By Max Rosenberg
Online architecture database Architizer has just announced the winners of its first annual "A+" awards, meant to "break architecture out of the echo chamber" and into the public eye. There were 52 categories in total, ranging from Best Memorial to Best High-Rise Office Building.
Buildings could win in one of two ways: 1) Jury Award - chosen by an international panel of over 200 architects, cultural leaders and people who hire architects, or 2) Popular Award - a public vote with people from over 100 countries. The winners are unique designs from every corner of the planet. We're highlighting some of our favorites here; click over to Architizer to see the full collection of winners.
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