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American architects select 114 buildings in thirty-eight nations to win the world's most prestigious 2008 international architecture awards
September 24, 2008 | The Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design

“September 1, 2008, Chicago, Illinois…The Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design and Metropolitan Arts Press Ltd. and co-presented by The European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies, announce one hundred and fourteen (114) new distinguished projects and urban schemes selected in this year’s prestigious International Architecture Awards program for 2008.

International Architecture Awards is the only global Awards Program in architecture of its kind, which was conceived and presented by the Museum and in partnership with the European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies to give and important overview of design architecture on world sites.

The Awards Program draws important public and professional focus for the celebration and recognition of the most important key buildings produced in this decade, underscoring the highest level of imagination and inspiration of the “best of the best” architectural minds practicing design today. The selected projects challenge new approaches to design that are beyond the envelope of the everyday, while providing cities with key civic building that celebrates and harmonize architecture as a high art while finding answers to the complicated problems of environment, social context, improving quality of life, and sustainability.”*


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*Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design Press Release, September 1, 2008

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