Founded on the premise of democratizing architecture, the A+Awards is the industry’s largest and most international awards program and honors the best architecture, spaces, and products from across the globe. Each year, our winners are decided by both a prestigious jury of 250+ design luminaries from around the world, as well as you, the public, who are called upon to use your day-to-day experience in the built environment to vote on your favorite designs.
Now, Architizer is taking our core mission of democratizing design one step further: For the first time ever, we are inviting our community to vote on the cover project for our enduringly popular and limited edition annual publication, “Architizer: The World’s Best Architecture.”
Your task is simple — help us choose this year’s cover design! The voting platform will be open for seven days, from Tuesday, June 20th until midnight PT Tuesday, June 27th. During this period, we invite you to each cast one vote per person on the project that you’d most like to see on the cover of our next book, with an anticipated publication date of October 2023.
With the expansive geographic, technical and aesthetic breadth of A+Awards winners, the task of choosing a single project to represent the entire collection bound within the book’s cover may seem daunting. With this in mind, we’ve narrowed down the selection to four amazing works that we believe encompass the overarching spirit of outstanding design showcased throughout the the book.
The shortlisted projects in the running for this year’s cover are as follows:
- The Valley by MVRDV, Jury Winner in the Architecture +Façades category (coupled with a dark blue spine); photo by Ossip van Duivenbode
- Lookout Tower by Robert Gutowski Architects, Jury Winner in the Architecture +Joy category (coupled with an orange spine); photo by Tamás Bujnovszky
- Cloudscape of Haikou by MAD Architects, Popular Choice Winner in the Architecture +Concrete category (couple with a sky blue spine); photo by ArchExist
- Orange County Museum of Art by Morphosis, Jury Winner in the Museum Category (coupled with a yellow spine); photo by Mike Kelley
In addition to these renowned studios, this year’s winners include many more signature firms, such as Zaha Hadid Architects, Adjaye Associates and Sordo Madeleno. Many smaller firms and up-and-coming studios also provided award-winning projects that captivated the illustrious jury and public alike. Now their work is published internationally among some of the biggest names in the industry, foreshadowing the next generation of impactful design.
This diverse range of A+Award-winning projects are honored within the hardbound covers of this illustrated compendium. Excitingly, there will be an all-new section in the book dedicated to the A+Sustainability Awards winners, a new suite of A+Award categories dedicated to projects that act as positive precedent for green building practices in specific regions and the wider world.
Half of the projects included in the book came out on top with the prestigious A+Awards jury, made up of more than 400 luminaries from fields as diverse as construction, fashion, publishing, product design, real-estate development and technology. The jury represents a sought-after segment of design-savvy professionals, and the Jury Winners therefore have a stamp of industry-wide approval.
The other half secured Popular Choice awards, having been voted the best according to hundreds of thousands of votes by a global, public audience. The resulting collection of projects is therefore a true and comprehensive reflection the world’s finest architecture, in the eyes of all that experience it. Whether a large commercial space or small pavilion, each winning project demonstrated architectural excellence through clever planning, brilliant teamwork and innovative uses of technology.
All in all, each year our stunning hardbound compendium of The World’s Best Architecture truly lives up to its title: it is an atlas of truly innovative contemporary designs found on all continents. We design our covers keeping in mind that these beautiful books are series to be collected, so side-by-side, the spines will complement each other on your bookshelf. If you haven’t already, snap up the latest limited-edition before it sells out, and preorder next year’s copy — whose cover will be determined by you!