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