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Fast Company’s Top 10 Most Innovative Practices in Architecture

Fast Company has released a list of what they believe to be the world’s top ten most innovative companies in architecture. From applauding Wang Shu’s abstinence from westernization to honoring Mazzanti Arquitectos for transforming impoverished areas of crime into community hubs, this compilation honors some of the world’s most influential practices, regardless of their size. 

Review the complete list after the break and share your thoughts in the comment section below. 

1) Foster+Partners 

Datong Art Museum design revealed by Foster + Partners
Datong Art Museum design revealed by Foster + Partners

2) Snøhetta 

Busan Opera House Winning Proposal / Snøhetta
Busan Opera House Winning Proposal / Snøhetta

3) Adjaye Associate 

Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture / Adjaye Associates
Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture / Adjaye Associates

4) Wang Shu 

Ningbo Historic Museum / Wang Shu, Amateur Architecture Studio © Iwan Baan
Ningbo Historic Museum / Wang Shu, Amateur Architecture Studio © Iwan Baan

5) Perkins+Will 

VanDusen Botanical Garden Visitor Centre / Perkins+Will
VanDusen Botanical Garden Visitor Centre / Perkins+Will

6) Herzog & de Meuron 

56 Leonard Street / Herzog & de Meuron
56 Leonard Street / Herzog & de Meuron

7) Populous 

2018 World Cup: Rostov Stadium / Populous
2018 World Cup: Rostov Stadium / Populous

8) Arup 

Singapore Sports Hub / Arup © Singapore Sports Hub, Oaker
Singapore Sports Hub / Arup © Singapore Sports Hub, Oaker

9) Mazzanti Arquitectos 

Four Sport Scenarios / Giancarlo Mazzanti + Felipe Mesa (Plan:b) © Iwan Baan
Four Sport Scenarios / Giancarlo Mazzanti + Felipe Mesa (Plan:b) © Iwan Baan

10) Lake|Flato 

Lake Austin Residence / Lake|Flato Architects © Hester + Hardaway
Lake Austin Residence / Lake|Flato Architects © Hester + Hardaway


Agree? Let us know who you would add to the list and why. 

Cite:Karissa Rosenfield. "Fast Company’s Top 10 Most Innovative Practices in Architecture" 12 Feb 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed . <http://www.archdaily.com/331465/fast-companys-top-10-most-innovative-practices-in-architecture/>