Norwegian practice Reiulf Ramstad Architects was one of five winners of the inaugural WAN 21 for 21 Awards, held by World Architecture News.
The initiative aims to highlight 21 architects that could be leading lights in the 21st century. Jurors were looking for architects that were helping to shape the future while keeping within the boundaries of commercial viability and sustainability.
The judges were impressed by Reiulf Ramstad’s understated but iconic buildings that sit harmoniously in the natural landscape, including a scheme for the National Tourist Route in Trollstigen, Norway (pictured).
Despite being impressed with the quality of entries, the jurors decided to only award five ‘winners’ – Reiulf Ramstad, Atelier Ryo Abe (Japan), JDS Architects (Denmark), Nieto Sobejana Arquitectos (Spain) and Patterson Associates (New Zealand). The remaining 16 spots are still open and will be filled in years to come.