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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

809,102 buildings

in 217 countries

2,028,912,043 m² GFA (Gross Floor Area)

21,839,209,231 ft² GFA

734,379 images

in 28,854 cities

188,407 companies

in 187 company types

Latest Press Releases

Sep 22, 2021

"Down Under at the top: Australia wins prestigious Emporis Skyscraper Award for the first time!

Hamburg - This year the world's most renowned architecture award for skyscrapers, the Emporis Skyscraper Award, goes to One Barangaroo in Sydney. For the first time in the more than 20 year-long history of the awards, the prestigious trophy goes to Australia. One Barangaroo is a 271-meter-tall skyscraper, designed by British architect WilkinsonEyre and is the tallest building in Sydney, offering spectacular views of Sydney Harbor and the city’s iconic Opera House.more

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

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Emporis in the Press

Sep 24, 2021

New Atlas

Information specialist Emporis has named this year's winner of its prestigious Skyscraper Award. For the first time in the competition's 20-plus year history, the prize has gone to an Australian building, the remarkable One Barangaroo, by UK firm WilkinsonEyre.Download PDF

Sep 24, 2021

Deal Magazin

One Barangaroo in Sydney ist der diesjährige Gewinner des renommierten Emporis Skyscraper Awards. Zum ersten Mal in der mehr als 20-jährigen Geschichte des Preises geht die prestigeträchtige Trophäe nach Australien. One Barangaroo ist ein 271 Meter hoher Wolkenkratzer, der von den britischen Architekten WilkinsonEyre entworfen wurde. Es ist das derzeit höchste Gebäude in Sydney und bietet Besuchern wie Bewohnern eine spektakuläre Aussicht auf den Hafen und das berühmte Opernhaus der Stadt.Download PDF

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