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2022 AR Emerging Architecture awards Winners

28 October 2022

AR Emerging Architecture awards shortlist announced for 2022

Friday 28 October 2022 – The 16 shortlisted architects include emerging practices working around the world, experimenting with sustainable materials, adapting existing buildings and creating essential public spaces

2022 AR Emerging Architecture awards

2022 AR Emerging Architecture awards shortlist

We are delighted to announce the 16-strong shortlist for the AR Emerging awards 2022. This year’s shortlist includes architects designing educational spaces in urban Europe as well as on Pacific islands, and public spaces from Somaliland to Greece. Practices are experimenting with sustainable materials such as stone, bamboo and charred timber, and working with existing buildings, from a brutalist university in France to ruins in China.

Building design by Atelier Xi:
Building design by Atelier Xi - 2022 AR Emerging Architecture awards
photo : Chao Zhang

The 16 shortlisted practices will present their work to our jury, including previous AR Emerging winners Carla Juaçaba and Rahul Mehrotra, as well as Lisbon local Inês Lobo, at the World Architecture Festival in Lisbon, which runs from 30 November to 2 December 2022.

Building design by CAUKIN Studio:
Building design by CAUKIN Studio - 2022 AR Emerging Architecture awards
photo : Katie Edwards

The 2022 shortlist

– Architecture Research Athens
– Atelier Xi
– Barrault Pressacco
– CAUKIN Studio
– Centro de Colaboración Arquitectónica
– Cierto Estudio
– Graal Architecture
– Instituto Balear de la Vivienda
– Mailitis Architects
– Para Project
– Rashid Ali Architects
– Sanchez Benton Architects
– Sher Maker
– Studio Nauta
– Tamotsu Ito Architecture Office
– Thomas Randall-Page

Building design by Centro de Colaboración Arquitectónica:
Building design by Centro de Colaboración Arquitectónica - 2022 AR Emerging Architecture awards
photo : Arturo Arrieta

AR Emerging awards

First launched in 1999, the AR Emerging awards grant early recognition to young designers and celebrate the architectural stars of tomorrow. Since 2018, the awards have recognised a body of work rather than a single building, and aspiring candidates share a small portfolio of three projects with us: a completed building, a work in progress, and an idea. Early winners include Shigeru Ban, Thomas Heatherwick and Sauerbruch Hutton – more recently, Carles Enrich Studio, Comunal, Avenier Cornejo and Frida Escobedo have been winners.

Architecture design by Tamotsu Ito Architecture Office:
Building design by Tamotsu Ito Architecture Office - 2022 AR Emerging Architecture awards
photo : Masaharu Okuda

The winner will receive a £5,000 prize and a second practice will be awarded the Peter Davey Prize, now in its fourth year and selected by the AR editors in tribute to Peter Davey, former AR editor and founder of the awards. The winners will take home a specially commissioned trophy and all finalists will participate in a series of panel discussions and have their work exhibited at WAF.

Building design by Graal Architecture:
Building design by Graal Architecture - 2022 AR Emerging Architecture awards
photo : Clément Guillaume

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Please note that, due to the pandemic, the AR Emerging awards did not run in 2021.

AR Emerging 2022 issue

Copies of the AR Emerging issue, featuring all 16 finalists, can be purchased from the AR’s online shop

Building design by Mailitis Architects:
Building design by Mailitis Architects - 2022 AR Emerging Architecture awards
photo : Ansis Starks


This year, the AR Emerging awards are sponsored by VMZinc

Building design by Para Project:
Building design by Para Project - 2022 AR Emerging Architecture awards
photo : Stijn Bollaert

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Building design by Studio Nauta:
Building design by Studio Nauta - 2022 AR Emerging Architecture awards
photo : Jordi Huisman

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Art Barn building design by Thomas Randall-Page:
Building design by Thomas Randall-Page - 2022 AR Emerging Architecture awards
photo : Jim Stephenson

Previously on e-architect:

2020 AR Emerging Architecture awards

AR Emerging Architecture awards shortlist announced

Building images for the 2020 shortlist

AR Emerging Architecture awards 2020

– Gabriela Carrillo, Mexico
Gabriela Carrillo, Mexico
photo : Rafael Gamo

– Studio Advaita, India
Studio Advaita, India
photo : Prasad and Rasika Badave

– Suzuko Yamada Architects, Japan
Suzuko Yamada Architects, Japan
photo : Yurika Kono

– Unparelld’arquitectes, Spain
Unparelld’arquitectes, Spain
photo : Jose Hevia

Past Winners – Buildings and Architects

Winners of AR Emerging Architecture Awards 2018

–    Alejandro Guerrero | Andrea Soto, Zapopan, Mexico
Alejandro Guerrero | Andrea Soto, Zapopan, Mexico
photo : César Béjar

–    Ampuero Yutronic, London, United Kingdom
Casa Hualle
photo : Felipe Fontecilla

–    Studio FH Architects, Kampala, Uganda
RUCID College for Organic Agriculture
photo : Will Boase

–    Studio Weave, London, United Kingdom
Belvue Woodland Classrooms building by Studio Weave
photo : Jim Stephenson

AR Emerging Architecture awards 2018

AR Emerging Architecture awards

Location: London, UK

Architectural Prizes

Stirling Prize

RIBA Awards

Pritzker Prize architects

WAF Awards

American Architecture Awards

AR+D Awards for Emerging Architecture

RIBA Gold Medal

Architecture Tours in Europe

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