These are the best designed spaces and places of 2021

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[Photo: Tom Harris/courtesy Studio Gang]

Beloit Powerhouse
Studio Gang
A former coal-burning power plant repurposed into a college sports and recreation center


[Photo: Shao Feng/Safdie Architects]

The Crystal at Raffles City Chongqing
Safdie Architects

[Photo: courtesy Silo]

The Bicycle Parking Garage at The Hague

[Photo: Jason O’Rear/courtesy Diller Scofidio + Renfro]

United States Olympic & Paralympic Museum
Diller Scofidio + Renfro

[Photo: James Corner Field Operations]

Hudson River Park’s Gansevoort Peninsula
James Corner Field Operations

[Photo: Robin Hill/James Corner Field Operations]

The Underline’s Brickell Backyard
James Corner Field Operations

[Photo: NBBJ]

The Noise-Cancelling Office

[Photo: Vinay Panjwani/Diana Kellogg Architects]

The Rajkumari Ratnavati Girl’s School
Diana Kellogg Architects

[Photo: Leo Burnett]

One House to Save Many
Leo Burnett and Suncorp

[Photo: Michael Moran/Marble Fairbanks Architects]

Greenpoint Library and Environmental Education Center
Brooklyn Public Library and Marble Fairbanks

[Photo: Rockwell Group]

The Moynihan Train Hall Amtrak-LIRR Waiting Area
Rockwell Group

[Photo: Jeremy Bittermann/Lever Architecture]

Meyer Memorial Trust Headquarters
Lever Architecture

Honorable Mentions

[Photo: Ross Barney Architects]

McDonald’s Global Flagship at Walt Disney World Resort
Ross Barney Architects

[Image: NewDealDesign]

Veev’s Accessory Dwelling Unit

[Photo: Cover]

Cover Building System

[Image: Fuseproject]


[Photo: Ilse Leenders/Aectual]


[Photo: courtesy Ibanez Shaw Architecture]

Chroma Modern Eyewear + Eyecare
Ibanez Shaw Architecture

[Photo: SmithGroup]

Kornberg Center, Promega Corporation
SmithGroup and Ramlow/Stein Architecture + Interiors

[Photo: CannonDesign]

Mobile Museum of Tolerance
Yazdani Studio of CannonDesign

[Photo: Robert Benson/Elkus Manfredi Architects]

The Little Building at Emerson College
Elkus Manfredi Architects

[Photo: Rockwell Group]

Kimpton Shinjuku Tokyo
Rockwell Group

[Image: James Corner Field Operations]

Tidal Basin Ideas Lab
James Corner Field Operations with DLANDstudio, GGN, Hood Design Studio, and Reed Hilderbrand

[Photo: Dvele]

Self-Powered Home

[Photo: Rosan Bosch Studio]

Western Academy of Beijing
Rosan Bosch Studio

[Photo: Rockwell Group]

Rockwell Group

[Photo: Related Companies]

Lantern House
Related Companies

[Image: Walmart]

Market Fulfillment Centers Roll Out

[Photo: HDR]

Cedars-Sinai Biomanufacturing Center

[Photo: Prince Concepts]

Prince Concepts

[Photo: Local Projects]

Greenwood Rising
Local Projects

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