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2020 Architecture MasterPrize News
Nov 23 & 19, 2020
2020 Architecture MasterPrize
The Architecture MasterPrize (AMP) announces its 2020 winners!
Celebrating the world’s best architecture
The AMP Jurors have made their decisions and the Architecture MasterPrize is pleased to announce the winners of the 2020 edition of this prestigious award, in both professional and student categories.
The 2020 edition of the MasterPrize was again highly anticipated, with the largest number of entries since the award began. The standard of the projects was truly exceptional. Winners were selected from over 1,500 entries, with breathtaking designs presented from all around the world.
“The quality and content of projects entered into this fifth edition of the Architecture MasterPrize was spectacular! This award continues to showcase the best of Architecture from all around the globe. It is an honor to present and reward this fantastic collection of innovative, creative and inspiring architectural projects.”
AMP President, Hossein Farmani
Two programs were open this year, celebrating the greatest architectural designs and products
of the year:
● Design of the Year Award
● Architectural Product Award
Four projects were chosen as top winners in each discipline and received the titles “Design of
the Year” / ”New Discovery of the Year” in Architecture, Interior Design and Landscape Design,
and “Architectural Product of the Year”, by the jury panel of renowned architects, academics
and industry experts based on the criteria of design excellence and creativity.
For the first time this year, the jury also awarded the “Best Of Best” distinction to projects which
were shortlisted for the Design of the Year title: 70 projects received this special mention.
Robinson Tower in Singapore, design by KPF / Architects 61:
photo : Tim Griffith
The AMP 2020 Winners
Professional Top Winners
Architectural Design Of The Year: He Art Museum by Tadao Ando Architect & Associates
Interior Design Of The Year: Nocenco Cafe by Vo Trong Nghia Co
Landscape Design of The Year: Thammasat Urban Farm Rooftop by Landprocess
Architectural Product of the Year: Thinline 2500 Sliding Door by Styline
Best of Best Winners Include:
– 18 Robinson by Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates
– Sculptural House by KON design
– South Haven Centre For Remembrance by SHAPE Architecture
– Museum Of Contemporary Art Helga De Alvear by Emilio Tuñón Arquitectos
– No Footprint House (NFH) by A-01
– White Deer Plain. Mountain Land Home Stay by Huiyimingcheng
– Puntukurnu Ams Newman Clinic by Kaunitz Yeung Architecture
– San Sa Village by IILab
– Casa Mi by Daluz Gonzalez Architekten
– Kohanceram by Hooba Design Group
– Laboratory For Shihlien Biotech Salt Plant by WZWX Architecture Group
– Yingliang Stone Natural History Museum by Atelier Alter Architects
… and more.
Winners will enjoy extensive publicity, showcasing their designs to a worldwide audience throughout the next year, and their designs will be featured in the AMP Book of Architecture, distributed globally. All Winners will receive the AMP Winner Certificate and Winner Seal, and are now featured on the Winners Gallery on the AMP website.
AMP 2020 Winners
The AMP 2020 Winners
Architectural Design of the Year
HE ART MUSEUM
Firm Location: Foshan, China
Company: Tadao Ando Architect & Associates
Lead Architect: Tadao Ando
Design Team: Masataka Yano, Kazutoshi Miyamura
Client: He Art Museum
Located in Shunde, Guangdong, He Art Museum (HEM) is a family established, non-profit art museum designed by Tadao Ando. The design of HEM’s architecture pursues the philosophy of spatial integration, involving geometrical design elements – square and circle – to create a sense of contrast.
Highlighted with the world’s first and only double-helix staircase made with slick concrete and spacious innovative exhibition halls in a circular structure, it hopes to utilize the space to create multi-dimensional cultural and artistic experiences for art enthusiasts and the local community.
Interior Design of the Year
Photos by Trieu Chien
Firm Location: 39A Ta Hien Street, Quarter 1, Thanh My Loi Ward, 2 District, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Project location: Vinh city, Vietnam
Company: Vo Trong Nghia Co,.Ltd
Lead Architect: Vo Trong Nghia, Nguyen Tat Dat
Design Team: To Quang Cam, Le Hoang Tuyet Ngoc, Takahito Yamada
Client: Nguyen Bao Trung
This renovation project includes a top-floor café and roof top club and is located in the city center of Vinh city, Vietnam. The challenge was to create an impact on the building by inserting a new structure, using unique and local materials.
Through our experience, we know bamboo is easy to access in this tropical climate, which reduces both construction time and budget. In this project, the essence of using bamboo was “lightness”. As bamboo can be lifted up by a few workers and easily transported to the highest floor by a crane.
