The 15 winners of the Building of the Year Award
With nearly 200,000 votes cast during the last 21 days, we are happy to present the winners of the 2021 ArchDaily Building of the Year Awards. This peer-based, crowdsourced architecture award showcases projects chosen by ArchDaily readers who filtered thousands of projects down to the 15 best works featured on ArchDaily in 2020.
As in previous years, the winners showcase a wide spectrum of different types of building, giving an insight into how diverse the profession has become in recent decades. High-profile practices take their place as ever, with winners such as MVRDV’s Concordia Design in Wrocław and Foster+Partners’ Apple store in Bangkok showing that establishment firms are still able to make their mark, as in more traditional award systems. Alongside these are previously unsung heroes, such as the colombian firms, Niro Arquitectura and OAU with their Market Square in Gramalote or like the Microlibrary Warak Kayu by SHAU Indonesia who have demonstrated their ability to make real, positive change where it is needed.