The 17 best new buildings in the world, according to architecture experts

The best buildings are functional and beautiful at the same time. Architecture and design website Architizer recently honored the top new buildings in the world at its annual A+ Awards.

From thousands of entries, winners were selected by both a jury and popular-choice vote in each of 113 categories. A selection of the jury’s winners is below — you can see the complete list here.

BEST MIXED USE SPACE: House of Vans, a creative venue in London for skateboarding enthusiasts.

Tim Greatreax

By Tim Greatrex Architect

BEST APARTMENT: Pivot, a New York studio with transforming walls and a secret bedroom.

Robert Garneau

By Architecture Workshop PC

BEST HOTEL/RESORT: Manshausen Island Resort, a hotel in the Steigen Archipelago off the coast of Northern Norway.

Siggen Stinessen

By Stinessen Arkitektur AS

BEST HIGHER ED/RESEARCH FACILITY: The New School of Architecture at the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, Sweden.


By Tham & Videgård Arkitekter.

BEST HEALTHCARE/WELLNESS CENTER: Naman Retreat Pure Spa, a retreat in Danang, Vietnam.

Hiroyuki Oki

By MIA Design Studio

BEST RELIGIOUS BUILDING: Crematorium Hofheide, a crematorium in Holsbeek, Belgium.

Hisao Suzuki

By RCR Arquitectes and Coussée & Goris architecten.

BEST LARGE PRIVATE HOUSE: The Greja House, a family home in Singapore.

Edward Hendricks

By Park + Associates Pte Ltd

BEST RESTAURANT: Mirrors, a restaurant in Gifu Prefecture, Japan, a popular destination during cherry blossom season.

Shigetomo Mizuno

By bandesign,Ltd.

BEST HOME INTERIOR: The Jerry House, a holiday home at Thailand's Cha Am Beach for a family with four sons.

Wison Tungthhunya

By Onion

BEST KINDERGARTEN: Hanazono Kindergarten and Nursery, a school in Miyakojima, Japan, that was built to withstand typhoons.

Ryuji Inoue

By HIBINOSEKKEI + Youji no Shiro

BEST RESIDENTIAL CONCEPT: Golden Ratio, a four-unit luxury apartment building in Ghent, Belgium.


By Govaert & Vanhoutte Architects

BEST LOW RISE OFFICE: Termeh office, a retail and office building in Hamadan, Iran.

Parham Taghiof

By Farshad Mehdizadeh + Ahmad Bathaei

BEST FACTORY: Valdemonjas Winery, a family owned wine-making business in the Ribera de Duero area of Spain.

Carlos Jiménez

By Agag+Paredes

BEST APARTMENT BUILDING: The Great Wall of Wa, a 12-unit complex in Western Australia. The rammed-earth structure was built for short-term housing during cattle mustering season.

Justin Alexander + Edward Birch

By Luigi Rosselli Architects

BEST HOTEL CONCEPT: Zulal Destination Spa + Resort, a planned hotel in Qatar.


By Oppenheim Architecture

BEST MUSEUM: Biesbosch Museum Island, a contemporary art museum in Werkendam, Netherlands.

Ronald Tilleman

By Studio Marco Vermeulen

BEST SMALL PRIVATE HOME: Colorado Outward Bound School Micro Cabins, a set of micro dormitories for outdoor educators in Leadville, Col.

Jesse Kuroiwa

By Colorado Building Workshop / University of Colorado Denver

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