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WAF Awards 2014 Winners

World Architecture Festival 2014 – Awards Winners Announced

WAF Awards 2014 Winners Day 3

After three days of the World Architecture Festival in Singapore, the festival’s super-jury has awarded the prestigious World Building of the Year award to The Chapel, Vietnam, designed by a21studio:

The Chapel
picture from organisers

World Building of the Year award

Three other major awards were awarded during tonight’s gala dinner awards ceremony to mark the culmination of WAF 2014:

• Future Project of the Year (sponsored by Far East Organization): Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, Canada, designed by 5468796 Architecture + number TEN architectural
Art Gallery of Greater Victoria

Art Gallery of Greater Victoria

• Landscape Project of the Year: National Arboretum Canberra, Australia, designed by Taylor Cullity Lethlean and Tonkin Zulaikha Greer
National Arboretum Canberra National Arboretum Canberra National Arboretum Canberra

• Small Project of the Year: The Pinch, China
The Pinch, China The Pinch, China

Two inaugural prizes were also awarded this evening:

• Colour Prize (sponsored by AkzoNobel): Departments of Law and Central Administration, Vienna University of Economics and Business, Austria, designed by Cook Robotham Architectural Bureau
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• Wood Excellence Prize (sponsored by American Hardwood Export Council): Alex Monroe Studio, Snowfields, UK, designed by DSDHA
Alex Monroe Studio Snowfields
photo from RIBA

World Architecture Festival has announced the winners of award categories on the opening two days of the event in Singapore. Please find details of the winners below:

WAF Awards 2014 Winners Day 2

Completed Buildings

• New and old: Rethinking the Split House by Neri&Hu
Rethinking the Split House

• Civic and community: The Chapel by a21studio
The Chapel

• Culture: Danish Maritime Museum by BIG
Danish Maritime Museum

• Hotel and leisure: Son La Restaurant by Vo Trong Nghia Architects
Son La Restaurant

• Villa: Dune House by Fearon Hay Architects
Dune House

• Production energy and recycling: Lune de Sang Sheds by CHROFI
Lune de Sang Sheds

• Transport: Scale Lane Bridge by McDowell+Benedetti
Scale Lane Bridge

• Health: Chris O’Brien Lifehouse by Rice Daubney
Chris O'Brien Lifehouse

• Sport: Singapore Sports Hub by Singapore Sports Hub Design Team
Singapore Sports Hub

Future Projects

• Residential: The Village by Sanjay Puri Architects
The Village

• Competition entries: Art Gallery of Greater Victoria by 5468796 Architecture and Number TEN Architectural Group
Art Gallery of Greater Victoria

• Education: FPT Technology Building by Vo Trong Nghia Architects
FPT Technology Building

• Experimental: Skyfarm by Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners and Arup Associates
Skyfarm

WAF Awards 2014 Winners Day 1

Completed Buildings

• House: House for Trees by Vo Trong Nghia Architects
House for Trees

• Housing: The Carve by A-Lab
The Carve

• Office: Liberty Place by Francis-Jones Morehen Thorp
Liberty Place

• Higher Education and Research: Dalarna Media Library by Adept
Dalarna Media Library

• Display: Te Kaitaka ‘The Cloak’ by Fearon Hay Architects
Te Kaitaka

• Schools: Chobham Academy by Allford Hall Monaghan Morris
Chobham Academy

• Shopping: Yalikavak Marina Complex by Emre Arolat Architects
Yalikavak Marina Complex

• Religion: La Ascension del Señor Church by AGi architects
La Ascension del Señor Church

Future Projects

• Culture: Freedom of the Press Monument by Gustavo Penna Arquiteto & Associados
Freedom of the Press Monument

• Commercial mixed-use: Isfahan Dreamland Commercial Center by Farshad Mehdizadeh Architects
Isfahan Dreamland Commercial Center

• Health: The Extension of The People’s Hospital of Futian by Leigh & Orange
The People's Hospital of Futian

• Leisure-led development: Antakya Museum Hotel by Emre Amrolat Architects
Antakya Museum Hotel

• House: The Olive Grove by Ian Moore Architects
The Olive Grove

• Office: Agashiyan by Sanjay Puri Architects
Agashiyan

• Infrastructure: Linköping Central Station by Metro Arkitekter (Sweco group)
Linköping Central Station

• Masterplanning: North West Cambridge Masterplan byAECOM Design & Planning
North West Cambridge Masterplan

15 May 2014

World Architecture Festival 2014

World Architecture Festival awards 2014: Final call for entries

Architects from around the world have just two weeks left to submit their entries for the world’s largest architectural awards programme, the World Architecture Festival (WAF) awards 2014, ahead of the submission deadline on 30 May.

