ArchDaily Building of the Year Awards 2012: The Finalists

After two intense weeks, with 40,000 nominations, the collective intelligence formed by the readers of ArchDaily has scrutinized close to 3,000 projects, creating the shortlist that now moves into the final voting stage.

As in previous years, we have to congratulate our readers, as the finalists are outstanding. Buildings from all over the world, by firms of all sizes and trajectories, ranging from social buildings with no budget to state of the art buildings. But they all have something in common: good architecture that can improve people’s lives.

You can vote for your favorite projects starting today and until February 13th, 2013 (read the complete rules).

Remember that the project with the most votes will receive an HP Designjet T520 ePrinter and the project with the 2nd most votes will receive an HP Designjet T120 ePrinter from our sponsor HP.

The winners of the iPad Minis that we are giving away during the nomination process are: Sunil Bald and Susana Carls (you’ll receive an email shorty). And remember that we are giving away two iPads during the final voting round!

Meet the finalists:

Sports Architecture


Public Facilities

Museums and Libraries

Healthcare Architecture

Hotels and Restaurants





Religious Architecture

Institutional Architecture


Office Buildings

Cite: Basulto, David. "ArchDaily Building of the Year Awards 2012: The Finalists" 30 Jan 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 27 May 2015. <>
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  • Andrii Proskurniak

    Oh, and what about iPads? Who wins?

    • Nico Saieh


      As you can read in the article, the winners are: Sunil Bald and Susana Carls

      • Andrii Proskurniak

        thanks! haven`t seen it before

  • Michael F.

    At first, I was a bit confused as to why CCTV would be eligible, based upon how much attention it’s had over the past few years. I suppose with the fire damaging a significant portion of the building, it was only completed (and therefore eligible) this year.