2019 BestArchitecture. Zaha Hadid Architects' Beijing Daxing Int Airport - Photo by ©Hufton+Crow.

2019 Best Architecture. Zaha Hadid Architects’ Beijing Daxing Int Airport – Photo by ©Hufton+Crow.

2019 Best Architecture – We have rounded up 10 great architectures which have inaugurated this year including Snøhetta’s world’s northernmost energy-positive building in Norway, Addenda Architects’ Bauhaus Museum in Dessau, Germany and more…

Bauhaus Museum by Addenda Architects

Dessau, Germany.

Bauhaus Museum Dessau by Addenda Architects - Photo by Photo by Thomas Meyer

Photo by Photo by Thomas Meyer.

On the centenary of the Bauhaus architecture and design movement, Barcelona-based Addenda Architects will inaugurate the Bauhaus Museum in Dessau, Germany, featuring one of the largest collections in the world. The building is composed of a long, rectangular concrete bridge structure ‘floating’ inside a glass shell or curtain wall. The project relates to the movement’s principles; indeed, the studio worked on the museum as a collective according to the spirit of the Bauhaus school. Read more…

National Museum of Qatar by Jean Nouvel

Doha, Qatar.

National Museum of Qatar - Photo ©Iwan Baan, courtesy of Ateliers Jean Nouvel and NMoQ.

Photo © Iwan Baan, courtesy of Ateliers Jean Nouvel and NMoQ.

Finally, the long awaited National Museum of Qatar by Jean Nouvel has inaugurated in Doha. Inspired by ‘desert roses’, flower-like formations that occurs naturally in the Gulf region, when minerals crystallize in the crumbly soil, the architecture is composed of colliding concrete discs surrounding a historic palace. Inside 11 galleries narrate the history of the country with multi-sensorial exhibitions. Read more…

Beijing Daxing International Airport by Zaha Hadid Architects

Beijing, China.

Zaha Hadid Architects' Beijing Daxing Int Airport - Photo by ©Hufton+Crow.

Photo by ©Hufton+Crow.

Scalable, sustainable and designed to fluidly welcome 72-to-100 millions of passengers per year. The new Beijing Daxing International Airport by Zaha Hadid Architects features the world’s largest single-building terminal. The starfish-shaped terminal design echoes principles within traditional Chinese architecture that organise interconnected spaces around a central courtyard. Read more…

Powerhouse Brattørkaia by Snøhetta

Trondheim, Norway.

Powerhouse Brattørkaia by Snøhetta - Photo © Ivar Kvaal

Photo © Ivar Kvaal.

The mantra of the design industry should not be ‘form follows function’ but ‘form follows environment’.”Says Snøhetta founder Kjetil Trædal Thorsen. The Norwegian studio inaugurated Powerhouse Brattørkaia – the world’s northernmost energy-positive building that harvests and stores solar energy under challenging conditions. Read more…

The Twist Museum

Randselva river, Norway.

Twist Museum by Bjarke Ingels Group - Photo by Laurian Ghinitoiu.

Photo by Laurian Ghinitoiu.

BIG – Bjarke Ingels Group has inaugurated The Twist Museum completing the cultural route through northern Europe’s largest sculpture park. Built around a historical pulp mill, gallery space was conceived as a beam warped 90 degrees near the middle to create a sculptural form as it spans the Randselva river.Read more…

Axel Springer by OMA

Berlin, Germany.

OMA's Axel Springer Campus - Photo by Niels Koenning - Courtesy of OMA.

Photo by Niels Koenning – Courtesy of OMA.

Rem KoolhaasOMA has almost completed the media campus for the publishing company Axel Springer; the building reflects the sector’s print-digital transition and aims to “absorb the question marks of the digital future”. With the cladding appearing complete, first images by Niels Koenning highlight the building’s dramatic glazed atrium featuring terraced floors that, together, form a ‘valley’ creating an informal stage at the centre. Read more…

The Vessel by Thomas Heatherwick

New York, United States.

NYC Hudson Yards. Vessel Interior by Thomas Heaterwick Studio - Photo by Michael Moran for Related-Oxford.

Courtesy of Thomas Heatherwick Studio.

The VesselThomas Heatherwick’s architectural sculpture in Hudson Yards, has opened to the public in Manhattan West Side. 154 flights of stairs, 2.500 individual steps and 80 landings almost interweave to create a giant honeycomb-like sculpture raising at the center of a large plaza embraced by skyscrapers. Read more…

Steampunk pavilion by Fologram, Soomeeen Hahm Design and Igor Pantic

Talliin, Estonia.

STEAMPUNK pavilion @ Tallinn Architecture Biennale - Photo by Tõnu Tunnel, courtesy of TAB2019..

Photo by Tõnu Tunnel, courtesy of TAB2019.

For the 5th edition of Tallinn Architecture Biennale, Gwyllim Jahn and Cameron Newnham of studio FologramSoomeen Hahm Design and Igor Pantic have built Steampunk, an experimental wooden installation that literally weaves together traditional crafts with cutting-edge contemporary technologies. Read more…

Lochal Library by Civic Architects

Tilburg, The Netherlands.

LocHal Public Library by Civic Architects - Photo by Stijn Bollaert, courtesy of World Architecture Festival.

Photo by Stijn Bollaert, courtesy of World Architecture Festival.

Civic Architects turned a former locomotive hangar dating into the Lochal Library, a public meeting place and new library typology hosting co-working spaces, conference rooms, education spaces and a large indoor plaza. Large open spaces and floor fields match the heritage value of the monumental hall and the idea of an ‘open’ library. Six mobile and space-high canvases ensure that the staircases are transformed into theater or lecture space. Read more…

LA LGBT Center by Leong Leong and Killefer Flamming Architects

Los Angeles, United States.

Anita May Rosenstein Campus at LA LGBT Center in Hollywood - Photo by Iwan Baan, courtesy of Leong Leong.

Photo by © Iwan Baan, courtesy of Leong Leong.

Architecture’s greatest power is to create spaces that bring people together. Leong Leong and Killefer Flammang Architects have completed the LA LGBT Center’s newly opened Anita May Rosenstein Campus, which spans nearly a city block in the heart of Hollywood. The building features social and housing programs, cultural venues and open spaces open and in dialogue with the surrounding neighborhood. Read more…