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Old December 3rd, 2014, 04:52 AM   #1
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What is the recent Skyscraper Design Trend in your City/Country

In my stolling through the counstrucion threads, I thought that certain cities have a certain trend in skyscraper designs.

I thought that, NY seem to have, beside some other styles, a lot of skyscrapers with plain mirrored light blue glass facedes getting build right now. For example: 1, 4 and 7 WTC, Coach Tower and many smaller projects.
London seemed to have a trend with very bold forms and a lot of very clear glass. The Shard, Leadenhall Building, The Walkie-Talkie, Heron Tower ...

In Frankfurt a lot of buildings with bright materials (mostly sandstone) and a regular (multistory) grid on the facade were getting build.

Maybe the building who started all:

Park Tower refurbishment 2007 - Albert Speer & Partner


Opernturm 2009 - Christoph Mäckler


Tower185 2011 - Christoph Mäckler


Taunusturm 2014 - Gruber + Kleine-Kraneburg

Under construction:

Main-Tor-Area - KSP Engel & Zimmermann


St. Martin Tower 2015 - msm meyer schmitz-morkramer

The big exception:

New ECB-Headquarter 2015 - Coop Himmelb(l)au


What do you think? Is there some kind of a trend in your city? Do you like the style? And post some typical examles.
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Old December 3rd, 2014, 05:01 AM   #2
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Bucharest: Irregular placement of glass and/or some exposed steel



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Old December 3rd, 2014, 05:06 AM   #3
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Wow, you are quick
That is definetly a trend!
I like the two builings in the 6th picture.
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Old December 12th, 2014, 09:02 AM   #4
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same to me,I like the two builings in the 6th picture. thank you
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Old December 12th, 2014, 09:15 AM   #5
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Old March 6th, 2015, 03:56 AM   #7
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The irregular facade trend on postmodern (mainly with classical elements) and neomodern (new glass boxes) buildings is awful. The buildings in the seventh and eighth pictures are alright because they aren't irregular at all.

Here's an example which executed it pretty well. Although, as I say in the thread, I'm concerned about the upcoming phase.
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So I found this old thread and I always wanted to post my city's trend here, but never did... So, whatever

There are 3 trends right now in Guatemala City. Two for residential buildings and one for office buildings. The residential trends can be divided into two: red brick (which has much more presence in the city) and white stucco.

Red Brick:

Terraesperanza:


SAM_2431 por Victorbs, en Flickr

Lantana:

Lantana

Santa Sofia:

[B]Inmobiliaria Los Proceres

White Stucco:

Torre 360:


Urbana:

Urbana Zona 10

Liv:


And here you can see both of them together:
Guatemala. by María Renée Batlle Castillo, en Flickr
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Meanwhile, on the office building design, glass buildings are becoming more and more usual now, specially with interesting and innovative designs, sometimes even including some of the residential building characteristics. It's pretty unusual to have white stucco or red brick office buildings, but there are.

Forum Zona Viva:


Domani:

Domani by Israel Figueroa, en Flickr

Sika Motors Tower:


Insigne Tower:

Inmobilia

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Avante:


Los Próceres 13.50

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It is a shame that we have a height restriction in Guatemala, since the airport is almost in the middle of the city, so the highest buildings are only allowed to be 100m tall. There were some plans to make a new airport in the outskirts of the city, and hopefully we might have it in some decades or so
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We don't have skyscrapers, however the last highrises are inspired by the international style, glass and clean design.

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