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Announcing the Oldest and Largest Global Awards Program Featuring the World’s Most Prominent Architecture Firms to be Officially Celebrated at “The City and the World” Exhibition in Athens, Greece with a Reception and Gala Dinner in front of the Acropolis on September 13

VILNIUS, LITHUANIA (JUNE 20, 2019) — Jürgen Mayer H's new Museum Garage in Miami, Florida, 

David Chipperfield’s Royal Academy of Arts Masterplan in London, Evgeny Gerasimov's Russky Dom (Russian House) Residential Complex in St. Petersburg, Schweger Architekten and Sergei Tchoban's Federation Tower in Moscow, WEISS/MANFREDi's TATA Innovation Center at Cornell Tech in New York, C.F. Møller Architects' The Heart In Ikast in Vestergade, Denmark, Henning Larsen's Eystur Town Hall in The Faroe Islands, Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates' Huamu Lot 10 Tower in Shanghai, COX Architecture Pty Ltd.'s The Sir John Monash Centre Monument in Villers-Bretonneux, France, and ZGF Architects' Google Spruce Goose, Playa Vista, California, top the list of awarded buildings for The International Architecture Awards® for 2019.

Founded in 2005, The International Architecture Awards, organized by The Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design and The European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies, is the oldest, annual public celebration of global architecture that sees practices around the world compete for the title of "Global Building of the Year."

The International Architecture Awards are the only non-commercial, global, and public awards program given jointly by two not-for-profit Museums in the United States and Europe dedicated to public education concerning architecture and industrial design.

The Awards are regarded internationally as the world's most important global mark of excellence, recognizing the best international architecture practices, as well as the hundreds of corporate clients, developers, state and local governments, institutions, and general contractors that produced them.

“Following a rigorous process from a record number of international submissions, this year’s 2019 shortlist of 350 projects,” states Christian Narkiewicz-Laine, Museum President, The Chicago Athenaeum, “highlights the amazing work done by the talented architecture visionaries whose talent and innovation have created talking points that will span generations.”

“The projects on the shortlist were judged against a range of criteria including design vision; innovation and originality; capacity to stimulate, engage and delight occupants and visitors; accessibility and sustainability; how fit the building is for its purpose and the level of client satisfaction." 

“Shaping the built environment is a tough challenge for anyone, and the architects and innovators here from across the architecture market have an important role to play in transforming the way we see the world." 

"I am delighted with this year’s selection and praise these dedicated firms and individuals and their hard work and their commitment to define a better world. Congratulations to all of this year's winners," adds Narkiewicz-Laine

This year’s selected buildings are from 41 nations including: Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, India, Italy, Ireland, Israel, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kuwait, Malaysia, México, New Zealand, Norway, Puerto Rico, Portugal, Republic of Singapore, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Slovenia,Spain, South Africa, South Korea, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan,Thailand, The Faro Islands, The Netherlands, The Philippines, Vietnam, United Kingdom, and The United States. 

“These 120 plus buildings are what the best, new architecture looks like today,” continues Narkiewicz-Laine.

The 2019 Jury for Awards was held at The Department of Architecture, Vilnius Gediminas Technical University, Vilnius, Lithuania  and consisted of the following architects, critics, and architecture educators: 

Arnoldas Gabrėnas, Architect and Associate Professor,Vilnius Gediminas TechnicalUniversity

Audrius Novickas, Artist, Vilnius Gediminas Technical University

Rūta Leitanaitė Architecture Curator and Critic, President, Architecture Association of Lithuania

Kęstutis Lupeikis, Architect and Painter

Liutauras Nekrošius, Dean, School of Architecture, Vilnius Gediminas Technical University

Almantas Samalavičius, Professor at the School of Architecture,Vilnius Gediminas Technical University, Editor-in-Chief of The Journal of Architecture and Urbanism,(Routledge) and  Lituanus (Chicago

The 120 plus awarded projects for 2019 include:


SAMOO Architects & Engineers - Incheon International Airport Terminal 2 Expansion, Incheon, Republic of  Korea
Integrated Design Associates - Mactan-Cebu International Airport Terminal 2, Mactan, Cebu, The Philippines


Warren and Mahoney Architects - Memorial Bridge, Christchurch, New Zealand
DIALOG - Edmonton Funicular, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Paul Lukez Architecture - Floating Bridge, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Iosa Ghini Associati - People Mover, Bologna, Italy 


