Winners of the 2016 Building of the Year Awards

After two weeks of nominations and voting, we are pleased to present the winners of the 2016 ArchDaily Building of the Year Awards. As a peer-based, crowdsourced architecture award, the results shown here represent the collective intelligence of 55,000 voters, filtering the best architecture from over 3,000 projects featured on ArchDaily during the past year.

As is so often the case with the Building of the Year award, the list of winners represents great diversity. It features two Pritzker Prize winners, Renzo Piano and Herzog & de Meuron (the first practice to ever receive two Building of the Year awards in the same year), but also small, young practices such as Tim Greatrex and Elisabete de Oliveira Saldanha. The buildings which garnered these prizes also range in effect: from the tremendous poise demonstrated by projects such as NAP Architects' Ribbon Chapel and MAD's Harbin Opera House to the rustic charms of Terra e Tuma Arquitetos' Vila Matilde House or Sharon Davis Design's Partners In Health Dormitory.

By publishing them on ArchDaily, these exemplary buildings have helped us to impart inspiration and knowledge to architects around the world, furthering our mission. So to everyone who participated by either nominating or voting for a shortlisted project, thank you for being a part of this amazing process, where the voices of architects from all over the world unite to form one strong, intelligent, forward-thinking message.

And of course, congratulations to all the winners!

Public Architecture: Community Kitchen of Terras da Costa / ateliermob + Colectivo Warehouse

Winner in the Public Architecture Category. Community Kitchen of Terras da Costa / ateliermob + Colectivo Warehouse. Image © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG
Winner in the Public Architecture Category. Community Kitchen of Terras da Costa / ateliermob + Colectivo Warehouse. Image © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

Commercial Architecture: Miu Miu Aoyama Store / Herzog & de Meuron

Winner in the Commercial Architecture Category. Miu Miu Aoyama Store / Herzog & de Meuron. Image © Nacasa & Partners
Winner in the Commercial Architecture Category. Miu Miu Aoyama Store / Herzog & de Meuron. Image © Nacasa & Partners

Hospitality Architecture: Cella Bar / FCC Arquitectura + Paulo Lobo

Winner in the Hospitality Architecture Category. Cella Bar - FCC Arquitectura + Paulo Lobo. Image © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG
Winner in the Hospitality Architecture Category. Cella Bar - FCC Arquitectura + Paulo Lobo. Image © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

Houses: Vila Matilde House / Terra e Tuma Arquitetos

Winner in the Houses Category. Vila Matilde House / Terra e Tuma Arquitetos. Image © Pedro Kok
Winner in the Houses Category. Vila Matilde House / Terra e Tuma Arquitetos. Image © Pedro Kok

Housing: The Great Wall of WA / Luigi Rosselli

Winner in the Housing Category. The Great Wall of WA / Luigi Rosselli. Image © Edward Birch
Winner in the Housing Category. The Great Wall of WA / Luigi Rosselli. Image © Edward Birch

Refurbishment: House in Guimarães / Elisabete de Oliveira Saldanha

Winner in the Refurbishment Category. House in Guimarães / Elisabete de Oliveira Saldanha. Image © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG
Winner in the Refurbishment Category. House in Guimarães / Elisabete de Oliveira Saldanha. Image © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

Industrial Architecture: Factory on the Earth / Ryuichi Ashizawa Architect & Associates

Winner in the Industrial Architecture Category. Factory on the Earth / Ryuichi Ashizawa Architect & Associates. Image © Kaori Ichikawa
Winner in the Industrial Architecture Category. Factory on the Earth / Ryuichi Ashizawa Architect & Associates. Image © Kaori Ichikawa

Educational Architecture: School of Architecture at the Royal Institute of Technology / Tham & Videgård Arkitekter

Winner in the Educational Architecture Category. School of Architecture at the Royal Institute of Technology / Tham & Videgård Arkitekter. Image © Åke Eson Lindman
Winner in the Educational Architecture Category. School of Architecture at the Royal Institute of Technology / Tham & Videgård Arkitekter. Image © Åke Eson Lindman

Healthcare Architecture: Partners In Health Dormitory / Sharon Davis Design

Winner in the Healthcare Architecture Category. Partners In Health Dormitory / Sharon Davis Design. Image © Bruce Engel
Winner in the Healthcare Architecture Category. Partners In Health Dormitory / Sharon Davis Design. Image © Bruce Engel

Offices: Intesa Sanpaolo Office Building / Renzo Piano Building Workshop

Winner in the Offices Category. Intesa Sanpaolo Office Building / Renzo Piano Building Workshop. Image © Enrico Cano
Winner in the Offices Category. Intesa Sanpaolo Office Building / Renzo Piano Building Workshop. Image © Enrico Cano

Cultural Architecture: Harbin Opera House / MAD Architects

Winner in the Cultural Architecture Category. Harbin Opera House / MAD Architects. Image © Hufton + Crow
Winner in the Cultural Architecture Category. Harbin Opera House / MAD Architects. Image © Hufton + Crow

Sports Architecture: The New Bordeaux Stadium / Herzog & de Meuron

Winner in the Sports Architecture Category. The New Bordeaux Stadium / Herzog & de Meuron. Image © Iwan Baan
Winner in the Sports Architecture Category. The New Bordeaux Stadium / Herzog & de Meuron. Image © Iwan Baan

Interior Architecture: House of Vans London / Tim Greatrex

Winner in the Interior Architecture Category. House of Vans London / Tim Greatrex. Image Courtesy of Tim Greatrex
Winner in the Interior Architecture Category. House of Vans London / Tim Greatrex. Image Courtesy of Tim Greatrex

Religious Architecture: Ribbon Chapel / NAP Architects

Winner in the Religious Architecture Category. Ribbon Chapel / NAP Architects. Image © Koji Fujii, Nacasa & Partners inc
Winner in the Religious Architecture Category. Ribbon Chapel / NAP Architects. Image © Koji Fujii, Nacasa & Partners inc

Cite: AD Editorial Team. "Winners of the 2016 Building of the Year Awards" 09 Feb 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed . <http://www.archdaily.com/781768/winners-of-the-2016-building-of-the-year-awards/>