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Emporis is a global provider of building information. Emporis collects data on buildings of high public and economic value, connects them with involved companies and sets standards for this information. Our products include Emporis Research, Image Licensing, Premium Company Listing and Online Advertising, and are used by customers from the building industry and other fields.

In 2000 the Emporis website was founded as Skyscrapers.com, with a focus on collecting information on skyscrapers and high-rise buildings only. Since 2003 Emporis has branched out, widening its database by collecting building information on all construction types. In addition, our Image Shop has approximately 600,000 royalty-free photographs of buildings all over the world. Contributors are located worldwide: data is collected by our editorial Community, data researchers and public. Our audiences are building industry professionals and people with an interest in buildings and urban habitat.

Our Database covers

470,375 buildings

in 196 countries

1,246,936,501 m² GFA (Gross Floor Area)

13,422,024,497 ft² GFA

621,018 images

in 25,224 cities

170,727 companies

in 186 company types

Latest Press Releases

Sep 29, 2015

"The Skyscraper of the Year: China wins Emporis Skyscraper Award for the first time

Hamburg - The winner of the Emporis Skyscraper Award is finally official: The building complex Wangjing SOHO in Beijing was chosen by an international panel of experts from more than 300 skyscrapers of at least 100 meters' height and which were completed during the previous calendar year. The award, given by Emporis is now into its fifteenth year.more

Dec 02, 2014

"High-cost High-rises – The World's 10 Most Expensive Skyscrapers

Hamburg - All over the world, we are seeing gigantic high-rise projects coming into existence that try to outdo each other in height. It is not just in terms of their physical dimensions, however, that skyscrapers are constantly setting new records – the costs of the buildings, too, are continuously reaching new and dizzying heights. The smartest designs and most sustainable concepts; luxurious and fancy features; the latest materials, technologies and systems – all this consumes astronomic sums in some cases. Emporis has now compiled a list of the world's ten most expensive skyscrapers.more

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Emporis in the Press

Sep 30, 2015


Zaha Hadid Architects' Wangjing SOHO in Beijing has won the 2014 Emporis Skyscraper Award. Chosen by an international panel of experts from more than 300 skyscrapers, the three-tower 200-meter-tall development is the first skyscraper in China to ever win the award. The judges were impressed by its "excellent energy efficiency and its distinctive design, which gives the complex a harmonious and organic momentum."Download PDF

Oct 02, 2014

CNN Travel

Whether they're blasting over the tracks in Germany or Japan, trains offer travelers a chance to sit back and relax as they ride through some of the world's most incredible scenery. But often the stations the trains depart from are an attraction in their own right, counting among the world's most beautiful pieces of architecture. Hamburg-based architectural data company, Emporis just released a list of 11 of the world's most spectacular train stations.Download PDF

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