CHROFI - Maitland Riverlink, Maitland, New South Wales, Australia
Henning Larsen  - Eystur Town Hall, Norðragøta, The Faroe Islands


Shay Cleary Architects - The Exo Building, Dublin, Ireland 
BVN - Synergy, CSIRO, Acton, ACT, Australia 
O-office Architects  - Congregate-Dorm of Vamke’s Building Industrialization Research Centre, Dongguan,  China 


Amos Goldreich Architecture - Shelter for Victims of Domestic Violence, Tel Aviv-Yafo, Israel
fjmt - Bunjil Place, Narre Warren, Victoria, Australia 
Freight Architects  - Sengkang Riverside Park Large Childcare Centre, Singapore, Republic of Singapore 
1+1>2 International  - Chieng Yen Community House, Vân Hồ, Mộc Châu, Sơn La, Vietnam 


Takenaka  - Nippon Kaiji Kentei Kyokai Headquarters, Tokyo, Japan 
KG Mimarlık  - Kumport, Beylikdüzü/İstanbul, Turkey 
ZGF Architects - Google Spruce Goose, Playa Vista, California, USA 
Tetsuo Kobori Architects - NICCA Innovation Center, Fukui-city, Fukui, Japan 
MVSA Architects - Rivierstaete, Amsterdam, The Netherlands 
Elliott + Associates Architects - PLICO at the Flatiron, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA 
PMC Arquitectos - Vieira De Almeida & Associados Offices, Lisbon, Portugal 
Marcy Wong Donn Logan Architects - Uber Advanced Technologies Group R&D Center, San Francisco, California, USA 
Ruiz Pardo - Nebreda - Puma Energy Latam Headquarters, Bayamón, Puerto Rico 
Belzberg Architects - PROFILES, Mexico City, Mexico 

Louise Braverman Architect - Pre-Fab Learning Landscape, Staten Island, New York, USA 

NOSIGNER - Sachi House, Shizuoka, Japan 


IAPA - Heyuan New Library, Heyuan Guangdong, China 
Studio Link-Arc - CRLand Archive Library, Shenzhen, Guangdong, China 
Max Dudler - City Library, Heidenheim an der Brenz, Germany 
Studio Hollenstein - Green Square Library and Plaza, Sydney, Australia 


Warren and Mahoney Architects – Mason Bros., Auckland, New Zealand 
Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates – Floral Court, London, United Kingdom 


Tzannes – Day Street Apartments, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia 
CHROFI  Lune De Sang Pavilion, Northern Rivers of NSW, New South Wales, Australia 
CPDA Arquitectos – 139 Schultz, Mexico City, Mexico 
AK+ (Archipedia Pte Ltd.)  Lake Garden Co-Housing, Johor, Malaysia 
Evgeny Gerasimov and Partners, Ltd. – Russky Dom (Russian House) Residential Complex,  St. Petersburg, Russia 
AAP Associated Architects Partnership  - Areia, Al Khiran, Kuwait 
WilkinsonEyre - Gasholders London, London, United Kingdom
Pininfarina - Cyrela By Pininfarina, Sao Paolo, Brazil 
3C Architecture & Engineering Consultants - Diyar Al Salam, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia 
Gronych + Dollega Architekten - Goethestraße 1, Bad Homburg v.d. Höhe, Germany
Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates  - 23-39 Blue Pool Road, Hong Kong, SAR 


Tzannes - Dangrove, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia 
SAMOO Architects & Engineers - National Museum of World Writing, Incheon, Republic of Korea 
Arhitektuuribüroo JVR, Ninja Stuudio, Stuudio Truus – Memorial for The Estonian Victims of Communism, Tallinn, Estonia 
O-office Architects - Lianzhou Museum of Photography, Lianzhou, Qingyuan, Guangdong, China 
Sdesign Company - Exhibition Center, Quang Ninh, Vietnam 
Haworth Tompkins - Battersea Arts Centre, London, United Kingdom 
Overland Partners - Austin By Ellsworth Kelly, Austin, Texas, USA 
Barozzi / Veiga - Graubünden Museum of Fine Arts, Chur, Switzerland 
Sanjay Puri Architects - Shiva Museum, Jaipur, India 
Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture - Astana Arts Center, Astana, Kazakhstan 
COX Architecture Pty Ltd. with Williams, Abrahams and Lampras – The Sir John Monash Centre, Villers-Bretonneux, France


