We are pleased to announce the winners of the 2017 Buildings Best Paper Awards. Four articles were selected by the Evaluation Committee according to their originality and significance as well as citation and download rates in 2019 (Web of Science). The award recipients will each receive a certificate and an invitation to publish a paper in Buildings free of charge, after the normal peer review procedure. Each paper will additionally receive a bonus based on the award class. The winners are listed as follows:
First Award (one paper), 300 CHF;
Bland, A.; Khzouz, M.; Statheros, T.; Gkanas, E.I. PCMs for Residential Building Applications: A Short Review Focused on Disadvantages and Proposals for Future Development. Buildings 2017, 7, 78.
Second Award (two papers), 200 CHF each;
Della Spina, L.; Lorè, I.; Scrivo, R.; Viglianisi, A. An Integrated Assessment Approach as a Decision Support System for Urban Planning and Urban Regeneration Policies. Buildings 2017, 7, 85.
Casapulla, C.; Giresini, L.; Lourenço, P.B. Rocking and Kinematic Approaches for Rigid Block Analysis of Masonry Walls: State of the Art and Recent Developments. Buildings 2017, 7, 69.
Third Award (one paper), 100 CHF.
Saaty, T.L.; De Paola, P. Rethinking Design and Urban Planning for the Cities of the Future. Buildings 2017, 7, 76.
We wish to congratulate all the authors and thank them for having chosen Buildings to publish their work.