This year, 50 winners including studios, individual architects and designers were chosen from more than 4,700 entries from 86 different countries.
An apartment block in Lebanon won architecture project of the year, while a workspace and adjoining workshop was named interiors project of the year. The design project of the year was won by a large underground parking garage for bicycles.
One winner was announced each day over the course of the week in a video show presented by poet and broadcaster LionHeart and experiential designer Nelly Ben Hayoun.
In architecture news, a 40,000-seat stadium made from colourful shipping containers and steel completed in Doha.
Designed by Fenwick Iribarren Architects, Stadium 974 claims to be the first stadium designed to be fully demountable in FIFA World Cup history.
We also rounded up eight completed stadiums for the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar. Featured stadiums include a tournament venue designed by Foster + Partners and a stadium by Zaha Hadid Architects informed by the sails found on dhow boats.
Elsewhere on the site, we rounded up ten statement buildings that never got built, following the recent news that the planned Tulip tower by Foster + Partners was rejected by the UK government.
Our list features 10 other high-profile building projects that were never built including Two World Trade Center by BIG (pictured).
We reported on the plans for a Henning Larsen timber building on the eastern edge of Copenhagen. Called Marmormolen, the proposed mixed-use commercial building, would measure 28,000 square metres and be constructed entirely from solid timber.
In other timber news, British designer Thomas Heatherwick’s studio and the London-based architecture office Veretec announced plans to create a campus for global pharmaceutical company UCB in southeast England. A three-storey timber structure sits at the project’s core.
This week, Japanese architecture studio Kengo Kuma and Associates designed a cluster of cone-shaped toilets overlooking the surrounding Japanese mountains in Oyama.
Another mountainous structure that proved popular with readers was a cabin by architecture practice Demogo. Located on a cliff’s edge in the Dolomites, the small cabin appears to balance precariously over the site.
Popular projects this week included a biodegradable vessel designed to fight the spread of deserts and a hillside weekend home in the Mexican countryside.
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