Architecture for the Ages: Announcing the Winners of the 10th Annual A+Awards!

This year’s winners form a global exhibition of design innovation, setting fresh benchmarks for the future of architecture and construction.

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NEW YORK, NY, June 7, 2022 Architizer, the world’s leading online platform for architecture, is thrilled to announce the winners of the 10th Annual A+Awards. Founded on the premise of democratizing architecture, the A+Awards is the industry’s largest and most international awards program and honors the best architecture and spaces from across the globe. To view the complete collection of Jury Winners, Popular Choice Winners, Finalists and Special Mentions, hit the button below:

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To celebrate its 10th anniversary, this season’s program was expanded to include the new “Firm of the Year” A+Awards, as well as introducing a diverse range of new jurors to help select the world’s most innovative and impactful contemporary architecture. After an unprecedented number of submissions were reviewed by the jury and the global public, the latest collection of winners forms a vibrant celebration of outstanding design from throughout the past decade.

Firm of the Year Winners include:

  • Zaha Hadid Architects (Jurors’ Choice, Best Large Architecture Firm)
  • Studio Toggle (Jurors’ Choice, Best Architecture Firm in Africa and the Middle East, Popular Choice, Best Young Architecture Firm)
  • Montalba Architects (Popular Choice, Best Architecture Firm in North America)
  • NADAAA (Jurors’ Choice, Best Public Projects Architecture Firm)
  • Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM) (Popular Choice, Best Sustainable Architecture Firm)
  • Jonathan Burlow Architects (Jurors’ Choice, Best Young Architecture Firm)

Project Winners include:

  • Adjaye Associates (Winter Park Library & Events Center, Winter Park, Florida, U.S.)
  • Neri&Hu Design and Research Office (The Relic Shelter – Fuzhou Teahouse, Fuzhou, China)
  • General Architecture Collaborative (The Learning and Sports Center, Masoro Village, Rwanda)
  • Henriquez Partners Architects (Pendrell, Vancouver, Canada)
  • Kengo Kuma & Associates + Geoffrey Nees (Botanical Pavilion, Melbourne, Australia)
  • SUP Atelier (Yunzhai Community Center, Yunzhai Village, Changyuan, China)

Here’s a visual glimpse of some of this year’s winners, spanning a range of categories, geographies and specializations:

The Chamber Church, Qingdao China by Büro Ziyu Zhuang, A+Awards Jury Winner in the Architecture +Metal category; photo by Shengliang Su

Winter Park Library & Events Center, Winter Park, Florida, U.S., by Adjaye Associates, A+Awards Jury Winner in the Libraries category; photos by Dror Baldinger 

Little Island, New York, by Heatherwick Studio, A+Awards Jury Winner in the Public Parks and Green Spaces category; photo by Timothy Schenck

Learning & Sports Center, Masoro Village, Rwanda, by General Architecture Collaborative, A+Awards Jury Winner in the Architecture +For Good category; photo by Katie Garner

Nil Dos House, Barcelona, Spain by Valenti Albareda Studio, A+Awards Jury Winner in the Small Residential Interiors category; photo by José Hevia

Fyrgani by AKA Architects, Sifnos island, Greece, A+Awards Jury Winner in the Architecture +Color category; photo by Cathy Cunliffe

The Relic Shelter – Fuzhou Teahouse, Fuzhou, China by Neri&Hu Design and Research Office, A+Award Jury Winner in the Architecture +Preservation category; photo by Hao Chen

P House by Studio MK27, Awarded Best Architecture Firm in Central and South America (Jury Winner); photo by Fernando Guerra

Yunzhai Community Center, Yunzhai Village, Changyuan, China by SUP Atelier of THAD, A+Awards Jury Winner in the Architecture +Brick category; photo by Yingnan Chu

Khat by Studio Toggle, Awarded Best Architecture Firm in Africa and the Middle East (Jury Winner), and Best Young Architecture Firm (Popular Choice Winner)

LR2 House by Montalba Architects, Awarded Best Architecture Firm in North America (Popular Choice Award)

The jurors were especially impressed by the diversity, ingenuity and quality of this year’s submissions. Jason Pugh AIA, AICP, NOMA, LEED AP, Principal at Gensler, commented: “The quality of the work featured this year was both astounding and inspiring. Expressional use of light, color and materiality were brilliantly displayed, and I was particularly impressed with projects that managed to successfully balance the critical regiments of various programs seamlessly against existing surrounding context and communities.”

In its 10th season, the A+Awards received over 5,000 entries from 100+ countries, including a plethora of innovative projects seeking to address the complex challenges facing the world today from climate change and the COVID 19 pandemic to urbanization and economic inequity. Notable Jurors included Julie Eizenberg FAIA, FRAIA (Founding Principal, Koning Eizenberg Architecture), Jasmit Singh Rangr (President and Founder, Rangr Studio), Germane Barnes (Principal, Studio Barnes), Suchi Reddy (Principal, Reddymade), Yoko Choy (China editor, Wallpaper* magazine), and many more. 

A Jury-selected Winner and a Popular Choice Winner were awarded in each of the 117 categories, with over 400,000 votes cast by the voting public.

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The winners of this year’s A+Awards not only form a wonderful exhibition of design innovation, but also powerfully demonstrate architects’ enduring value to society,” remarked Paul Keskeys, Editor in Chief, Architizer. “During these unprecedented times, firms across the globe are responding to big challenges with big ideas, continually striving to reimagine sustainable design, health-conscious architecture and socially responsible construction.”

Back for its eighth edition, the annual compendium Architizer: The World’s Best Architecture, published by Architizer for the first time, will feature every 2022 architecture winner. This stunning hardbound book will be released in fall 2022 and is the definitive guide to the year’s best buildings and spaces. Architizer’s companion competition, the A+Product Awards, honoring the architectural products, materials, lighting and furniture behind the world’s best buildings, will announce winners in October 2022.

Thank you to every participating firm in this year’s A+Awards program, especially our incredible Winners and Finalists; it wouldn’t be possible without you, and your work will be a source of great inspiration for professionals and the public alike throughout the coming year!

Preparations are already underway for the 11th Annual A+Awards, set to launch this fall with all-new categories, jury members and publication opportunities for entrants. If you are part of an architecture firm interested in participating next season, hit the button below to sign up for key information on the program, including launch updates and deadline reminders:

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