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The people have spoken: These are the 14 best new buildings of the year

A hotel on stilts, a winding winery and a vibrant Walmart office are among the winners.

SOME STRUCTURES WILL take your breath away.

The lovely people at ArchDaily have set out to determine the best buildings from around the world that blend beauty, intelligence, creativity, and service to the community.

After receiving nominations from more than 3,500 projects featured on its site in the past year, the publication asked readers to vote for their favourites among 14 categories. 60,000 people voted.

From the teeny-tiny town hall in Newbern, Alabama, to the futuristic McDonald’s in Georgia, here are the winners odf ArchDaily’s Building of the Year Awards.

BEST COMMERCIAL ARCHITECTURE: A combination fuel station and McDonald’s in Batumi, Georgia

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Architect: Giorgi Khmaladze

BEST CULTURAL ARCHITECTURE: The Danish National Maritime Museum in Helsingor, Denmark

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Architect: BIG

BEST EDUCATIONAL ARCHITECTURE: Braamcamp Freire, a secondary school in Lisbon, Portugal

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Architect: CVDB arquitectos

BEST HOSPITALITY ARCHITECTURE: Tree Snake Houses, a hotel on stilts in a national park in northern Portugal

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Architect: Luís Rebelo de Andrade + Tiago Rebelo de Andrade

BEST HOUSE: Binh Thanh House, a two-family home in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

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Architect: Vo Trong Nghia Architects + Sanuki + Nishizawa architects

BEST HOUSING: Tete in L’air, a wooden apartment building north of Paris, France

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Architect: KOZ Architectes

BEST INDUSTRIAL ARCHITECTURE: Antinori Winery, a winemaking complex near Florence, Italy

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Architect: Archea Associati

BEST INTERIOR ARCHITECTURE: The offices of Walmart.com in São Paulo, Brazil

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Architect: Estudio Guto Requena

BEST OFFICE: 48 North Canal Road, a boutique office space in Singapore

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Architect: WOHA

BEST PUBLIC ARCHITECTURE: Newbern Town Hall, a civic center in Newbern, Alabama, US

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Architect: Auburn University Rural Studio

BEST REFURBISHMENT: Three Cusps Chalet, a renovated palace in Sé, Portugal

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Architect: Tiago do Vale Arquitectos

BEST RELIGIOUS ARCHITECTURE: Saint John Baptist Chapel, a Catholic church in Spain’s Canary Islands

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Architect: Alejandro Beautell

BEST SPORTS ARCHITECTURE: Archery Hall & Boxing Club, a sports facility in Tokyo, Japan

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Architect: FT Architects

BEST HEALTHCARE ARCHITECTURE: Alcácer do Sal Residences, a hotel/hospital in Alcacer do Sal, Portugal

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Architect: Aires Mateus

- Melia Robinson and Melissa Stanger.

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