Last year’s World Building of the Year award winner Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki by Frances-Jones Morehen Thorp
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki

Entries have been pouring in from architectural practices across the globe, from small local studios to large international practices including BIG (Denmark); Erginoğlu & Çalışlar (Turkey); Andrew Maynard Architects (Australia); Chiaki Arai Urban and Architecture Design (Japan); Mercurio Design Lab (Italy); Turenscape (China); Architectural Studio Kudin (Ukraine) and Trop (Thailand).

The World Architecture Festival (WAF), the world’s largest inclusive and interactive global architecture event, is returning for its seventh successive year. The festival will once again be taking place at the spectacular Marina Bay Sands resort in Singapore from 1 to 3 October 2014.

The WAF awards sit at the heart of the festival, and will see practices from around the world contend for 30 individual category awards and global recognition. Competing across three category groups of completed buildings, landscape projects and future projects, the awards recognise all manner of buildings from residential projects and villas to sporting arenas, factories and hospitals. The architects behind every shortlisted project are invited to present their project live to a panel of judges at the festival, making the case for why their project should win.

The winners of each category are put forward to compete for the coveted World Building of the Year award, presided over by the festival’s ‘super-jury’. Winners of Future Project and Landscape categories compete for Future Project and Landscape of the Year respectively. The Festival’s organisers, i2i Events Group, have today unveiled this year’s ‘super jury’ comprising of a selection of the world’s leading architects and designers, led by renowned British architect Richard Rogers. Rogers will be joined on the super-jury by Rocco Yim, Julie Eizenberg, Enric Ruiz Geli and Peter Rich.

The theme for WAF’s main conference sessions in 2014 will be ‘Architects and the City’. Speakers will examine the contribution architects can make, and the way they affect and are affected by, politics, infrastructure, planning, communities and technology. Presentations and panel discussions will feature prominent architects including Richard Rogers; Rocco Yim; and policy makers and urban organisations, including Thomas Wright, Executive Director of the Regional Plan Association of New York.

World Architecture Festival is collocated with INSIDE World Festival of Interiors www.insidefestival.com. INSIDE celebrates the world’s finest interiors of the last year and also has at its heart a live international awards programme. Entries for the INSIDE awards close on 30 May.

For more information visit: www.worldarchitecturefestival.com

27 Mar 2014

WAF Awards 2014

World Architecture Festival awards 2014: Open for entries

Richard Rogers to preside over awards as chair of the super-jury

26 March 2014 – The annual search has begun to find the best new buildings on the planet as the World Architecture Festival (WAF) awards 2014, the world’s largest architectural awards programme, is now open for entries. The deadline for all entries will be 30th May 2014

The World Architecture Festival (WAF), the world’s largest, live, inclusive and interactive global architecture event, is returning for its seventh successive year. The festival will once again be taking place at the spectacular Marina Bay Sands resort in Singapore from 1st to 3rd October 2014.

World Building of the Year Award 2013 – Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki, New Zealand:
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki
photo : John Gollings

The WAF awards sit at the heart of the festival, and will see practices from around the world compete across 28 individual award categories for global recognition. Competing across three category groups of completed buildings, landscape projects and future projects, previous WAF award entrants have ranged from renowned global architectural firms to small local practices. Architects of every shortlisted project are invited to attend the festival to give a live presentation to a panel of judges, asserting their case for why their project should win. The winners of each category are put forward to compete for the coveted World Building of the Year award, presided over by the festival’s ‘super-jury’, with the presentation of the award being the culmination of WAF 2014.

The Festival’s organisers, i2i Events Group, have today unveiled this year’s ‘super jury’ comprising of a selection of the world’s leading architects and designers, led by renowned British architect Richard Rogers. Rogers will be joined on the super-jury by Rocco Yim, Julie Eizenberg, Enric Ruiz Geli and Peter Rich.

Paul Finch, WAF Programme Director said: “This year’s awards will yet again demonstrate the tremendous strength and depth of talent of the global architectural community. Many hundreds of entries are expected, with practices of all sizes set to compete across numerous awards category in the hope of securing the festival’s biggest accolade, the World Building of the Year award.”

“We’re delighted to have Richard Rogers chairing this year’s super-jury. Over the course of a truly brilliant career, Richard has been responsible for some of the world’s most innovative, emotive and captivating buildings. We look forward to working with him and the rest of the super-jury with the difficult task of distinguishing the most compelling aspects of what we expect to be the most competitive edition of the awards to date.”

