WOHA Architects wins Best Tall Building Worldwide Award
After winning nine individual award categories, our partners WOHA Architects won the “Best Tall Building Worldwide” for its Oasia Hotel Downtown at the 16th Annual Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) Awards Program.
Oasia Hotel Downtown was chosen from among the four regional Best Tall Building winners, including American Copper Buildings, Best Tall Building Americas; Oasia Hotel Downtown, Best Tall Building Asia & Australasia; The Silo, Best Tall Building Europe; and Zeitz MOCAA, Best Tall Building Middle East & Africa.
The judges were impressed by the visually-striking Oasia Hotel Downtown with its plant-covered façade of red and green, which connects to the green of the cityscape.
Landscaping is used extensively as an architectural surface treatment, and forms a major part of the development’s material palette, with a total of 54 species of plants climbing along the aluminum mesh façade screen. With a substantial commitment to outdoor communal space through the incorporation of “skyspaces” along with its height, the tower provides respite and relief to its occupants, neighbors, and city.
The CTBUH Executive Director and Awards Juror Antony Wood stated that “This project won not only because it incorporates 60 stories of green walls along the exterior (...) but because of its significant commitment to communal space. The tower has given over 40 percent of its volume to open-air communal terraces in the sky”.
The CTBUH Tall Building Awards are an independent review of new projects, judged by a prestigious panel of experts. The Awards aspire to provide a more comprehensive and sophisticated view of these important structures, while advocating for improvements in every aspect of performance, including those that have the greatest positive impact on the individuals who use these buildings and the cities they inhabit.
Congratulations to the whole team of WOHA!