6 Architizer A+Awards special prizes

Tatiana Bilbao, Carlo Ratti, David Adjaye, Area-17, Odile Decq,

Alan Karchmer,


Expo, Supermarket,


Architects Odile Decq, David Adjaye, Tatiana Bilbao, Carlo Ratti and Koray Duman have received the Architizer A+Awards special prize at a gala ceremony in New York on 11th May. The DJI Drone was also named product of the year.

6 Architizer A+Awards special prizes

The 11th May in New York saw the A+Awards galaceremony, which ended the fifth edition of the Architizer A+Awards. Prizes were given to works selected by the jury and voted for by the public worldwide in 102 categories. 6 special prizes were also awarded.

The award winners included Italian architect Carlo Ratti who won the special "Advocate Award" for the Supermarket of the Future in Milan. Experimental concepts developed for the Coop pavilion at Expo Milano 2015 found a concrete and practical application in the project by the Area-17 studio and INRES for the Coop Supermarket in Bicocca Village Milan, created using porcelain slabs by Iris Ceramica for the coverings.

Architect David Adjaye (Adjaye Associates) creator of The National Museum of African American History and Culture won the "Firm of the Year" prize. The Lifetime Achievement Award went to architect Odile Decq, while the award for an up and coming architect went to Koray Duman (Buro Koray Duman) for the Islamic Cultural Centre in New York. Architect Tatiana Bilbao (Tatiana Bilbao Estudio) won the "Impact Award" for a design with an important social impact in Acuña, Mexico. The "Product of the Year" award went to theDJI Drone.

(Agnese Bifulco)

Images courtesy of Architizer A + Awards
Supermarket of the Future images by Pietro Savorelli
Smithsonian Institute & National Museum of African American History and Culture images by Alan Karchmer


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