ArchDaily has reported on the three projects selected as the winners of The American Architecture Prize 2017, which recognises ‘creativity and innovation in architectural, interior and landscape design’.
Thousands of entries were received from 68 countries, and winners were selected from 41 categories.
Pictured is the Hengqin International Financial Center in Portugal by international architectural firm, Aedas, which won Architectural Design of the Year.
The Hengqin International Financial Center is located on China’s offshore financial island in Hengqin within Zhuhai’s Shizimen central business district. The spirally rising volume resembles a flood dragon. The design of the property was inspired by the famous painting ‘Nine Dragons’ dating from the Southern Sung Dynasty. From the exterior, the building looks like four towers converging into one building, symbolising the convergence of talent from Zhuhai, Macau, Hong Kong and Shenzhen (Guangdong) at Hengqin.