TERROIR - Penguin Parade Visitor Centre, Phillip Island, Victoria, Australia 
Nuno Valentim, Arquitectura e Reabilitação - Porto Botanical Garden: Casa Andresen, KOEPP Greenhouses and Casa Salabert, Porto, Portugal 


East China Architectural Design & Research Institute - The World Expo Museum, Shanghai, China 
SUTD Advanced Architecture Laboratory - 'The Future Of US' Pavilion @ Gardens By The Bay Singapore, Singapore, Republic of Singapore 
Carlo Ratti Associati srl. - Future Food District, Milan, Itlay 
Montalba Architects, Inc. - Bex & Arts Pavilion, Bex, Switzerland
x-studio- In-Between: c + Sugi Pavilion, Kamiyama, Myozai District, Tokushima Prefecture, Japan


Ehrlich Yanai Rhee Chaney Architects - Waverley, Palo Alto, California, USA 
Hamada Architect Co., Ltd. - Tokin Tokin, Japan 
Formwerkz Architects - Cloister House, Johor Bahru, Malaysia 
Trahan Architects - Magazine Street Residence, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA 
Patrick Reuter Architecture + Studio Lukas Raeber - Constructive Contradictions: House In Riehen, Riehen, Basel, Switzerland 
June Architects - Flowing House, Paju, South Korea 
decaARCHITECTURE - Ring House, Agia Galini, Crete, Greece


INUCE·Dirk U. Moench - Luoyuan Anglican Church, Luoyuan, China 
AR43 Architects Pte. Ltd. - Golden Pagoda Temple, Singapore, Republic of Singapore 
Plano Humano Arquitectos - Our Lady of Fátima Chapel, Idanha-a-Nova, Portugal 
KACI International - The Spiritual Healing House—Charnel House in Baekyang-Sa Buddhist Temple, Jangseong-gun, Jeollanam-do, Korea
Love Architecture - Hasshoden - Charnel House In Ryusenji Temple, Kagwaguchi, Japan 


Revery Architecture - The Hong Kong Jockey Club University of Chicago Academic Complex | The University of Chicago Francis And Rose Yuen Campus In Hong Kong, Hong Kong, SAR 
Touloukian Touloukian Inc. - Lumen at Beacon Park, Detroit, Michigan, USA 


SSP AG - Fritz-Henssler-Vocational College, Dortmund, Germany 
SJB - 100 Harris Street Pyrmont Adaptive Re-Use, Sydney, Australia 
Looney Ricks Kiss - Crosstown Concourse, Memphis, USA
ENOTA - Termalija Family Wellness, Podčetrtek, Slovenia 
Studio Joseph - The University of Pennsylvania Management and Technology Department Renovation, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA 
David Chipperfield Architects - Royal Academy of Arts Masterplan, London, United Kingdom 
John McAslan + Partners - St. Albans Museum And Art Gallery, St Albans, United Kingdom 
Haworth Tompkins - Bristol Old Vic, Bristol, United Kingdom 
East China Architectural Design and Research Institute - Renovation of Changchun Tractor Factory, Changchun, Jilin Province, China 
Ian Ritchie Architects Ltd. - Royal Academy of Music – Theatre and New Recital Hall, London, United Kingdom 
Elkus Manfredi Architects - Union Trust Building Repositioning, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 
AS Arquitectura - Hacienda Niop Hotel, Champotón, Campeche, Mexico 


Kris Lin International Design - Light Waterfall, Wuhan, China 
Takenaka Corporation - Miura Show Room, Matsuyama, Japan 
fjmt and Buchan- Grand Central Shopping Centre, Toowoomba, Australia 
Takenaka - Toyota Corolla Shinosaka Meishin Ibaraki, Osaka, Japan 


