CTBUH Silver Member

Rafael Vinoly Architects

About

Member Since: 2009

Member Offices: New York City

Rafael Viñoly’s forty-five years of architectural practice in the United States, Latin America, Europe, Asia, Africa, and the Middle East have been consistently driven by the belief that the essential responsibility of architecture is to elevate the public realm.

Viñoly was born in Uruguay in 1944, and, by the age of twenty, he was a founding partner of Estudio de Arquitectura, which would become one of the largest design studios in Latin America. His celebrated early work transformed the landscape of Argentina, where this practice was based.

His design philosophy is rooted in the development of architectural ideas that are powerful, distinctive, and relevant to the specifics of both program and context. In every project, he seeks to maximize the opportunity for civic investment with a goal of forming iconic works that fulfill the needs of the client.""

Fields of Expertise

Architecture; Interior Design; Urban Design

Membership details

Membership Level

Silver

Member Since

2009

Member Offices

  • New York City

Buildings

Rank
Name
Status

Completed

Architecturally Topped Out

Structurally Topped Out

Under Construction

On Hold

Never Completed

Proposed

Vision

Demolished

Competition Entry

Canceled

Proposed Renovation

Under Renovation

Renovated

Under Demolition

Height

1

432 Park Avenue

425.7 m / 1,397 ft

2

NEMA Chicago

273.1 m / 896 ft

3

277 Fifth Avenue

205 m / 673 ft

4

1185 Broadway

176.8 m / 580 ft

5

VDARA

169.5 m / 556 ft

6

20 Fenchurch Street

160.1 m / 525 ft

7

900 3rd Avenue

143 m / 469 ft

8

Samsung Jong-Ro Tower

133.5 m / 438 ft

9

Three Waterline Square

119.2 m / 391 ft

10

Vinoly

95 m / 312 ft

Awards

NEMA Chicago

Award of Excellence: NEMA Chicago

Best Tall Building 200-299 meters 2021

Ctbuh Leaders

Rafael Viñoly

Rafael Viñoly

CTBUH Annual Conference, Keynote Speaker, 2013

New York City

Satoshi Toyoda

Satoshi Toyoda

CTBUH Annual Conference, Presenter, 2016

New York City

Charles Blomberg

Charles Blomberg

CTBUH Innovation Conference, Speaker, 2019

New York City

Building Completions Timeline

 

Videos

16 November 2017

What Will Make Tall Buildings More Habitable? (Highlights)

Chicago, United States of America. Hosted in collaboration with the Chicago Architecture Foundation, the third event in the Building Tall lecture series featured presentations by...

Research

26 October 2015

Challenges and Benefits of Integrating Public Space into Tall Buildings

The integration of publicly accessible amenities into tall buildings is a desirable approach to expand the use of a given building to ever-broader segments of...

Global News

21 January 2019

“Tower Fifth” Could Become New York City’s Second-Tallest

For decades, the New York City skyline was dominated by one building, the 1,250-foot-tall (381-meter) Empire State Building. But 17 “supertall” skyscrapers — defined as...

Statistics

150 m+ Buildings

300 m+ Buildings

Average Building Age*

12 Years

Most Common Function*

Residential, 4 Buildings

Most Common Material*

Concrete, 7 Buildings

* Based on 150 m+ buildings currently in the database.

 
 

*Based on 19 Completed & Under Construction Buildings

Building Completions Timeline

 

Construction Time Chart

NOTE: Construction start time is not available for all buildings. The average construction time is only displayed if there is three or more buildings with construction start and complete data in that year.

 

Gross-to-Net Height

NOTE: Gross-to-Net Height is defined as architectural height minus height of highest occupied floor. Therefore, the Gross-to-Net Height is only calculated for buildings that have both the architectural height and the highest occupied floor height recorded.