Singapore's Ardmore Residence has made it into a top 10 skyscrapers of the world list. It is one of three Asian buildings in the Emporis Skyscraper Award, given out by the Hamburg-based building data company.
A spokesman for Emporis told The Straits Times that Ardmore Residence, designed by Dutch architect Ben van Berkel, won over the jury because "of its design" and "the energy efficiency of the skyscraper, especially its innovative air-conditioning system".
"Depending on the spectator's point of view, the building changes its contours. From far away, it seems to have divergent contours, but if you have a closer look, the building's forms seem to undergo an organic mutation and transition," the spokesman added.
The jury, made up of senior members of the Emporis community of architecture enthusiasts as well as the company's data analysts, shortlisted 25 buildings from more than 300 skyscrapers. Contenders have to be at least 100m high and be completed in the previous calendar year.
Among the 25 buildings which did not make it into the final top 10 were The Gate in Abu Dhabi, Jinao Tower in Nanjing, China and Sliced Porosity Block in Chengdu, China
Emporis Skyscraper Award 2013 1. The Shard (London, United Kingdom)2. DC Tower 1 (Vienna, Austria) 3. Sheraton Huzhou Hot Spring Resort (Huzhou, China) 4. Cayan Tower (Dubai, United Arab Emirates) 5. One Central Park (East Tower) (Sydney, Australia) 6. Flame Towers (Baku, Azerbaijan) 7. Mercury City (Moscow, Russia) 8. Ardmore Residence (Singapore) 9. AZ Tower (Brno, Czech Republic) 10. Tour Carpe Diem (Courbevoie, France)