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Steven Holl Architects Knut Hamsun Center Wins 2010 North Norwegian Architecture Prize

20:03 - 8 July, 2010

Steven Holl Architects has received the 2010 North Norwegian Architecture Prize for the Knut Hamsun Center in Hamarøy, Norway. The Prize is awarded annually to projects with special reference to, and significance for North Norwegian historical, cultural, economic and physical conditions.

The European Architecture Prize Nominations

12:37 - 5 July, 2010

In 010, the European Centre for Architecture, Art, Design and Urban Studies will inaugurate the first “European Architecture Prize.” The European Architecture Prize is to be given annually to any living architect whose built work exemplifies the highest ideals of European civilization and embodies vision, commitment, and a profound respect for humanity and for the social and physical environment.

World of Color Awards

12:30 - 27 June, 2010

The 2010 World of Color AwardsSM – Inspired by Vanceva is a global recognition program created to honor innovation and inspire the use of color in the built environment. Architects, interior designers, glass fabricators, glazing engineers and other industry professionals will be recognized for their awe-inspiring architectural design projects that demonstrate creativity and forward-thinking uses of colored glass made with the Vanceva color interlayer system.

RIBA takes the Stirling Prize to the BBC

12:30 - 25 June, 2010

The RIBA has announced that this year’s Stirling Prize will be shown on BBC Two’s The Culture Show, after viewing figures dipped to an all time low on Channel 4 last year.

100 Most Creative People / Fast Company

10:00 - 29 May, 2010

Fast Company just announced this year’s 100 Most Creative People. The list includes a variety of professions and the selection is proof “that creativity is alive and well in 2010.” While the most creative person was deemed Miss Lady Gaga, followed by Eddy Cue (the VP of Apple Internet Services), we were excited to find not one, but three architects making the cut. The 19th spot was awarded to Jean Nouvel, particularly for his take on the Louvre’s Abu Dhabi and his design for the Philharmonie de Paris. The 64th spot went to BjarkeIngles for his fresh designs. And, our last architect, KazuyoSejima rounded in at 88th, for her contextual and minimalistic approach to creating a holistic environment.

RIBA 2010 Award winners

21:00 - 20 May, 2010

The Royal Institute of British Architects just announced 102 buildings that were awarded for the 2010 Awards. These buildings, 93 sprawled across the UK and 9 in the rest of the EU, include 6 which were nominated for the Stirling Prize.

More about the winners and more images after the break.

2010 Architectural 3D Awards

12:30 - 17 April, 2010 is hosting the 7th annual Architectural 3D Awards to be awarded at this year’s Mundos Digitales Conference in La Coruna, Spain. The Awards Competition is open to everyone in the Architectural Visualization industry to highlight the best imagery and animations done in 2009/2010.

AIA New York announced 2010 Design Award Winners

13:20 - 12 April, 2010

The eminent juries convened for the AIA New York Chapter’s Design Awards announced the thirty-four winning projects at a symposium on March 1 evening at the Center for Architecture, 536 LaGuardia Place.

The thirty-four selected projects and the architecture firms behind them – many of whom were on hand for the event – represented exceptional work by AIA New York members in four categories: interiors, architecture, unbuilt work, and new for 2010, urban design. Each winning project, granted either an “honor” or “merit” award, was chosen for its exemplary originality. The criteria used by the juries included design quality, program resolution, innovation, thoughtfulness and technique. Jurors included San Diego professor Teddy Cruz and Los Angeles luminary Craig Hodgetts, FAIA, and Canadian architects Brigette Shim, Hon. FAIA, and Gilles Saucier. There were 425 entries in four categories, including close to two hundred submissions in the architecture category alone.

Complete list of winners after the break.

Intergrain Timber Vision Awards

17:00 - 8 April, 2010

Driving timber design into the new decade, the inaugural Intergrain Timber Vision Awards launches on 19 April 2010, inviting architects, landscapers and designers nationwide to showcase their visionary use of timber in residential and commercial design projects.

2010 IIDA Pioneers in Design Award for Architecture for Humanity

12:31 - 28 March, 2010

The Pritzker will be announced in a few minutes. It will probably go to one of the figures you have already voted for in our 2010 Pritzker poll, but deep in our hearts we wish Architecture for Humanity to be awarded.

And the 2010 Pritzker goes to...

19:00 - 26 March, 2010

Will you guys guess the Pritzker once again?

AIA Arizona Design Awards deadlines

12:39 - 16 March, 2010

The AIA Arizona Design Awards program recognizes excellence in design, planning, and construction of projects located anywhere in the world that are designed by AIA Arizona architects registered and licensed in the State of Arizona.

Nestlé Social Block wins Hunter Douglas' Project of the Year

12:41 - 15 March, 2010

Nestlé Social Block (featured earlier in ArchDaily), designed by chilean architects GH+A / Guillermo Hevia won Hunter Douglas‘ Project of the Year.

SOM wins 2010 "Good Design is Good Business" China Award

12:30 - 10 March, 2010

The San Francisco office of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP (SOM) has received a 2010 “Good Design is Good Business” China Award for the new U.S. Embassy Complex in Beijing, China. Architectural Record and McGraw-Hill Construction recognized 17 projects with their third bi-annual program. The awards celebrate projects that demonstrate the power of design in the advancement of business and civic objectives.

The U.S. Embassy in Beijing, which opened for the 2008 Beijing Olympics, received its award in the Best Public Project category. Working with the U.S. Department of State, SOM responded to the building’s diplomatic role by creating a space that is welcoming, secure, and respectful of local traditions. As a sovereign U.S. presence on Chinese soil, the Embassy reflects American cultural, social and political values while paying respect to the host country’s ancient and extraordinarily vibrant culture.

More images and information after the break.

I.M. Pei awarded with the RIBA Royal Gold Medal 2010

12:30 - 16 February, 2010

The RIBA Royal Gold Medal for 2010 goes to an architect whose renown has been built over several decades of consistently producing a very particular kind of structure — often aspired to, rarely achieved.

AIA 2010 Honor Awards

09:30 - 2 February, 2010
The Cathedral of Christ the Light / SOM © Cesar Rubio
The Cathedral of Christ the Light / SOM © Cesar Rubio

Last week the AIA announced the 28 projects that will receive the Honor Awards this year, an award which recognizes excellence in architecture, interior architecture, and regional and urban design.

The winners will be recognized during the AIA 2010 convention in Miami.

Complete list of awarded buildings, including links to features on ArchDaily, after the break:

:output International Student Award

12:30 - 12 January, 2010

Works carried out by students usually disappear into drawers after presentation to a relatively small college audience. There the work remains invisible.

AR Emerging Awards 2009: The winners

23:23 - 24 November, 2009
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: