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August 10, 2013

Buenos Aires Bound

The Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design and The European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies announced a selection of 60 new buildings, commercial and institutional developments, and urban planning projects from 20 nations for The International Architecture Awards for 2013. 
 
Charles David Keeling Apartments at UC San Diego, Edgar N. Putman Event Pavilion at James A. Michener Art Museum, and the Center City Building at UNC Charlotte were among the winning projects, and will be part of the 14th International Biennial of Architecture Buenos Aires 2013, September 19-October 15, 2013.

“From an impressive and visionary array of new submissions, the New York Jury selected 60 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 20 nations, including: Australia, Burundi, Canada, Finland, France, Germany, Great Britain, Ireland, Japan, Lebanon, Norway, People's Republic of China, The Netherlands, Qatar, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Turkey, Vietnam, and the United States.