The Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design and The European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies revealed over 150 winners of the prestigious International Architecture Awards that takes place every year to recognize the most significant and inspirational building and urban planning projects around the world.
The Stavros Niarchos Foundation Library received the Library Award in this year’s edition of the celebrated awards. The realization of the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Library, first constructed as a department store, activates eight floors of important public amenities. It has become the central circulating library New York City has long needed.
“This year’s winning projects,” states Christian Narkiewicz-Laine, President/CEO of The Chicago Athenaeum, “show remarkable sensitivity to their surroundings and local cultures, inclusive design, and sustainable solutions.”
Founded in 2005 by The Chicago Athenaeum and The European Centre, the distinguished awards recognize the most significant and inspirational buildings of the year and set a global standard for architectural achievement worldwide.
A distinguished jury of international designers selected over 150 new buildings and urban planning projects to be honored at a special awards ceremony and Gala Dinner held at the foot of the Acropolis in Athens, Greece on September 9.
All buildings and urban planning projects can be viewed at www.internationalarchitectureawards.com