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.
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 2020 book here.
We're not here to build for other architects, we're here to build for all of humankind.Bjarke Ingels
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, Vogue, Aesthetica Magazine, and Al Jazeera.
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.
Architecture for a Changing World
The world around us never stops evolving, but in 2020, the rate of change accelerated on all fronts. Our environment, our social landscape, and our daily lives were upended, giving rise to immense challenges across the globe. For designers, these turbulent times provide rich opportunities for innovation. Pioneering architecture is not just a thing of beauty — it can transform society, making it more resilient, empowered, and prepared for what the future might hold. The 2021 A+Awards will celebrate those architects designing for a changing world.