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Grafton Architects' Yvonne Farrell and Shelley McNamara, and Anna Wirz-Justice Receive the 2022 Daylight Award

On the occasion of UNESCO’s International Day of Light, The Daylight Award has announced the 2022 Laureates; Yvonne Farrell and Shelley McNamara of Grafton Architects for their architecture, and Anna Wirz-Justice for her research. The winners were commended for their continuous exploration and prominent humanistic spirit regarding the celebration of daylight in their respective practices, allowing it to celebrate and enhance the quality of life.

Anna Wirz-Justice Venice Biennale 2014. Image © The Daylight AwardsUTEC University Campus Lima by Grafton Architects. Image © Iwan BaanUTEC University Campus Lima by Grafton Architects. Image © Iwan BaanUniversita Luigi Bocconi Milan by Grafton Architects. Image © Iwan Baan+ 18

ArchDaily China's 2022 Building of the Year Awards are Now Open for Nominations

As we successfully launched our 13th Building of the Year Awards earlier this year, we want to thank you for being part of our community for over 10 years. Together we have been growing and contributing to the architectural scene, aiming for a better world. Now, we are proud to announce the 6th edition of The ArchDaily Building of the Year China, celebrating the best architecture in China, as chosen by you, the reader.

By nominating and voting, you form part of an interdependent, impartial, distributed network of jurors and peers that has consistently helped us celebrate architecture of every scale, purpose, and condition, and architects of all profiles. Over the coming weeks, your votes will result in 700 Chinese projects filtered down to just 10 best projects in China.

The 2022 Building of the Year Awards China is brought to you thanks to Dornbracht, renowned for leading designs for architecture, which can be found internationally in bathrooms and kitchens.

UIA 2030 Award Finalists Announced

The International Union of Architects (UIA), in partnership with UN-HABITAT, have announced the Regional Finalists of first stage of the UIA 2030 Award. The biennial award, which is in its inaugural edition, honors the work of architects contributing to the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and New Urban Agenda through built projects that demonstrate design quality and alignment with the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Green field Factory of Karupannya Rangpur Ltd., by Nakshabid Architects. Image © Junaid Hasan PrantoRed Deer College Polytechnic Student Residence, by Reimagine Architects Ltd. . Image © Cooper & O'HaraHuaira, by Diana Salvador - Javier Mera. Image © jagstudioThang House, by VTN Architects . Image © Hiroyuki Oki+ 44

David Adjaye Named as the First Recipient of the Charlotte Perriand Award

Commended for his impactful contributions to architecture, design, and the community, Sir David Adjaye has been awarded with the inaugural Charlotte Perriand Award, an honor created by The Créateurs Design Awards that recognizes excellence and integrity in the design industry, and inspires future generations in honor of the late female trailblazer. The Ghanian-British 2021 RIBA Gold Medalist and founder of Adjaye Associates was selected for his achievements that "go beyond becoming city landmarks", and his holistic and impactful approach in developing residential, commercial, and cultural typologies.

Charlotte Perriand, one of the four female architects highlighted in Carmen Espegel's "Women Architects in the Modern Movement" book.. Image © Robert Doisneau [Wikimedia], under public license.Preliminary Design for Edo Museum of West African Art in Nigeria. Image Courtesy of Adjaye AssociatesThe Barbados Heritage District. Image Courtesy of Adjaye AssociatesSmithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture / Freelon Adjaye Bond/SmithGroup. Image Courtesy of Adjaye Associates+ 5

A Residential Building in Munich Wins 2022 DAM Preis for Architecture in Germany

San Riemo Residental Building by ARGE Summacumfemmer Büro Juliane Greb is this year's recipient of the DAM Prize for Architecture, an annual award highlighting outstanding German projects. Selected from 100 buildings nominated by the Deutsches Architekturmuseum (DAM), the San Riemo Residental Building was commended for an exemplary take on communal living and its spatial flexibility that can accommodate a wide range of dwelling scenarios. The finalist projects include OMA’s Axel Spinger building, Burger Rudacs Architekten’s John Cranko ballet school in Stuttgart and Florian Nagler Architekten’s , Research Buildings Bad Aibling.

