Two Canadian projects selected for the 2013 International Architecture Awards

The Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design and The European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies have selected 60 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 honors new 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 and urban 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, 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.

From Canada, the winning projects were Gathering Circle (2011), Thunder Bay, Ont., by Brook McIlroy and Ryan Gorrie (41st on the list); and Vaughan City Hall (2011), Vaughan, Ont., by KPMB (45th on the list)

The full winning list is as follows:

1. National Tourist Route Trollstigen, Møre og Romsdal, Norway, 2012 by Reiulf Ramstad Architects

2. House R, Karlsruhe, Germany, 2010 by CHRIST.CHRIST. associated architects

3. Olympic Shooting Arenas, London, Great Britain, 2010-2012 by Magma Architecture

4. Segai Research Support Services Building, La Laguna, Spain, 2012 by gpy arquitectos

5. El Malecón Stadium, Cantabria, Spain, 2012 by MMIT Arquitectos

6. “Phantom” L’opéra Restaurant, Paris, France, 2011 by Odile Decq Benoit Cornette Architectes Urbanistes

7. Lucky Shophouse, Singapore, Republic of Singapore, 2012 by CHANG Architects

8. The Herbert F. Johnson Museum Of Art Addition And Alteration—Cornell University,

Ithaca, New York, USA., 2011 by Pei Cobb Freed & Partners Architects LLP.

9. West Kimberley Regional Prison, West Kimberley, Derby, WA., Australia, 2011 by TAG Architects & Iredale Pedersen Hook Architects

10. Rmit Design Hub, Melbourne, NSW, Australia, 2012 by Sean Godsell Architects

11. Master Plan For A Sustainable Kigutu, Kigutu, Burundi, 2012 by Louise Braverman, Architect

12. Rainscreen-Meeting House Square, Dublin, Ireland, 2011 by Seán Harrington Architects

13. The Karate-Dojo, Tokyo, Japan, 2012 by KINO architects

14. Kumon Private School, Japan. 2011 by Takashi Yonezawa (HAP+) & Naoki Nomura (Takenaka Corporation)

15. The Helsinki Workers’ House (Paasitorni), Paasitorni, Finland, 2012 by K2S Architects

16. Chesapeake Finish Line Tower, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA., 2011 by Elliott + Associates Architects

17. Seljord Watchtower, Seljord, Norway, 2011 by Rintala Eggertsson Architects

18. Gardens By The Bay Masterplan, Singapore, Republic of Singapore, 2012 by Grant Associates and Wilkinson Eyre Architects

19. Kaleida Health Gates Vascular Institute At Suny Buffalo An Clinical Translational Research Center, Buffalo, New York, 2012 by Cannon Design

20. Dai Lai Conference Hall, Vinh Phuc, Vietnam, 2012 by Vo Trong Nghia Architects

21. Ravenswood School For Girls, Sydney, Australia, 2011 by BVN Donovan Hill

22. The Kinghorn Cancer Centre, Darlinghurst, Sydney, Australia, 2012 by BVN Donovan Hill

23. The Rothschild Foundation, Windmill Hill, Waddesdon Estate, Aylesbury, Great Britain, 2011 by Stephen Marshall Architects LLP.

24. Cooled Conservatories Gardens By The Bay Singapore, Republic of Singapore, 2012 by Wilkinson Eyre Architects

25. Old Bearhurst Renovation And Extension, Stonehurs, East Sussex, Great Britain, 2011 by Duggan Morris Architects

26. Guangdong Museum, Guangzhou, China, 2010 by Rocco Design Architects

27. My Waterway @ Punggol, Singapore, Republic of Singapore, 2009-2011 by Surbana International Consultants

28. Hirschgarten Skate Bowl, Munich, Germany, 2010 by realgrün Landschaftsarchitekten

29. Maison L, Yvelines, France, 2004-2011 by Christian Pottgiesser- architecturespossibles

30. Solarkiosk, Third World Countries, 2011 by GRAFT Architects

31. Brooklyn Botanic Garden Visitors Center, Brooklyn, New York, USA, 2012 by Weiss/Manfredi

32. The Wharf Road, Surfer’s Paradise, Australia, 2010 by Oppenheim Architecture + Design, LLP.

33. Greenland Group Suzhou Center, Wujiang, Jiangsu, People’s Republic of China, 2012 by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP.

