UNESCO honors the world’s best contemporary architecture at the Prix Versailles 2021
By Niall Patrick Walsh|
Monday, Dec 20, 2021
24 projects have been declared overall winners at the Prix Versailles 2021. The projects were chosen from eight categories: airports, campuses, passenger stations, sports, stores, shopping malls, hotels, and restaurants. Each category saw three winners selected, picked from a pool of 94 candidates.
The awards seek to promote sustainable design across a variety of fields in the built environment and “underscore the admiration and respect we owe to works of architecture in view of the lasting marks they leave.” Among the winners this year were works from some of the world’s largest firms including Foster + Partners, OMA, and Zaha Hadid Architects.
This year’s jury was comprised of architect Bjarke Ingels (Denmark), fashion designer Guo Pei (China), photographer Steve McCurry (USA), film director and jury chair Jean-Jacques Annaud (France), architect Mariam Kamara (Niger), architect Patricia Urquiola (Spain), architect Ryue Nishizawa (Japan), and chef Massimo Bottura (Italy).
Below, we have listed out the 24 winning entries from the 2021 edition.
Prix Versailles: La Guardia Airport, Terminal B in New York City, NY, USA
Special prize interior: Berlin Brandenburg, Willy Brandt in Berlin, Germany
Special prize exterior: New Plymouth Airport in New Plymouth, New Zealand
Prix Versailles: California Institute of Technology, Chen Neuroscience Research Building in Pasadena, CA, USA
Special prize interior: University of Western Australia, Ezone Student Hub in Crawley, Australia
Special prize exterior: Harvard University, Science and Engineering Complex in Boston, MA, USA
Prix Versailles: Moynihan Train Hall in New York City, USA
Special prize interior: Ginkgo Swan Lake Train Station in Jiaxing, China
Special prize exterior: Reservoir Train Station in Reservoir, Australia
Prix Versailles: SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, CA, USA
Special prize interior: Court Philippe-Chatrier, Roland-Garros in Paris, France
Special prize exterior: Al-Bayt Stadium in Al Khor, Qatar
SHOPS & STORES
Prix Versailles: Apple Marina Bay Sands in Singapore, Singapore by Foster + Partners
Special prize interior: Âme in New York, NY, USA by Baranowitz + Kronenberg
Special prize exterior: Pharmacy Dzirciema in Riga, Latvia by Substance
Prix Versailles: Galleria in Gwanggyo, South Korea by OMA/Gansam
Special prize interior: Red Plum in Shenyang, China by AAarchitects/IIA Atelier
Special prize exterior: Kö-Bogen II in Düsseldorf, Germany by Ingenhoven Architects
Prix Versailles: ME Dubai in Dubai, UAE by Zaha Hadid Architects
Special prize interior: República Rosa in Quito, Ecuador by nicolas&nicolas
Special prize exterior: Ulaman in Balikpapan, Indonesia by Inspiral Architects
Prix Versailles: Mūn in Paris, France by Eve von Romberg/Charlotte Besson-Oberlin
Special prize interior: Tori Tori Santa Fe in Mexico City, Mexico by Esrawe
Special prize exterior: Garden Café in Worcester, South Africa by Steyn Studio/Square One/Meyer
Comment as :