The Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design and Metropolitan Arts Press Ltd. and co-presented by The European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies, announced ninety-seven (97) new distinguished projects and urban schemes selected in this year’s prestigious International Architecture Awards program for 2009.
Given the record numbers of entries this year and the widest geographic distribution of buildings worldwide, The International Architecture Awards have become a global event of an unprecedented scale—an important barometer for the future direction of new architectural design and thinking today—celebrating, recognizing, and highlighting the world’s foremost architectural solutions for the designs of new skyscrapers, corporate buildings, institutions, arts facilities, airports, private homes, industrial structures, and urban planning projects from London to Singapore.
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The selected projects challenge new approaches to design that are beyond the envelope of the everyday, while providing cities with key civic building that celebrate and harmonize architecture as a high art while finding answers to the complicated problems of environment, social context, improving quality of life, and sustainability.
For the 2009 International Architecture Awards, the museum received hundreds of submissions from design firms in Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia, and the Americas. The submissions ranged from the latest new corporate high-tech headquarters to smaller planning projects, bridges, memorials, sacred spaces, and private residences. All submitted projects were designed by architects in their respective countries of origin or abroad for both built and unbuilt projects alike, as of January 1, 2006.
Architects: Architecton/Akira Yoneda
Client: Tomio Miyazaki
Contractor: Sohken Ability
This year’s jury for awards took place in Helsinki, Finland under the auspices of the Finnish Association of Architects (SAFA) and included some of the most influential design minds in Finland:
- Rainer Mahlamäki, President, Finnish Association of Architects (SAFA), Helsinski, Finland and Principal, Architects Lahdelma & Mahlamäki, Helsinki, Finland
- Kaj Forsblom, Galerie Forsblom, Heksinki, Finland
- Kivi Sotamaa, Principal of SOTAMMA DESIGN, Ltd. and Visiting Professor, Department of Architecture, UCLA, Los Angles, California, USA
- Anne Stenros, Vice President/Design Director, KONE Ojy., Espoo, Finland
- Ilkka Suppanen, Architect/Designer, Studio Suppanen, Helsinki, Finland and Professor, University of Art and Design Helsinki, Finland
- Markku Valkonen, Director, EMMA Espoo Museum of Modern Art, Espoo, Finland
The International Architecture Awards are curated and organized by Christian K. Narkiewicz-Laine, the Finnish Architecture Critic and President, The Chicago Athenaeum and assisted by Lary L. Sommers, Director of Administration/Marketing and Ioannis Karalias, Museum Vice President, The Chicago Athenaeum, and Kieran Conlon, Director/COO from the European Centre for Architecture, Art, Design, and Urban Studies.
São Paulo, Brazil
Architects: Studio MK27
Client: Primetime Nursery
Out of the ninety-seven (97) projects selected for awards, the United States received the highest number of thirteen (13) awards, followed by China with eight (8), Japan and Great Britain with each seven (7) and Germany having six (6) awards. The Netherlands, Brazil, Italy, Canada won four (4) awards each. Australia won three awards, while Vietnam, Portugal, South Africa, Taiwan, Austria, Ireland, France, and Slovenia were given two (2) awards each. Single awards were given to Korea, United Arab Emirates, Switzerland, Latvia, Denmark, Iran, Luxembourg, Uganda, Burkino Faso, and Indonesia.
WEI-WU-YING CENTER FOR THE PREFORMING ARTS
Architects: Mecanoo architecten
Associate Architects: Arcasia Design Group
Client: Council for Cultural Affairs (CCA)
Structural Engineers: Supertech Consultants International
Mechanical/Electrical Engineers: Su, Tsai, and Associates Consulting Engineers
Electrical Engineers: Heng Kai Inc.
Landscape Architects: Mecanoo architecten
Landscape Architects: Old Farmer Landscape Architecture Co.
Theatre Consultant: theateradvies
Theatre Consultant: Performance, Arts, Technology, Design Consultants, Inc.
Acoustical Consultants: Xu Acoustique
Lighting Designer: CWI Lighting Design Inc.
3D Consultant: Lead Dao
CENTER FOR SUSTAINABLE ENERGY TECHNOLOGIES
Ningbo, People’s Republic of China
Architects: MCA Mario Cucinella Architects srl
Associate Architects: Ningbo Architectural Design and Research Institute
Client: University of Nottingham, Ningbo, China
Environmental Strategies: School of the Built Environment,
University of Nottingham, UK
Structural Engineers: Luca Turrini
Construction Management: WEG
MEP/Lighting Engineers: TiFS Engineers srl.
Photographer: Daniele Domenicali
CENTRO DE ARTES NADIR AFONSO
Architects: Louise Braverman, Architect
Associate Architects: Paulo Pereira Almeida, Arq.
Associate Architects: Artur Afonso, Arq.
Client: Municipio de Boticas
Engineers: JP Engenharia, Lda.
Engineers: MM Engeharia, Lda.
Landscape Architects: Maria João Ferreira, Arq.
RECONSTRUCTION PROJECT IN THE NO. 2-59-1 FUXING ROAD
Beijing, People’s Republic of China
Architects: China Architecture Design & Research Group
Client: WanYeYuan Real Estate Development Co. Ltd. of Beijing
ELMPARK MIXED-USE DEVELOPMENT
Architects: Bucholz McEvoy Architects Ltd.
Client: Radora Developments Ltd., Dublin
Contractor: Michael McNamara and Company
Structural Engineers: O’Conner Sutton Cronin & Associates Ltd.
M/E Engineers: Varming Consulting Engineers
Façade Engineer: RFR Paris Ingènieurs/Consulting Engineers
Environmental Engineers: Transsolar Energietechnik GmbH
Landscape Architects: Neveux-Rouyer Paysagistes DPLG
Lighting Design: Pritchard Themis Limited
Photographer: Michael Moran Photography, Inc.
MOBILE ART: CHANEL CONTEMPORARY ART CONTAINER
Hong Kong, SAR
Architects: Zaha Hadid Architects
Client: Chanel Corporation
Contractor: ES Projects, ES Group Ltd.
Project Management/Lighting/Engineering: ARUP (London)
Lighting/Engineering: ARUP (London)
Cost Consultant: Davis Langdon
Photographer: Marc Gerritsen
Photographer: Virgile Simon Bertrand
Photographer: John Linden
Photographer: Toshio Kaneko
BISHAN PUBLIC LIBRARY
Singapore, Republic of Singapore
Architects: LOOK Architects Pte. Ltd.
Client: National Library Board
Contractor: Sunhuan Construction Pte. Ltd.
Civil/Structural Engineers: Meinhardt (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
M/E Engineers: Meinhardt (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
Photographer: Patrick Bingham Hall
Photographer: Tim Nolan Photographer
For a complete list of projects visit the following link:
International Architecture Awards
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