2021 A+Awards Book “The World’s Best Architecture” Now Available!

The 2021 A+Awards book elevates the most innovative designs that are transforming society and the built environment for generations to come.

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We are thrilled to announce that the latest edition of “Architizer: The World’s Best Architecture” is now available for purchase!

Our stunning annual hardbound book celebrates the most inspiring contemporary architecture from around the globe. This year, Architizer has partnered with The Monacelli Press — a leading publisher of illustrated books on architecture, visual art, interior design, landscape architecture, photography, and applied arts — to publish the definitive compendium of the 2021 A+Awards winners.

Founded on the premise of democratizing architecture, the A+Awards is the industry’s largest and most international awards program. Through this platform, we honor the best architecture, spaces and products from across the globe. For the ninth year running, Architizer’s A+Awards has attracted breathtaking creative and technical talent from around the globe, with thousands of projects being submitted for consideration.

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In response to global upheaval, this season’s theme – Architecture For A Changing World – elevates those designs that are transforming society and the built environment for generations to come. Indeed, the projects featured in this year’s book uniquely respond to imminent global challenges such as climate change, urbanization and migration, rising inequity, and pandemic.

Together Apart by Behin Ha Design Studio, Denmark Popular Winner, 2021 A+Awards, Architecture +Art

As with past issues, this year’s winners include an assortment of signature firms, such as MAD Architects, Studio Gang and Zaha Hadid Architects. Yet, it also features many smaller studios and up-and-coming practices, who also provided award-winning projects that captivated the illustrious jury and public alike. Now their work is published internationally among some of the biggest names in the industry, foreshadowing the next generation of impactful design.

From large scale landscape projects that sought to repurpose former industrial sites to thoughtful housing designed for affordability, this year’s winners demonstrate the extraordinary impact of architecture at both local and global scales, highlighting works that act as new models for communities and cities worldwide.

One Hundred by Studio Gang, St. Louis, MO Jury Winner, 2021 A+Awards, Multi Unit Housing – High Rise (16+ Floors)

Half of the projects included in the book came out on top with the prestigious A+Awards jury, made up of more than 400 luminaries from fields as diverse as construction, fashion, publishing, product design, real-estate development and technology. The jury represents a sought-after segment of design-savvy professionals, and the Jury Winners therefore have a stamp of industry-wide approval.

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The other half secured Popular Choice awards, having been voted the best according with over 400,000 votes cast by a global, public audience. The resulting collection of projects is therefore a true and comprehensive reflection the world’s finest architecture, in the eyes of all that experience it. Whether a large factory space or small outdoor pavilion, each winning project demonstrated architectural excellence through clever planning, brilliant teamwork and innovative uses of technology.

SCION Innovation Hub – Te Whare Nui o Tuteata by RTA Studio and Irving Smith Architects, Rotorua, New Zealand | Jury Winner + Popular Choice, 2021 A+Awards, Architecture +Wood

This diverse range of A+Award-winning projects are honored within the hardbound covers of this illustrated compendium. And, thanks to Phaidon’s global sales and distribution network, these projects will be seen and celebrated by design enthusiasts, architectural peers, and potential clients across the world. Each featured project is accompanied by stunning photographs printed in full color on premium-quality paper.

This year’s volume is a true atlas of the world’s best architecture, with scores of countries represented. All told, Monacelli’s publication celebrates the ability of architects to create buildings that improve the lives of people around the globe. It is this far-reaching context that makes “Architizer: The World’s Best Architecture” an essential addition to the library of discerning design lovers everywhere.

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Thank you to every single participant in this year’s A+Awards — the world of architecture and design is richer thanks to your hard work and dedication, and we are honored to be able to share your work with the world!

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