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Renzo Piano’s The Shard wins Emporis Skyscraper Award
Posted: Tuesday, May 20, 2014 |

Skyscrapers designed by some of the world's biggest firms go head to head to get to the top in the yearly Emporis Skyscraper Award, the international prestigious prize for skyscrapers.

Winning the top prize this year is Renzo Piano and Adamson Associates' "The Shard", which is also currently Western Europe's tallest building at 306 meters tall. The London-based tower was chosen out of 300 skyscrapers at least 100 m. in height and that were completed in the previous calendar year.

The top 10 includes skyscrapers by design teams led by Dominique Perrault, MAD, SOM, Ateliers Jean Nouvel, HOK, UNStudio, Robert A.M. Stern, Frank Williams & Partners, Architektonická kancelář Burian-Křivinka, and Andrew Bromberg of Aedas.

Do you agree with the jury's winner selection? Have a look at this year's top 10 below.

1. The Shard (London, UK) by Renzo Piano with Adamson Associates. Photo © Eric Smerling

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1. The Shard (London, UK) by Renzo Piano with Adamson Associates. Photo © Eric Smerling

1. The Shard (London, UK)
Height: 306 m
Stories: 73
Architects: Renzo Piano Building Workshop, Adamson Associates International

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2. DC Tower 1 (Vienna, Austria) by Dominique Perrault with Hoffmann-Janz. Photo © DPA

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2. DC Tower 1 (Vienna, Austria) by Dominique Perrault with Hoffmann-Janz. Photo © DPA

2. DC Tower 1 (Vienna, Austria)
Height: 250 m
Stories: 60
Architects: Dominique Perrault, Hoffmann-Janz

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3. Sheraton Huzhou Hot Spring Resort (Huzhou, China) by MAD with Shanghai Xian Dai Architecture. Photo © Xiazhi

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3. Sheraton Huzhou Hot Spring Resort (Huzhou, China) by MAD with Shanghai Xian Dai Architecture. Photo © Xiazhi

3. Sheraton Huzhou Hot Spring Resort (Huzhou, China)
Height: 102 m
Stories: 27
Architects: MAD, Shanghai Xian Dai Architectural Design

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4. Cayan Tower (Dubai, UAE) by SOM with Khatib & Alami. Photo © Tim Griffith / SOM.

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4. Cayan Tower (Dubai, UAE) by SOM with Khatib & Alami. Photo © Tim Griffith / SOM.

4. Cayan Tower (Dubai, UAE) 
Height: 307 m
Stories: 73
Architects: SOM, Khatib & Alami

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5. One Central Park, East Tower (Sydney, Australia) by Ateliers Jean Nouvel with PTW Architects. Photo © Simon Wood Photography

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5. One Central Park, East Tower (Sydney, Australia) by Ateliers Jean Nouvel with PTW Architects. Photo © Simon Wood Photography

5. One Central Park, East Tower (Sydney, Australia)
Height: 117 m
Stories: 34
Architects: Ateliers Jean Nouvel, PTW Architects

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6. Flame Towers (Baku, Azerbaijan) by HOK. Photo © Birgitte Riber Hald.

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6. Flame Towers (Baku, Azerbaijan) by HOK. Photo © Birgitte Riber Hald.

6. Flame Towers (Baku, Azerbaijan)
Height: 182 m
Stories: 39
Architect: HOK

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7. Mercury City (Moscow, Russia) by F. Williams, G.L. Sirota, M.M. Posokhin. Photo © Mercury Development.

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7. Mercury City (Moscow, Russia) by F. Williams, G.L. Sirota, M.M. Posokhin. Photo © Mercury Development.

7. Mercury City (Moscow, Russia)
Height: 339 m
Stories: 75
Architects: F. Williams, G.L. Sirota, M.M. Posokhin

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8. Ardmore Residence (Singapore) by UNStudio with Architects 61. Photo © Pontiac Land Group

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8. Ardmore Residence (Singapore) by UNStudio with Architects 61. Photo © Pontiac Land Group

8. Ardmore Residence (Singapore)
Height: 136 m
Stories: 36
Architects: UNStudio, Architects 61

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9. AZ Tower (Brno, Czech Republic) by Architektonická kancelář Burian-Křivinka. Photo © Petr Skoupý

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9. AZ Tower (Brno, Czech Republic) by Architektonická kancelář Burian-Křivinka. Photo © Petr Skoupý

9. AZ Tower (Brno, Czech Republic)
Height: 111 m
Stories: 30
Architect: Architektonická kancelář Burian-Křivinka

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10 (tied). Nanfung Commercial Hospitality and Exhibition Complex (Guangzhou, China) by Andrew Bromberg of Aedas. Photo © Langham Place Guangzhou.

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10 (tied). Nanfung Commercial Hospitality and Exhibition Complex (Guangzhou, China) by Andrew Bromberg of Aedas. Photo © Langham Place Guangzhou.

10 (tied). Nanfung Commercial Hospitality and Exhibition Complex (Guangzhou, China)
Height: 123 m
Stories: 22
Architect: Andrew Bromberg of Aedas

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10 (tied). Tour Carpe Diem (Courbevoie, France) by Robert A.M. Stern Architects with SRA Architectes. Photo © Robert A.M. Stern Architects

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10 (tied). Tour Carpe Diem (Courbevoie, France) by Robert A.M. Stern Architects with SRA Architectes. Photo © Robert A.M. Stern Architects

10 (tied). Tour Carpe Diem (Courbevoie, France)
Height: 162 m
Stories: 38
Architects: Robert A.M. Stern Architects, SRA Architectes

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