The 135,000-square-foot Populus hotel in Denver will be 159-foot-tall and have views of the city and the Rocky Mountains visible from its distinctive scallop-shaped windows. Photo courtesy of Urban Villages.

The past year in architecture might be remembered for superlatives after India opened the world’s largest office building and Malaysia’s Merdeka 118 became the second-tallest skyscraper ever constructed. But 2023 was also a year celebrated subtly, with a thoughtfully designed Chinese boarding school named World Building of the Year and British architect David Chipperfield awarded the Pritzker Prize—the field’s equivalent to a Nobel—for a career dedicated to understated cultural institutions. The year ahead will likely bring a similar mix of the bold and the beautiful.

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