best architects 22

Jury confers 10 golds

BUREAU (Daniel Zamarbide) with Leopold Banchini Architects / Dodged House
Käferstein & Meister Architekten / «George» three-family house
Luca Selva Architektur / Courtyard House
Edelaar Mosayebi Inderbitzin Architekten / Residential building Schulstrasse
Michael Meier und Marius Hug Architekten / Bellariarain residential development
Peris+Toral Arquitectes / Social housing units in Cornellà
pool Architekten / VBZ bus garage, ERZ depot
Carlana Mezzalira Pentimalli / Bressanone Music School
a+r Architekten / Kulturbahnhof Aalen
Boltshauser Architekten / Rammed earth tower 

We are pleased to announce that the «best architects 22 award» has been decided. With more than 400 entries, the number of participants was one of the highest in the history of the award. The outstanding quality of the projects submitted made the selection a great challenge for this year’s jury.

«It is impressive that the high quality of the projects submitted is reflected in all areas, regardless of the size and prestige of the respective assignment. Attention to detail, a consistent implementation of the architectural concept and a sensitive engagement with the surroundings characterise many of these works. Another striking feature is the large number of renovation and conversion projects that upgrade existing buildings with sometimes unusually creative concepts or new functions. This shows that this area of architectural creativity is becoming increasingly important. The jury has therefore decided to introduce a new category, ‹Renovation/Addition› for this important area in architecture.»

(Tobias Schwarzer, founder of the best architects award)

The jury consisting of Sandy Attia (Brixen), Samuel Lundberg (Stockholm) and Prof. Rolf Seiler (Geneva) honoured 81 projects with the best architects 22award. An additional 10 projects received the distinction best architects 22 in Gold for their outstanding quality.

See the winners in the gallery here

The complete list of all winners you can find here

«…Freed from dogmas and design principles, high-quality architecture today derives from generally effective values such as function, atmosphere, composition, integration, originality, ingenuity, etc., which also find an echo in wider society. It is thanks to the tireless idealism and professionalism of the founders of ‹best architects› that this award, and the outstanding publications that accompany it, have brought more attention to the high-quality European architectural scene.»

(Prof. Rolf Seiler / Lin Robbe Seiler Architekten, Geneva)