Industry’s largest awards program highlights diverse talent worldwide
Architizer, the world’s leading online resource for architecture and building-products, announces the winners of the 7th Annual Architizer A+Awards, honoring the best architecture, spaces, and products from across the globe. This year’s winners includes 222 renowned industry stars and emerging talents, among them:
- MASS Design Group (National Memorial for Peace and Justice, Birmingham, Alabama)
- Studio Stockholm (3 Sweden, Stockholm, Sweden)
- BIG - Bjarke Ingels Group (Amanger Resource Center, Copenhagen, Denmark)
- C Cubica Arquitectos (Tuxtla Gutiérrez Children's Museum, Chiapas, Mexico)
- NPDA studio (Bunjob House, Phangan, Thailand)
The full list of winners can be found at awards.architizer.com/winners-gallery/. A compendium of 2019 winners, published by Phaidon, will be released in early 2020.
“These Awards are breaking architecture out of the echo chamber and showing the transformational role architecture plays in all our lives.” Marc Kushner, Architizer Founder
In its 7th season, the A+Awards received over 5,000 entries from 100+ countries, with a special emphasis on innovation in architectural materials and products. Notable Jurors included Marion Weiss (Founder, WEISS/MANFREDI), Paul Goldberger (architecture critic), Evan Sharp (Co-Founder, Pinterest), Olafur Eliasson (artist), Piera Gelardi (Co-Founder, Refinery29), and many more. A Jury-selected Winner and a Popular Choice Winner were awarded in each of the 115 categories, with over 400,000 votes cast by the voting public.
In addition to the Jury and Popular Choice winners, Special Honoree Awards are being presented to five key works this year. With projects ranging from village community centers to national institutions, these Honoree Awards demonstrate the extraordinary impact of architecture at both local and global scales and provide young and emerging firms with unprecedented global visibility. The 2019 Honoree Awards include:
- Arc (Koichi Takada Architects)
- Bosjes Chapel (Steyn Studio)
- Coal Drops Yard (Heatherwick Studio)
- National Kaohsiung Center for the Arts (Mecanoo)
- Village Lounge of Shangcun (SUP Atelier)
“In this new generation, we are all ‘start architects,’ and not ‘star architects.’ The playing field of architecture is getting much wider, and thanks to new technology and media, we can ask what is possible, not just what is profitable." Chris Precht, Precht Founder and 2016 Honoree
Also back for its fifth edition, Phaidon’s annual compendium ARCHITIZER: The World’s Best Architecture will feature 2019 winners from the Architecture categories. This stunning hardbound book will be released in early 2020 and is the definitive guide to the year’s best buildings and spaces. An affiliated publication, Architizer: The World’s Best Building-Products, will debut in Fall 2019 as the go-to product resource for architects worldwide.
ABOUT THE A+AWARDS: The Architizer A+Awards is the world’s largest awards program celebrating the year’s best architecture and building-products. Its mission is to nurture the appreciation of meaningful architecture around the world and champion its potential for a positive impact on everyday life.
ABOUT ARCHITIZER: Architizer’s core mission is to empower architects with the information, tools, and networks they need to build better buildings, better cities, and a better world.
Architizer’s annual awards program recognizes the best in global architectural design, its marketplace provides a digital resource for architects to connect with building-product manufacturers, and its editorial content spotlights inspiring trends and news in the world of architecture and design.