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14 Sep 2018

Winners of International Architecture Awards 2018

Turkish architects award over 100 new buildings and urban planning projects from 31 nations in this year’s 12th edition of the 2018 international architecture awards

Announcing the Oldest and Largest Global Awards Program Featuring the World’s Most Prominent Architecture Firms to be Officially Celebrated at “The City and the World” Exhibition in Athens, Greece with a Reception and Gala Dinner in front of the Acropolis on September 28

International Architecture Awards Winners 2018

ISTANBUL, TURKEY (September 12, 2018) — Steven Holl’s Lewis Arts Complex at Princeton University, Thomas Heatherwick’s Grain Silo Art Gallery, Francis-Jones Morehen Thorp’s EY Centre, Nordic— Office of Architecture’s Oslo Airport Expansion, SPEECH’s Luzhniki Stadium, Tabanlıoğlu Architects’ Astana Train Station, Grimshaw and Crone Architects’ 333 George Street, AREP’s Lorient BretagneSud Railway Station, C.F. Møller Architects’ Maersk Tower: Extension of The Panum Complex at the University of Copenhagen, HASSELL’s Huangpu East Bank Urban Forest, and Safdie Architects’ Sky Habitat top the list of awarded buildings for The International Architecture Awards® for 2018.

Maersk Tower, Extension of the Panum Complex at the University of Copenhagen, Denmark by C.F. Møller Architects:
The Maersk Tower
photo © Adam Mørk

Löyly Sauna, Helsinki, Finland by Avanto Architects Ltd:
Loyly Sauna
photographers: kuvio / Anders Portman and Martin Sommerschield ; Marc Goodwin, Archmospheres ; Mikko Ryhänen

Founded in 2005, The International Architecture Awards, organized by The Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design and The European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies, is the oldest, annual public celebration of global architecture that sees practices around the world compete for the title of Global Building of the Year.

The International Architecture Awards are the only non-commercial, global, and public awards program given jointly by two not-for-profit Museums in the United States and Europe dedicated to public education concerning architecture and industrial design.

The Awards are regarded internationally as a mark of excellence, recognizing the best global architecture practices, as well as the corporate clients, developers, state and local governments, institutions, general contractors that produced them.

“Following a rigorous process from over 1,000 submissions, this year’s 2018 shortlist of 380 projects,” states Christian Narkiewicz-Laine, Museum President, The Chicago Athenaeum, “shows the power and payback of investing in quality architecture, illustrating perfectly how well-designed buildings are worth every penny and can exceed the expectations of the community they serve.”

Oslo Airport Gardermoen Terminal
New Avinor Oslo Airport, Norway
photo © Avinor Oslo lufthavn/Sune Eriksen

“The projects on the shortlist were judged against a range of criteria including design vision; innovation and originality; capacity to stimulate, engage and delight occupants and visitors; accessibility and sustainability; how fit the building is for its purpose and the level of client satisfaction.”

“The Museum champions better buildings, communities, and the environment through which architecture can flourish. Our awards schemes provide one of the most powerful ways of promoting architecture and the work of our members to the public.”
“I am delighted with this year’s selection which shows a great variety of imagination and ingenuity,” add Narkiewicz-Laine

This year’s selected buildings are from 31 nations including: Australia, Austria, Canada, China, Croatia, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Japan, Kazakhstan, Lebanon, Malaysia, México, The Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Qatar, Republic of Singapore, Sri Lanka, Russia, Spain, South Africa, South Korea, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Vietnam, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, and The United States.

“These 100 plus buildings are what the best, new architecture looks like today,” continues NarkiewiczLaine.

