The second annual Architizer A+ Awards results are in, and 129 winners in more than 60 categories were announced today. Cool Hunting is proud to be a media partner with the global architecture awards program and applauds the work of the participants, the 300+ innovators who made up the jury and last but not least the public, who contributed their opinions to the popular vote. Some of the winners are well-known, like the National September 11 Memorial by Handel Architects, while others may only be recognized by loyal CH readers—the remote Vancouver Island snowboard cabin by Scott & Scott Architects landed on CH last winter and earned an A+ jury award this week.
Pointing out that the field of architecture only had the Pritzker Prize (honoring a single architect every year) as its most prominent award; "The A+ Awards is a launching pad for changing the public’s perception of architecture by celebrating more than the lone genius and celebrating the profession as a whole," writes Architizer CEO Marc Kusher in an article today.
The Architizer A+ Awards Gala takes place 15 May in NYC at the Highline Stages during NYCxDESIGN, followed by a party at the Top of the Standard. In an unusual award ceremony twist, winners will not give a speech but accept their awards by delivering a three-word manifesto consisting of a verb, a preposition and a noun. The straightforward approach is based on the "Multifesto," a communal design manifesto created by global design consultancy 2x4.
Peruse the entire list of winners and be inspired—and maybe start preparing your own entry for next year's competition.
Images courtesy of Architizer