Contemporary Building Designs That Are Making A Splash In The Architecture World

It’s that time of year again, folks. When our pals at Arch Daily sift through the world’s best building designs in an effort to pinpoint the year’s most impressive feats of architecture.

Now, after a whopping 3,500 nominations for projects around the globe, the Building of the Year Awards is open to the public. Readers can vote for their favorite design spanning categories like commercial, educational and religious architecture, not to mention housing, offices, refurbishment and more. The entire list of contenders can be seen here, but we’ve compiled a list of our 25 favorites for your viewing pleasure.

Behold, 25 of the world’s best new buildings:

1. The Blue Planet by 3XN (Copenhagen, Denmark) Picture by: Adam Mõrk

1. The Blue Planet by 3XN (Copenhagen, Denmark) Picture by: Adam Mõrk

2. Alcácer do Sal Residences by Aires Mateus (Alcacer do Sal, Portugal) By: FG+SG – Fernando Guerra, Sergio Guerra

2. Alcácer do Sal Residences by Aires Mateus (Alcacer do Sal, Portugal) By: FG+SG – Fernando Guerra, Sergio Guerra

3. PARKROYAL on Pickering by WOHA (Singapore) by:Patrick Bingham-Hall

3. PARKROYAL on Pickering by WOHA (Singapore) by:Patrick Bingham-Hall

4. House of the Arts by Future Architecture Thinking (Miranda do Corvo, Portugal) by: João Morgado

4. House of the Arts by Future Architecture Thinking (Miranda do Corvo, Portugal) by: João Morgado

5. Red Pepper House by Urko Sanchez Architects (Lamu, Kenya) by: Alberto Heras

5. Red Pepper House by Urko Sanchez Architects (Lamu, Kenya) by: Alberto Heras

6. Two Hulls by Mackay-Lyons Sweetapple Architects (Canada) by: Greg Richardson

6. Two Hulls by Mackay-Lyons Sweetapple Architects (Canada) by: Greg Richardson

7. Social Housing in Madrid by Iñaqui Carnicero Architecture Oficce (Madrid, Spain) Courtesy of Iñaqui Carnicero Architecture Office

7. Social Housing in Madrid by Iñaqui Carnicero Architecture Oficce (Madrid, Spain) Courtesy of Iñaqui Carnicero Architecture Office

Hotchkiss Biomass Power Plant by Centerbrook Architects and Planners (Connecticut, US) David Sundberg/Esto

Hotchkiss Biomass Power Plant by Centerbrook Architects and Planners (Connecticut, US) David Sundberg/Esto

Wanangkura Stadium by ARM Architecture (South Hedland, Australia) Peter Bennetts

Wanangkura Stadium by ARM Architecture (South Hedland, Australia) Peter Bennetts

Luna Apartments by Elenberg Fraser (Australia) Peter Clarke

Luna Apartments by Elenberg Fraser (Australia) Peter Clarke

Lille Modern Art Museum by Manuelle Gautrand Architecture (Villeneuve d’Ascq, France) Max Lerouge – LMCU

Lille Modern Art Museum by Manuelle Gautrand Architecture (Villeneuve d’Ascq, France) Max Lerouge – LMCU

48 North Canal Road by WOHA (Singapore) Patrick Bingham-Hall

48 North Canal Road by WOHA (Singapore) Patrick Bingham-Hall

Hoogvliet by VMX Architects (Rotterdam, The Netherlands) Christian Richters

Hoogvliet by VMX Architects (Rotterdam, The Netherlands) Christian Richters

Tree Snake Houses by Luís Rebelo de Andrade + Tiago Rebelo de Andrade (Bornes de Aguiar, Portugal) Ricardo Oliveira Alves

Tree Snake Houses by Luís Rebelo de Andrade + Tiago Rebelo de Andrade (Bornes de Aguiar, Portugal) Ricardo Oliveira Alves

Mercat Encants by b720 Fermín Vázquez Arquitectos (Barcelona, Spain) Rafael Vargas

Mercat Encants by b720 Fermín Vázquez Arquitectos (Barcelona, Spain) Rafael Vargas

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Author: M.A.

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