a distinguished award
for the avantgarde members of the architecture scene

best architects 



Link Architectes – Stable conversion · Photo Julie Masson

The «best architects award» is one of the most prestigious distinctions for architecture and a barometer of the latest developments in the top segment of the field. The award is widely recognised as a seal of quality for outstanding architectural achievements, positioning the award-winners at the forefront of the international architecture scene.


The «best architects award» was created in 2006 to filter out the best and most interesting architecture projects the German-speaking countries have to offer in order to present them to a broad, interested public. In 2015 the award competition was opened up to participants Europe-wide.

The award is conferred each year on completed architecture projects in the categories renovation and addition, residential, office and administrative buildings, commercial and industrial buildings, educational buildings, public buildings, infrastructure buildings, other buildings and interior design that are distinguished by outstanding architectural quality.

The competition for the «best architects 25» award will start in January 2024.


An independent jury of prominent architects awards the «best architects» label and the «best architects in gold» label for exceptional quality.


The award-winning projects are presented and documented in detail each year in a showcase publication. The publications have already won major domestic and international design awards on several occasions, e.g. the Red Dot Award. The lavishly produced books are available in bookstores or directly in our online book shop.