Winners of the Archdaily’s 2015 Building of the Year Awards
Archdaily is one of the architectural websites that I’m constantly checking on when I’m free. I get to know many interesting designs from articles published in that particular site. Every year, the website would select buildings featured in their Archdaily website for the past year as winners in several categories from their collective intelligence of over 31 000 architects across the world. These winners are picked from over 3 000 entries (projects) featured in the site in the year 2014.
The winning buildings represent a diverse group of architects, from Pritzker Prize winners such as Álvaro Siza, Herzog & de Meuron and Shigeru Ban, to up-and-coming practices such as EFFEKT and Building which have so far been less widely covered by the media. In many cases their designs may be the most visually striking, but each also approaches its context and program in a unique way to solve social, environmental or economic challenges in communities around the world. By publishing them on ArchDaily, these buildings have certainly helped to impart inspiration and knowledge to architects around the world.
Here are the complete list of winners of the Archdaily’s 2015 Building of the Year Awards:
Sports Architecture – Project: Arena do Morro. Architect: Herzog & de Meuron.
Offices – Project: The Building on the Water. Architect: Alvaro Siza + Carlos Castanheira.
Refurbishment – Project: The Number 6. Architect: Building.
Cultural Architecture – Project: Fogo Natural Park Venue. Architect: OTO.
Healthcare Architecture – Project: Livsrum – Cancer Counseling Center. Architect: EFFEKT.
Religious Architecture – Project: Sancaklar Mosque. Architect: Emre Arolat Architects.
Interior Architecture – Project: Wieden + Kennedy NY. Architect: WORKac.
Industrial Architecture – Project: Carozzi Production and Research Food Center. Architect: GH+A / Guillermo Hevia.
Public Architecture – Project: Twin Stations. Architect: sporaarchitects.
Housing – Project: The Iceberg. Architect: CEBRA + JDS + SeARCH + Louis Paillard Architects.
Houses – Project: Sambade House. Architect: spaceworkers.
Educational Architecture – Project: Farming Kindergarten. Architect: Vo Trong Nghia Architects.
Commercial Architecture – Project: Cultura Bookstore / Studio MK27. Architect: Marcio Kogan + Diana Radomysler + Luciana Antunes + Marcio Tanaka + Mariana Ruzante.
Hospitality Architecture – Project: Nine Bridges Country Club. Architect: Shigeru Ban Architects.
Total of 14 categories announced. In my personal opinion, I’m suggesting to include one or two more categories ; Skyscraper Architecture, and maybe Bridge Architecture.
To view more details (and of course striking images) of these winning projects, you may go to the original source here: http://boty.archdaily.com/us/2015. Which of the projects above impress you the most?
(Information and images in this post are from the following source: http://www.archdaily.com/595490/winners-of-the-2015-building-of-the-year-awards/ & http://boty.archdaily.com/us/2015)