Emporis Skyscraper Award 2015 has marked the most outstanding skyscrapers in the world.
Over 300 skyscrapers of at least 100 meters height, completed in 2015 have competed for the world's most renowned architecture prize for skyscrapers.
The Shanghai Tower took the crown and is currently the second tallest building in the world.
The jury chose the 632-meter tall Shanghai Tower as the winner for several reasons, including it's elegant spiraling cylindrical shape which was designed by Gensler Architects. It also impressed the jury with its extraordinary energy efficiency. The double skin facade of the tower is reminiscent of a thermos bottle.
Moreover Shanghai Tower is the home of the world's fastest elevator, which can transport people at a speed of 20 meters per second to the viewing platform of 561 meters height, it added.
Top - 10 skyscrapers 2015:
1.Shanghai Tower (China)
2.Evolution Tower (Russia)
3.Il Dritto (Italy)
4.Jiangxi Nanchang Greenland Central Plaza (China)
5. ABODE 318 (Australia)
6.Icon Bay (U.S.A.)
7. D1 Tower (United Arab Emirates)
8. 432 Park Avenue (U.S.A.)
8. Citygate (Austria)
10. ÏCE II (Canada)