The 2018 Jury for Awards was held in Istanbul, Turkey and consisted of the following architects and architecture educators:

• Melike Yetim, DS Architecture
• Serkan Cakit, Nevzat Sayin Mi̇marlik Hi̇zmetleri
• Elif Simge Fettahoglu, Tabanlıoğlu Architects
• M. Yiğit Ersü, RMJM, Architects & Planners
• Zeynep Tümertekin, Mimarlar Arch
• Alper Aytaç, Aytac Architects

Headquarters of Métropole Rouen Normandie, Rouen, France by Jacques Ferrier Architecture
Headquarters Metropole Rouen Normandie
photo © Luc Boegly

2018 International Architecture Awards – Awarded Projects

The awarded projects for 2018 include:

Monk Mackenzie Architects – Turanganui Bridge, Gisborne, New Zealand

H&P Architects – Re-ainbow, Ha Tinh, Vietnam
H&P Architects – BE Friendly Space, Quang Ninh, Vietnam
Archi-Union Architects – IN BAMBOO, Chengdu, China
Vaslab Architecture – Pak Phanang Wind Park Community Center, Nakhon Si Thammarat, Thailand

KTX archiLAB / Matsuya Art Works – The Cutting Edge Pharmacy, Himeji / Hyogo Prefecture, Japan
Squire and Partners – The Department Store, London, United Kingdom

Jacques Ferrier Architecture – Headquarters of Métropole Rouen Normandie, Rouen, France
karres+brands, RAU, SeARCH, Atelier Philéas, Lateral Thinking Factory, BIGH, Studio Beyond – Triango, Paris, France
Mangado & Asociados S.L. – Building for New Norvento Headquarters, Lugo, Spain

Totement/Paper – Alliance 1892 Brandy Distillery Museum & Warehouse, Chernyakhovsk, Russia
Praxis d’Architecture – Spring Art Museum, Beijing, China
Guillermo Vázquez Consuegra Arquitecto – CaixaForum Sevilla, Sevilla, Spain
Archi-Union Architects – CHI SHE, Xuhui, Shanghai, China
HW architecture – Beirut Museum of Art (BeMA), Beirut, Lebanon
ONG&ONG Pte Ltd. – Gateway Theatre, Singapore, Republic of Singapore
Lawrence Kim Architect / A+U Lab – Reflective Remembrance, Samcheok, South Korea
HGA Architects and Engineers – Walker Art Center Expansion, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
Pei Cobb Freed & Partners – Spencer Museum of Art Renovation, The University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas, USA
Steven Holl Architects with BNIM – Lewis Arts Complex, Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey, USA
Petrās Architecture – Minimum Domus, Lemba, Cyprus
Architects 49 Limited – Prince Mahidol Hall, Nakhon Pathom, Thailand
Crone Architects – Orange Regional Museum, Orange, New South Wales, Australia

Studio Joseph – Missing Voices, New Jersey, USA
Studio Joseph – Mithras, London, United Kingdom

Obayashi Corporation – Daiko Electric Research Institute, Higashiosaka, Osaka, Japan
Laboratory for Visionary Architecture Berlin GmbH – Energie- und Zukunftsspeicher Heidelberg, Berlin, Germany

Tivoli Hjørnet, Copenhagen, Denmark by Pei Cobb Freed & Partners:
Tivoli Hjørnet in Copenhagen
photo : Pei Cobb Freed & Partners

Pei Cobb Freed & Partners – Tivoli Hjørnet, Copenhagen, Denmark

Domani Architectural Concepts – Sky Exhibition Hall, Guangzhou, China
Vo Trong Nghia Architects + Takashi Niwa Architects – The Lantern – Nanoco Gallery, Hanoi, Vietnam Architekten Wannenmacher + Möller GmbH – Ford Showroom in Halle-Westfalen, Halle (Westfalen), Germany
Pancorbo+De Villar+Chacon+Martin Robles – Vegas Altas Congress Center, Villanueva de la Serena, Spain

Reflections at Keppel Bay, Singapore by Studio Daniel Libeskind, Architects

C.F. Møller Architects – Maersk Tower, Extension of the Panum Complex at the University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark
Grimshaw and Crone Architects – 333 George Street, Sydney, NSW, Australia
Francis-Jones Morehen Thorp – EY Centre, Sydney, NSW, Australia
Safdie Architects – Sky Habitat, Bishan, Republic of Singapore
Anmahian Winton Architects – Ankara Office Tower, Ankara, Turkey
Studio Libeskind – Corals at Keppel Bay, Singapore, Republic of Singapore
Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates – Sequis Centre Tower, Jakarta, Indonesia
Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates – The Royal Atlantis, Dubai, UAE

