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5 buildings that will shape the world in 2020, mostly dominated by one country

China built more skyscrapers than the rest of the world combined, an Indian architect won the Pritzker Prize for the first time and a housing complex for the elderly was named "World Building of the Year."

5. Norra Tornen, Stockholm, Sweden


  • Location: Vasastaden, Stockholm, Sweden

  • Architect: Reinier de Graaf , from OMA

  • Year of completion: The eastern tower opened in 2018 and the west tower will open in 2020.

  • Dimensions: East: 125 metres (410 ft) West: 110 metres (360 ft)

  • Capacity: 300 residential units

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4. Leeza SOHO, Beijing, China


  • Location: Lize Financial Business District in Beijing. 🇨🇳

  • Architect: Zaha Hadid, Patrik Schumacher.

  • Year of completion: The construction of the building began in 2015 and is set to be completed in 2019.

  • Dimensions: 207 m (679 ft) tall with 46 floors.

Image: Courtesy Zaha Hadid Architects Renders by MIR

3. Wuxi Taihu Show Theatre, Wuxi, China


  • Location: Jiangsu Province 🇨🇳

  • Architect: StevenChilton Architects

  • Year of completion: due to open in 2019