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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

731,551 buildings

in 211 countries

1,464,267,552 m² GFA (Gross Floor Area)

15,761,375,930 ft² GFA

692,538 images

in 27,984 cities

182,397 companies

in 186 company types

Latest Press Releases

Nov 10, 2020

"The skyscraper of the year: Prestigious Emporis Skyscraper Award goes to Lakhta Center in St. Petersburg

Hamburg - Hamburg, November 10, 2020 – The Emporis Skyscraper Award, one of the world’s most renowned prizes for high-rise architecture, goes to a project in Russia for the very first time in its 20-year history. The 462-meter-high Lakhta Center in St. Petersburg, designed by GORPROJECT and RMJM, is not only the tallest building in Russia, but is the tallest building in Europe and the fourteenth tallest building in the world.more

Oct 29, 2019

"Outstanding architecture: The year's best new skyscraper stands in Macau

Hamburg - This year the world's most renowned architecture prize for skyscrapers, the Emporis Skyscraper Award, has been awarded to the MGM Cotai in Macau. The impressive $3.4 billion casino-hotel-resort was designed by Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates and is located on the Cotai Strip, the heart of Macau’s gambling industry, which today generates three times more revenue than the Las Vegas' casinos. The MGM Cotai was picked as the winner by an international jury of experts from almost 500 skyscrapers located all around the world that have a minimum height of 100 meters and were completed in the previous calendar year. The long-running award is presented by Emporis, the leading provider of building information, for the 19th time this year.more

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Nov 13, 2020

vesti.ru

Петербургский "Лахта Центр" стал первым российским небоскребом, который получил главную мировую премию в области высотной архитектуры Emporis. Здание признали лучшим сооружением, построенным в 2019 году. В общей сложности на звание лучшего в мире небоскреба претендовали 700 проектов. Второе место заняла пекинская Leeza Soho – один из последних проектов звезды мировой архитектуры Захи Хадид. Первую тройку замкнул "Хадсон Ярдс, 35" в Нью-Йорке, сообщается в Instagram Лахта Центра.Download PDF

Nov 12, 2020

Archdaily

Emporis has announced the results of its annual Emporis Skyscraper Award, recognizing the best new supertall buildings completed in the previous year. This year, the top prize was given to the Lotte World Tower in Seoul, South Korea, designed by Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates and Baum Architects.Download PDF

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