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Winners of ArchDaily’s annual Building of the Year Awards

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

Architects: MAD Architects (credit: Hufton+Crow)

Religious Architecture — Ribbon Chapel, Japan

Architects: NAP Architects (credit: Koji Fujii, Nacasa Partners inc)

Interior Architecture — House of Vans London, United Kingdom

Architects: Tim Greatrex (credit: Tim Greatrex)

Hospitality Architecture — Cella Bar, Portugal

Architects: FCC Arquitectura, Paulo Lobo (credit: Fernando Guerra FG+SG)

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

Architects: Tham & Videgård Arkitekter (credit: Åke Eson Lindman)

Offices — Intesa Sanpaolo Office Building, Italy

Architects: Renzo Piano Building Workshop (credit: Enrico Cano)

Sports Architecture — Matmut Atlantique Stadium, France

Architects: Herzog & de Meuron (credit: Iwan Baan)

Housing — The Great Wall of WA, Australia

Architects: Luigi Rosselli (credit: Edward Birch)

Industrial Architecture — Factory in the Earth, Malaysia

Architects: Ryuichi Ashizawa Architect & Associates (credit: Kaori Ichikawa)

Commercial Architecture — Miu Miu Aoyama Store, Japan

Architects: Herzog & de Meuron (credit: Nacasa Partners)

Public Architecture — Community Kitchen of Terras da Costa, Portugal

Architects: ateliermob, Colectivo Warehouse (credit: Fernando Guerra FG+SG)

Healthcare Architecture — Partners In Health Dormitory, Rwanda

Architects: Sharon Davis Design (credit: Bruce Engel)

Refurbishment — House in Guimarães, Portugal

Architects: Elisabete de Oliveira Saldanha (credit: Fernando Guerra FG+SG)

Houses— Vila Matilde House, Brazil

Architects: Terra e Tuma Arquitetos (credit: Pedro Kok)

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