Celebrating the year's best buildings and spaces.

The A+Awards are bigger than just the architectural community. Entries are judged by more than 400 luminaries from fields as diverse as fashion, publishing, product design, real estate development, and tech. Architects shape every space and every place where people spend their lives, so we created the A+Awards to remind the world how important architecture is.

2019 A+Architecture Winners

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  • Amanda Levete

    Amanda Levete CBE is a Stirling Prize winning architect and founder and principal of AL_A, an international award-winning design and architecture studio. Recently completed projects include the Victoria & Albert Museum Exhibition Road Quarter (2017) in London; MAAT (2016) a Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology in Lisbon, commissioned by EDP; Central Embassy (2017), a 1.5 million sq ft luxury shopping mall and hotel in Bangkok; a media campus and headquarters building for Sky (2016) in London. Ongoing commissions include the transformation of the flagship Galleries Lafayette Haussmann department store in Paris; a new centre for the cancer care charity Maggie’s in Southampton; two new buildings for Wadham College at the University of Oxford; the renovation and expansion of Paisley Museum in Scotland; and the Monte St Angelo subway station in Naples. She is a regular radio and TV broadcaster, writes for a number of publications and lectures throughout the world. In 2017 Levete was recognised in the Queen’s Birthday honours list and made a CBE for services to architecture. In 2018 she was awarded the Jane Drew Prize and in 2019 she was elected an Honorary Fellow of the American Institute of Architects.

  • Christian Benimana

    Christian Benimana joined MASS Design Group as a Global Health Corps Design Fellow in 2010. Today, he works as one of the firm's Senior Principals and Managing Directors, and is Director of the African Design Centre, a field-based apprenticeship that is set to empower leaders who will design a more equitable, just, and sustainable world. At MASS, Christian has been involved with design/build projects, development initiatives, and operational and administration leadership. He has taught at the Architecture School of the former Kigali Institute of Science and Technology (KIST) and currently serves as the Secretary General of the East Africa Institute of Architects. Prior to joining MASS, Christian worked with LongiLat Architecture and Research in Shanghai assisting with the Porsche Center in Shanghai and the Netherlands Pavilion in the 2010 International Expo. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Architecture from the School of Architecture and Urban Planning (CAUP) of Tongji University in Shanghai, China (2008) and his goal is to develop the next generation of African designers with socially focused design principles.

  • Dong Ping Wong

    Dong-Ping Wong is the Founding Director of Food New York, a design firm based in New York City. The studio focuses on designing environments, from ground-up structures to renovations to landscapes, all with the intent of transforming how people relate to the context, culture and resources around them. Ongoing projects include the 19,000sf New York headquarters for a Hong Kong based media company, a garden in the Cayman Islands, and + POOL, the world's first floating, water-filtering pool.

    Before starting Food in 2018, Dong was a founding partner of Family New York with Oana Stanescu, which led the designs of contemporary art museums in Mantaa, Finland and Maribor, Slovenia, stand-alone stores for Off-White c/o Virgil Abloh in New York, Tokyo, Singapore and Hong Kong, the stage design for Kanye West’s Yeezus Tour, and residential projects for Kanye West and Kim Kardashian West in Paris and Los Angeles.

    Dong's work has been featured in publications including the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, PIN-UP Magazine, Fast Company, Complex and Wired and has been awarded the Diamond Award for Engineering Excellence, the New York Design Award for Best Young Practice and was nominated for the INDEX Awards in Copenhagen.

  • David de Rothschild

    David de Rothschild is an environmentalist and explorer, and one of the leaders of a new generation of change-makers focussed on re-igniting collective hope in the future of the planet.

    Since 2006, David has used exploration, adventure and storytelling to “give Nature a voice.” In 2010, he designed and constructed Plastiki, a fully recyclable catamaran made buoyant by 12,500 reclaimed plastic bottles, which he sailed 8,000 miles, from San Francisco to Sydney via the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, to alert the world to the devastating effects of single use plastics. And in November 2011, he and another crew travelled into the heart of Brazil’s Amazon Rainforest to draw attention to the effect that the controversial Belo Monte Dam project was having on local communities.
    In 2015 he founded his latest initiative, the Lost Explorer, a sustainable lifestyle company that aims to set an industry blueprint for fashion and wellness manufactured in true partnership with Nature, giving 100% of profits back to Nature.

    David has been recognized as a climate ambassador by UNEP, National Geographic, Clean up the World, the World Economic Forum and the Clinton Global Initiative. He has also published books, produced a Sundance Channel TV series, and a National Geographic documentary. Most recently, David has been named an Ambassador for DEFRA’s 25 year Environmental Plan and Year of Green Action and the World Surf League.

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Amanda Levete CBE is a Stirling Prize winning architect and founder and principal of AL_A, an international award-winning design and architecture studio. Recently completed projects include the Victoria & Albert Museum Exhibition Road Quarter (2017) in London; MAAT (2016) a Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology in Lisbon, commissioned by EDP; Central Embassy (2017), a 1.5 million sq ft luxury shopping mall and hotel in Bangkok; a media campus and headquarters building for Sky (2016) in London. Ongoing commissions include the transformation of the flagship Galleries Lafayette Haussmann department store in Paris; a new centre for the cancer care charity Maggie’s in Southampton; two new buildings for Wadham College at the University of Oxford; the renovation and expansion of Paisley Museum in Scotland; and the Monte St Angelo subway station in Naples. She is a regular radio and TV broadcaster, writes for a number of publications and lectures throughout the world. In 2017 Levete was recognised in the Queen’s Birthday honours list and made a CBE for services to architecture. In 2018 she was awarded the Jane Drew Prize and in 2019 she was elected an Honorary Fellow of the American Institute of Architects.

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The A+Awards Book

The World's Best Architecture is an annual compendium of the world's most inspiring architecture, published in partnership with Phaidon. Featuring both Jury and Popular Choice Award winners, it's the definitive guide to the year's best buildings and spaces. See the 2019 book here.

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Global Recognition

We're not here to build for other architects, we're here to build for all of humankind.

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With the largest online architecture community on the planet, the A+Awards deliver unprecedented exposure for Winners. Picture your work in front of an audience of 7+ million via Architizer's Journal and social media channels, plus international media coverage in outlets like CNN, Al Jazeera, and the New York Times.

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The A+Trophy

Our winners deserve a truly remarkable showpiece. That's why we work closely with some of the world's best awards designers to create a bespoke trophy that reflects our winners' outstanding design ethos and achievements.

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The Future of Architecture

What does the future of architecture look like? Design today must meet the demands of growing populations, rapid urbanization, and unprecedented climate crises. The 8th Annual A+Awards will celebrate architects and designers at the forefront of this effort, those who are harnessing cutting-edge approaches and technologies to face the challenges of today and to build the cities of tomorrow.