World Housing Building of the Year
Overlooking the Copenhagen Canal, the 645,000-square-foot, bow-shaped 8 House includes apartments, townhouses, and penthouses, in addition to retail space.
World Landscape Project of the Year
A Mother River Recovered: The Sanlihe Greenway
This 8.3-mile ecological corridor diverts water from the Luan River through the City of Qian’an. As part of the project, Chinese landscape architecture firm Turenscape replaced sewage pipes that discharged into the Sanlihe River with a passive, natural-infiltration system.
World Villa of the Year
This Koji Tstsui Architect & Associates–designed mountain house, located an hour northwest of Tokyo, comprises five smaller pitched-roof cottages built from local larch timber.
World Transport Building of the Year
Kurilpa Bridge, a $63 million pedestrian and bicyclist bridge spanning the Brisbane River, is based on “tensegrity,” the term coined by Richard Buckminster Fuller to describe the principle of balanced compressive and tensile forces.
World Building of the Year
The use of District Cooling, a photovoltaic roof, dynamic sun filters, and smart sensors reduced the Media-ICT building’s carbon emissions by 95 percent.
World Display Building of the Year
Norwegian Wild Reindeer Centre Pavilion
Located on the fringes of Norway’s Dovrefjell National Park, the 969-square-foot Reindeer Centre Pavilion is girded by a raw steel frame. Its curving walls are made of 10-square-inch pine beams assembled by Norwegian shipbuilders.
World Health Building of the Year
Rehabilitation Centre Groot Klimmendaal
The golden-brown anodized façade of the Groot Klimmendaal rehab center blends into the surrounding forest. Light wells bring daylight into the heart of the 98-foot-wide structure.
World Learning Building of the Year
The 118,403-square-foot Sainsbury Laboratory is located in the University of Cambridge’s Botanic Garden.
Future Project of the Year: Landscape
The Shoreline Walk is a tree-lined pedestrian promenade designed to link the old and new parts of Beirut, and to revitalize the city’s coastline, part of which became a landfill during the 1975–1991 Lebanese Civil War.
Small House Winner
At 453 square feet, Sydney’s Small House—a three-story residence with a rooftop garden terrace—has a ground floor no bigger than a typical suburban garage.
World Sport Building of the Year
Speedskating Stadium Inzell: Max Aicher Arena
Through the continuous glass façade of the Speedskating Stadium Inzell, athletes and spectators can enjoy sweeping views of the Bavarian Alps.
Future Project of the Year: Experimental
The Tower of Nests
Kjellgren Kaminsky Architecture AB
Designed for downtown Shanghai, this skyscraper would provide a space where humans, squirrels, birds, and bees could coexist. The building’s skin is to be composed of straw, wicker, clay, and stone, among other materials.