10 Aug 13  | The Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design

New York Architects Select Prestigious International Architecture Awards for 2013; Winning Projects to Be Exhibited at the 14th International Biennial of Architecture Buenos Aires in September

The Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design and The European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies have selected sixty new buildings, commercial and institutional developments, and urban planning projects from 20 nations for The International Architecture Awards for 2013.

Hundreds of submissions were received for this year’s annual Global Awards Program from architecture firms from across Europe, Asia, the Middle East, Australia, and the Americas.

The program, the most prestigious in the world, honors new skyscrapers, commercial buildings, urban plans, private residences, and real estate projects that achieve a high standard of excellence in design, construction, planning, and sustainability and promote the best practice in all types of real estate development for the private and public sectors, including new skyscrapers, high rises, corporate and institutional buildings, commercial projects, city planning, restorations and adaptive reuse, religious and civic buildings, and interiors.

“From an impressive and visionary array of new submissions, the New York Jury selected 60 outstanding projects, each of which positively impacts its larger community — sometimes modestly, but most often massively,” states Christian Narkiewicz-Laine, President, The Chicago Athenaeum.

“The finalists span the globe, from South America to Asia, from North America to Europe, and we are particularly happy to share that diversity. All projects exhibit innovation in design, acute sensitivity to the environment, sustainability, adaptability to their surroundings, and provision of enjoyment to their many users. In one way or another, each finalist wowed the jury, which will make selection of the winners a real challenge.”

This year’s selected buildings were from 20 nations including: Australia, Burundi, Canada, Finland, France, Germany, Great Britain, Ireland, Japan, Lebanon, Norway, People’s Republic of China, The Netherlands, Qatar, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Turkey, Vietnam, and The United States.

AS+GG's Great City Master Plan, also referred to as Tianfu Ecological City was among the list of winners. PROJECT DETAILS