HIGH-RISE BUILDINGS (Up to 200 meters)

Torre Woermann, Las Palmas, Canary Island, Spain


The term High-rise, which is applied to a large volumetric buildings in search of heaven and having a more contemporary type the first skyscraper built in Chicago and New York in the late nineteenth century and early twentieth centuries, roughly translated as tall building or high-rise building. Because the density of cities by the scarcity and high land value, is increasingly investing in the construction of this type of high-rise buildings, Office, Residential, Institutional, Hotels, Educational, etc, in their typology mostly with hybrid (mixed-use), they get beautify and give a new identity to the cities where they are built. Raise tall structures allows maximum use of space, since different plants are repeated upon each other in a small area solar. Cutting-edge technology, and the introduction of new materials and new construction system, make possible to build increasingly beautiful buildings worldwide.

The CTBUH Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat is a Chicago based organization that studies the tall buildings around the world from 10 to 12 plants. In this case, for tall buildings called "High-rise", the CTBUH architectural sets a height of 200 meters, this point must be structural and antennas are not accounted for. As curiosity and further information in order to know the name between the different heights, the CTBUH states the name Tall-Building for tall buildings reaching a height architectural between 200 and 300 meters; Supertall, here and enter the Skyscrapers term, from +300 m. (Between 300 and 600 meters). From 600 meters, the CTBUH states the name Megatall (skyscraper + 600 m.), Which at present only one exists, the Burj Khalifa in Dubai of 828 meters.

Here is a list featured more than 15 buildings called High-rise Buildings up to 200 meters high architectural finished in this century 21. Tall buildings that differ from their image previous postmodern, iconic and trendy looking also surprised by a refined elegance. Such buildings, increasingly complex, interesting and attractive, get renewed urban landscape of big cities living with the old structures or creating new natural or artificial waterfronts, postmodern, deconstructivist, high-tech, eco-tech, organic, sustainable digital or CAD, scenographic becoming true icons of the new global architecture that has come to dominate the real picture and the media through the global collective imagination Tall Buildings and Skyscrapers. The works of this interesting directory are sorted chronologically.

Elbphilharmonie Hamburg
Hafencity, Hamburg, Germany
Herzog & de Meuron

Walkie Talkie Building
London, United Kingdom
Rafael Viñoly Architects

Doha Tower-Burj Qatar
Doha, Qatar
Ateliers Jean Nouvel

Museo Soumaya
Mexico D.F.
LAR Fernando Romero

Torre Diagonal ZeroZero
Barcelona, Spain
EMBA Arquitectos

Porta Fira Towers
Barcelona, Spain
Toyo Ito & Associates

Dubai, UAE United Arab Emirates

The Red Apple
Rotterdam, Holland
KCAP Architects & Planners

Suites Avenue Building
Barcelona, Spain
Toyo Ito & Associates

Diagonal 197@
Barcelona, Spain
David Chipperfield Architects

Hearst Tower
Manhattan, New York, USA
Foster + Partners

Hesperia Tower Hotel
L'Hospitalet, Barcelona, Spain
Richard Rogers Partnership

Gas Natural Office Building
Barcelona, Spain

Woermann Tower
Las Palmas, Canary Island, Spain
Ábalos & Herreros

Agbar Tower
Barcelona, Spain
Jean Nouvel

HSB Turning Torso
Malmo, Sweden
Santiago Calatrava

Moor House
London, United Kingdom
Foster + Partners

30 St. Mary Axe
London, United Kingdom
Foster + Partners

Espirito Santo Plaza
Miami, Florida, USA
KPF Kohn Perdersen Fox

References / Referencias

The Urban Towers Handbook
John Wiley&Sons, London, 2011
by Eric Firley and Julie Gimbal

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TURNING TORSO - Santiago Calatrava
Bellisco Ediciones, Madrid, 2008
by José Miguel Hernández Hernández
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