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EMPORIS Database

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, the Image Shop has approximately 580,000 royalty-free photographs of buildings all over the world. Contributors are located worldwide: data is collected by our editorial Community, data researchers and public.

Worldwide first Passive House office tower certified

High levels of energy efficiency are all the more important when it comes to high-rise buildings. For the first time ever, an office tower in Vienna has achieved the Passive House Standard. The certificate was presented by Susanne Theumer of the Passive House Institute on the 20th floor of the building with a prime view of the old city. The glazed facade of the building on the bank of the Donaukanal ("Danube Canal") rises almost 80 metres high.

Bahrain World Trade Center

The two towers are linked via three skybridges, each holding a 225kW wind turbine measuring 29 m in diameter. The sail-shaped buildings on either side are designed to funnel wind through the gap to provide accelerated wind passing through the turbines, significantly increasing their potential to generate electricity.