Emporis Skyscraper Award 2010

World's best skyscraper in Barcelona

The winner of the Emporis Skyscraper Award 2010 was chosen from over 300 buildings which were completed within the award year, of which 17 were nominated to a shortlist.

Hotel Porta Fira was designed by the architecture firms Toyo Ito & Associates and b720 Fermín Vázquez Arquitectos. The 26-floor hotel tower is 112.71 m (369.78 ft) tall and has a capacity of 345 rooms. The outer facade of the double-skin building is made of red aluminum tubes. Inspired by the lotus flower, the tower twists upwards and expands towards the top.

Porta Fira is part of the building complex “European Plaza” and is connected by an atrium to a rectangular office tower. The building was developed by FCC Construcción, Layetana Developments and Metropolis for Hotels Santos and was constructed by FCC Construcción.

#2 Burj Khalifa (United Arab Emirates)

25
2,717 ft
163
Dubai

#3 Tour CMA CGM (France)

17
469 ft
33
Marseille

#4 The Pano (Thailand)

16
664 ft
55
Bangkok

#5 Capital Gate (United Arab Emirates)

15
525 ft
35
Abu Dhabi
RMJM Dubai

#6 The Legacy at Millennium Park (U.S.A.)

13
819 ft
73
Chicago

#7 Strata SE1 (United Kingdom)

13
485 ft
43
London

#8 Capital City Moscow Tower (Russia)

9
989 ft
76
Moscow
NBBJ

#9 Torre Diagonal Zero Zero (Spain)

8
361 ft
25
Barcelona

#10 International Commerce Centre (China)

7
1,588 ft
118
Hong Kong

#10 Goldman Sachs Headquarters (U.S.A.)

7
749 ft
44
New York City