ArchDaily set out to determine the best buildings from around the world that blend beauty, intelligence, creativity, and service to the community.After receiving nominations from more than 3,500 projects featured on its site in the past year, the publication asked readers to vote for their favorites among 14 categories. From the teeny-tiny town hall in Newbern, Alabama, to the futuristic McDonald’s halfway around the world in Georgia, here are the winners of ArchDaily’s Building of the Year Awards
BEST COMMERCIAL ARCHITECTURE: A combination fuel station and McDonald’s in Batumi, Georgia.
BEST CULTURAL ARCHITECTURE: The Danish National Maritime Museum in Helsingor, Denmark.
BEST EDUCATIONAL ARCHITECTURE: Braamcamp Freire, a secondary school in Lisbon, Portugal.
BEST HOSPITALITY ARCHITECTURE: Tree Snake Houses, a hotel on stilts in a national park in northern Portugal.
BEST HOUSE: Binh Thanh House, a two-family home in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.
BEST HOUSING: Tete in L’air, a wooden apartment building north of Paris, France.
BEST INDUSTRIAL ARCHITECTURE: Antinori Winery, a winemaking complex near Florence, Italy.
BEST INTERIOR ARCHITECTURE: The offices of Walmart.com in São Paulo, Brazil.
BEST OFFICE: 48 North Canal Road, a boutique office space in Singapore.
BEST PUBLIC ARCHITECTURE: Newbern Town Hall, a civic center in Newbern, Alabama, US.
BEST REFURBISHMENT: Three Cusps Chalet, a renovated palace in Sé, Portugal.
BEST RELIGIOUS ARCHITECTURE: Saint John Baptist Chapel, a Catholic church in Spain’s Canary Islands.
BEST SPORTS ARCHITECTURE: Archery Hall & Boxing Club, a sports facility in Tokyo, Japan.
BEST HEALTHCARE ARCHITECTURE: Alcácer do Sal Residences, a hotel/hospital in Alcacer do Sal, Portugal.