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AR Emerging Awards 2009: The winners

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Bridge School / Li Xiaodong Atelier © Li Xiaodong
Bridge School / Li Xiaodong Atelier © Li Xiaodong

The AR Emerging Awards have awarded the most promising young practices from around the world. Previous versions of this award confirms it: Sou Fujimoto, Miro Rivera, Plot (BIG), Pezo von Elrrichshausen and more, as you can see on our coverage last year.

These year, 4 projects were awarded:

  • Bridge School, Xiashi, China by Li Xiaodong Atelier
  • Knocktopher Friary, Knocktopher, Ireland by ODOS Architects (see more projects from ODOS Architects on ArchDaily)
  • Curtain Door, Surat, India by Matharoo Associates
  • Sports Research Centre, Guijo de Granadilla, Spain by Jose Maria Sanchez Garcia

The selection this year was very good… and it even included a door.

As for my favorite, I still can’t decide between the school and the sports center. Both show a new arrangement of the program, and affect the landscape in different scales.

Which one is your favorite, and why?

After the break, more photos and info about the awarded projects presented at Architectural Review:

Architects Li Xiaodong Atelier Location Xiashi, Fujian Province, China Type of project School Project architects Chen Jiansheng, Li Ye, Wang Chuan, Liang Qiong, Liu Mengjia, Nie Junqui Building contractors Zhangzhou Steel, Xiashi village Photography credits Li Xiaodong

© Li Xiaodong
© Li Xiaodong

© Li Xiaodong © Li Xiaodong © Li Xiaodong © Li Xiaodong

Architect ODOS Architects Associate architect O’Shea Design Partnership Location Knocktopher, County Kilkenny, Ireland Building type Friary Photography credits Ros Kavanagh

© Ros Kavanagh
© Ros Kavanagh

Architects Matharoo Associates Location Surat, India Type of project Residentual Doorway Project architects Gurjit Singh Matharoo, MC Gajjar, Chandan Suravarapu, Dilip Revar, Harita Salvi Door contractors DP Traders Photography credits Dinesh Mehta

© Dinesh Mehta
© Dinesh Mehta

Architect Jose Maria Sanchez Garcia Project Team Enrique Garcia-Margallo Solo de Zaldivar, Rafael Fernandez Caparros, Maribel Torres Gomez, Laura Rojo Valdivielso, Francisco Sanchez Garcia, Jose Garcia Margallo, Marta Cabezon, Mafalda Ambrosio, Carmen Leticia Huerta Location Guijo de Granadilla, Caceres, Spain Building type Research centre Photography credits Pablo Calzado  & Jose Maria Sanchez Garcia

Cite:David Basulto. "AR Emerging Awards 2009: The winners" 24 Nov 2009. ArchDaily. Accessed . <>