Commendation

Burj Khalifa, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Architects: Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, LLP, Chicago
Client: EMAAR Properties PJSC, Dubai
Height: 828 m

Burj Khalifa, photo: SOM | Nick Merrick, © Hedrich Blessing

Jury-rating (extract): »The renowned Burj Khalifa, the highest of the high-rises, not only stands out from among the five finalists for its sheer height, but also for the significant technological advances made in designing and developing it. Also, it is a singular achievement in that it constituted a new type of high-rise for it comprises a small vertical city for 10,000-15,000 persons, while likewise creating an icon of global stature.«

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