The 14 best new buildings on the planet, according to architecture fans

By Business Insider | February 14, 2016 09:50AM

Architects continue to push boundaries with their designs. ArchDaily recently announced the winners of its annual Building of the Year Awards, determining 14 of the top buildings in categories that ranged from offices to religious structures.

Over 3,000 projects were submitted, with the winners including buildings that are incredibly beautiful, creative, or that provide valuable service to their community.

From a store that was turned into a skateboarder’s paradise to innovative structures in less developed parts of the world, here are 14 architectural gems from around the globe.

Cultural Architecture — Harbin Opera House, China

Religious Architecture — Ribbon Chapel, Japan

Interior Architecture — House of Vans London, United Kingdom

Hospitality Architecture — Cella Bar, Portugal

Educational Architecture — School of Architecture at the Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden

Offices — Intesa Sanpaolo Office Building, Italy

Sports Architecture — Matmut Atlantique Stadium, France

Housing — The Great Wall of WA, Australia

Industrial Architecture — Factory in the Earth, Malaysia

Commercial Architecture — Miu Miu Aoyama Store, Japan

Public Architecture — Community Kitchen of Terras da Costa, Portugal

Healthcare Architecture — Partners In Health Dormitory, Rwanda

Refurbishment — House in Guimarães, Portugal

Houses— Vila Matilde House, Brazil