Axel-Springer-Neubau, Berlin by OMA. Image © Laurian GhinitoiuForschungshäuser Bad Aibling, Bad Aibling  by  FLORIAN NAGLER ARCHITEKTEN. Image © Schels Lanz PKOdessaSan Riemo Residental Building by ARGE Summacumfemmer Büro Juliane Greb. Image © Florian SummaJohn Cranko Ballettschule, Stuttgart  by BURGER RUDACS ARCHITEKTEN. Image © Brigida Gonzalez+ 28

5 Architecture and Design Practices Granted with the United States Artists Fellowship

The United States Artists Fellowship Award is an annual grant that recognizes the "most compelling artists working and living in the United States, in all disciplines, at every stage of their career". Every year, individual artists are anonymously nominated to apply by a diverse group of scholars, critics, producers, and other arts professionals. Among the 63 recipients of 2022, 5 were selected from the fields of architecture and design with the aim of strengthening and enriching the industry and their communities.

Courtesy of Harvard University Graduate School of Design, Studio BarnesThe Planet After Geoengineering / DESIGN EARTH. Image © Isabella Sassi FarìasPoint of Action. Image Courtesy of Studio Cooke JohnJennifer Newsom and Tom Carruthers of Dream The Combine. Hide & Seek. 2018. The Museum of Modern Art and MoMA PS1’s Young Architects Program 2018, winner. Image + 7

Julie Bargmann Awarded with the World's First International Landscape Architecture Prize

The Cultural Landscape Foundation - TCLF has awarded Julie Bargmann, founder of landscape architecture firm D.I.R.T. Studio, with the first ever Cornelia Hahn Oberlander International Landscape Architecture Prize, a distinguished award bestowed on designers who are “exceptionally talented, creative, courageous, and visionary, with a significant body of built work that exemplifies the art of landscape architecture.”

Core City Park, Detroit. Image Courtesy of Prince Concepts and The Cultural Landscape FoundationCore City Park, Detroit. Image Courtesy of Prince Concepts and The Cultural Landscape FoundationTurtle Creek Water, Texas. Image © Barrett Doherty courtresy The Cultural Landscape FoundationJulie Bargmann, 2021 Oberlander Prize laureate. . Image © Barrett Doherty courtresy The Cultural Landscape Foundation+ 6

Aga Khan Award for Architecture Reveals 2022 Master Jury

The Palestinian Museum by heneghan peng architects. Image © Iwan Baan
The Palestinian Museum by heneghan peng architects. Image © Iwan Baan

The Aga Khan Award for Architecture announced the Master Jury that will select the 2020-2022 cycle winners. The jury, among which are Anne Lacaton, Francis Kéré, Nader Tehrani, or Amale Andraos, will look for projects that respond to the cultural aspirations of their social context and show innovative use of local resources and building technologies. Founded in 1988 by Aga Khan IV, the award covering three-year cycles aims to highlight projects of relevance and positive impact for Islamic communities.

Wasit Natural Reserve Visitor Centre by X Architects. Image © Nelson GarridoLecture Building at the Alioune Diop University by IDOM. Image © Aga Khan Trust for Culture / Chérif TallPublic Spaces Development Programme, in Kazan by Architecturny Desant Architectural Bureau. Image © Daniel ShvedovWasit Natural Reserve Visitor Centre by X Architects. Image © Nelson Garrido+ 6

Politecnico Architecture Student Weronika Zdziarska Awarded 2021 RIBA Norman Foster Travelling Scholarship

The Royal Institute of British Architects has awarded Politecnico di Milano's architecture student Weronika Zdziarska the 2021 RIBA Norman Foster Travelling Scholarship, for her project ‘Don’t Stay Out Alone: addressing women’s perception of safety and freedom in cities by design’. The jury unanimously gave Zdziarska the award for her exploration of gender in the public spaces of Latin America, which "demonstrated a sophistication in her early research which differentiated her work from that of her worthy fellow applicants".

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Rafael Moneo Receives the Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement of the 2021 Venice Biennale

The Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement of the 17th International Architecture Exhibition of La Biennale di Venezia was awarded to Spanish architect, educator, critic, and theoretician Rafael Moneo. Selected by the Board of Directors of La Biennale di Venezia, upon recommendation of the Curator of the Biennale Architettura 2021, Hashim Sarkis, the acknowledgment will be awarded to the architect on Saturday, May 22nd, 2021 together with the Special Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement in memoriam to Lina Bo Bardi.

National Museum of Roman Art. Image © Flickr user James GordonColumbia University Northwest Corner Building. Image. Image © Michael Moran StudioCathedral of Our Lady of the Angels, Los Angeles.. Image © Flickr user cwsteeds. Licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0Beirut Souks. Image © Bahaa Ghoussainy+ 8

Alvar Aalto Medal 2020 Awarded to Bijoy Jain of Studio Mumbai in India

The fourteenth Alvar Aalto Medal has been awarded to the Indian architectural office Studio Mumbai and its director Bijoy Jain. The award, carrying the name of the Finnish architect and designed by Aalto himself, was founded in 1967 in order to honor creative architectural work. Given out every three years by the Alvar Aalto Foundation, the medal “can be given to persons who have gained merit in the field of creative architecture in a very significant way”.

Copper House. Image Courtesy of Alvar Aalto FoundationSaatRasta Photo by Giovanni Hänninen. Image Courtesy of Alvar Aalto FoundationCarrimjee House. Image Courtesy of Alvar Aalto FoundationCarrimjee House Photo by Giovanni Hänninen. Image Courtesy of Alvar Aalto Foundation+ 24

Park ‘n’ Play by JAJA Architects Wins Danish Design Award 2020

The parking house, entitled Parking House + Konditaget Lüders, has just won the international design award Danish Design Award 2020 in the category of “Liveable Cities”. Designed by JAJA Architects, the intervention refurbished the roof of a parking house into living urban space with sports and play equipment.

Goldreed Industrial Design Award 2020 (1st edition)

GIDA 2020 - Goldreed Industrial Design Award - is the new international design award sponsored by the Xiongan Future Industrial Design Institute, with the aim of promoting at international level the concept of “harmony” applied to design.

Drawing from the scientific-technological progress and from the social changes that are currently happening in our society, GIDA aims at using design as a way to suggest new lifestyles, in order to contribute to the balanced development between human and nature.
The award sets for itself from the very beginning the objective of becoming a major reference in the international design field, by providing a


IDEA-TOPS Organizing Committee has announced the 10th International Space Design Award, calling for marvelous projects of interior design and architecture from around the world. The winners will be selected by international jury, which is consisted of senior experts in the field, with the principles of being professional, rigorous, fair and just.

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International Space Design Award—IDEA-TOPS is the most influential, internationalized and authoritative design award in China, which is organized with support of Chinese government. Over the past nine years, the Idea-Tops Award has conducted a global

House Lessans by McGonigle McGrath Wins RIBA House of the Year 2019

Designed by Kieran McGonigle and Aidan McGrath, House Lessans, has been named RIBA House of the Year 2019. The most prestigious prize given to the UK’s best new architect-designed house has been awarded this year to a simple home located in County Down, built on the site of a former farmstead.

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Architectural Thesis Award - ATA2020

Archistart promotes the fourth Architectural Thesis Award, the international thesis award, launched with the aim of promoting, rewarding and giving visibility to young talents in architecture.
The three last editions of the Architectural Thesis Award were a great success among young talents in architecture. There were, in the last one edition – ATA2019, 202 participants from different nationalities with 148 projects.
The ATA2019 winning thesis project was MOSUL POSTWAR CAMP (https://www.archistart.net/portfolio-item/mosul-postwar-camp/ ) by Edoardo Daniele Stuggiu and Stefano Lombardi. The project excels for the completeness of the methodological approach, with a proposal that analyzes and solves all the design scales.

Whimsical Beach Installation Transforms Fabric to Cinema Screen

Since 2017, the Cyprus School of Architecture (CYSOA) holds a series of architectural competitions of installations and design implementations on the public beach of Geroskipou, Greece.

2018’s winning proposal by Russian firm KATARSIS Architects presented a beach cinema project titled Sky Cinema, a translucent structure that serves as both a canopy and screen.

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Tamayouz Announces the Winners of Women in Architecture and Construction Award

The Tamayouz Excellence Award revealed the winners of its Women in Architecture and Construction Award 2019, a prize that honors the achievements of female architects in the Near East and North Africa, under 2 categories: Rising Star and Woman of Outstanding Achievement.