Stéphane Fernandez Architecte - Ecole Communale Jacqueline de Romilly, Aix en Provence, France 
Studio Ardete Pvt. Ltd. - Bavilion, Garhshankar, Punjab, India
pool Architekte - Primary School Building Vinci, Suhr, Switzerland 
WEISS/MANFREDI - TATA Innovation Center at Cornell Tech, New York, New York, USA 
C.F. Møller Architects - The Heart in Ikast, Vestergade, Denmark 
ikon.5 architects - Learning Resource Center | Suffolk County Community College, Brentwood, New York, USA  
ikon.5 architects - College of Business | University of South Florida, St. Petersburg, Florida, USA 
Takenaka Corporation - Hanamaruki Miso-Making Experience, Ina, Nagano, Japan 
OFFICE 52 Architecture - Sherman and Joyce Bowie Scott Hall, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA 
Takenaka Corporation  - Senzoku Gakuen College of Music White Castle, Kawasaki-shi, Kanakgawa, Japan 
Henning Larsen - French International School, Hong Kong, SAR 
Verstas Architects - Aalto University Väre Building, Espoo, Finland 
Meixner Schlueter Wendt  - Protestant Academy Frankfurt, Frankfurt am Main, Germany 
CCA Centro de Colaboración Arquitectónica - Escuela Banciaria y Comercial Aguascalientes, Aguascalientes, Mexico
Designworkshop – Sol Plaatje University Student Resource Centre, Kimberley, Northern Cape, South Africa


Tchoban Voss Architekten, SPEECH + Schweger Architekten - Federation Tower, Moscow, Russia 
Aedas - Lè Architecture, Nangang District, Taipei City, Taiwan 
Kohn Pedersen Fox Architects:- Huamu Lot 10, Shanghai, China 


East China Architectural Design & Research Institute -Shanghai Jiabei Country West Park Visitor Center, Shanghia, China
LAVA Laboratory for Visionary Architecture Berlin GmbH - Urban Production 4.0, Berlin, Germany 
NBJ Architectes - Technical Center of Blagnac, ZAC Andromède, Blagnac, France


AREP - Bordeaux Belcier: Redvelopment And Extension of Saint-Jean Railway Station, Bordeaux, France 
J. MAYER.H und Partner, Architekten mbB, WORKac, Clavel Arquitectos, Nicolas Buffe and K/R - Museum Garage, Miami, Florida, USA
Studio Roosegaarde - Gates of Light, Afsluitdijk, Breezanddijk, The Netherlands 
Warren and Mahoney Architects in association with Boffa Miskell and the Well Connected Alliance - Waterview Connection, Auckland, New Zealand 


SJB + ASPECT Studios - Civic Link, Parramatta, New South Wales, Australia 
ASPECT Studios - The Ian Potter Children’s Wild Play Garden, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia 
TERROIR  - Koondrook Wharf, Koondrook, Victoria, Australia 
ASPECT Studios | OCULUS - Barangaroo South, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia 
HASSELL - Darling Harbour Transformation, Sydney, Australia 
Piet Louw and Dave Dewar Architects, Urban Designers and City Planners - Urban Design Framework 
In A Wilderness Context - Architectural Beginnings - The Lighthouse Precinct, Agulhas National  Park, South Africa
Tabanlioğlu Architects - Haliç Shipyards, Istanbul, Turkey 
!melk landscape architecture & urban design - Tyufeleva Roshya (Zilart Park), Moscow, Russia 
Yazgan Design Architecture - Hamamyolu Urban Deck, Eskisehir, Turkey 

All buildings and urban planning projects can be viewed at or at This elite group of buildings and urban planning projects selected by the jury will be premiered at Contemporary Space Athens (74 Mitropoleos Str., GR-105 63 Athens, Greece) opening September 13 and continuing through October, 2018. 

The exhibition is entitled "The City and the World" and is scheduled to travel in Europe through 2020. The Awards Presentation takes place at a Gala Awards Dinner and Ceremony adjacent to the Acropolis in Athens, Greece on Friday, September 13 . RSVP is required. For more information, contact: The buildings and urban planning projects are also published as a catalogue for Global Design + Urbanism XIX (“New International Architecture”) edited by Christian Narkiewicz-Laine for Metropolitan Arts Press Ltd. and is available through The European Centre and 

For press information and photographs, contact Konstadina Geladaki at The deadline for the 2020 International Architecture Awards is December 1, 2019. Submissions for 2020 can be made on line at

NOTE TO REPORTERS AND EDITORS: Photographs of the 2019 International Architecture Awards are available for download. For more details on the award and previous winners, visit The European Centre’s website at or

About The Chicago Athenaeum ( is a global nonprofit education and research institute supported by its members. Its mission is to provide public education about the significance of architecture and design and how those disciplines can have a positive effect on the human environment.

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June 15, 2019
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