Abu Dhabi International Airport, CITIC Tower, and 52 Lime Street have been shortlisted in the 7th Annual A+ Popular Choice Awards, open for voting until Friday, July 5th.
A finalist in the Transportation - Unbuilt Transportation category, Abu Dhabi International Airport’s new Midfield Terminal Complex will process up to 80 million passengers each year to meet the needs of the rapidly expanding Middle East capital. Conceived as a gateway to Abu Dhabi, the Terminal Building is raised up from the road level, giving the appearance of sitting on its own plateau. In this context the building is the dominant and most impressive structure on the horizon with its dynamic profile silhouetted against the sky.
CITIC Tower and 52 Lime Street have both been named finalists in the Commercial Office - High Rise (16+ Floors) category. CITIC Tower’s gently rising and curving form embodies Beijing’s gracefulness, and resembles an ancient Chinese ceremonial vessel, called the Zun. With its elegant form and its open and dynamic articulation at the base and top of the tower, it has become a symbol for a sophisticated and confident China. In the historic heart of the City of London, 52 Lime Street is a striking 190-metre office tower that has achieved BREEAM ‘Excellent’. Conceived as a sympathetic addition to the London skyline, it was designed with particular regard to views of London’s iconic St Paul’s Cathedral.
The Architizer A+Awards is the largest awards program focused on promoting and celebrating the year’s best architecture and products. Its mission is to nurture the appreciation of meaningful architecture in the world and champion its potential for a positive impact on everyday life. Popular Choice Winners will be announced on July 9th. To vote for KPF’s projects, click here.