10t Annual A +Awards | World's Best Architecture 2022 Announced

Architizer, the world’s leading online platform for architecture, announces the winners of the 10th Annual Architizer A+Awards. Founded on the premise of democratizing architecture, the A+Awards is the industry’s largest and most international awards program and honors the best architecture and spaces from across the globe. NPO Aoyama Design Forum (ADF) proudly supports the "A+ Award" as a media partner of Architizer again this year.

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Ice cubes by Zone of Utopia + Mathieu Forest Architecte, Xinxiang, China, A+Awards Jury and Popular Choice Winner in the Architecture + Glass category, Popular Choice Winner in Cultural & Expo Centers category, Photo credit: ArchExist

To celebrate its 10th anniversary, this season’s program was expanded to include the new “Firm of the Year” A+Awards, as well as introducing a diverse range of new jurors to help select the world’s most innovative and impactful contemporary architecture. After an unprecedented number of submissions were reviewed by the jury and the global public, the latest collection of winners forms a vibrant celebration of outstanding design from throughout the past decade.

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Wild Mile by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM), Awarded Best Sustainable Architecture Firm (Popular Choice Winner), Photo credit: Dave Burk

Firm of the Year Winners include:

  • Zaha Hadid Architects (Jurors’ Choice, Best Large Architecture Firm)
  • Studio Toggle (Jurors’ Choice, Best Architecture Firm in Africa and the Middle East, Popular Choice, Best Young Architecture Firm)
  • Montalba Architects (Popular Choice, Best Architecture Firm in North America)
  • NADAAA (Jurors’ Choice, Best Public Projects Architecture Firm)
  • Skidmore, Owings and Merrill (SOM) (Popular Choice, Best Sustainable Architecture Firm)
  • Jonathan Burlow Architects (Jurors’ Choice, Best Young Architecture Firm)
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Striatus 3D Printed Bridge, Venice, Italy, developed by the Block Research Group (BRG) at ETH Zurich and Zaha Hadid Architects Computation & Design Research Group (ZHA CODE), in collaboration with Incremental 3D (in3D) and made possible by Holcim, A+Awards Jury Winner in the Architecture +Concrete category, Photo credit: Naaro

Project Winners include:

  • Adjaye Associates (Winter Park Library & Events Center, Winter Park, Florida, U.S.)
  • Neri&Hu Design and Research Office (The Relic Shelter - Fuzhou Teahouse, Fuzhou, China)
  • General Architecture Collaborative (The Learning and Sports Center, Masoro Village, Rwanda)
  • Henriquez Partners Architects (Pendrell, Vancouver, Canada)
  • Kengo Kuma & Associates + Geoffrey Nees (Botanical Pavilion, Melbourne, Australia)
  • SUP Atelier (Yunzhai Community Center, Yunzhai Village, Changyuan, China)
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The Relic Shelter - Fuzhou Teahouse, Fuzhou, China by Neri&Hu Design and Research Office, A+Award Jury Winner in the Architecture +Preservation category,
Photo credit: Hao Chen

The full list of winners can be found at Architizer's A+Awards Winners page.

The quality of the work featured this year was both astounding and inspiring. Expressional use of light, color and materiality were brilliantly displayed, and I was particularly impressed with projects that managed to successfully balance the critical regiments of various programs seamlessly against existing surrounding context and communities.

-Jason Pugh AIA, AICP, NOMA, LEED AP, Principal, Gensler-

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Winter Park Library & Events Center, Winter Park, Florida, U.S., by Adjaye Associates, A+Awards Jury Winner in the Libraries category, Photo credit: Dror Baldinger, FAIA

In its 10th season, the A+Awards received over 5,000 entries from 100+ countries, including a plethora of innovative projects seeking to address the complex challenges facing the world today — from climate change and the COVID 19 pandemic to urbanization and economic inequity. Notable Jurors included Julie Eizenberg FAIA, FRAIA (Founding Principal, Koning Eizenberg Architecture), Jasmit Singh Rangr (President and Founder, Rangr Studio), Germane Barnes (Principal, Studio Barnes), Suchi Reddy (Principal, Reddymade), Yoko Choy (China editor, Wallpaper* magazine), and many more.  A Jury-selected Winner and a Popular Choice Winner were awarded in each of the 117 categories, with over 400,000 votes cast by the voting public.

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Fyrgani by AKA Architects, Sifnos island, Greece, A+Awards Jury Winner in the Architecture +Color category, Photo credit: Cathy Cunliffe

The winners of this year’s A+Awards not only form a wonderful exhibition of design innovation, but also powerfully demonstrate architects’ enduring value to society. During these unprecedented times, firms across the globe are responding to big challenges with big ideas, continually striving to reimagine sustainable design, health-conscious architecture and socially responsible construction.

-Paul Keskeys, Editor in Chief, Architizer-

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P house by Studio MK27, Awarded Best Architecture Firm in Central and South America (Jury Winner), Photo credit: Fernando Guerra

Back for its eighth edition, the annual compendium Architizer: The World’s Best Architecture, published by Architizer for the first time, will feature every 2022 architecture winner. This stunning hardbound book will be released in fall 2022 and is the definitive guide to the year’s best buildings and spaces. Architizer’s companion competition, the A+Product Awards, honoring the architectural products, materials, lighting and furniture behind the world’s best buildings, will announce winners in October 2022.

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Winter Park Library & Events Center, Winter Park, Florida, U.S., by Adjaye Associates, A+Awards Jury Winner in the Libraries category, Photo credit: Dror Baldinger, FAIA

Key Dates: 

  • A+Awards Launch: October 4, 2021
  • Popular Choice Award Voting: May 17 – May 27, 2022 
  • Winners Announced: June 7, 2022
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LR2 House by Montalba Architects, Awarded Best Architecture Firm in North America (Popular Choice Award), Photo credit: Kevin Scott, @k7scott

About the A+AWARDS

The Architizer A+Awards is the world’s largest awards program for architecture and building-products, celebrated by a global audience of 400+ million. The program’s mission is to nurture the appreciation of meaningful architecture around the world and champion its potential for a positive impact on everyday life. 

About ARCHITIZER 

Home to the largest community of architects online, Architizer’s core mission is to celebrate the world’s best architecture and the people that bring it to life. Powered by continually evolving technologies, we serve architects with the inspiration and information they need to build better buildings, better cities, and a better world. We provide design professionals and building-product manufacturers with a global platform to promote their work through awards, competitions and engaging content.


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