Chosen from almost 500 shortlisted projects from 62 countries, the winning projects showcase exemplary contributions to the built environment reflecting this edition’s theme: ‘Resetting the City: Greening, Health and Urbanism’. In addition to the completed buildings categories, the annual award also announced Copenhill, designed by Bjarke Ingels Group, as the 2021 World Building, while SLA was awarded Landscape of the Year for its design of Al Fay Park, ArchDaily reported.

Spread across 20 categories of completed buildings and landscapes, the winning projects include a capsule hotel in China, a tennis arena in Australia, a train station in the United States, or a waterfront revitalization project in Russia. BIG, Zaha Hadid Architects, Grimshaw, 3XN or SOM are just some of the architectural practice’s whose recently completed projects received distinctions within the World Architecture Festival.

The 2021 World Architecture Festival winners are as follows: