World best architecture buildings
Culture: Completed Buildings - Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology, Lisbon, Portugal by AL_A – This building by Amanda Levete and Associates is located on the Tagus River, and is a multi-purpose facility designed in such a way that visitors can walk over, under and within the building itself.
World Building of the Year 2017 shortlist
Competition Entries: Future Projects - Shelter on the Edge, Aleppo, Syria by Design and More International – Conceived as a solution to shelters housing growing numbers of refugees, Shelter on the Edge in Aleppo, Syria, is designed to allow for new units to be added onto existing housing units when the need arises.
Religion: Completed Buildings - The Chapel of St. Benedict and St. Scholastica, Pambujan, Philippines by WTA Architecture and Design Studio – This chapel is located within a hospital in Pambujan, a small rural town in the Philippines. The chapel features stained glass in the entry as well as the back of the alter.
Small Projects Prize: Completed Buildings - The Cutting Edge Pharmacy, Himeji City, Japan by Matsuya Art Works and KTX archiLAB – This pharmacy in Himeji City, Japan, features a minimalist white interior with black accents. The architects hope that the interior will convey a sense of "advanced medical care" that patients would expect.
Health: Completed Buildings - Fitzroy Crossing Renal Hostel, Fitzroy Crossing, Australia by Iredale Pedersen Hook Architects – Designed as a treatment residence for indigenous people suffering from renal disease, the Fitzroy Crossing Renal Hostel in Fitzroy Crossing, Australia, allows patients to receive treatment while still being close to their family members and the community. The space features six small houses, and can accommodate a total of 19 people.
Small Projects Prize: Completed Buildings - The Smile, London, United Kingdom by Alison Brooks Architects – Initially revealed as part of the 2016 London Design Festival, The Smile is constructed using American tulipwood, a material said to be stronger than concrete.
Display: Completed Buildings - Zhuhai Opera House, Zhuhai, China by CR Institute of Architectural & Urban Design – The Zhuhai Opera House in Zhuhai, China, is built of two shell-like structures, the larger of which sits at 90 meters (295 feet) tall, and the smaller at 60 meters (197 feet) tall. Collectively, both buildings can seat over 2, 000 people.