97 Winners for the International Architecture Awards

CENTER FOR SUSTAINABLE ENERGY TECHNOLOGIES; Ningbo, People’s Republic of China; Architects: MCA Mario Cucinella Architects srl; Associate Architects: Ningbo Architectural Design and Research Institute

Ninety seven projects and urban schemes have been recognized as part of this year’s program.   For the 2009 Awards, the jury received a record number of entries, from firms in Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia and the Americas.  The has “become a global event of an unprecedented scale—an important barometer for the future direction of new architectural design and thinking today—celebrating, recognizing, and highlighting the world’s foremost architectural solutions for the designs of new skyscrapers, corporate buildings, institutions, arts facilities, airports, private homes, industrial structures, and urban planning projects from London to Singapore.”

Out of the 97 projects awarded, the United States received the highest number of thirteen awards, followed by China with eight, Japan and Great Britain with each seven and Germany having six awards. The Netherlands, Brazil, Italy, Canada won four awards each.  The winning projects all an innovative approach to design while providing buildings that attempt to respond to the problems of environment, social context, improving quality of life, and sustainability.

More images of the winning projects after the break.

CELLOPHANE HOUSE; New York, New York, USA; Architects: KieranTimberlake

BOROS COLLECTION/RESIDENCE; Berlin, Germany; Architects: Realarchitektur: Jens Casper, Petra Petersson, Andrew Strickland; Associate Architects: Petra Petersson Architekten BDA
TAUBMAN MUSEUM OF ART; Roanoke, Virginia, USA; Architects: Randall Stout Architects, Inc.; Associate Architects: Rodriguez Ripley Maddux Motley Architects

MOUNTAIN DWELLINGS; Copenhagen, Denmark; Architects: Bjarke Ingels Group/BIG ApS; Associate Architects: JDS architects
GLENBURN HOUSE; Victoria, Australia; Architects: Sean Godsell Architects

BODEGAS PROTOS; Penafiel, Valladolid, Spain; Architects: Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners; Associate Architects: Alonso Balaguer y Arquitectos

ANNULAR ORPHANGE; Rakai, Republic of Uganda; Architects: Koji Tsutsui Architect and Associates

DUPLI.CASA; near Ludwigsburg, Germany; Architects: J. Mayer H. Architects; Associate Architects: Uli Wiesler

CANADA’S NATIONAL BALLET SCHOOL PROJECT GRAND JETÉ: STAGE 1-JARVIS STREET CAMPUS; Toronto, Ontario, Canada; Architects: Kuwabara Payne McKenna Blumberg Architects; Associate Architects: Goldsmith Borgal & Company Limited Architects

PUMA CITY; Alicante/Boston/Stockholm; Architects: LOT-EK

The International Architecture Awards are curated and organized by Christian K. Narkiewicz-Laine, the Finnish Architecture Critic and President, The Chicago Athenaeum and assisted by Lary L. Sommers, Director of Administration/Marketing and Ioannis Karalias, Museum Vice President, The Chicago Athenaeum, and Kieran Conlon, Director/COO from the European Centre for Architecture, Art, Design, and Urban Studies.

For complete list, visit here.

As seen on Bustler.

Cite: Cilento, Karen. "97 Winners for the International Architecture Awards" 20 Oct 2009. ArchDaily. Accessed 17 Sep 2014. <http://www.archdaily.com/?p=38339>


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    There are some great projects in there. Glad to see BIG and LOTek… The MCA project is also really cool – hadn’t seen that one before.

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