The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) gave their 10 Year Award to JAHN's Post Tower out of seven finalists. The award recognizes a tall building that has best proven successful performance in various criteria over a timespan of at least 10 years since the building's completion.
Located in Bonn, Germany, the 163-meter Post Tower office building made itself known as one of the world’s lowest energy-consuming tall buildings and a predecessor to sustainable tower design.
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"Completed in 2002, the Post Tower blazed new trails by using technically integrated design to deliver high performance. Its two elliptical volumes, with an atrium between, work together with site and wind orientation, a double-skin, operable façade, and stack ventilation to remove much of the need for mechanical ventilation commonly found in large buildings.
This not only allows the building to consume only 75 kilowatt-hours per square meter per year, which is 79 percent less energy than a typical office building of its size; it also makes for pleasant interior sky garden spaces and a more efficient floor plate."
The seven finalists for the 10 Year Award were:
- Taipei 101 in Taipei, Taiwan
- Torre Agbar in Barcelona, Spain
- Uptown Munchen in Munich, Germany
- Highlight Towers in Munich, Germany
- Time Warner Center in New York City, USA
- the Bloomberg Tower in New York City
- Tower Palace Three in Seoul, South Korea
All award winners — including the 2014 Best Tall Building Winners and Finalists — will be recognized at the CTBUH 13th Annual Awards Symposium at the Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago on November 6. The symposium will be followed by the Awards Ceremony and Dinner in the iconic Mies van der Rohe-designed Crown Hall.
All images courtesy of CTBUH.
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