The Era Of Skyscrapers;10 world’s tallest buildings topping out in 2020


6. Gemdale Gangxia Tower 1, China- 375.5 metres

 Gemdale Gangxia Tower 1_Credit: Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates
Gemdale Gangxia Tower 1_Credit: Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates

The Shenzhen Center is rising high above the city’s Great China International Exchange Square. The tower designed by Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates features four overlapping facade screens that taper slightly towards the top. The layered form was inspired by the overlapping petals of the bougainvillea flower. The 375-metre-tall tower will contain a mixture of offices and residential units, with a retail podium at the base bordering a new public plaza.

7. Thamrin Nine Tower 1,Indonasia-333.5 meters

Thamrin Nine Tower 1,Indonasia_Credit: Kohn Pedersen Fox
Thamrin Nine Tower 1,Indonasia_Credit: Kohn Pedersen Fox

Thamrin Nine is a mixed development complex Thamrin Road in Jakarta, Indonesia. It covers an area of approximately 570,000 square metres with office, retail, residential, hotels, sports and entertainment facilities. The complex will have three office and 3 apartment towers, which are now being constructed. 

Construction of Thamrin Nine Tower 1 is expected to be complete by 2020. This is one of the twin paired towers, the lower four floors of which will be linked by retail podium. The architectural height of the tower 1 is 333.5 meters. The tower will have 70 floors above and 6 floors below the ground. 


8. Shimao Qianhai Project Tower 1, China-330-metres 

Shimao Qianhai Project Tower 1
Shimao Qianhai Project Tower 1

In the booming Chinese city of Shenzhen, this mixed-use high rise occupies a prominent position in the new Qianhai financial district. The 330-metre building designed by global architecture firm Gensler features a subtly twisting design that gives it a unique appearance and helps to disperse powerful gusts of wind. The tower appears to comprise two separate parts that intertwine as they reach upwards, reflecting the close relationship between China and nearby Hong Kong.

9. Varso Tower (310m)- Warsaw, Poland

Varso Tower in Warsaw, Poland by Foster + Partner
Varso Tower in Warsaw, Poland by Foster + Partners

The 310-metre Varso Tower in Warsaw will become the tallest tower in the European Union upon its completion, narrowly surpassing The Shard in London. The 53-story building was designed by Foster+Partners to accommodate premium office accommodation connected by an underground link to the adjacent Warsaw Central Station. Visitors will be welcomed into a glazed central plaza containing full-height trees, before ascending in panoramic elevators to a viewing platform on the highest floor.

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10. Kempinski Hotel & Residences(308-metres),Kuala Lumpur

Kempinski Hotel & Residences(308-metres), Kuala Lumpur
Kempinski Hotel & Residences, Kuala Lumpur

This mammoth development in the heart of Kuala Lumpur’s Golden Triangle comprises a pair of adjoining residential towers linked to a 308-metre-tall hotel by a central retail podium. Malaysian investment group KSK Land is behind the 8 Conlay project, which will be operated by Kempinski Hotels. RSP Architects masterplanned the development, which takes its inspiration from the Chinese philosophy of Yin and Yang. The interiors will be overseen by Philippe Starck and John Hitchcox’s YOO design group.

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