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WA100 is the who's who of international architecture, currently in its 26th year. WA100 ranks the top 100 architectural practices around the world, using data compiled by Camargue on behalf of Building Design.
WA100 is the only list available comparing practices around the globe. It is one of the most respected annual publications in the industry and has become an established reference point for international research.
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