The 70 Best New Buildings Of The Year

Great architects know how to meld personality and functionality in the astounding buildings they design.

Our friends at ArchDaily are determining the best new buildings from around the world. After receiving nominations from more than 3,500 projects featured on its site in the past year, the publication is asking readers to vote for their favourites.

We’re taking a closer look at the nominees grouped by categories from commercial architecture to housing. Vote for your favourites at ArchDaily through January 29.

COMMERCIAL ARCHITECTURE: Fuel Station + McDonalds, Georgia

Coach Omotesando Flagship, Japan

Emporia, Sweden

Loja Fernando Jaeger, Brazil

Architect: SuperLimão Studio

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Mercat Encants, Spain

Architect: b720 Fermín Vázquez Arquitectos

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CULTURAL ARCHITECTURE: Theatre 95, France

The Blue Planet, Denmark

House of the Arts, Portugal

Architect: Future Architecture Thinking

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Danish National Maritime Museum, Denmark

Heydar Aliyev Center, Azerbaijan

Architect: Zaha Hadid Architects

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EDUCATIONAL ARCHITECTURE: Braamcamp Freire, Portugal

Basic And Secondary School Of Sever Do Vouga, Portugal

Architect: Pedro Domingos Arquitectos

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After-School Child Care Gistel, Belgium

Krishna P. Singh Center for Nanotechnology, United States

Vol Walker Hall & the Steven L Anderson Design Center, United States

Architect: Marlon Blackwell Architect

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HEALTHCARE ARCHITECTURE: Alcácer do Sal Residences, Portugal

Chiyodanomori Dental Clinic, Japan

ASU Health Service, United States

Architect: Lake Flato Architects

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Hospital in Puyo, Ecuador

SOGA - Sounds of Gaia, Mexico

HOSPITALITY ARCHITECTURE: PARKROYAL on Pickering, Singapore

Kontum Indochine Café, Vietnam

Architect: Vo Trong Nghia Architects

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De Lemos, Portugal

Architect: Carvalho Araújo, Arquitectura e Design

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Tree Snake Houses, Portugal

Architect: Luís Rebelo de Andrade + Tiago Rebelo de Andrade

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Red Pepper House, Kenya

Architect: Urko Sanchez Architects

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HOUSES: Edgeland House, United States

House GePo, Belgium

Cube House, Brazil

Architect: Studio MK27 - Marcio Kogan + Suzana Glogowski

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Binh Thanh House, Vietnam

Architect: Vo Trong Nghia Architects + Sanuki + Nishizawa architects

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Two Hulls, Canada

Architect: Mackay-Lyons Sweetapple Architects

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HOUSING: Hoogvliet, The Netherlands

Luna Apartments, Australia

Social Housing in Madrid, Spain

Architect: Iñaqui Carnicero Architecture Oficce

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Row-Houses in Bom Sucesso, Portugal

Architect: Inês Lobo Arquitectos

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Tete in L'air, France

INDUSTRIAL ARCHITECTURE: Hotchkiss Biomass Power Plant, United States

Architect: Centerbrook Architects and Planners

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Hydro-electric Powerstation, Germany

Architect: becker architekten

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Antinori Winery, Italy

Arteche High Voltage Laboratory, Spain

Chateau Cheval Blanc Winer, France

Architect: Christian de Portzamparc

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INTERIOR ARCHITECTURE: Office-Garage, Poland

Pulsate, United Kingdom

Architect: Lily Jencks + Nathanael Dorent

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FINE, United States

Consexto Lab, Portugal

Walmart Sao Paulo, Brazil

Architect: Estudio Guto Requena

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OFFICES: Technogym Village, Italy

Architect: Antonio Citterio Patricia Viel and Partners

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48 North Canal Road, Singapore

Shenzhen Stock Exchange HQ, China

Aquitanis Headquarters, France

Architect: Platform Architectures

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PGE GiEk Concern Headquarters, Poland

Architect: FAAB Architektura Adam Bialobrzeski | Adam Figurski

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PUBLIC ARCHITECTURE: Fire Station in Santo Tirso, Portugal

Newbern Town Hall, United States

Architect: Auburn University Rural Studio

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Autostadt Roof and Service Pavilion, Germany

Metro Cable Caracas, Venezuela

Pedestrian Bridge, United States

Architect: Miró Rivera Architects

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REFURBISHMENT: N10-Eiras Sports Facility, Portugal

Lille Modern Art Museum, France

Architect: Manuelle Gautrand Architecture

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Ataranzas Municipal Market Restoration Project, Spain

Architect: Aranguren & Gallegos Arquitectos

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Factory Jaffa House, Israel

Architect: Pitsou Kedem Architects

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Three Cusps Chalet, Portugal

Architect: Tiago do Vale Arquitectos

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RELIGIOUS ARCHITECTURE: Cistercian Abbey Church, United States

Architect: Cunningham Architects

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Forest Chapel, Japan

Architect: Hironaka Ogawa & Associates

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Saint John Baptist Chapel, Spain

Architect: Alejandro Beautell

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Chapel of St. Albert the Great, United Kingdom

Interior Remodeling of St. Moritz Church, Germany

SPORTS ARCHITECTURE: Wanangkura Stadium, Australia

Pasarón Stadium, Spain

Gammel Hellerup Gymnasium, Denmark

Archery Hall & Boxing Club, Japan

Jornalista Mário Filho Stadium -- Maracanã, Brazil

Architect: Fernandes Arquitetos Associados

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