AllesWirdGut Architektur ZT GmbH – Magdas Hotel, Vienna, Austria
Nomadic Resorts – Wild Coast Tented Lodge, Yala National Park, Sri Lanka

The Street in Mathura, India, by Sanjay Puri Architects:
The Street in Mathura
photo : Dinesh Mehta

Sanjay Puri Architects – The Street, Mathura, Uttar Pradesh, India
architect-k – Grandpa’s Cool House, Busan, South Korea
Marge Architects – The Gardens, Örebro, Sweden
Contextos de Arquitectura y Urbanismo Arquitectura y Urbanismo – Housing for the Elderly in Aldeamayor De San Martín (Valladolid), Aldeamayor de San Martín, Spain
Monk Mackenzie Architects – Edition Apartment, Auckland, New Zealand
META-Project – New Youth Commune, Jilin, China
Gronych + Dollega Architekten – Live + Work – Hauserberg, Wetzlar, Germany

IDOM – Beronia Rueda Winery, Rueda, Spain
ffbk Architekten – Datacube, Münchenstein, Switzerland
Tchoban Voss Architekten GmbH – SKF test centre, Schweinfurt, Germany

RDHA – Williams Parkway Operations Centre, Brampton, Ontario, Canada
göbl architektur ZT GmbH – Tower of Power, Vienna, Austria

nA Nakayama Architects co., Ltd. – HIGO, Hokkaidō, Japan

christ.christ. associated architects GmbH – Residential Building on Christian-Morgenstern-Straße, Wiesbaden, Germany
Sarl Pargade Architectes – The South Coast of the Landes House, Hossegor, France
Filipe Saraiva Arquitectos, lda – House in Melroeira, Ourém, Portugal
Vo Trong Nghia Co., Ltd. – Binh House, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnandam
Proarh – Issa Megaron, Vis, Croatia
SheltonMindel – Ocean Pond Residence, New York, USA
Raulino Silva – Touguinhó III House, Vila do Conde, Portugal
Bohlin Cywinski Jackson with SheltonMindel – Independence Pass Residence, Aspen, Colorado, USA
BEHF Ebner Hasenauer Ferenczy ZT GmbH – Telegraf 7, Vienna, Austria
Bohlin Cywinski Jackson – The Bear Stand, Gooderham, Ontario, Canada
Llama Urban Design – Bridge House, Port Sydney, Canada
ONG&ONG Pte Ltd. – KAP-House, Singapore, Republic of Singapore
Monk Mackenzie Architects – X_House, Auckland, New Zealand
Jakob+Macfarlane – The Connected House, Paris, France
XTEN Architecture – Mirrorhouse, Beverly Hills, California, USA
Tectonics Lab – Cheongun Residence, Seoul, South Korea
XTEN Architecture + EXTUDIO + Losada Garcia Arquitectos – La Moraleja Villa, Madrid, Spain

Mirror House in Beverly Hills, California, USA, by XTEN Architecture:
Mirror House in Beverly Hills
photo : Art Gray

Avanto Architects Ltd. – Löyly Sauna, Helsinki, Finland

Poiesis Architects – People’s Chapel – Emmanuel At Everitt, Singapore, Republic of Singapore
Cukrowicz Nachbaur Architekten ZT GmbH – Suelchen Church, Bishop‘s Burial Vault, Rottenburg am Neckar, Germany
Ricardo Yslas Gámez Arquitectos – RLJ Chapel, Jalisco, Mexico
Moneo Brock – Parish Church in Pueblo Serena, Monterrey, Mexico

GRAFT Gesellschaft von Architekten mbH – BRLO BRWHOUSE, Berlin, Germany
Yonder – Architektur und Design – Haus B, Stuttgart, Germany