World Building of the Year Award 2013 – Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki, New Zealand:
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki
photo : John Gollings

The theme for WAF’s main conference sessions in 2014 will be ‘Architects and the City’. Speakers will examine the contribution architects can make, and the way they affect and are affected by, politics, infrastructure, planning, communities and technology. Presentations and panel discussions will feature prominent architects including Richard Rogers (UK); Rocco Yim (Hong Kong); and policy makers and urban organisations, including Thomas Wright, Executive Director of the Regional Plan Association of New York.

World Architecture Festival is collocated with INSIDE World Festival of Interiors www.insidefestival.com. INSIDE celebrates the world’s finest interiors of the last year and also has at its heart a live international awards programme. Entries for the INSIDE awards close on 30th May.

For more information visit: www.worldarchitecturefestival.com

4 Oct 2013

WAF Awards 2013

World Building of the Year Award 2013

Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki, New Zealand
Design: Francis-Jones Morehen Thorp and Archimedia
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki
photo : John Gollings

WAF Awards 2013 Overall Winners

Following three eventful days at the World Architecture Festival in Singapore, the festival’s super-jury has awarded the prestigious World Building of the Year Award to Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki, New Zealand, designed by Francis-Jones Morehen Thorp and Archimedia.

Two other major prizes were awarded during tonight’s gala dinner awards ceremony to mark the culmination of WAF 2013: • ‘Landscape of the Year’ and ‘Future Project of the Year':

WAF2013 Future Project of the Year
– National Maritime Museum of China
Cox Rayner Architects
National Maritime Museum of China
picture from WAF

WAF2013 Landscape Project Award
– The Australian Garden
Taylor Cullity Lethlean + Paul Thompson

WAF2013 student competition
– Village in a Box
students from University of San Carlos in Cebu City, Philippines

WAF Awards 2013 Day 2 Winners

Civic and Community: Women’s Opportunity Centre (Rwanda), Sharon Davis Design
Villa: Namly House (Singapore), CHANG Architects
Health: Rush University Medical Center New Hospital Tower (Chicago), Perkins+Will
Production/Energy/Recycling – A Simple Factory Building (Singapore), Pencil
Office Hotel/Leisure – Citizen M London Bankside (UK), Concrete
Sport – Splashpoint Leisure Centre (UK), Wilkinson Eyre Architects
New and Old – Conversion of the Palais Rasumofsky (Austria), Baar-Baarenfels Architekten
Transport – Sydney Cruise Terminal (Australia), Johnson Pilton Walker Architects
Culture – Aukland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki (New Zealand), Frances-Jones Morehen Thorp and Archimedia

Future Projects Education – The Urban School In Elsinore (Denmark), EFFEKT, Rubow
Future Projects Competition entries – National Maritime Museum of China (China), Cox Rayner Architects
Future Projects Residential – Siamese Blossom (Thailand), Somdoon Architects Ltd
Future Projects Experimental – White Collar Factory (UK), Allford Hall Monaghan Morris

PARKROYAL On Pickering, Singapore, WOHA:
PARKROYAL On Pickering Singapore
photo : Patrick Bingham-Hall

WAF Awards 2013 Day 2 INSIDE Category Winners

Bars and Restaurants – Ammo Bar& Restaurant (Hong Kong), Wang
Hotels – PARKROYAL on Pickering (Singapore), WOHA
Education – DPS Kindergarten school (India), Khosla Associates
Residential – Carrer Avinyó (Spain), David Kohn Architects
Display – Hublot Pop-Up Store (Singapore), Asylum Creative Pte Ltd.

WAF Awards 2013 Day 1 Winners

Completed Building House – The Left-Over-Space House (Australia), Cox Rayner Architects, Casey and Rebekah Vallance
Completed Building Housing – 28th Street Apartments (USA), Koning Eizenberg Architecture
Completed Building Office – Statoil Regional and International offices (Norway) A-Lab
Completed Building Higher Education and research – University of Exeter: Forum Project (UK), Wilkinson Eyre Architects
Completed Building Display – The Blue Planet (Denmark), 3XN
Completed Building Religion – Sancaklar Mosque (Turkey), EAA – Emre Arolat Architects
Completed Building Schools – Fontys Sports College (Netherlands) Mecanoo
International Completed Building Shopping – Emporia (Sweden), Wingardh Arkitektkontor
Future Projects Health – New Sulaibikhat Medical Center (Kuwait) AGi Architects
Future Projects House – Meditation House (Lebanon), MZ Architects
Future Projects Commercial Mixed Use – New Office in Central London (UK), Allford Hall Monaghan Morris
Future Projects Office – Selcuk Ecza Headquarters (Turkey), Tabanlioglu Architects
Future Projects Leisure-Led Development – Singapore Sports Hub (Singapore), Arup Associates + DP Architects + AECOM
Future Projects Masterplanning – Earls Court Masterplan (UK) Farrells
Future Projects Infrastructure – Brisbane Ferry Terminals Post-Flood Recovery (Australia), Cox Rayner Architects

