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15 Nov 2013
World’s Most Colourful Towers
An end to gray monotony – The World’s Most Colourful Towers
Hamburg, November, 2013 – High-rises don’t have to get lost in the gray concrete jungle: some are a real riot of colour, with vivid facades in scarlet, turquoise or canary yellow – or even combining all the colors of the rainbow. Facades such as these break the drabness of so many concrete tower blocks, and their creative designs stimulate the imagination. A list of the world’s most colorful high-rises has now been compiled by Emporis (www.emporis.com), the international provider of building data.
In the case of Colorium, probably the best-known building in Düsseldorf’s Medienhafen (“Media Harbor”), the name says it all: the building’s exceptional aluminum ribbon window facade, consisting of over 2,200 panels of glass, was screen-printed with 17 different geometric patterns of single or up to four colors. The top floor juts out well over the harbor basin and particularly catches the eye with its signal-red coloring and night-time illumination.
The most colorful high-rises
Building Name / City / Country / Height / Architects / Year
Al Attar Tower / Dubai / UAE / 130 m / Al Turath Engineering Consultants / 1997
Broadcasting Tower / Leeds / Great Britain / 69 m / Feilden Clegg Bradley Architects LLP / 2009
Colorium / Düsseldorf / Germany / 62 m / Alsop & Störmer / 2001
F&F Tower / Panama City / Panama / 243 m / Pinzón Lozano & Asociados Arquitectos / 2011
First World Hotel / Genting / Malaysia / 140 m* / AIB Associates Architects Sdn Bhd / 2002
Herkules-Hochhaus / Cologne / Germany / 102 m / Peter Neufert / 1969
Hotel Porta Fira / L’ Hospitalet de Llobregat / Spain / 113 m / Toyo Ito & Associates, Architects; b720 Fermín Vázquez Arquitectos / 2010
Mercury City / Moscow / Russia / 339 m / Frank Williams & Partners; M.M.Posokhin; G.L. Sirota / 2013
Oficinas en el Parque / Monterrey / Mexico / 98 – 115 m / GDU / 1998
The Arlington / Charlotte / USA / 94 m / LS3P Associates / 2002
Torre Net / Padua / Italy / 80 m / LVL architettura S.r.l. / 2008
Varyap Meridian / Istanbul / Turkey / 100 m – 188 m / RMJM; Dome Partners / 2012
William Beaver House / New York City / USA / 159 m Tsao & McKown; Schuman, Lichtenstein, Claman & Efron / 2009
Source: www.emporis.com *Estimate
photo © Lieke Ongering
The positively idyllic-seeming First World Hotel in Genting, Malaysia, radiates joie-de-vivre, fun and – not least – rest and recuperation from humdrum routine from every inch of its luminous bright facade. It is hardly surprising, then, that the almost five-hectare First World Plaza in and around the hotel complex has a comprehensive range of entertainments on offer, including an amusement park, casino, theater stage and further attractions.
The shimmering copper-colored facade of Mercury City in Moscow, on the other hand, might not be able to compete with the fascinating play of colors at the First World Hotel, but, with its imposing and noble visual appearance, succeeds in demonstrating that a brilliant show is perfectly possible with just the one color. The skyscraper, which measures just under 339 meters, stands out on the skyline of the Russian capital and also impresses through its environmental friendliness and sustainability.
Colorful buildings do not just provide a welcome change from uniform-appearance blocks: bright colors also have a positive effect on the mood and on the memory and reaction times of those looking at them, as researchers at the University of Essex in England have recently discovered. Particularly during the cold time of year, when the weather is often gray, radiant colors in a vibrant cityscape can indeed help to drive away the winter blues.
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