The best new buildings in the world 14-Dec-16 3
The best buildings are functional and beautiful at the same time. Architecture and design website Architizer recently honoured the top new buildings in the world at its annual A+ Awards.
From thousands of entries, winners were selected by both a jury and popular-choice vote in each of 113 categories. A selection of the jury’s winners is below – you can read the complete list here.
Best Mixed Use Space – House of Vans, a creative venue in London for skateboarding enthusiasts.
Best Apartment – Pivot, a New York studio with transforming walls and a secret bedroom.
Best Hotel/Resort – Manshausen Island Resort, a hotel in the Steigen Archipelago off the coast of Northern Norway.
Best Healthcare/Wellness Centre – Naman Retreat Pure Spa, a retreat in Danang, Vietnam.
Best Religious Building – Crematorium Hofheide, a crematorium in Holsbeek, Belgium.
Best Large Private House – The Greja House, a family home in Singapore.
Best Restaurant – Mirrors, a restaurant in Gifu Prefecture, Japan, a popular destination during cherry blossom season.
Best Home Interior – The Jerry House, a holiday home at Thailand’s Cha Am Beach for a family with four sons.
Best Kindergarten – Hanazono Kindergarten and Nursery, a school in Miyakojima, Japan, that was built to withstand typhoons.
Best Residential Concept – Golden Ratio, a four-unit luxury apartment building in Ghent, Belgium.
Best Low Rise Office – Termeh office, a retail and office building in Hamadan, Iran.
Best Factory – Valdemonjas Winery, a family owned wine-making business in the Ribera de Duero area of Spain.
Best Apartment Building – The Great Wall of Wa, a 12-unit complex in Western Australia. The rammed-earth structure was built for short-term housing during cattle mustering season.
Best Hotel Concept – Zulal Destination Spa + Resort, a planned hotel in Qatar.
Best Museum – Biesbosch Museum Island, a contemporary art museum in Werkendam, Netherlands.
Best Small Private Home – Colorado Outward Bound School Micro Cabins, a set of micro dormitories for outdoor educators in Leadville, Col.