CNN Style includes Cayan Tower in Dubai in a roundup of buildings that transformed cities around the world. The form and function of the twisting tower, in which each floor rotates around a cylindrical elevator to create a 90-degree turn, are highlighted.
Urban Land magazine includes Cayan Tower in a survey of ten projects that demonstrate design excellence for the world's hottest regions. Completed in 2013, the SOM-designed tower is distinguished by its twisting shape that shades the interiors and mitigates the effects of strong desert winds.
The Middle East chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) honored four SOM projects in its 2015 Design Awards, marking the second consecutive year that SOM has won more awards in this program than any other firm. Al Hamra Tower and Cayan Tower were recognized in the built projects category, and Al Ahmadi Cultural Center and Nozul Lusail Marina earned accolades for unbuilt projects.
The Structural Engineers Association of Illinois (SEAOI) honored 16 SOM structural projects at its annual awards dinner on June 6, 2015. These awards in part reflect the purpose of the SEAOI: to advance and advocate excellence in structural engineering and to aid in safeguarding the public.
SOM's Cayan Tower is a finalist in the 2015 MIPIM Awards, a program that recognizes excellence in real estate development. The 75-story building is the tallest twisting tower in the world.
George Efstathiou, SOM Consulting Partner, has been included on the annual “Middle East Architect Power List" compiled by designMena. The ranking features 10 international architects who have made a significant impact on the region.
SOM’s Cayan Tower has been named 2014’s Best Architecture Multiple Residence project in Dubai by the International Property Awards. The judging committee, chaired by three members of the House of Lords in the British Parliament, reviewed projects based on aesthetics, sustainability, and design.
The Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design, together with The European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies and Metropolitan Arts Press, have recognized four SOM projects with their American Architecture Award. The winners were announced on October 8.
The SOM-designed Cayan Tower has been honored with a 2014 Best Tall Building Award from the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat. The building, located in Dubai, won in the Middle East & Africa regional category.