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International Architecture Awards 2015

by Sophie Cullen on Jul 13, 2015 in Architecture
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Museum of Civilisation, Beirut, Lebanon, 2014 by GM Architects Co.

Museum of Civilisation, Beirut, Lebanon, 2014 by GM Architects Co.

Over 60 new buildings, commercial developments, landscape architecture and urban planning projects have been selected for the International Architecture Awards 2015

These prestigious awards have been presented by The Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design and The European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies since 2004. The programme honours new skyscrapers, real estate developments and urban plans that achieve a high standard of excellence in planning, design and construction.

Temporary Temple, Hooghly, West Bengal, India, 2014 by Abin Design Studio

Temporary Temple, Hooghly, West Bengal, India, 2014 by Abin Design Studio

The 2015 jury was held at BMW AG headquarters in Munich and consisted of a range of high profile architects and industry professionals. This year, the winning submissions spanned 26 countries and included projects from Austria, India, South Korea, the United Arab Emirates, Hong Kong and New Zealand. This elite group of buildings and urban planning projects selected by the jury will be premiered at the 3rd Chicago Architecture Biennial this November. A complete list of the winners can be seen here.

Library of Birmingham, Birmingham, West Midlands, Great Britain, 2013 by Mecanoo

Library of Birmingham, Birmingham, West Midlands, Great Britain, 2013 by Mecanoo

"From a diverse and exemplar quality of new submissions, the German Jury in Munich selected over 60 outstanding projects, each speak to new values: Form is no longer to be celebrated for its own sake and architecture in its greatest expression must positively impact institutions, strengthen communities, act sustainably and resiliently, and spark optimism, curiosity, and generosity in the human spirit," states Christian Narkiewicz-Laine, Museum President, The Chicago Athenaeum.

The Interlace, Singapore, Republic of Singapore by Office of Metropolitan Architecture OMA/Ole Scheeran

The Interlace, Singapore, Republic of Singapore by Office of Metropolitan Architecture OMA/Ole
Scheeran

 

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