Every year the Architect MasterPrize selects three projects as the top winners of The Architecture MasterPrize 2019. The mission of the Architecture MasterPrize (AMP) is to advance the appreciation and exposure of quality architectural design worldwide. The AMP architecture award celebrates creativity and innovation in the fields of architectural design, landscape architecture, and interior design. This year’s gala was held in the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao. There are over a thousand entries from over 60 countries.
Architectural Design Of The Year: The Retreat at Blue Lagoon Iceland
The Retreat provides a unique way to experience Iceland´s ancient bathing culture. The task faced by the architects was to push the boundaries between nature, architecture and experience, to shape a place where guests feel a connection to Icelandic nature. Built directly into a 751-year-old lava flow in the heart of the Reykjanes UNESCO Global Geopark, the Retreat encompasses a subterranean spa, geothermal lagoon and 62-suite hotel encircled by the Blue Lagoon’s seawaters. Treasures of the site — the mineral-rich water, the rugged lava and centuries-old moss — become the focal point of every space in the building. The lead architect on this breathtaking project is Sigríður Sigþórsdóttir and let’s not forget his team of designers: Anna Björg Sigurðardóttir, Ástríður Birna Árnadóttir, Davíð Hildiberg Aðalsteinsson, Einar Hlér Einarsson, Elín Þórisdóttir, Guðjón Kjartansson, Harpa Heimisdóttir, Hrólfur Karl Cela, Jóhann Harðarson, Jón Guðmundsson, Marcos Zotes, Niklas Dahlström, Perla Dís Kristinsdóttir, Stefanía Helga Pálmarsdóttir, Unnsteinn Jónsson.
Interior Design Of The Year: Infinite Buildings — Buildings Inside Buildings
Infinite Buildings — Buildings Inside Buildings. In addition to the exterior makeover of their residence, two art-collector clients instructed their architect to create an installation that would occupy the entire lower floor. The principal aim of this installation is to transform a claustrophobic space into a generous volume, without altering the building’s structure. This newly-created boundless space becomes a reflection about the world of tomorrow and its architecture. The lead architect on this beautiful project is Jean-Maxime Labrecque, from Montreal, Canada.
Landscape Design Of The Year: The Best Of Youth
The aim with this project was to make the space full of diversity and not easily defined. It is a leisurely and relaxed place, hiding in a green island with no rush or muddle. People who enter the place can step on the water, listen to the spring, walk, or freely settle down in a corner. No matter where they go, it is life just as it could be. The project, located outside of West 4th ring road in Beijing — a place usually perceived as having complex field conditions and a chaotic environment — is totally the opposite of our expectation. The thought of restraint is produced gradually in the process of the project. The lead architect group on this project was Unlimited Metropolis Studio, from China.
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