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Winner: Vancouver Convention Centre West, Vancouver, Canada by LMN + MCM/DA

The Vancouver Convention Centre West triples the downtown convention capacity of Vancouver, British Columbia and presents a renewed identity for the city on the world stage. The first convention centre ever to be certified LEED Platinum, the project showcases deep currents of thought in the Vancouver community about sustainable design and civic involvement.


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Shortlist: Young Centre for the Performing Arts, Toronto, Canada by KPMB Architects

Since the Young Centre for the Performing Arts' official opening in January 2006, Soulpepper Theatre has had the facilities to operate its production season year-round, and thus has more than quadrupled the amount of performances they can offer each year.


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Shortlist: Kingsdale School, London, United Kingdom by dRMM Architects

The Architecture Foundation initiative 'SchoolWorks' asked how school buildings relate to behaviour, morale and learning standards, and Kingsdale, a failing comprehensive, offered itself as a site for experiment.


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Shortlist: The East Harlem School, New York, United States by Peter Gluck and Partners

East Harlem, New York is a community beset by poverty and its attendant ills of early high school withdrawal, violent crime, teen pregnancy and drug abuse. The East Harlem School (EHS), located on East 103rd Street in East Harlem, is an independent, not-for-profit, year-round middle school that recruits students from low-income families in the community.


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Shortlist: Google Headquarters, Mountain View, United States by Clive Wilkinson Architects

Faced with a daunting expansion curve, Google undertook a strategic re-evaluation of its workplace processes in early 2004. It assembled a large project team including workplace strategists and a cradle-to-cradle environmental visionary, to set goals for the design of its 500,000 sq ft campus in Silicon Valley.


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Shortlist: Bridge Academy, London, United Kingdom by BDP

Bridge Academy rethinks the idea of the school as a piece of urban design integrated into the city fabric. The design creates a unique vertical school in this dense urban brownfield site, formerly a gasworks, in the heart of its multi-ethnic community. Responding to the opportunities of this constrained water-side site, the innovative vertical Academy...


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Commended: The Iron Market, Port-au-Prince, Haiti by John McAslan + Partners

For well over a century, the Iron Market - Marché de Fer - in Port-au-Prince has been a bold symbol of Haiti's independence and ambition, serving as the focus of commercial life and community aspiration in the city. Fabricated in France by the celebrated engineers Baudet Donon & Cie, the Iron Market was originally conceived of as a railway station bound for Cairo, but...


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Commended: U.S. Department of Energy’s Research Support Facility at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), Golden, United States by RNL

From its inception, the Research Support Facility at NREL was destined to be a world-changing building. With the goal of creating one of the largest commercial net-zero energy structures in the country, the building is meant to serve as...


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