Archmarathon 2016, the winners of the new edition

Last night in Milan, the winners of the new edition of the Archmarathon 2016 were announced.
The first international architecture event has brought together 42 projects from various parts of the world to compete for these prestigious awards.

These international projects, presented non-stop during three days, were selected among the most significant in world architecture of the past two years.

The 12 awards were assigned for the following categories:
1. Arts & Culture
2. Education Buildings
3. Religious Buildings
4. Workspaces
5. Hotel & Leisure
6. Private Housing
7. Mixed Tenure Housing & Buildings
8. Retrofitting & Refurbishment
9. Urban Design & Public Spaces
10. Transport

It was also assigned the “OVERALL WINNER” Award for the Overall Best Project and the “Crowd Award” for the most online voted Project.


Overall Winner: Vector Architects with Seashore Library



Winner of Urban Design & Public Spaces category: Knight Architects with Merchant Square Bridge project.
Motivation: It shows a creative relationship between architecture, engeneering and urban design.



Winner of Religius Building category: Espen Surnevik with Våler Church project.
Motivation: A strong architecture form and a great spiritual quality to the different spaces.



Winner of Transport category: ZUS with Luchtsingel pedestrian bridge project.
Motivation: This project uses infrastructureas a means to activate public spaces for the redevelopment of the whole community.
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Winner of Retrofitting and Refurbishment category: People’s Architecture Office with Courtyard House Plugin project.
Motivation: An ingenious system that not only solves the demographic issues but also inspires the whole new community life.



Winner of Workspaces category: 00 Architecture with The Foundry project.
Motivation: A thoughful adaptation of an old factory extended with new facilities creating an affordable and sociallity welcoming ensamble.


Winner of Mixed Tenure Housing & Buildings category: Urko Sánchez Architects with SOS Children’s Village project.
Motivation: An highly, sensitive interpretation of children’s community needs and a project which adapts well to this particular contex and tradition.



Winner of Hotel & Leisure category: Park Associati with Priceless Milan project.
Motivation: A nomadic, temporary architecture which explores the unknonn spaces of the city in a new way. A re-interpretation of the space for leisure.



Winner of Education Buildings category: Perkins+Will with Case Western Reserve University, Tinkham Veale University Center project.

Motivation: It represents a valiable connector within the public environment of the university campus.


Winner of Arts & Culture category:  Francisco Mangado – Mangado & Asociados with Fine Arts Museum of Asturias project.
Motivation: This project celebrates the complexity of marrying between the existing structure and the new space.



Winner of Private Housing category:  a21studio – with Saigon house.
Motivation: It is like an adventure that eliminate all chichè of a private housing. Playfull and updating the traditional local housing typology.


Winner of Crowd Award: Díaz y Díaz Arquitectos with Maternity and Oncologic Parking project.