ABOUT THE AWARD

The OBEL AWARD is a new, international prize for architecture that honours recent and outstanding architectural contributions to human development all over the world.

The OBEL AWARD offers an incentive to architects worldwide to consider their obligations towards the common good. The award also aims to increase awareness in the general public of the transformative and social value of architecture.

A distinguished international jury elects the winning project of the OBEL AWARD.

The next OBEL AWARD will be presented on 21 October 2021.

THE WINNER 2020

The second winner of the OBEL AWARD is the project “Anandaloy”, Bangladesh 2017-2020, by Studio Anna Heringer.

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THE WINNER 2019

The first winner of the OBEL AWARD is the project “Water Garden”, Tochigi 2013-2018, by JUNYA ISHIGAMI+ASSOCIATES.

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THE JURY

The OBEL AWARD jury consists of members with a strong architectural profile but also distinguished professionals from other backgrounds. The current jury comprises: Martha Schwartz (Chair), Louis Becker, Kjetil Trædal Thorsen, Wilhelm Vossenkuhl, and Xu Tiantian

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