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

Architects continue to push…

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

PastedImage-54598 MAD Architects Source: Hufton+Crow

Religious Architecture – Ribbon Chapel, Japan

PastedImage-76665 NAP Architects Source: Koji Fujii, Nacasa Partners inc

Interior Architecture – House of Vans London, United Kingdom

PastedImage-73384 Tim Greatrex

Hospitality Architecture — Cella Bar, Portugal

PastedImage-7350 FCC Arquitectura, Paulo Lobo Source: Fernando Guerra FG+SG

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

PastedImage-71181 Tham & Videgård Arkitekter Source: Åke Eson Lindman

Offices — Intesa Sanpaolo Office Building, Italy

PastedImage-7779 Renzo Piano Building Workshop Source: Enrico Cano

Sports Architecture — Matmut Atlantique Stadium, France

PastedImage-6208 Herzog & de Meuron Source: Iwan Baan

Housing — The Great Wall of WA, Australia

PastedImage-60189 Luigi Rosselli Source: Edward Birch

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Industrial Architecture — Factory in the Earth, Malaysia

PastedImage-61560 Ryuichi Ashizawa Architect & Associates Source: Kaori Ichikawa

Commercial Architecture — Miu Miu Aoyama Store, Japan

PastedImage-78050 Herzog & de Meuron Source: Nacasa Partners

Public Architecture — Community Kitchen of Terras da Costa, Portugal

PastedImage-53633 ateliermob, Colectivo Warehouse Source: Fernando Guerra FG+SG

Healthcare Architecture — Partners In Health Dormitory, Rwanda

PastedImage-28402 Sharon Davis Design Source: Bruce Engel

Refurbishment — House in Guimarães, Portugal

PastedImage-33192 Elisabete de Oliveira Saldanha Source: Fernando Guerra FG+SG

Houses— Vila Matilde House, Brazil

PastedImage-35082 Terra e Tuma Arquitetos Source: Pedro Kok

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