Ten of the most interesting entries for the fourth international Building of the Year Created with ALUPROF Systems competition have received awards. All of them are also winners of many other prestigious architectural competitions, confirming their high standard. The Grand Prix went to Kuryłowicz & Associates for the design of the University of Warsaw’s Faculty of Modern Languages and Institute of Applied Linguistics building.

The glittering awards ceremony for the fourth Building of the Year Created with ALUPROF Systems competition was held in Warsaw on 8th September. During the evening, the most fascinating architectural achievements featuring aluminium systems by ALUPROF were announced. The jury, consisting of eminent architects Oskar Grąbczewski, Jacek Lenart, Jacek Ewý, Robert Konieczny and Elżbieta Dziubak, selected ten of the most interesting entries from Poland and three from around the world. The winner of the Grand Prix, accompanied by a cash prize of PLN 50,000, was the Kuryłowicz & Associates architectural practice for the design of the Faculty of Modern Languages and Institute of Applied Linguistics building, created for the University of Warsaw. The runner-up was Medusa Group, for the Nobu Hotel Warsaw design, with JEMS Architekci taking third place for the Warsaw Breweries complex. When it came to the category of buildings from around the world, the prize went to White Architekter for the design of the Sara Kulturhus in Skellefteå, Sweden.

 For a list of all the winners and the top ten buildings selected by the jury, please visit https://future-builders.com/en....

As Tomasz Grela, CEO and President of the Management Board at ALUPROF SA explains:

All of the developments evaluated in the competition are top of the tree in terms of innovativeness, design and the solutions used for them. The entries combine functionality and interesting aesthetics and, thanks to the use of green and low-emission products, they support the idea of sustainable construction, which is confirmed by the fact that almost fifty of the buildings that got through to stage two of this year’s competition are BREEM and LEED certified.

This year’s winning design features an aluminium and glass façade which shimmers with the hues of spring. An unusual addition takes the form of a garden located on the roof, affording panoramic views of Warsaw. The facility’s muted, spacious interior is an invitation to join the community of scholarship at the University of Warsaw.

With the online voting, the greatest acclaim went to architect Tomasz Konior of Konior Studio for his design of the Press Glass company headquarters, winning him the title of Internet Users’ Accolade.

The second and third places went to Global Office Park A and Cavatina Hall, respectively. The architect was Piotr Jasiński Cavatina and Cavatina Holding was the developer of both buildings.

The event partners were Press Glass, IGP, ML System and GEZE.

Building of the Year Created with ALUPROF systems. About the competition

Building of the Year Created with ALUPROF Systems is a well-known competition which awards prizes to the most interesting and innovative architectural works. The regard in which it is held is borne out not only by the number of buildings from Poland and around the world entered for the first four competitions, but also by the fact that the entrants include renowned architectural practices such as Maćków Pracownia Projektowa, Medusa Group, Kuryłowicz & Associates and AMC - Andrzej M. Chołdzyński. To this day, the entries to each of the competitions are recognised as true gems of contemporary architecture, exemplifying innovativeness and serving as trailblazers for urban design. They include buildings which have won numerous awards and are held in high esteem, including The Museum of the Second World War (Gdańsk), Hala Koszyki (Koszyki Market Hall; Warsaw), designed by JEMS Architekci, Green2Day (Wrocław), by Macków Pracownia Projektowa, and .KTW (Katowice), by Medusa Group.