Dezeen Awards 2019 architecture shortlist reveals world's best buildings
The Dezeen Awards 2019 architecture shortlist has been announced. It includes a cultural centre that doubles as public seating in Iran, a house in England made from recycled cork, and a thatched restaurant overlooking Peru's Sacred Valley.
Shortlisted architecture projects this year are from 31 countries across the globe, including Cambodia, Fiji, Peru, Russia and Sri Lanka. China is the country where the most shortlisted projects are located, with six buildings on the list.
In total there are 53 architecture projects across ten categories on this year's Dezeen Award shortlist, revealing the world's best buildings completed within the past two years.
View all shortlisted architecture projects on the Dezeen Awards website ›
Kengo Kuma's V&A Dundee, Coaldrops Yard by Heatherwick Studio and Snøhetta's undersea restaurant have made the shortlist. The list also features work by Japanese studio Katsutoshi Sasaki + Associates, Atelier Masomi from Niger, Indonesian practice RAW Architecture and MDDM Studio from China.
Vietnam practice Vo Trong Nghia Architects and Mexico City-based Taller Hector Barroso both have more than one project on the shortlist.
Other highlights from the shortlist include a spiralling wooden temple built for Burning Man festival, a woven bamboo yoga pavilion in the Mexican jungle, a homeless housing project in Los Angeles, and a marketplace with recycled metal canopies in Niger
The shortlist was selected by a panel of leading architects and industry figures, including Sou Fujimoto, Frida Escobedo, Winy Maas, Alison Brooks, Lyndon Neri, Julia Barfield, Kunlé Adeyemi, Doriana Fuksas and Jim Olson.
The longlist of 267 architecture projects were whittled down using three criteria, scoring them according to how beautiful, innovative and beneficial to people and planet they are.
The winner of each project category will be announced online in October. All ten winners will then go on to compete for the title of architecture project of the year, which will be revealed at the awards party in London on 30 October. Shortlisted firms will be sent details of the party soon!
Look out for the interiors, design and studios shortlists, which will be revealed on Dezeen later this week.
View all 53 projects on the Dezeen Awards website or browse the list below:
› House in Akashi, Akashi, Japan, by Arbol Design
› Tiny Tower, Philadelphia, US, by ISA
› T Noie, Toyota, Japan, by Katsutoshi Sasaki + Associates
› Ha House, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, by Vo Trong Nghia Architects
› Stepping Park House, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, by Vo Trong Nghia Architects
› Sonoma weeHouse, Santa Rosa, US, by Alchemy Architects
› Kawakawa House, Piha, New Zealand, by Herbst Architects
› Casa Campinarana, Manaus, Brazil, by Laurent Troost
› Springhill House, Springhill, Australia, by Lovell Burton Architecture
› Smith Residence, Nova Scotia, Canada, by MacKay-Lyons Sweetapple Architects
› Cork House, Windsor, UK, by Matthew Barnett Howland with Dido Milne and Oliver Wilton
› Treehouse, Seoul, South Korea, by Bo-Daa
› MLK1101 Supportive Housing, Los Angeles, US, by Lorcan O’Herlihy Architects (LOHA)
› The New Brick Tectonic, Malaga, Spain, by Muñoz Miranda Architects
› Entre Pinos, Valle de Bravo, Mexico, by Taller Hector Barroso
› LC 710, Mexico City, Mexico, by Taller Hector Barroso
› Rassvet Loft Studio, Moscow, Russia, by DNK
› Casa Morgana, Hanover, Germany, by J Mayer H
› North Melbourne Terrace, Melbourne, Australia, by Matt Gibson Architecture + Design
› House on the Great Wall, Beijing, China, by MDDM Studio
› Exoskeleton House, Wollongong, Australia, by Takt Studio
› G-Lab, Bruges, Belgium, by TC Plus
› The Cloud Town Convention and Exhibition Centre, Hangzhou, China, by Approach Design
› Regional Market, Dandaji, Niger, by Atelier Masomi
› Red Cross Volunteer House, Copenhagen, Denmark, by COBE
› Alfa Omega School, Tangerang, Indonesia, by RAW Architecture
› Oasis Terraces, Punggol, Singapore, by Serie Architects
› Viettel Academy, Hanoi, Vietnam, by Vo Trong Nghia Architects
› Helsinki Central Library Oodi, Helsinki, Finland, by ALA Architects
› V&A Dundee, Dundee, UK, by Kengo Kuma
› Evans Tree House, Arkansas, US, by Modus Studio
› UCCA Dune Art Museum, Qinhuangdao, China, by Open Architecture
› Rong Cultural Centre, Hormoz Island, Iran, by ZAV Architects
› The Glass Fortress, Bangkok, Thailand, by Archismith
› The Royal College of Pathologists, London, UK, by Bennetts Associates
› Forsyning Helsingør Operations Centre, Helsingør, Denmark, by Christensen & Co
› Vanke Design Community plot A4+B2, Shenzhen, China, by fcha
› Star Engineers Factory and Administrative Building, Hanoi, Vietnam, by Studio_VDGA
› XY Yunlu Hotel, Yangjia, China, by Atelier Liu Yuyang
› Wild Coast Tented Lodge, Yala, Sri Lanka, by Nomadic Resorts
› Ayla Golf Academy and Clubhouse, Jordan, by Oppenheim Architecture
› Under – Europe's First Underwater Restaurant, Lindesnes, Norway, by Snøhetta
› Manshausen 2.0, Manshausen, Norway, by Stinessen Arkitektur
› Pedestrian and cycle footbridge under the Adolphe Bridge, Luxembourg City, Luxembourg, by CBA Architects
› The Forest BIG, Taipei City, Taiwan, by Divooe Zein Architects
› Mil Centro, Maras, Peru, by Estudio Rafael Freyre
› Coal Drops Yard, London, UK, by Heatherwick Studio
› LocHal library, Tilburg, Netherlands, by Civic Architects, Inside Outside/Petra Blaisse and Braaksma & Roos Architectenbureau
› Naidi Community Hall, Naidi, Fiji, by CAUKIN Studio
› Luum Temple, Tulum, Mexico, by Co-Lab Design Office
› Galaxia, Black Rock Desert, US, by Mamou-Mani Architects
› Adventurous Global School, Battambang, Cambodia, by Orient Occident Atelier
› A Room for Archaeologists and Kids, Pachacámac, Peru, by Studio Tom Emerson and Taller 5, PUCP