AN’s Best of Design Awards celebrates outstanding built and unbuilt architectural projects in a range of categories, from cultural destinations to temporary installations.
2022 was a bumper crop year: AN received more than double the number of submissions than in typical previous iterations of this program. As a result, our jury found it extra challenging to select only one winner and one honorable mention from each category, leading us to make good use of our honorable mentions and editors’ picks as a repository of strong contenders. As such, those commendations are recognized in separate listings.
Considering the sheer breadth of the work represented here, it’s also difficult to draw a common theme, although it’s clear that formal invention matters as much as the desire to do environmental and social good. This is especially apparent in this year’s Project of the Year: the Reggio School in Madrid, Spain, by Office for Political Innovation, a practice led by Columbia GSAPP Dean Andrés Jaque.