Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat

Featured Buildings Involving Doka GmbH

Shanghai World Financial Center

Shanghai World Financial Center, Shanghai

The Shanghai World Financial Center has become an icon of Shanghai and China, with its clear and elegant form and revolutionary structural design.

Sowwah Square

Sowwah Square, Abu Dhabi

Sowwah Square stands out as consciously sustainable and warmly inviting, yet a formally disciplined project in a region where achieving such aims have historically proven difficult.

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.

Jeddah Tower

Jeddah Tower, Jeddah

Jeddah Tower reaches new heights as the first building to surpass the 1,000 meter mark while standing as an icon for the country of Saudi Arabia.

Victoria Tower

Victoria Tower, Stockholm

Among the tallest towers in Scandinavia, Victoria Tower is a strong iconic form. Placing the larger floor plates on top of the smaller hotel floor plates creates a dramatic cantilever.

Palazzo Lombardia

Palazzo Lombardia, Milan

The Palazzo Lombardia is a confident and controlled execution of what is actually an exuberant plan, and it does so while quietly integrating sustainable strategies.

The Red Apple

The Red Apple, Rotterdam

The Red Apple is a residential complex with shops, cafés, restaurants and business spaces that towers skyward at the head of Rotterdam’s Wijnhaven Island (“Wine Harbor” Island).

New Babylon

New Babylon, The Hague

This project takes the extraordinary step of converting a high-concept but dated design into something wholly different, more ambitious but more contextually appropriate creation.

Burj Khalifa

Burj Khalifa, Dubai

Undoubtedly one of the wonders of the modern world, Burj Khalifa is graceful and elegant as it reaches upward with seeming ease.

Lotte World Tower

Lotte World Tower, Seoul

Taking inspiration from traditional Korean art forms in the design of the various interior spaces, the sleek tapered form will stand out from the city's rocky mountainous topography.

The Legacy at Millennium Park

The Legacy at Millennium Park, Chicago

The buildings narrow design was intended to maximize the views of Lake Michigan and Millennium Park.

Torre Costanera

Torre Costanera, Santiago

At 300 meters, Torre Costanera is South America's first supertall building and upon completion was the second tallest building in the southern hemisphere behind Q1 in Sydney.


Zuidtoren, Hoofddorp

A high-quality business accommodation, Zuidtoren semicircular design rises to 75m and is surrounded by the Dutch landscape.

4 World Trade Center

4 World Trade Center, New York City

Part of the new World Trade Center complex, 4 World Trade Center stands on the southeast corner of the site, where the original once stood.

Ocean Casino Resort

Ocean Casino Resort, Atlantic City

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

23 Marina

23 Marina, Dubai

23 Marina was the tallest all residential skyscraper in the world when it was completed in 2012.

KL118 Tower

KL118 Tower, Kuala Lumpur

KL118, the first building taller than the Petronas Towers proposed in Kuala Lumpur, is being constructed in the vicinity of Plaza Rakyat.

Tour Carpe Diem

Tour Carpe Diem, Courbevoie

The Tour Carpe Diem contains a variety of sustainable building designs, including solar water heating, geothermal wells, and occupancy sensors.

AKH Tower

AKH Tower, Doha

The AKH Tower, built in the city's West Bay district, was constructed using a post-tensioned method with 41,000 square meters of slabs.

Tour Dexia

Tour Dexia, Courbevoie

Completed in 2005 and standing at 143m, Tour Dexia is one of the few towers in the La Défense business district with an inclined roof.

Al Fardan Residences

Al Fardan Residences, Doha

Al Fardan Residences, also known as the Wind Tower, is a skyscraper with luxury units and features such as a spa and clubhouse.

Capital Market Authority Tower

Capital Market Authority Tower, Riyadh

The CMA Tower is the tallest of the five structures that make up the plaza of the King Abdullah Financial District.

ECB - European Central Bank

ECB - European Central Bank, Frankfurt am Main

European Central Bank's two towers are connected by a full-height atrium, referred to as the "vertical city."

Al Hilal Bank Tower

Al Hilal Bank Tower, Abu Dhabi

The Al Hilal Bank Tower, located on Abu Dhabi’s Al Maryah Island, is a flagship commercial development for the Al Hilal banking network.

