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15 Architectural Masterpieces of 2020

 Sometimes, we get the feeling that modern architecture is moving so fast that it seems like we’re already living in the future. Of course, we’re talking about haute, unique projects that were specifically created to inspire and propel widespread architecture. Still, the way the buildings and other projects we’re about to share with you look and function is simply beyond belief and awe! From an urban rooftop garden that reminds us of the mythical Hanging Gardens, to a history museum in China with a hovering pyramid inside a hall, these projects are just out of this world amazing!
All 15 of the projects we’re about to showcase have won or otherwise awarded by the prestigious 2020 Architecture MasterPrize (AMP) awards, a competition that defined future trends in architecture since 2016 and accepted over 1,500 entries this year. Take a look at previous award winners and more images and information of this year’s winners on the contest’s website: architecturemasterprize.com
 

1. Architectural Design of The Year: The Art Museum by Tadao Ando

Location: Shunde, Guangdong, China

Description: Located in Shunde, Guangdong, He Art Museum (HEM) is a family established, non-profit art museum designed by Tadao Ando.

AMP 2020 Winners, The Art Museum by Tadao Ando
Image Source: Tadao Ando /AMP

2. Winner, Interior Design of the Year: Nocenco Cafe by Vo Trong Nghia and Nguyen Tat Dat

Location: Vinh city, Vietnam

Description: a renovation project of a top-floor café and rooftop club with an intricate bamboo roof

AMP 2020 Winners Nocenco Cafe by Vo Trong Nghia and Nguyen Tat Dat

3. Winner, Landscape Design Of The Year: Thammasat Urban Farm Rooftop by Kotchakorn Voraakhom

Location: Greater Bangkok, Thailand

Description: this is the largest urban rooftop farm in Asia (22,000 sq m) that's designed to tackle climate change. It's equipped with a solar roof, urban farm, and on-site water management.

AMP 2020 Winners Winner, Landscape Design Of The Year

4. Best in Commercial Architecture Design: Singha D’luck Cinematic Theatre by  Prabhakorn Vadanyakul, Suwat Vasapinyoku

Location: Pattaya, Banglamung, Chonburi, Thailand

Description: a floating theater that incorporates facades crafted in diamond shapes to illustrate traditional Thai decorative elements.

AMP 2020 Winners Best in Commercial Architecture Design: Singha D’luck Cinematic Theatre by  Prabhakorn Vadanyakul, Suwat Vasapinyoku

5. Best In Installations & Structures, Landscape Design: A Moon by Min Zhan

Location: Wuxi, Jiangsu, China

Description: This project is intended to mimic the moon rising and reflecting in the water.

AMP 2020 Winners Best In Installations & Structures, Landscape Design: A Moon by Min Zhan
Image Source: Min Zhan /AMP

6. Best In Installations & Structures, Landscape Design: Egaligilo by Gerardo Broissin, Luis Pimienta

Location: Mexico City

Description: "It preserves a natural environment, creating its own microclimate, and maintaining a series of atmospheric conditions, allowing light and rain to seep inside, keeping the plants alive."

AMP 2020 Winners Best In Installations & Structures, Landscape Design: Egaligilo by Gerardo Broissin, Luis Pimienta

7. Best in Installations & Structures, Landscape Design: Outside-In Pavilion by Valerie Schweitzer

Location: Watermill, New York

Description: A pavilion inspired by the forest, with salvaged wood posts of ascending heights, and cedar rings of tree trunks. 

AMP 2020 Winners Best in Installations & Structures, Landscape Design: Outside-In Pavilion by Valerie Schweitzer

8. Best in Restoration & Renovation Architectural Design: Prague Eyes - Riverfront Revitalisation by Petr Janda

Location: Prague, Czech Republic

Description: the reconstruction of 20 vaults in the riverside wall along the Prague riverfront. Some of the vaults will serve as cafes, workshops, galleries, and public toilets, whereas others have panoramic windows. 

AMP 2020 Winners Best In Restoration & Renovation Architectural Design
Image Source: Petr Janda /AMP

9. Best in Large-Scale Landscape Projects: Salesforce Transit Center Park by Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects, Adamson Associates Architects

Location: San Francisco, CA, USA

Description: "The Salesforce Transit Center links 11 transit systems and includes a 5-acre rooftop park that anchors the growth of a new mixed-use neighborhood. The park is composed of curving paths that lead visitors through a series of contemplative and social settings."

AMP 2020 Winners Best in Large-Scale Landscape Projects: Salesforce Transit Center Park by Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects, Adamson Associates Architects

10. Best in Green Architecture Design: Cork House by Matthew Barnett Howland

Location: Eton, Berkshire, UK

Description: "The house is conceived as a prefabricated kit-of-parts, assembled by hand without mortar or glue, and designed for disassembly so that every cork block will be available for re-use or return to the biosphere."

AMP 2020 Winners Best in Green Architecture Design: Cork House by Matthew Barnett Howland

11. Best in Commercial Landscape Architecture: Chinoiserie Mansion Zen Club by Zhang Qian, Zhu Yi

Location: Shanghai, China

Description: The Zen Club reflects modern oriental aesthetics while also incorporating the temperament of the ancient capital of the Southern Song Dynasty.

AMP 2020 Winners Best in Commercial Landscape Architecture: Chinoiserie Mansion Zen Club by Zhang Qian, Zhu Yi

12. Best in Industrial Buildings Architectural Design: Laboratory For Shihlien Biotech Salt Plant by Stephen Wang

Location: Huai'an, China

Description: This is a laboratory for a world-class medical-grade salt plant. The inspiration for the design is purity.

AMP 2020 Winners Best in Industrial Buildings Architectural Design: Laboratory For Shihlien Biotech Salt Plant by Stephen Wang
Image Source: Stephen Wang /AMP

13. Best in Restoration & Renovation Architectural Design: Yingliang Stone Natural History Museum by Yingfan Zhang, Xiaojun Bu

Location: Xiamen, China

Description: The Yingliang Stone Natural History Museum houses numerous fossils and is located at the headquarters of stone manufacture in Xiamen. 

AMP 2020 Winners Best in Restoration & Renovation Architectural Design: Yingliang Stone Natural History Museum by Yingfan Zhang, Xiaojun Bu

14. Green Architecture Design: Jakob Factory by Michael Rolli, Grégoire Du Pasquier

Location: Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Description: This green and sustainable design is a 100% naturally ventilated factory.

AMP 2020 Winners Green Architecture Design: Jakob Factory by Michael Rolli, Grégoire Du Pasquier

15. Best In Transportation Architectural Design: Pirouette Bridge by Guang Xu, Dandan Wang

Location: Nanjing, China

Description: Located in the Yanhe Park of Mai-Gao district, Nanjing, China, this bridge features a river embankment, pedestrian and bicycle paths, and outdoor event space.

AMP 2020 Winners
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