall buildings ever truly become carbon-neutral?
Dec 2012 – Monthly Video Series; Adrian Smith, AS+GG; Craig Webb, Gehry Partners; Matthias Sauerbruch, Sauerbruch Hutton; Chris Wilkinson, Wilkinson Eyre Architects; Craig Gibbons, Arup; et al
Industry leaders answering this question include: Adrian Smith, AS+GG; Craig Webb, Gehry Partners; Matthias Sauerbruch, Sauerbruch Hutton; Chris Wilkinson, Wilkinson Eyre Architects; Craig Gibbons, Arup; John Bowers, Gehry Partners; Joseph Rechichi,…
2011 witnessed the tenth anniversary of 9/11. Do you believe tall buildings are now "safe" from terrorism?
Dec 2012 – Monthly Video Series; Joseph Rechichi, Forest City Ratner Companies; Matthias Sauerbruch, Sauerbruch Hutton; Michael Kwok, Arup; Toby Blunt, Foster + Partners; Adrian Smith, AS+GG; et al
Industry leaders answering this question include: Michael Kwok, Arup; Adrian Smith, AS+GG; Dr. Akira Wada, Architectural Institute of Japan; Dominic Bettison, Wilkinson Eyre; Craig Gibbons, Arup; Werner Sobek, Werner Sobek Group; Louisa Hutton,…
Interview: Building Green Tall and Livability
20 Sep 2012 – 2012 Shanghai Congress Interviews; Chris Wilkinson, Wilkinson Eyre Architects
Chris Wilkinson of Wilkinson Eyre Architects is interviewed by Jeff Herzer during the 2012 CTBUH Shanghai Congress at the Jin Mao, Shanghai. Chris talks about strides in building green tall buildings, the atrium of Guangzhou IFC, and the livability…
Guangzhou Finance Centre: an Elegant Simplicity of Form
20 Sep 2012 – Presentation at CTBUH 2012 9th World Congress, Shanghai; Chris Wilkinson, Wilkinson Eyre Architects
When a tower rises above the cityscape, it has a responsibility to make a positive contribution and a grouping of towers should make a visually acceptable composition. The design for the Guangzhou International Finance Centre makes the case for an…
Interview: Guangzhou IFC
3 Nov 2011 – 2011 Awards Ceremony/Symposium Interviews; Chris Wilkinson & Dominic Bettison, Wilkinson Eyre Architects; Michael Kwok & Craig Gibbons, Arup
Chris Wilkinson & Dominic Bettison of Wilkinson Eyre Architects, Michael Kwok & Craig Gibbons of Arup are interviewed by Jeff Herzer during the 2011 CTBUH Awards Symposium at the Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago. The winner of the 2011 Best…
Best Tall Building Asia & Australasia: Guangzhou IFC: Towards An Elegant Simplicity
3 Nov 2011 – CTBUH "10th Annual Awards"; Chris Wilkinson, Wilkinson Eyre Architects; Michael Kwok, Arup
The tallest of the four regional winners this year at 440 meters, the Guangzhou International Finance Center utilizes the world’s tallest constructed diagrid structure, whose inherent stiffness resists acceleration and sway, while the aerodynamic…
CTBUH 10th Annual Awards Dinner
3 Nov 2011 – CTBUH "10th Annual Awards"; Dinner 2011
The 10th Annual Awards Ceremony & Dinner was held in Mies van der Rohe’s iconic Crown Hall, on the Illinois Institute of Technology campus, Chicago. The 2011 “Best Tall Building Overall” award went to KfW Westarkade in Frankfurt, Germany. The…

Papers/Research

Exploring Geometry and Form in Tall Buildings
17 Oct 2016 – Cities to Megacities: Shaping Dense Vertical Urbanism; Chris Wilkinson, Wilkinson Eyre Architects
Using four tower designs on four continents – the Guangzhou International Finance Center in China, the Crown Sydney Resort Hotel in Australia, 45 Bay Street in Canada, and 150 Leadenhall Street in the UK – Chris Wilkinson will explain Wilkinson Eyre’…
The Special Nature of the European Skyscraper
Jun 2013 – CTBUH Journal, 2013 Issue II; Viewpoints: The London Conference
European architecture is at a crossroads. Its commercial and environmental realities are driving buildings ever-higher, but not all are convinced. In this article – contributed by various speakers at the London Conference – we ask: What is special…
Guangzhou Finance Centre: An Elegant Simplicity of Form
Sep 2012 – CTBUH 2012 9th World Congress, Shanghai; Chris Wilkinson, Wilkinson Eyre Architects Ltd
The design for the Guangzhou International Finance Centre makes the case for a high rise aesthetic that aims for an elegant simplicity, but expresses the function, structure and construction in a clear way. The tower has 103 floors and reaches a…

WilkinsonEyre Tall Building Facts

150m+ Buildings 3 Completed1 Under Constr.
300m+ Buildings 2 Completed
Average Building Age 3 Years
Most Common Function mixed-use, 2 Buildings
Most Common Material Composite, 2 Buildings
Building Functions
 
Building Materials
 

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