International Union of Architects

2019 Prix Versailles Results


commercial architecture

professional prize

The Prix Versailles held its World Awards Ceremony at UNESCO Headquarters on 12 September 2019. 



Six Senses Bhutan in Thimphu - Paro - Punakha, Bhutan by Habita Architects (Bangkok, Thailand)


The UIA has endorsed the past three editions of the Prix Versailles, which represents a unique effort to recognize the contribution of commercial architecture to society.


The winners of the fifth edition of the prize were honoured in the categories of Shops & Stores, Shopping Malls, Hotels, Restaurants, Passenger Stations, Campuses and Sports.


Jury Chair Francesco Bandarin reminded the audience gathered at UNESCO that “architecture and design can be at the cutting edge of an economy based on quality of life – to the benefit of many” and can express a diversity of styles.



Prix Versailles 



Prix Versailles 2019: MiCasa Vol.C, São Paulo, Brazil by Studio MK27 (São Paulo, Brazil)

Special prize Interior 2019: Celine in Miami, FL, United States by Valerio Olgiati (Flims, Switzerland)

Special prize Exterior 2019: Apple Piazza Liberty in Milan, Italy by Foster + Partners (London, United Kingdom)



Prix Versailles 2019: Coal Drops Yard in London, United Kingdom by Heatherwick Studio (London, United Kingdom)

Special prize Interior 2019: Tianjin Luneng CC Plaza in Tianjin, China by Benoy (Newark-on-Trent, United Kingdom)

Special prize Exterior 2019: Prado in Marseille, France by Benoy / Didier Rogeon Architectes (Newark-on-Trent, United Kingdom /Marseille, France)



Prix Versailles 2019: Six Senses Bhutan in Thimphu - Paro - Punakha, Bhutan by Habita Architects (Bangkok, Thailand)

Special prize Interior 2019: Niehku Mountain Villa in Riksgränsen, Sweden by Stylt Trampoli AB (Göteborg, Sweden)

Special prize Exterior 2019: Capella Ubud in Bali, Indonesia by Bensley (Bangkok, Thailand)



Prix Versailles 2019: Song’s Chinese Cuisine in Guangzhou, China by Republican Metropolis Architecture (Guangzhou, China)

Special prize Interior 2019: Kyoto Hyoto in Kyoto, Japan by Chiba Manabu Architects (Tokyo, Japan)

Special prize Exterior 2019: Sundy Praia in Principe, São Tomé and Príncipe by Didier Lefort Architectes Associés (Boulogne-Billancourt, France)



Prix Versailles 2019 : Yangcheng Lake Tourist Transportation Center (Suzhou, China)

Special prize Interior 2019 : Montpellier Sud de France Train Station (Montpellier, France)

Special prize Exterior 2019 : Kenitra Train Station (Kenitra, Morocco)



Prix Versailles 2019: Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology (Moscow, Russia)

Special prize Interior 2019: The Hong Kong Jockey Club University of Chicago Academic Complex | The University of Chicago Francis and Rose Yuen Campus (Hong Kong, China)

Special prize Exterior 2019: Barnard College - The Cheryl and Philip Milstein Center for Teaching and Learning (New York, NY, United States)



Prix Versailles 2019: Optus Stadium (Perth, Australia)

Special prize Interior 2019: Louis Armstrong Stadium (New York, NY, United States)

Special prize Exterior 2019: Hangzhou Sports Park Stadium (Hangzhou, China)



For more information on the winners, visit the Prix Versailles website


The jury was led this year by Francesco Bandarin (Italy), formerly UNESCO’s Assistant Director-General for Culture, and included architect Sir David Adjaye (UK), chef Ferran Adrià (Spain), architect Kazuyo Sejima (Japan), designer Philippe Starck (France), fashion designer Iris van Herpen (The Netherlands), conductor Alondra de la Parra (Mexico) and UIA President Thomas Vonier (USA).

  • 12 Sep 2019
    Award Ceremony