Bundang Doosan Tower. Image courtesy of Time of Blue/DONGWOOK JUNG.

One Crown Place. Image courtesy of Jason Hawkes.

One Vanderbilt. Image courtesy of Raimund Koch.

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Three KPF Projects Nominated in the International Highrise Awards

Bundang Doosan Tower, One Crown Place, and One Vanderbilt have been selected by the Deutsches Architekturmuseum to compete in the 2022 program.

A new headquarters building for the company, Bundang Doosan Tower is comprised of two towers linked by a 100-meter tall skybridge. The stacked, interconnected masses create a grand portal which becomes an identifiable visual marker from the adjacent Gyeongbu Expressway.

A regeneration project in Hackney, London, One Crown Place blends retail, hotel, office, and residential programming in a new development, forming a dynamic city block. The new-build elements range in height from mid- to high-rise and their distinctive façades both complement and contrast with the historical setting.

One Vanderbilt is Midtown Manhattan’s tallest office building and features an observation experience within its top floors as well as a direct connection to Grand Central Terminal below grade. Formally, the building’s massing comprises four interlocking and tapering volumes that spiral toward the sky, an elegant shape in sympathetic proportion to the nearby Chrysler Building.

A total of 34 projects spanning 13 countries are nominated in this year’s program, with each of KPF’s projects located in a different continent. The projects were selected by a jury of architects, engineers, critics, and representatives of DekaBank, the City of Frankfurt, and Deutsches Architekturmuseum, from over 1,000 high-rises built over the past two years. Five finalists will be announced in the fall, followed by the winner announcement on November 8th.

View the full list of projects on ArchDaily here.

In 2020, the most recent installment of the program, China Resources Tower, MGM Cotai, and 18 Robinson were nominated.