Discover today’s most promising, prolific and talented architects. These are some of Contemporary Architects who are making a name for themselves in the world of architecture.

Those who are still mourning the loss of Zaha Hadid should know that the future of architecture looks promising.  In this article we have compiled a list of famous architects of today, who we predict will become great figures in contemporary architecture.

Join us to know the names and surnames of the architecture of the future. We hope you enjoy this compilation, let’s jump on it!

Alejandro Aravena: Alejandro Aravena Architects

Alejandro Aravena

The world-renowned architect Alejandro Gastón Aravena Mori, is undoubtedly one of the most important figures in architecture today. 

At 54 years old, this Chilean architect has been recognized with several prestigious awards: Global Award for Sustainable Architecture (2008), Pritzker Architecture Prize (2016), Urban Land Institute’s JC Nichols Award for Visionaries in Urban Development (2019)…

The one-time director of the Venice Biennale has also been widely criticized. Many consider that the quality of his works is not up to his recognition, however, what some do not understand is that the figure of Aravena represents a paradigm shift in architecture. Alejandro Aravena is the first architect to be distinguished for his promising future and for his architecture with a social focus. Aravena’s social architecture is made to survive, because it is made for the world and for people.

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Winy Maas, Jacob van Rijs & Nathalie de Vries: MVRDV


The Dutch architectural firm MVRDV is a tireless factory of success. Winy Maas, Jacob van Rijs and Nathalie de Vries are responsible for the studio’s diverse and participatory projects. 

Proactive, modern, and committed to the future of the discipline. At MVRDV all project stakeholders are actively involved in the construction of, in their own words: “cities and landscapes that develop towards a better future”.

In fact, with their project The Why Factory, an independent study and research center that collaborates with the Delft University of Technology, they seek to identify and schedule how architecture and urbanism will be in the future: sustainability, solutions to areas devastated by natural disasters such as the one in New Orleans?

Quality all-terrain architecture that will give much, much, to talk about.

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Jorge Ambrosi & Gabriela Etchegaray: Ambrosi | Etchegaray

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It’s not just our thing, already in 2015, the Architectural League of New York named Ambrosi | Etchegaray studio as Emerging Voices, a distinction awarded to individuals and firms with the potential to influence disciplines such as architecture and urbanism. This distinction takes into account the work done within both the design and academic communities.

In 2017, they were selected by Architectural Record as Design Vanguard and in 2018 appointed as curators of the Mexico Pavilion at the Venice Architecture Biennale. They are also adjunct professors at GSAPP and Columbia University. 

It looks like Ambrosi | Etchegaray will be one of the most powerful voices in architecture What do you think?

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Muhammad Egha, Hezby Ryandi, Sunjaya Askaria y Fahmy Desrizal: DELUTION

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This Jakarta-based architectural firm, working on no less than 75 projects a year, has managed to make a remarkable contribution to architectural and interior design development in Indonesia.

Unique, iconic designs, adapted to the client’s needs, make both individuals and large companies want to count on their talent to develop architectural and interior design projects.

The DELUTION team has been recognized with various awards in fields such as small home design, green architecture and interior design.

Their latest success The Twins, is a narrow and very economical house built in a small alley in Jakarta. It was priced at Rp 400 million, about $27,000 USD, yet the value of the project is incalculable.

We are sure that the DELUTION team has a lot will continue to tread very strongly.

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Fuentes: A’Design Award y Delution

Thomas Heatherwick: Heatherwick Studio

At 49 years of age, the Londoner Thomas Heatherwick has a team of more than 200 people under his command and a studio recognized worldwide for the quality of its projects. Innovation is his flag, but always adapted to the resolution of needs.

This 2021 Heatherwick has won the Architizer A+ Awards in the category of hospitals and health centers with its Maggie’s Leeds project. It has also been nominated as a finalist in this year’s World Architecture Festival Awards.

Heatherwick also recently collaborated with Bjarke Ingels, founder of BIG, on the design of Google’s new offices in California.


And speaking about BIG…

Bjarke Ingels: Bjarke Ingels Group, BIG

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And last but not least, we have Danish architect Bjarke Ingels, a blend of traditional and avant-garde styles.

At 46 years of age, the young founder of Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG), has hundreds of projects behind him and countless awards for his good work.

His mix of utopian and pragmatic architecture has made him shine with his own light and create a solid brand. He currently has more than 40 major projects under construction, including the aforementioned Google headquarters.

Since founding PLOT with a former classmate, the Dane has not stopped achieving success, so why would he stop now?

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