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Winners of the 2016 Building of the Year Awards

10:20 - 9 February, 2016

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!

Community Kitchen of Terras da Costa / ateliermob + Colectivo Warehouse

02:00 - 29 October, 2015

Alvega Canoeing Center / ateliermob

23:30 - 23 February, 2015
© Francisco Nogueira
© Francisco Nogueira

© Francisco Nogueira © Francisco Nogueira © Francisco Nogueira © Francisco Nogueira +17

Rio de Moinhos Open Air Theatre / ateliermob

01:00 - 6 May, 2013
© Zoraima de Figueiredo
© Zoraima de Figueiredo
  • Architects

  • Location

    Rio de Moinhos, Abrantes, Portugal
  • Project Team

    Andreia Salavessa and Tiago Mota Saraiva with Vera João, João Torres, Ana Luísa Cunha, Zofia Józefowicz and Sophia Walk (competition: Carolina Condeço, Nuno Ferreira)
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

    Zoraima de Figueiredo

© Zoraima de Figueiredo © Zoraima de Figueiredo © Zoraima de Figueiredo © Zoraima de Figueiredo +12

Coffee Shop + Shading Surface / ateliermob

01:00 - 16 November, 2009
© Joao Morgado
© Joao Morgado
  • Architects

  • Location

    Sacavém, Portugal
  • Architects

    ateliermob
  • Master Plan Architects

    CMLoures
  • Master Plan Project

    Ana Lúcia Abreu
  • Master Plan Construction

    Alfaro Martins
  • Engineering

    Pereira Pinto, structure; Grade Ribeiro, hydraulics; Campos Carvalho, installations
  • Developer

    Loures City Hall
  • Construction

    Tiago Mota Saraiva, Nuno Carvalho, Andreia Salavessa, Raquel Capelo with Carolina Condeço, Nuno Ferreira and Vera João
  • Contractor

    Abrantina/Grupo Lena
  • Construction Supervision

    TPF Planege
  • Project Year

    2009
  • Photographs

© Joao Morgado © Joao Morgado © Joao Morgado © Joao Morgado +30

Flying Walls / ateliermob

14:00 - 2 August, 2009

Children curiosity is the tool for a wider reflexion about different ways and velocities of interact and percept daily spaces, depending on our age, using one Portuguese traditional materiality applied to exterior doors to protect from sun and insects, usually rejected and depreciated by contemporary architecture.

In the context of the Festival des Architectures Vives at Montpellier (18th-21st June), on the theme “Ephémères Curiosités”, ateliermob purposed to reinvent children’s universe on one antique mansion’s courtyard of Montpellier.

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