Vectorworks Users Among Winners in Europe’s Best Architects Awards

2017/01/13

For the eleventh year, the finest architectural projects across Europe received Best Architects Awards, including many designed by Vectorworks software users, which are now published in the 2017 edition of best architects 17.

This year, 380 works from all over Europe were submitted for consideration, with 83 of those projects honored with the 2017 Best Architects Awards and another ten presented with the Gold Award. Seventeen of the 43 awarded projects in Switzerland were designed with Vectorworks software.

© Photo Niklaus Spoerri, Andrea Helbling Gold Award project "More than Living" House G by Pool Architects

© Photo Niklaus Spoerri, Andrea Helbling
Gold Award project “More than Living” House G by Pool Architects

Pool Architects in Zurich received a Gold Award for their project “More than Living” House G, as well as awards for three other projects, including: “Bürogebäude Alfred-Escher-Strasse” in the residential and administrative buildings category, “Am Bahnhof” in Wohlen in the residential and multi-family housing category, and the “Mehrzweckhalle Wetzikon” project garnered attention in the public buildings category.

“The high volume of submissions from many different regions of Europe has generated a wide range of winning solutions to various architectural questions,” said jury member Prof. Stephan Birk of Birk Heilmeyer and Frenzel Architects, Stuttgart. “Also, the overall quality of the projects was very high, regardless of each individual project’s task, scale, and origin. This led to interesting and inspiring jury discussions about quality, innovation, attitude, and the social relevance of architecture.” Other members of the jury were Corinna Menn and Georg Poduschka of PPAG architects, Vienna.

Giuliani.hönger’s residential and commercial building “Limmatfeld” won in multi-family houses.

Giuliani.hönger ag’s residential and commercial building “Limmatfeld” won in multi-family houses.

Each project has been richly illustrated and vividly described in best architects 17. The extensive, 456-page book is organized into different thematic areas: interior construction, single-family and multi-family houses, office and administrative, industrial, educational, public, and other buildings.

"rauti-huus" by spillmann echsle architekten won an award in the multi-family houses category.

“rauti-huus” by spillmann echsle architekten won an award in the multi-family houses category.

The resulting publication gives an impressive overview of the best current works in the European architecture scene and is a great reference and source of inspiration for architects, interior architects, engineers, project developers, and builders. You can order best architects 17 online, here.

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