CovetED Magazine honors All 2018 Winners Of Architizer A+ Awards – The Architizer A+Awards is the largest awards program celebrating the year’s best architecture. The A+Awards are bigger than just the architectural community. Entries are judged by more than 400 luminaries from ﬁelds as diverse as fashion, publishing, product design, real estate development, and tech. What architects do gives shape to every space and every place where people spend their lives, so the A+Awards were created to remind the world how important architecture is. And today CovetED Magazine decided to honor the recipients of Architizer A+ Awards 2018.
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Sanbaopeng LKKER Jingdezhen Ceramic Design Center (Popular Choice Winner)
Sanbaopeng LKKER Jingdezhen ceramic design center locates on a slope in Sanbao valley in Jingdezhen, with a stream running through it. We hoped to make use of the original natural environment around the site to inspire the designers in space, meanwhile to enable the space itself to build a deep connection with ceramic art. To accomplish that, we gave an answer of a sagger placing on both banks of the stream.
Station F – 1,000 startup campus (Jury Winner)
Wilmotte & Associés Architectes
The halle Freyssinet, formerly known as “Messageries d’Austerlitz”, is 310 metres long by 58 metres wide shed for goods transhipment which was built in the late 1920s by French engineer Eugène Freyssinet. This remarkable building in prestressed reinforced concrete is located in the urban renewal area of the Paris Rive Gauche Mixed Development Area. This innovative technique for applying concrete was used to provide the shed with an exceptionally slender loadbearing structure (less than 5 cm thick at the roof ridge in certain places). Preserving, restoring and modernizing this “rough-cast concrete umbrella” – listed in the Supplementary Inventory of Historic Monuments since 2012 – was a real challenge. It was necessary to give new energy to this historic building, break its isolation by including two public passages through it, providing space for 3,000 workstations, and introducing new significant architectural elements. The former halle Freyssinet now houses STATION F, a 1,000 startup campus, which is a workplace that gathers all the services required for entrepreneurial and digital creation activities. It aims at creating a greater coherence for a startup ecosystem that was previously fragmented. STATION F is made up of 3 distinct zones: the “Share” forum for digital sharing and interaction, the “Create” zone in the centre of the shed dedicated to startup workspaces, and the “Chill” zone that hosts a 3,500 sq.m restaurant.
STATION F is an urban, architectural and human project developed around a central axis that is the size of the Eiffel Tower!
Commercial-Factories & Warehouses
Factory for bottling natural water MAYA (Popular Choice Winner)
Aleksandar Karangelov Architecture Studio
The factory MAYA, production of bottled water, is located on 905M.A.S.L. and is completely isolated in the mountain area. It is composed of two cubes penetrating, touching each other, one the production plant and the other administration and accommodation block. Several open or semi-open spaces throughout the building are serving for relaxed employees‚
Martin’s Lane Winery (Jury Winner)
The design of this Kelowna, British Columbia, winery is a direct response to the Pinot Noir grape cultivated here. Known among winemakers as The Heartbreak Grape because it is so delicate, Pinot Noir grapes do not respond well to typical mechanical wine production methods. Over handling the must, or wine juice, can quickly diminish the quality of Pinot noir wine. As such, the client’s winemaking philosophy designated that Martin’s Lane Winery be based on a gravity-flow process in order to minimize manipulation of the Pinot noir must. Here, gravity, rather than mechanical systems, is the primary force moving wine through the production facility.
Chaoyang Park Plaza (Jury Winner)
Having a similar position and function as Central Park in Manhattan, but unlike the modern box-like buildings that only create a separation between the park and the city, Chaoyang Park Plaza instead is an expansion of nature. It is an extension of the park into the city, naturalizing the CBD’s strong artificial skyline, borrowing scenery from a distant landscape – a classical approach to Chinese garden architecture, where nature and architecture blend into one another.
Empire Stores (Popular Choice Award)
STUDIO V Architecture and S9 Architecture; Associated Architect: Perkins Eastman
On the contrary of typical tower design rising from a podium, the goal of this project is to develop a neighbourhood feeling and become a new business center along with other developments close by.
Commercial-Office – High Rise (16+ Floors)
BALANCE GÜNESLI (Popular Choice Award)
On the contrary of typical tower design rising from a podium, the goal of this project is to develop a neighbourhood feeling and become a new business center along with other developments close by. The future main pedestrian street along the site is inviting and at the same time forms an enclosed urban square for the project.
Abu Dhabi National Oil Company Headquarters (Jury Winner)
The new headquarters for Abu Dhabi National Oil Company symbolizes the company’s importance in the development of the United Arab Emirates. Located on one of Abu Dhabi’s most prominent urban sites, the tower will create a new city landmark while articulating ADNOC’s role as one of the world’s most dynamic, influential petroleum companies. The proximity of the Emirates Palace Hotel adds to the site’s exclusivity, with the tower serving as the primary view for VIPs and patrons at the Emirates Palace complex.
