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Award Winning Buildings and Urban Planning Projects to Be Exhibited at the Istanbul Design Biennial in October
DUBLIN, IRELAND (September 2, 2014) 
The Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design and The European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies have selected over 110 new buildings, commercial and institutional developments, landscape architecture, and urban planning projects from 36 nations for The International Architecture Awards for 2014. Hundreds of submissions were received for this year’s annual Global Awards Program from architecture firms from across Europe, Asia, the Middle East, Australia, and the Americas.
The program, the most prestigious in the world, honours new skyscrapers, commercial buildings, urban plans, private residences, and real estate projects that achieve a high standard of excellence in design,  construction, planning, and sustainability and promote the best practice in all types of real estate development for the private and public sectors, including new skyscrapers, high rises, corporate and institutional buildings, commercial projects, city planning, restorations and adaptive reuse, religious and civic buildings, and interiors. 
“From an impressive and visionary array of new submissions, the New York Jury selected over 100 outstanding projects, each of which positively impacts its larger community — sometimes modestly, but most often massively,” states Christian Narkiewicz-Laine, President, The Chicago Athenaeum. 
“The finalists span the globe, from South America to Asia, from North America to Europe, and we are particularly happy to share that diversity. All projects exhibit innovation in design, acute sensitivity to the environment, sustainability, adaptability to their surroundings, and provision of enjoyment to their many users. In one way or another, each finalist wowed the jury, which will make selection of the winners a real challenge.”
This year’s selected buildings were from 36 nations including: Antartica, Austria, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Denmark, France, Georgia, Germany, Great Britain, Greece, Iceland, India, Iran, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Lebanon, Maldives, Mexico, New Zealand, People’s Republic of China, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, The Netherlands, Turkey, Vietnam, and United Arab Emirites, The United States.
• You can download all the press release pdf file with all the awarded projects here 
This elite group of buildings and urban planning projects selected by the jury will be premiered at the Istanbul Design Biennial at the UCTEA Chamber of Architects of Turkey Istanbul Metropolitan Branch Kemankes Caddesi No: 31, Karakoy-Beyoglu, 34425 Istanbul, Turkey opening October 10 and continuing through October 25, 2014. 
The exhibition is entitled The City and the World and combines the The International Architecture Awards 2014 with The American Architecture Awards 2014.After Istanbul the exhibition is scheduled to travel in Europe, opening at The European Centre’s Contemporary Space Athens in Athens, Greece in 2015. The Exhibition makes a debut in the United States at the Chicago Architecture Biennial, September 21-October 13, 2015.
A catalogue, Global Design + Urbanism, accompanies the exhibition published by Metropolitan Arts Press Ltd. The deadline for the 2015 International Architecture Awards is December 1, 2014. 
NOTE TO REPORTERS AND EDITORS: Photos of the 2014 International Architecture Awards are available for download.
For more details on the award and previous winners, visit The European Centre’s website at
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About The Chicago Athenaeum ( is a global nonprofit education and research institute supported by its members. Its mission is to provide public education about the significance of architecture and design and how those disciplines can have a positive effect on the human environment. 
The International Architecture Awards © 2014 by The Chicago Athenaeum and The European Center together with Metropolitan Arts Press Ltd.

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