Shortlist unveiled for World Architecture Festival (WAF) awards 2017
1170
Published: July 7, 2017

Atlas Hotel Hoi An, Hoi An, Vietnam by Vo Trong Nghia Architects. Image © WAF.

admin | Awards | 07 July, 2017

    Shortlisted architects and designs have been announced for The World Architecture Festival (WAF) awards 2017.This is the tenth edition being held in Berlin in November 2017. A live judging sessions will be held at the World Architecture Festival in Berlin, between 15-17 November.A total of 924 entires were submitted, which was an increase of 18% as compared to 2016 awards. The awards shortlist is a myriad international collection, extending to include architectural practices from 51 different nations and projects based across 68 countries.

    Suzhou Chapel by Neri&Hu Design and Research Office. Image © WAF.

    Suzhou Chapel by Neri&Hu Design and Research Office. Image © WAF.

     

    Architects from the UK are most widely represented on the shortlist, closely followed by colleagues in the USA, Australia and Turkey, with entries from Asia up by a third year-on-year. With a significant rise in residential submissions this year, organisers have introduced a new Villa category as well which includes entries from Brazil, New Zealand and India.A variety of architectural projects ranging from small family homes, to schools, stations, museums, large infrastructure and landscape projects.

    Major world architects shortlisted include leading and well-recognized architects such as Zaha Hadid Architects, BIG, Neri & Hu, Allford Hall Monaghan Morris, AL_A, Nikken Sekkei, Rafael Vinoly Architects, Grimshaw, and Heatherwick Studio. Many smaller practices will also take part to pitch against the big names.

    Binh House, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam by Vo Trong Nghia Architects. Image © WAF.

    Binh House, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam by Vo Trong Nghia Architects. Image © WAF.

    Presentations of shortlisted designs will be made to more than 100 international judges. The 2017 completed buildings ‘Super Jury’ which will decide the best of 18 category winners, will be headed by Robert Ivy, chief executive officer of the American Institute of Architects and former editor of Architectural Record; Nathalie de Vries, Director & Co-founder of Dutch practice MVRDV; Ian Ritchie, founder of London-based Ian Ritchie Architects; Christoph Ingenhoven, founder of German practice Ingenhoven Architects; and Wong Mun Summ, founder director of Singapore practice WOHA.

    Images of highlight projects from the WAF 2017 shortlist.

    Completed Buildings –

    • Civic and Community
    Suzhou Chapel by Neri&Hu Design and Research Office. Image © WAF.

    Suzhou Chapel by Neri&Hu Design and Research Office. Image © WAF.

     

    • Culture
    Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology, Lisbon, Portugal by AL_A. Image © WAF.

    Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology, Lisbon, Portugal by AL_A. Image © WAF.

     

    • Display
    Zhuhai Opera House, Zhuhai China by CR Institute of Architectural & Urban Design. Image © WAF.

    Zhuhai Opera House, Zhuhai China by CR Institute of Architectural & Urban Design. Image © WAF.

     

    Petersen Automotive Museum, Los Angeles, USA by Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates. Image © WAF.

    Petersen Automotive Museum, Los Angeles, USA by Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates. Image © WAF.

     

    • Health
    Fitzroy Crossing Renal Hostel, Fitzroy Crossing, Australia by Iredale Pedersen Hook Architects. Image © WAF.

    Fitzroy Crossing Renal Hostel, Fitzroy Crossing, Australia by Iredale Pedersen Hook Architects. Image © WAF.

     

    • Hotel & Leisure supported by Grohe
    British Airways i360, Brighton, United Kingdom by Marks Barfield Architects. Image © WAF.

    British Airways i360, Brighton, United Kingdom by Marks Barfield Architects. Image © WAF.

     

    Atlas Hotel Hoi An, Hoi An, Vietnam by Vo Trong Nghia Architects. Image © WAF.

    Atlas Hotel Hoi An, Hoi An, Vietnam by Vo Trong Nghia Architects. Image © WAF.

     

    • House
    Binh House, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam by Vo Trong Nghia Architects. Image © WAF.

    Binh House, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam by Vo Trong Nghia Architects. Image © WAF.

     

    • Housing supported by Grohe
    Urban Rigger, Copenhagen, Denmark by BIG - Bjarke Ingels Group. Image © WAF.

    Urban Rigger, Copenhangen, Denmark by BIG – Bjarke Ingels Group. Image © WAF.

     

    • Landscape
    Garden of the Mind, Berlin, Germany by P Landscape. Image © WAF.

    Garden of the Mind, Berlin, Germany by P Landscape. Image © WAF.

     

    • New & Old
    Printemps Haussmann, Paris, France by Uufie. Image © WAF.

    Printemps Haussmann, Paris, France by Uufie. Image © WAF.

     

    • Office
    Co Op Kyosai Plaza, Tokyo, Japan by Nikken Sekkei. Image © WAF.

    Co Op Kyosai Plaza, Tokyo, Japan by Nikken Sekkei. Image © WAF.

     

    • Religion
    The Chapel of St. Benedict and St. Scholastica, Pambujan, Philippines by WTA Architecture and Design Studio. Image © WAF.

    The Chapel of St. Benedict and St. Scholastica, Pambujan, Philippines by WTA Architecture and Design Studio. Image © WAF.

     

    • Small Projects Prize
    The Cutting Edge Pharmacy, Himeji City, Japan by Matsuya Art Works and KTX archiLAB.  Image © WAF.

    The Cutting Edge Pharmacy, Himeji City, Japan by Matsuya Art Works and KTX archiLAB. Image © WAF.

     

    The Smile, London, United Kingdom by Alison Brooks Architects. Image © WAF.

    The Smile, London, United Kingdom by Alison Brooks Architects. Image © WAF.

     

    • Transport
    Salerno Maritime Terminal, Salerno, Italy by Zaha Hadid Architects. Image © WAF.

    Salerno Maritime Terminal, Salerno, Italy by Zaha Hadid Architects. Image © WAF.

     

    • Villa
    Triangle House, Sao Paulo, Brazil by Bernarde Arquitetura. Image © WAF.

    Triangle House, Sao Paulo, Brazil by Bernarde Arquitetura. Image © WAF.

     

    • Competition Entries: Future Projects
    Shelter on the Edge, Aleppo, Syria by Design and More International. Image © WAF.

    Shelter on the Edge, Aleppo, Syria by Design and More International. Image © WAF.

     

    • Future Projects Infrastructure
    Brommy New Footbridge, Berlin, Germany by SPANS Assosciates. Image © WAF.

    Brommy New Footbridge, Berlin, Germany by SPANS Assosciates. Image © WAF.

    Paul Finch, WAF Programme Director, said: ‘This year’s shortlist has a hugely diverse geographic range. The use of water has been striking and there is evidence of real interest in climate modifications using novel techniques. Colourful architecture makes a strong showing and many  of the smaller projects we have shortlisted will punch above their weight. We look forward to welcoming shortlisted architects to our tenth edition in Berlin this November.’

    You can explore all 434 projects on the shortlist here

    Source via WAF

     

     

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Loading...