Winners of the second Annual Architizer A+Awards have been announced and the shortlist of 129 projects includes works by Zaha Hadid Architects, Studio Fuksas, SOM and BIG. The awarded designs in over 60 categories will be celebrated at a red carpet ceremony at Highline Stages in New York on May 15, 2014.
Unlike with most architecture awards, including the renowned Pritzker Prize, the organizers of the Architizer A+Awards decided to go against the grain and award no less than 129 projects from across the world. The second edition of the competition recognized the most innovative and engaging designs out there and brought into the spotlight works by emerging firms and less known innovators.
Besides projects designed by ‘starchitects’ like Zaha Hadid and BIG, among this year’s winners are People’s Architecture Office, with their remarkable Pop Up Habitat, Mexican Craft Arquitectos, who transformed a 1960s building into a luxury residential complex, and Brooklyn-based STUDIOKCA, with a pavilion made from 53,780 recycled bottles.
The jury of over 300 industry leaders included Yves Béhar, Paola Antonelli, Liz Diller, Joseph Altuzarra, David Rockwell, Rem D. Koolhaas, and Ian Schrager, while an online public vote determined the winners of the Popular Choice Award.