Langham Place

Langham Place, New York City

Langham Place is a luxury hotel located between Bryant Park and the Empire State Building which embodies the dynamic spirit of New York City.

Grattacielo Intesa Sanpaolo

Grattacielo Intesa Sanpaolo, Turin

The Grattacielo Intesa Sanpaolo building incorporates large environmentally friendly and socially conscious spaces as part of a design objective to experiment with communal urban forms.

Allianz Tower

Allianz Tower, Milan

The Allianz Tower is a thin, rectangular tower that features a convex, gently curving glass facade and emphasizes its four steel buttresses as a primary structural element.

South Beach

South Beach, Singapore

The South Beach development includes two inclined towers defined by an environmental screen surging from the lower canopy to mitigate harsh sun in the sky gardens and balconies.

Torre Reforma

Torre Reforma, Mexico City

The Torre Reforma is Mexico's tallest building and features a versatile, column-free interior that incorporates natural energy-reducing elements and a structurally expressive exterior.

432 Park Avenue

432 Park Avenue, New York City

432 Park Avenue represents a new generation of superslim skyscrapers and is defined by its simplicity and large glass windows set in a regular grid of exposed concrete members.

Marina 101

Marina 101, Dubai

With architectural elements reminiscent of art-deco design, Marina 101 stands out in a city full of supertall structures.

56 Leonard

56 Leonard, New York City

56 Leonard's irregularly projecting floors, as well as the irregular spacing and location of the balconies throughout its 57 stories have nicknamed the building the "Jenga".

The EY Centre

The EY Centre, Sydney

The EY Centre’s striking timber and glass closed-cavity-façade, and its innovative smart-building technology, distinguish this 38-story office building in the Sydney skyline.

Panorama Tower

Panorama Tower, Miami

Upon completion in 2018, the mixed-use Panorama Tower became the tallest building in the State of Florida.

Beirut Terraces

Beirut Terraces, Beirut

Beirut Terraces is a unique 25-floor, 110-meter waterfront residential tower, located in Beirut’s Central District, the most desirable residential area in Lebanon.

Burj Vista Tower

Burj Vista Tower, Dubai

Part of a complex, these residential towers include a variety of amenities: a gymnasium, swimming pools, badminton court, multimedia hall, and play rooms.

About Doka GmbH

Doka is a world leader in developing, manufacturing and distributing formwork technology for use in all fields of the construction sector. In the area of highrise construction, Doka can look back on decades of experience. Burj Khalifa in Dubai, the Central Park Tower in New York or Aurora Melbourne Central in Melbourne is only a small selection of impressive projects around the globe. Every highrise project is unique. And so also the formwork solution. For all cast-in-place structural parts, from the foundations to the topmost storey, the company offers individual and economic concepts in terms of engineering, construction workflow and budget.

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CTBUH Melbourne Hosts Seminar: Behind the Screen

28 Aug 2019, Event Report – CTBUH Melbourne hosted Behind the Screen, an evening seminar on construction…

Christopher Lewis

Christopher Lewis

CTBUH Innovation Conference, Speaker, 2020
Chicago, United States

Dan Zvinca

Dan Zvinca

CTBUH Innovation Conference, Speaker, 2020
Vienna, Austria

CTBUH Resources Involving Doka GmbH

Award Winners & Award of Excellence Recipients

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.


Award of Excellence

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Human Scale in Vertical Urbanism

18 Sep 2014 – CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference
Sudhir Jambhekar, FXFOWLE Architects

Human Scale in Vertical Urbanism

16 Sep 2014 – CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference Proceedings
Sudhir Jambhekar & Edward Mayer, FXFOWLE Architects


Human Scale in Vertical Urbanism
16 Sep 2014 – CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference Proceedings; Sudhir Jambhekar & Edward Mayer, FXFOWLE Architects
As global cities continue their horizontal sprawl, climate change bears down on our finite natural resources, and energy costs and population growth soar, it is imperative that we look to verticality in urban design to create dense, sustainable, and…

Doka GmbH Tall Building Facts

150m+ Buildings 214 Completed72 Under Constr.
300m+ Buildings 20 Completed15 Under Constr.
Average Building Age 6 Years
Most Common Function residential, 130 Buildings
Most Common Material Concrete, 218 Buildings
Building Functions
Building Materials

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