The Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design and The European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies revealed over 150 winners of the prestigious International Architecture Awards that takes place every year to recognize the most significant and inspirational building and urban planning projects around the world.

Andermatt Concet Hall, Andermatt, Switzerland

Andermatt Concet Hall, Andermatt, Switzerland; Architects: Studio Seilern Architects

Founded in 2005 by The Chicago Athenaeum and The European Centre, the distinguished awards recognize the most significant and inspirational buildings of the year and set a global standard for architectural achievement worldwide.

VBZ Bus Garage and Erz Depot, Zurich, Switzerland (Honorable Mention)

VBZ Bus Garage and Erz Depot, Zurich, Switzerland (Honorable Mention); Architects: pool Architekten

The International Architecture Awards are open to any qualified architect for spaces anywhere in the world that exemplify design excellence and architectural ambition and deliver meaningful social impact to the public for which they serve.

Sky Pool, London, United Kingdom

Sky Pool, London, United Kingdom; Architects: HAL Architects

This year, from a shortlist of over 450 submissions, the 150 plus award-winning buildings and urban planning projects are spread across 48 countries. In addition to the 150 plus awarded projects another 50 honorable mentions were also cited.

Fuzhou Strait Culture and Art Centre Fu Jian, China

Fuzhou Strait Culture and Art Centre Fu Jian, China; Architects: PES-Architects Ltd.

This year’s winning projects range from significant cultural destinations such as Fuzhou Strait Culture and Art Centre and its beautifully detailed walkways in Fu Jian, China to new city infrastructure such as the elegant Eleftheria Square in the heart of Nicosia, Cyprus; from a stunning sky pool that connects two buildings in downtown London to the new Deformable Modularized COVID-19 Epidemic Prevention Hospital in Shanghai and a UNESCO cultural building in Greenland.

Qaammat Pavilion, Sarfannguit, Greenland

Qaammat Pavilion, Sarfannguit, Greenland; Architects: Konstantin Arkitekter

“This year’s winning projects,” states Christian Narkiewicz-Laine, President/CEO of The Chicago Athenaeum, “show remarkable sensitivity to their surroundings and local cultures, inclusive design, and sustainable solutions. … Sustainability, restoration and renovation, and eco-friendly design were paramount to this year’s selection.”

Antares Tower, Barcelona, Spain

Antares Tower, Barcelona, Spain; Architects: Studio Odile Decq

For 2022, awarded projects include new high rises and skyscrapers in Tel Aviv, Shanghai, Toronto, Barcelona, Shenzhen, Suzhou, and Tampa, Florida, as well as new airports, bridges, civic and community centers, exposition pavilions, corporate offices, schools and universities, museums and libraries, government and healthcare facilities, hotels, private homes and multi-family housing, public spaces, religious buildings, and significant new restorations and adaptive reuse projects.

You can find all about the winners on the website of International Architecture Awards.