I saw the design for this building and wow. As you scroll through the remaining 8 building either in development of just the planning / approval stages it shows that some architectural designers can still create stunning work.
Deputy Dog has blogged about this set of designs here.
... the quest for the next standout design and you have a
near-future filled with mile-high skyscrapers and buildings that no longer look like buildings
The designs almost pieces of art as well as architecture are to be built in the following cities:
- Chicago, USA (Aqua)
- Chicago, USA (Spire)
- Beijing, China (CCTV)
- Dubai (Regatta) - my favourite see above
- India (Antillia)
- Russia (Russia Tower)
- Penang, Malaysia (Penang Global City Centre) - this city is amazing SciFi design
- Russia (Gazprom HQ)
- Dubai (Burj Dubai) - this will be the tallest building in the world byan extra 300metres
There is also a forum about all things skyscrapers here. That great thing about this site is it covers discussions on a local aswell as global level. One of the most talked about buildings in Sydney, Australia is the Lumiere.
This building was designed by the award winning Foster architects also responsible for the Hong Kong airport - Chep Lap Kok and the London Swiss Re HQ.
This was London’s first ecological tall building and an instantly recognisable addition to the city’s skyline, is "technically, architecturally, socially and spatially". Generated by a radial plan, its energy-conscious enclosure resolves walls and roof into a continuous triangulated skin, allowing column-free floor space, light and views.