The Planet’s Best Buildings (Old and New)

msn money recently published ‘The best new buildings on the planet’.

Writing about The World Architecture Festival, the experts rounded-up the world’s best buildings – both new and old.

Now in its 8th year, the festival is the world’s largest celebration of innovative architecture and design.

Here is a list of the buildings that came out triumphant.

  1. Best in Civic and Community: Cam Thanh Community House in Vietnam by 1 + 1 > 2 International Architecture
  2. Best Display: Brazilian Pavilion, Expo Milano 2015 in Italy by Studio Arthur Casas + Atelier Marko Brajovic
  3. Best in Health: Walumba Elders Centre in Australia by Iredale Pedersen Hook Architects
  4. Best in Higher Education and Research: Toho Gakuen School of Music in Japan by Nikken Sekkei
  5. Best Hotel and Leisure: Toho Gakuen School of Music in Japan by Nikken Sekkei
  6. Best House: Saigon House in Vietnam by a21 Studio
  7. Best Housing: The Interlace in Singapore by OMA:Buro Ole Scheeren
  8. Best Mixed Use: Casba in Australia by Billard Leece:SJB Architects
  9. Best New and Old: Courtyard House Plugin in China by People’s Architecture Office
  10. Best Office: HIGO in Japan by Nakayama Architects
  11. Best in Religion: Qatar Faculty of Islamic Studies in Qatar by Mangera Yvars Architects
  12. Best School: Ballet School in Russia by Studio 44 Architects
  13. Best Shopping: Sino-Ocean Taikoo Li Chengdu in China by The Oval Partnership
  14. Best in Sport: San Mamés Stadium in Spain by ACXT-IDOM Architects
  15. Best in Transport: Fulton Center in New York City by Grimshaw Architects
  16. Best Commercial Mixed Use (Future Project): Gardens by the Waterway Neighbourhood Centre and Polyclinic at Punggol in Singapore by Multiply Architects
  17. Best Leisure-Led Development: London Olympic Stadium Transformation in the UK by Populous Architects
  18. Best Office (Future Project): Reservoir in India by Sanjay Puri Architects
  19. Best Masterplanning (Future Project): Development Concept for the Historic Centre of Kaliningrad in Russia by Studio 44 Architects
  20. Best in Education: Wellington College Performing Arts Centre in the UK by Studio Seilern Architects
  21. Best Experimental (Future Project): Home Farm in Singapore by Spark Architects
  22. Best House (Future Project) Issa Grotto/Hill House in Croatia by Davor Matekovic/PROARH
  23. Best Residential (Future Project): Vancouver House in Vancouver by BIG Architects
  24. Best in Health (Future Project): Al Maha Centre for Children and Young Adults in Qatar by HDR Rice Daubney
  25. Best in Culture (Future Project): Museum of Painting and Sculpture in Turkey by EAA Emre Arolat Architect
  26. Best Future Competition Entries: Quay Quarter by Francis-Jones Morehen Thorp


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