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Scenes from "Up to the Sky" (photo © Parnass Film)

This is architecture for the 21st century. The series Up to the Sky presents three of the latest and outstanding skyscrapers. Three new towers in New York, Malmö and Barcelona that have set new standards in world architecture.

Never before have so many skyscrapers have been built like in the first decade of the 21st century. Thanks to computer technology, today calculations and constructions have been made possible that were unthinkable some years ago. World-famous European architects like Norman Foster, Jean Nouvel and Santiago Calatrava know how to handle these new technologies. With their new buildings, the look of skyscraper has changed forever. Their new towers have nothing in common with the rectangular high-rise building in Bauhaus design. Playful, sculptural and exciting – what used to be an abstract sculpture in a museum, today is rising up hundreds of meters into the sky.

Meet Sir Norman Foster, Santiago Calatrava and Jean Nouvel. And see the Hearst Tower in New York, the Turning Torso in Malmö and the Torre Agbar in Barcelona.
Genre Architecture, Art
Category Documentary
Year of Production 2009
Directors Sabine Pollmeier, Joachim Haupt
Screenplay Sabine Pollmeier
Cinematography Bjoern Kurt, Roland Wagner, Jean-Marc Selva
Niki Thoma
Dieter Schleip
Producer Sabine Pollmeier
Production Company Parnass Film, in co-production with ZDF, ARTE
Runtime 78 min
Format color
Dubbed Versions German, French
Sound Technology Dolby SR
Sound Technology Dolby SR, Stereo
Festivals 10èmes Rencontres, Cinéma & Architecture. Architectures Extraordinaires, Utopies et Prospectives. Annecy 2009, FIFA Montreal 2010, Tiburon 2010, VERTICALOPOLIS Aix-en-Provence 2010, Architecture & Design Festival New York 2011
With backing from FilmFernsehFonds Bayern
German Distributor Parnass Film

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