Landscape Design of the Year
THAMMASAT URBAN FARM ROOFTOP
Firm Location: Bangkok, Thailand
Project location: Greater Bangkok, Thailand
Lead Architect: Kotchakorn Voraakhom – Landscape Architect
Client: Thammasat University
As the largest urban rooftop farm in Asia, this 22,000 sq. m green roof is designed to tackle climate impacts, urban heat island and reduce risk in urban flood and drought. This integrative solution at Thammasat, equipped with a solar roof, urban farm, on-site water management, and public spaces, demonstrates how wasted concrete rooftops around the city can contribute more solutions by incorporating modern architecture with a rice terrace landscape.
While heavy rain contributes to more risk of urban flood, the cascaded roof can slow down runoff, generate energy and grow food for the campus.
ARCHITECTURAL PRODUCT OF THE YEAR 2020
THINLINE 2500 SLIDING DOOR
Lead Designer: DYLAN WARD
Design Team: DYLAN WARD, SAM WARD, BRYCE WARD
9 awards given to UK projects at the Architecture MasterPrize 2020
November 19th, 2020 – The 58 AMP Jurors have made their decisions and the Architecture MasterPrize is pleased to announce the winners of the 2020 edition of this prestigious award, in both professional and student categories.
Six designs from the United Kingdom are among the outstanding winners of this 2020 edition, representing the best of UK architecture in 8 of the 42 categories, with ten other British projects receiving an Honorable Mention.
In 2020, the organizers introduced a Best of the Best award, the winners of which were shortlisted for the top accolades: the Design of the Year titles. Four UK projects were awarded a “Best Of Best” distinction by the AMP Jury (see list below). Each of these four is a very different project, yet each demonstrates a comprehensive knowledge of the importance of architecture as a tool for communication, bringing people together through outstanding design.
Gavin Henderson from Stanton Williams, winner of the Best of Best distinction for the project Zayed Centre for Research into Rare Disease in Children built in 2019 in London said: “We felt very strongly that we wanted to give public visibility to science and allow people in the public realm to understand what the building was about and give a sense of the life-changing activities taking place inside.”
Architecture MasterPrize 2020 UK Winners
– The Link at Chadstone by Make Ltd – Best of Best
– Cork House by Matthew Barnett Howland with Dido Milne (CSK Architects) and Oliver Wilton (UCL) – Best of Best
– Zayed Centre for Research into Rare Disease in Children by Stanton Williams – Best of Best
– The Moon Catcher by Piotr Smiechowicz (London South Bank University) – Best of Best
– Buhais Geology Park Interpretive Centre by Hopkins Architects – Cultural Architecture
– VI Castle Lane by DROO — Da Costa Mahindroo Architects – Residential Architecture – Multi Unit
– The Link at Chadstone by Make Ltd – Urban Design
– Vertex Sculptural Pool Slide by Splinterworks – Outdoor Products
Winners will enjoy extensive publicity, showcasing their designs to a worldwide audience throughout the next year, and their designs will be featured in the AMP Book of Architecture, distributed globally. All Winners will receive the AMP Winner Certificate and Winner Seal, and are now featured on the Winners Gallery on the AMP website. Link to the Winners Gallery
More photos of He Art Museum in Shunde, Guangdong, by Tadao Ando architect:
More photos of Nocenco Cafe Vinh Vietnam building by VTN Architects:
More photos of Thammasat University urban farm Roof Bangkok:
About Architecture MasterPrize™(AMP)
The mission of the AMP is to advance the appreciation of quality architectural design worldwide. Celebrating creativity and innovation in the fields of architecture, landscape architecture, and interior design, the prize is open to submissions on a global level, accepting entries from architects all around the world.
Winners are selected by the esteemed jury of architects and leaders in the architecture world, and will receive the AMP trophy, extensive publicity showcasing their designs to a worldwide audience, and more.
The Architecture MasterPrize™ was assembled by the Farmani Group as the sister initiative of the IDA International Design Awards, which has been recognizing and celebrating smart and sustainable multidisciplinary design since 2007.
About Farmani Group
The Farmani Group, established in 1985, is the organizer of International Design Awards (IDA), International Photography Awards, Prix de la Photographie in Paris, London International Creative Competition, and the Annual Lucie Awards for Photography, which has emerged as the world’s most prestigious photography awards.
The company’s key mission is to discover and promote talent in these areas through competitions, awards, exhibitions, developing artist communities, providing networking opportunities and education.
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