The 58 AMP Jurors have made their decisions and the Architecture MasterPrize is pleased to announce the winners of the 2020 edition of this prestigious award, in both professional and student categories.
The 2020 edition of the MasterPrize was again highly anticipated, with the largest number of entries since the award began. The standard of the projects was truly exceptional. Winners were selected from over 1,500 entries, with breathtaking designs presented from all around the world.
Six designs from the United Kingdom are among the outstanding winners of this 2020 edition, representing the best of UK architecture in 8 of the 42 categories, with ten other British projects receiving an Honorable Mention.
“The quality and content of projects entered into this fifth edition of the Architecture MasterPrize was spectacular! This award continues to showcase the best of Architecture from all around the globe. It is an honor to present and reward this fantastic collection of innovative, creative and inspiring architectural projects.” AMP President, Hossein Farmani
In 2020, the organizers introduced a Best of the Best award, the winners of which were shortlisted for the top accolades: the Design of the Year titles. Four UK projects were awarded a “Best Of Best” distinction by the AMP Jury (see list below). Each of these four is a very different project, yet each demonstrates a comprehensive knowledge of the importance of architecture as a tool for communication, bringing people together through outstanding design.
Gavin Henderson from Stanton Williams, winner of the Best of Best distinction for the project Zayed Centre for Research into Rare Disease in Children built in 2019 in London said: “We felt very strongly that we wanted to give public visibility to science and allow people in the public realm to understand what the building was about and give a sense of the life-changing activities taking place inside.”
Four projects were chosen as top winners in each discipline and received the titles “Design of the Year” / ”New Discovery of the Year” in Architecture, Interior Design and Landscape Design, and “Architectural Product of the Year”, by the jury panel of renowned architects, academics and industry experts based on the criteria of design excellence and creativity.
The AMP 2020 Winners
- The Link at Chadstone by Make Ltd – Best of Best
- Cork House by Matthew Barnett Howland with Dido Milne (CSK Architects) and Oliver Wilton (UCL) – Best of Best
- Zayed Centre for Research into Rare Disease in Children by Stanton Williams – Best of Best
- The Moon Catcher by Piotr Smiechowicz (London South Bank University) – Best of Best
- Buhais Geology Park Interpretive Centre by Hopkins Architects – Cultural Architecture
- VI Castle Lane by DROO — Da Costa Mahindroo Architects – Residential Architecture – Multi Unit
- The Link at Chadstone by Make Ltd – Urban Design
- Vertex Sculptural Pool Slide by Splinterworks – Outdoor Products
Professional Top Winners:
Architectural Design Of The Year: He Art Museum by Tadao Ando Architect & Associates
Interior Design Of The Year: Nocenco Cafe by Vo Trong Nghia Co
Landscape Design of The Year: Thammasat Urban Farm Rooftop by Landprocess
Architectural Product of the Year: Thinline 2500 Sliding Door by Styline
Winners will enjoy extensive publicity, showcasing their designs to a worldwide audience throughout the next year, and their designs will be featured in the AMP Book of Architecture, distributed globally. All Winners will receive the AMP Winner Certificate and Winner Seal, and are now featured on the Winners Gallery on the AMP website. Link to the Winners Gallery