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Major cultural projects are spearheading a wave of new buildings in this Asian powerhouse
The Gulf state’s growth is largely for the sake of the country rather than to satisfy developers’ egos
The Brazilian economy may be booming, but the construction market is also largely self-contained
Architects hoping to make strides in the land of opportunity should learning all about the working culture
The aspiring EU member has had the highest growth of any country
In these challenging times nobody knows what’s around the corner, but what’s certain is that architects will have to do more for less in order to survive
Emerging markets are proving key to the strong performances of some practices, but the spectre of European financial collapse still looms
With architects increasingly working overseas, good business partners are more important than ever
The data for the rankings and tables in this publication were gathered by UK communications agency Camargue, on behalf of BD.
Welcome to the World Architecture 100, BD's compendium of the world's biggest practices.
Which practice has stolen Aecom's crown to become the biggest in the world, how have the globe's biggest architects weathered the challenges of the past year and who are their favourite contractors? Find out everything you need to know about the top architectural practices today in the World Architecture 100 2012. Compare this year's ranking with last year's results via our interactive table, and explore our in-depth analysis of international markets and highlighted tables.