34. Krishna P. Singh Center For Nanotechnology, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, 2008-2013 by Weiss/Manfredi

35. Indemann, Inden, Germany, 2009 by Maurer United Architects [MUA]

36. Center City Building, Charlotte, North Carolina, USA, 2011 by KieranTimberlake

37. PS 234 Walkway, New York, New York, USA, 2011 by Macrae-Gibson Architects

38. Charles David Keeling Apartments, La Jolla, California, USA, 2011 by KieranTimberlake

39. GDKP, Istanbul, Turkey, 2011 by GAD Architecture

40. Edgar N. Putman Pavilion, Doylestown, Pennsylvania, 2012 by KieranTimberlake

41. Gathering Circle, Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada, 2011 by Brook McIlroy and Ryan Gorrie

42. Chongqing River Tower, Chongqing, People’s Republic of China, 2010 by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP.

43. Apple Store Covent Garden, London Great Britain, 2010 by Bohlin Cywinski Jackson

44. Tower House, Upstate, New York, USA, 2012 by GLUCK+

45. Vaughan City Hall, Vaughan, Ontario, Canada, 2011 by KPMB – Kuwabara Payne McKenna Blumberg Architects

46. Chateau Cheval Blanc’s New Winery, Saint Emilion, France, 2009 by AECDP Christian de Portzamparc

47. Flynn Mews House, Dublin, Ireland, 2011 by Lorcan O’Herlihy Architects and ODOS Architects and Doyle Herman Design Associates

48. Tacoronte Municipal Swimming Pool, Tacoronte, Spain, 2011 by gpy arquitectos

49. House S, Wiesbaden, Germany, 2011 by CHRIST.CHRIST. associated

50. St. Barnabas Broadway, St. Barnabas, Broadway Australia, 2012 by fjmt (Francis-Jones Morehen Thorp Pty Ltd.)

51. Valley City, Qatar, 2012 by MZ Architects

52. Great City Master Plan, Chengdu, People’s Republic of China, 2010-2011 by Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture

53. Cronton Colliery Design Competition, Great Britain, 2012 by HASSELL

54. Magok Waterfront: Inter-City, Seoul, South Korea, 2011 by UnitedLAB

55. Master Planning And Urban Design Of Wujiashan New Town, Wuhan, People’s Republic of China, 2010 by Yinlian Dachi (Beijing) International Engineering

56. An Urban Design Concept For The Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, Port Elizabeth and George, South Africa, 2011 by Piet Louw and Dave Dewar

57. Great Lakes Vision Plan, Chicago, Illinois, USA, 2011 by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP.

58. N+ Masterplan, Ningbo, People’s Republic of China, 2011 by PLP Architecture

59. Integration And Redevelopment Of Three Scapes In Eskihisar, Gebze-Kocaeli, Turkey, 2011 by DS Architecture

60. Central Library Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg, Berlin, Germany, 2010 by Peter W. Schmidt Architekt BDA

This year’s jury consisted of New York architecture professionals: Frederick Bland, Beyer Blinder Belle; David Hess, Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects; Mark Husser, Nicholas Grimshaw & Partners Limited; Audrey Matlock, Audrey Matlock Architects; Yvonne Szeto, Pei Freed Cobb & Partners Architects LLP.; and Christian Uhl, Smith-Miller + Hawkinson.

The elite group of buildings and urban planning projects selected by the jury will be premiered at the 14th International Biennial of Architecture Buenos Aires from September 19 through October 15, 2013 at Centro Cultural Recoleta in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

The exhibition is entitled The City and the World and combines the The International Architecture Awards 2013 with The American Architecture Awards 2013.

After Buenos Aires the exhibition is scheduled to travel in Europe, opening at The European Centre’s Contemporary Space Athens in Athens, Greece.

A catalogue, Global Design + Urbanism, accompanies the exhibition published by Metropolitan Arts Press Ltd.

The deadline for the 2014 International Architecture Awards is December 1, 2013.