The Emporis Skyscraper Award is the world's most renowned prize for high-rise architecture. It is awarded annually to new buildings at least 100 meters in height that show outstanding architectural design and functionality. Each year, a panel of senior editors select three projects for Gold, Silver and Bronze recognition.
Emporis Skyscraper Award 2001
Best new Skyscraper of the Year for Design and Functionality
One Wall Centre was awarded the first prize for its design and functionality. It is located in Vancouver and is currently the second-tallest completed building in Canada. The building is 149,80 meters tall and was designed by architects Busby + Associates Architects. To counter wind-induced movement, the building contains two tuned liquid column dampers, , each of which is four storeys in height and takes the form of a 230-ton, 50,000-gallon water tank. The use of this type of damper was the first of its kind in the world.