Commercial-Office – Low Rise (1-4 Floors)
Chongqing Sunac One Central Mansion Sales Pavillion (Jury Winner)
They are committed to design their sales office by SUNAC . Based on the regulation, the sales office will be converted into a kindergarten after the use as a sales office.
The Beehive (Popular Choice Winner)
Raffaello Rosselli Architect with Luigi Rosselli Architects
It is located in the centre of Sydney, Australia. Revaluing Waste Architecture is often reliant on expensive and scarce materials to define its value. The Beehive explores how an undervalued waste product, like the ubiquitous terracotta roof tile can be redefined and revalued.
Commercial-Office – Mid Rise (5-15 Floors)
7 St. Thomas (Popular Choice Winner)
Hariri Pontarini Architect
7 St. Thomas harmonizes retail and commercial design through an inventive interplay of form and light, blending Victorian and contemporary materials to create a unified work.
Baltyk (Jury Winner)
MVRDV’S design proposal for Baltyk, its first realised project in Poland, responds to the site’s historic location of particular importance for Poznan, on the site of the old Baltyk cinema from which the project takes its name.
Commercial-Office Interiors (<25,000 sq ft.)
private jewelry Retail office (Popular Choice Winner)
The intriguing point of this project was the puzzling subject of it. The project is a jewelry showroom for a client who needed a space with unique quality.
Crossboundaries Office (Jury Winner)
Crossboundaries’ contemporary studio office is transformed from a 1950s auditorium. With the spread of rapid, raze-and-rebuild development in contemporary China, older buildings are becoming increasingly rare – especially in trendy areas like Sanlitun in Beijing.
Commercial-Office Interiors (>25,000 sq ft.)
Pinterest HQ2 (Jury and Popular Choice Winner)
IwamotoScott Architecture with Brereton Architects
This newest Pinterest headquarters, occupying a new 150,000sf six story concrete structure in San Francisco’s SOMA district, is positioned to create an urban campus along with their earlier workspaces completed down the street.
Conversation Plinth: Indiana Hardwood CLT project (Jury and Popular Choice Winner)
The Conversation Plinth is the First Hardwood-Cross-Laminated-Timber(HCLT) structure constructed in the US. It is a winning proposal for the Cleo Rogers Memorial plaza that pays homage to J Irwin Miller and aims to celebrate the community of Columbus.
Cheese Tart Shop “BAKE” in Ho Chi Minh City (Jury and Popular Choice Winner)
The major design components for the first shop in Vietnam of Japanese cheese tart brand BAKE. [Customers queue in a vertical direction] To utilize the property’s character which faces a street and has a double-height ceiling,
MEGA FOODWALK (Popular Choice Winner)
FOS [Foundry of Space]
‘Reconnecting Urban Life with Nature Through A Flowing Shopping Experience’ The sheer size of Megabangna shopping complex is as large as a small town.
CityLife Shopping District (Jury Winner)
Zaha Hadid Architects
Located above Tre Torri station on the M5 line of Milan’s Metro network, CityLife Shopping District integrates a new public park with indoor and outdoor piazzas, food hall, restaurants, cafes, shops and cinema as well as facilities for health and wellbeing.
Colormix Store (Jury and Popular Choice Winner)
Basiches Arquitetos Associados
Located in Sao Paulo city, on a traditional street which contains a great number of architecture and interior shops, Colormixstore is focused on selling internal and external coatings for buildings and wanted to use their own products for the facade of the building.
N’5 (Popular Choice Winner)
BAD. Built by Associative Data + MARZ
Located in the heart of the Jnah district in Beirut, the mixed-use project of No.5 organizes 15,000m2 of residential apartments, offices over a two-storey F&B and retail plinth in a compact urban form.
Kolos Data Center (Jury Winner)
Located in Ballengen, Norway, Kolos’ 600,000 square-meter, four-story data center is designed to take advantage of the country’s competitive green energy, cool climate and large technical workforce, as well as access to international high-performance fiber.
Concepts – Plus-Architecture +Art
Swisshouse XXXII (Jury Winner)
Davide Macullo Architects
Swiss House Rossa represents the constant commitment to build with respect for the places we inhabit.
MIST Hot Spring Resort (Popular Choice Winner)
Department of Architecture co.,ltd.
Designers always want to enhance the site’s uniqueness in their design. However, for The MIST, its best attribute is hidden down below. Our design challenge is how to capture the beauty of the invisible underground water.
Concepts – Plus-Architecture +Branding
LEGO House (Jury and Popular Choice Winner)
BIG – Bjarke Ingels Group
LEGO House is a literal manifestation of the infinite possibilities of the LEGO brick. Aligned to the LEGO Group’s philosophy, LEGO House is conceived as a three-dimensional village of interlocking and overlapping buildings and spaces.
Concepts – Plus-Architecture +Collaboration
SINBIN (Popular Choice Winner)
SINBIN is a creative house balancing both natural and built environments. At its core, the space inspires action and activity. It is purpose built for playing, making, and collaboration of all types.
