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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

662,481 buildings

in 209 countries

1,395,582,922 m² GFA (Gross Floor Area)

15,022,054,572 ft² GFA

678,776 images

in 27,632 cities

177,305 companies

in 186 company types

Latest Press Releases

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

Dec 13, 2018

"The Skyscraper of the year is Korean: Lotte World Tower wins Emporis Skyscraper Award

Hamburg - The world's most renowned architecture prize for skyscrapers, the Emporis Skyscraper Award, has been awarded to the Lotte World Tower in Seoul, South Korea. Every year Emporis' (www.emporis.com) expert international jury choses the top ten skyscrapers that have been completed in the previous calendar year. The award is being given out for the 18th time.more

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Emporis in the Press

Jul 16, 2019

The Guardian

According to building data research company Emporis, Seoul in South Korea has more high-rise buildings, with 16,359. Emporis defines a high-rise as a building at least 35m, or 12 storeys tall. In second place is Moscow, Russia, with 12,317 high-rises, followed by Hong Kong in third place, with 7,913.Download PDF

Dec 25, 2018

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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