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The Best of the Best: Announcing the Winners of the 2018 A+Awards!

This is what great architecture looks like today.

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The wait is finally over. The votes are in for the 2018 A+Awards, the planet’s largest and most democratic awards program for architecture and building products, and the winners can be revealed! Click the button below for the full list of finalists and award winners in every category …

View the 2018 A+Awards Winners

This year’s shortlist was undoubtedly one of the most exciting in the A+Awards’ six-year history, so in order to come out on top, the winning projects had to . The creative talent behind this year’s entries inspired the public to cast more votes than ever before, with some incredible statistics highlighting that the world’s appreciation for great architecture is growing:

  • 400,000 public votes from more than 100 countries and territories
  • Entries from over 100 nations
  • 196 total winners

This amazing level of participation has culminated in a stunning celebration of innovative architecture and building-products from every corner of the globe. Each winning firm will receive a beautiful, custom-designed A+Award trophy to highlight their achievement to visiting clients for years to come.

Furthermore, thanks to Phaidon, winners in the Typology and Plus categories will all feature in a stunning new book entitled ARCHITIZER: The World’s Greatest Architecture. The book promises to be better than ever, with more pages, higher quality images and insightful commentary by the creators of each project. Watch this space for details!

In the meantime, feast your eyes on this selection from both the jury and public vote winners. This is what great architecture looks like today:

Iturbide Studio by Taller Mauricio Rocha +Gabriela Carrillo, Public Vote winner of Private House (XS <1000 sq ft) category

Shui Cultural Center by West-line Studio, Public Vote winner in the Architecture +Concrete category

Península House Bernardes Arquitetura

Península House by Bernardes Arquitetura, Public Vote winner in the Private House (XL >5000 sq ft) category

Kengo Kuma Teahouse – Westbank, photographed by Ema Peter Photography, Public Vote winner in the Architecture +Photography & Video category

Dabao Primary School and Community Cultural Centre by Project Mingde, Public Vote winner in the Architecture +Humanitarianism category

As well as the Jury and Popular Vote award winners, five special honorees have been selected, each of which demonstrate extraordinary contributions to the profession across the globe. Stay tuned to Architizer Journal in the coming days as we spotlight each!

For a generous dose of 2018’s best buildings, head this way for the gallery of all winners and commended entries in every category.