Intuit Marine Way Building (Jury Winner)
WRNS Studio/Clive Wilkinson Architects
Intuit wanted to honor their employees with new workplace environments that support their strong culture and aspirational mission to power prosperity around the world.
Concepts – Plus-Architecture +Color
Chaoyang Future School (Jury Winner)
Chaoyang Future School seeks to integrate architectural reuse with pedagogical innovation, thereby adding to the ongoing lifespan of an existing campus and restoring its educational relevance and purpose.
THE STREET (Popular Choice Winner)
SANJAY PURI ARCHITECTS
Taking a cue from the old city streets of Mathura city in India where this project is located, this 800 room students’ hostel creates organic spaces.
THE STOREFRONT THEATER (Jury Winner)
THE STOREFRONT THEATER is a unique event space that transforms Main Street into an outdoor theater by using an abandoned freestanding storefront wall in downtown Lyons, Nebraska as its site.
Habitat For Orphan Girls (Popular Choice Winner)
A fourfold of strategic decisions drive the architecture of a shelter in City of Khansar for orphaned girls: 1. The “undue” is “undone” In response to the financial limitations of the project, an austere, and honest tectonic is adopted.
Concepts – Plus-Architecture +Engineering
Bamboo Sports Hall (Jury and Popular Choice Winner)
Chiangmai Life Architects
Bamboo Sports Hall Chiangmai Life Architect’s Bamboo Sports Hall for Panyaden International School combines modern organic design, 21st century engineering and environmental sustainability.
Concepts – Plus-Architecture +Humanitarianism
Dabao Primary School and Community Cultural Centre (Popular Choice Winner)
Project Mingde (The University of Hong Kong) & Elisabeth Lee
This project was made possible thanks to a generous donation from the PAN Foundation. Dabao village is remotely situated within the scenic mountain range of Guangxi province in China. This completely isolated settlement provides home to around 110 families of an ethnic minority group called the ‘Yaos’, who have their own very distinctive dialect and culture.
Rong Cultural Center (Jury Winner)
“Rong” was the name chosen for this complex because it is an urban space that people can walk on it. It has harmony with the island’s geomorphology and is iconic at the same time. Its presence in Hormoz brings pride for Hormozians.
In its implementation, the adopted sandbag technology was combined with steel structure covered with cement.
Rong accepts the people’s reality and invites their participation and engagement. It is sustainable and recyclable and, it is built fast and with ease and as such, it can be replicated again and again.
Concepts – Plus-Architecture +Landscape
Issa Megaron (Jury Winner)
The Issa Megaron project is dealing with questions regarding the context of the site boundary, envisioned on the plot that is read as a ‘’void ‘’, blank space-with deception that context is non -existent.
Fleinvær Refugium (Popular Choice Winner)
Rintala Eggertsson Architects and Tyin Tegnestue Architects
Fleinvaer Refugium is an artist residency located in the remote archipelago of Fleinvaer in North-Norway. The project came about as after composer/musician Håvard Lund contacted Tyin Tegnestue Archtects, who in turn contacted Rintala Eggertsson Architects to do a collaborative effort to design and build the project.
Concepts – Plus-Architecture +Learning
Adventurous Global School (Jury and Popular Choice Winner)
Occident Orient Atelier OOA 東西建築
There are many meaningful village school projects in the world. To go further, our charity school project challenges the followings: Transforming the construction site itself into a learning kit
Concepts – Plus-Architecture +Light
At the Table with Rapitea (Jury Winner)
“En la mesa con Rapitae/At the Table with Rapitae”, is a three day ephemeral restaurant hosting 120 people simultaneously during Mexico City’s most prestigious culinary pop-up event: Millesime Mexico by Millesime World.
KAPSARC – King Abdullah Petroleum Studies and Research Center (Popular Choice Winner)
Office for Visual Interaction (OVI)
From competition entry to reality, this multi-building campus is a 3-dimensional, parametric sculpture located in Riyadh. Envisioned as a modern crystal in the desert, lighting creates the central focal point of the project’s nighttime identity, glowing and softly radiating throughout the site.
Concepts – Plus-Architecture +Living Small
Kasita (Popular Choice Winner)
At Kasita they believe that every aspect of your living space should make our life simpler and fuller. That’s why they reinvented the home for the way we actually live. With over 1000+ design hours Kasita is an award-winning micro-home that’s perfect for those who want to live simply, or for the homeowner who wants some extra space. Whether for a guest house, granny flat, or a rental, this home has enough space for everything you need and nothing you don’t.
tiny pavilion Vught (Jury Winner)
Studio PROTOTYPE completed a tiny pavilion located in the garden of a villa. The villa was built in the thirties out of the characteristic red bricks of that time and is situated in a park-like environment at the Rondeweg in Vught.
Concepts – Plus-Architecture +Models & Rendering
Champ du Chateau Project, Geneva – Architectural Visualization (Jury and Popular Choice Winner)