Architekturzentrum Wien (Az W) is a publicly funded institution with the aim to present and document modern and contemporary Austrian and international architecture. Since its opening in 1993, Az W has gained international recognition for its work and exhibitions. Best of Austria is published biennially to present award-winning buildings in ten categories, such as living, tourism, culture, industry, education etc., by Austrian architects and projects by foreign architects realised in Austria. Covered are all architecture prizes that have been awarded by public and private institutions or corporations in Austria. The latest edition of Best of Austria features around 170 projects that were completed in 2012 and 2013. Each is presented with 2 - 3 images and a floor plan, section or elevation as well as brief descriptive texts. A critical essay on contemporary Austrian architecture and building culture, a comprehensive index of all featured projects and architectural firms, and information on all architecture awards round out this up-to-date survey of contemporary architecture and building culture in Austria.