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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.
Hotel Porta Fira, As seen from the west - full-height view
Burj Khalifa - full-height view

#2 Burj Khalifa (United Arab Emirates)

25
828 m
163
Dubai

#3 Tour CMA CGM (France)

17
143 m
33
Marseille
The Pano, View from the southwest - full-height view

#4 The Pano (Thailand)

16
219 m
57
Bangkok
Capital Gate - full-height view

#5 Capital Gate (United Arab Emirates)

15
160 m
35
Abu Dhabi
RMJM Dubai
The Legacy at Millennium Park, Viewed from Michigan Avenue - looking up

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

13
250 m
73
Chicago
Strata SE1, The south side - full-height view

#7 Strata SE1 (United Kingdom)

13
148 m
43
London
Capital City Moscow Tower - full-height view

#8 Capital City Moscow Tower (Russia)

9
302 m
76
Moscow
NBBJ
Torre Diagonal Zero Zero, View from Paseo Taulat - full-height view

#9 Torre Diagonal Zero Zero (Spain)

8
110 m
25
Barcelona
International Commerce Centre, View from IFC - full-height view

#10 International Commerce Centre (China)

7
484 m
118
Hong Kong
Goldman Sachs Headquarters, View from the southeast - full-height view

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

7
228 m
44
New York City