Architizer has revealed the winners of the 8th Annual Architizer A+Awards – the industry’s largest and most international awards program which honours the best architecture, spaces, and products from across the globe.
This season’s theme – The Future of Architecture – elevates those designs that are transforming society and the built environment for generations to come.
“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,” said Chris Precht, Precht Founder, and A+Awards Winner.
This year, the A+Awards received over 5,000 entries from more than 100 countries, with a special emphasis on honouring projects that respond to imminent global challenges such as climate change, urbanisation and migration, rising inequity, and pandemic.
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.
2020 winners include 194 innovative projects and products by renowned industry leaders and emerging talents, among them:
- Lake|Flato (Marine Education Center, Ocean Springs, Mississippi, USA)
- Toshiko Mori Architect (Fass School and Teachers’ Residences, Fass, Senegal)
- Carlo Ratti Associati (CURA: Connected Units for Respiratory Ailments, Turin, Italy)
- Atelier TAO+C (Capsule Hotel in a Rural Library, Zhejiang, China)
- MVRDV (Tainan Spring, Tainan, Taiwan)
- BIG | Bjarke Ingels Group (The Twist / Kistefos Gallery, Jevnaker, Norway)
In addition to the Jury and Popular Choice winners, Special Honoree Awards were presented to six key works this year.
With projects ranging from rural community centres to national transportation infrastructure, these Honoree Awards demonstrate the extraordinary impact of architecture at both local and global scales and highlight works that act as new models for communities and cities worldwide. Winners of the 2020 Honoree Awards include:
- Beijing Daxing International Airport (Zaha Hadid Architects)
- Thammasat University Urban Rooftop Farm (LANDPROCESS)
- Temporary Site of Shengli Market (LUO studio)
- Solar Carve (40 Tenth Ave) (Studio Gang)
- MuseumLab (Koning Eizenberg Architecture)
- Pingelly Recreation and Cultural Centre (iredale pedersen hook architects and Advanced Timber Concepts Studio)
iredale pedersen hook architects outline that the Pingelly Recreation and Cultural Centre is a multi-functional recreation and cultural centre with four timber pavilions linked by a curving verandah.
iredale pedersen hook architects and Advanced Timber Concepts Studio designed a pre-fabricated, engineered timber building that was constructed off-site, then transported to Pingelly and assembled quickly.
It is the largest timber building in Western Australia since WWII and the largest timber civic building since 1920.
The full list of winners can be found at awards.architizer.com/winners-gallery/.