Nevzat Sayin Mimarlik Hizmetleri – Santralistanbul Transformation of the Boiler Houses to Architecture Faculty, Istanbul, Turkey
Heatherwick Studio – Zeitz MOCAA, Cape Town, South Africa
Scheitlin Syfrig Architekten – Dietschiberg Cable Car Station, Lucerne, Switzerland

LGA Architectural Partners – McEwen School of Architecture, Sudbury, Ontario, Canada
J.Mayer. H und Partner, Architekten mbB – FOM University, Düsseldorf, Germany
Mandviwala Qutub & Associates – Wockhardt Global School, Aurangabad, Maharashtra, India
Architectus – Macquarie University Incubator, North Ryde, NSW, Australia
Nordic — Office of Architecture and AART Architects – Voss Vocational High School, Voss, Norway
CHANG Architects – Wondrous Light Children’s House, Singapore, Republic of Singapore
CannonDesign + NEUF architect(e)s – Centre hospitalier de l’Université de Montréal, Montréal, Quebec, Canada
KPMB Architects in joint venture with HCMA Architecture + Design – Robert H. Lee Alumni Centre, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada

Populous – KL Sports City, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Auer Weber Assoziierte GmbH – Arena du Pays d’Aix, Aix-en-Provence, France
SPEECH – Luzhniki Stadium, Moscow, Russia

AREP – Lorient Bretagne-Sud Railway Station, Lorient, France
edgeARCH – Abha Regional Hub Airport, Abha, Saudi Arabia
Tabanlıoğlu Architects – Astana Train Station, Astana, Kazakhstan
KAAN Architecten/Estudio Lamela – Amsterdam Airport Schiphol Terminal, Schiphol, The Netherlands Nordic — Office of Architecture assisted by NSW Architects – Oslo Airport Expansion, Oslo, Norway

Turf Design Studio & Environmental Partnership – Sydney Park Water Re-Use Project, Sydney, Australia
HASSELL – Huangpu East Bank Urban Forest, Shanghai, China
Landscape Architects – 10 Kilometers, Bangkok, Thailand
Rogers Partners Architects + Urban Designers – Houston-Galveston Area Protection System (H-GAPS), Houston, Texas, USA
John McAslan + Partners – Cultural Forum, Doha, Qatar

FOM University, Düsseldorf, Germany by J.Mayer. H und Partner, Architekten mbB:
FOM University Düsseldorf Building
photo : David Franck

Santralistanbul Transformation of the Boiler Houses to Architecture Faculty, Istanbul, Turkey by Nevzat Sayin Mimarlik Hizmetleri:
Santralistanbul Transformation of the Boiler Houses to Architecture Faculty, Istanbul
image courtesy of Chicago Athenaeum

All buildings and urban planning projects can be viewed at or at, or

Luzhniki Stadium – Russia World Cup, Moscow
Luzhniki Stadium Building
arena image from FIFA

This elite group of buildings and urban planning projects selected by the jury will be premiered at Contemporary Space Athens (74 Mitropoleos Str., GR-105 63 Athens, Greece) opening September 28 and continuing through October, 2018.

The exhibition is entitled The City and the World and is scheduled to travel in Europe through 2019.

The Awards Presentation takes place at a Gala Awards Dinner and Ceremony adjacent to the Acropolis in Athens, Greece on Friday, September 28. RSVP is required. For more information, contact: [email protected].

The buildings and urban planning projects are also published as a catalogue for Global Design + Urbanism XVIII (“New International Architecture”) edited by Christian Narkiewicz-Laine for Metropolitan Arts Press Ltd. and is available through The European Centre and

Building for New Norvento Headquarters, Lugo, Spain by Mangado & Asociados S.L

Energie- und Zukunftsspeicher Heidelberg, Germany by Laboratory for Visionary Architecture Berlin
Stadtwerke Heidelberg Tower design by LAVA Architects
images : LAVA, sbp, A24, WHITEvoid

The Connected House, Boulogne-Billancourt, France by Jakob+Macfarlane

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