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Meet the 2018 Building of the Year Awards’ Winners by ArchDailyTuesday 13 February 2018
Meet the 2018 Building of the Year Awards’ Winners by ArchDaily ⇒ With nearly 100,000 votes cast in the last weeks, ArchDaily just announced the winners of the 2018 Building of the Year Awards. This peer-based crowdsourced architecture awards showcase projects chosen by the website readers who filtered thousands of projects down to the 15 best works featured on ArchDaily in 2017. This year, the platform partnered again with Saint Gobain to present the prizes.
As in previous years, the winners showcase a wide spectrum of different types of building, giving an insight into how diverse the profession has become in recent decades. As mentioned yesterday (in our article about Herdade do Freixo), high-profile practices take their place in this list as usual, with winners such as Foster + Partners’ Apple Store in Chicago and OMA’s office building in the Hague, showing that well-known firms are still able to make their mark as in more traditional award systems.
Alongside these, there are previously unknown heroes, such as the Emergency Architecture & Human Rights with their series of classrooms for the children of the Za’atari refugee camp in Jordan. These designers have demonstrated their ability to make real, positive change where it is needed the most. Finally, there are projects such as the Santa Fe de Bogotá Foundation by El Equipo de Mazzanti or Heatherwick Studio’s Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa, which challenge the still-common belief that world-class examples of virtuoso architecture are concentrated only in historically privileged parts of the globe such as the US, Europe and Japan.
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The winning buildings represent the values of ArchDaily’s mission, bringing inspiration, knowledge and tools to architects around the world for the 9th consecutive year. The audience had the tough job of choosing the winners from a huge 3,500 projects list. Enjoy the rest of the winners.
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