Emporia Malmö, Sweden by Wingardh Arkitektkontor
Emporia Malmo
photo : Tord-Rikard Soderstrom

University of Exeter Forum Project, UK by Wilkinson Eyre Architects
The Forum University of Exeter
photograph © Hufton+Crow

Sancaklar Mosque, Turkey by EAA – Emre Arolat Architects
Sancaklar Mosque Buyuk Cekmece
picture from architects

Fontys Sports College, Holland by Mecanoo
Fontys Sports College Building
photo : Christian Richters

Statoil Offices Oslo, Norway by A-Lab
Statoil Oslo Building
picture : Placebo Effects

WAF Awards 2013 : more images + links

WAF 2013 Discussion

Educational values: what are we teaching and why?

Speakers, incl. Charles Jencks:
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photos from Frazer Hay

• Are there universally recognized values underlying architectural education across the world?
• Does our approach need change to equip students to face shifting set of global challenges?
• What should be the balance between technical and process issues, and aesthetics, history and theory?
• How can critical thinking and its effects be incorporated into curricula?

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photos from Frazer Hay

– Chaired by George B. Johnston, Professor and Chair, School of Architecture, Georgia Institute of Technology

Speakers:
– Leon van Schaik AO, Professor of Architecture, Innovation Chair – Design Practice Research, RMIT University
– Odile Decq, Principal, Studio Odile Decq, Head of Architecture, Ecole Spéciale d’Architecture
– Frazer Macdonald Hay, Director of Glasgow School of Art in Singapore

World Architecture Festival Awards
photo from Frazer Hay

WAF Events

The 2013 World Architecture Festival launched with more socials, study tours and launch parties than ever before.

– 30 architects attended the Singapore Sports Hub tour
– 58 architects attended a bus tour through Singapore’s main architectural areas
– 6 people went head to head in our annual Pecha Kucha night including Mr Pecha Kucha himself Mark Dytham, Pernilla Ohrstedt and Chris Bose

1 Oct – Images from today, kindly shared by e-architect Editorial Board member Frazer Macdonald Hay who is Head of Glasgow School of Art in Singapore:

PechaKucha night starts off WAF with the man that started the presentation format in Tokyo:
WAF Awards 2013 PechaKucha WAF Awards 2013 WAF Awards PechaKucha
photos © Frazer Hay

Register now and join us in taking over Singapore for the years’ only festival dedicated to global architecture. Download the festival brochure to see what’s going on at WAF or see the brief overview below:

Tours

– 1 Oct: Singapore Sports Hub
– 1 Oct: Singapore architecture tour and Grohe Live Center
– Throughout the festival: Behind the scenes at Marina Bay Sands

WAF Speakers

• The value of infrastructure: Singapore Sports Hub as a model driving economic and social value: Jonathan Rose, Principal, Aecom / Teoh Hai Pin, Director, DP Architects / Clive Lewis, Associate Director, Arup / Yu Khing, Chief Operating Officer, Singapore Sports Hub Session
• The value of art and architecture: Will Alsop, Principal, All Design / Chris Wilkinson, Principal, Wilkinson Eyre / Mark Wee, Chairman Council Member, Singapore Institute of Architects / Theodore Chan, President, Singapore Institute of Architects
• Value of BIM: technology update Richard Waterhouse, Chief Executive, RIBA Enterprises
• Japan: reconstruction and recovery Akihiko Hamada, Principal, Nikken Sekkei Tatsuya Hatori, Architect Nikken Sekkei Akira Tsujimoto, Nikken Sekkei Research Institute
• The value of communication: Peter Murray, Chairman, New London Architecture and Wordsearch Communications
• New materials update: Ben Morris, Managing Director, Vector Foiltech

WAF Awards 2013
image from WAF

Keynote WAF Speakers

2 Oct
– Designing for Delight – Nigel Coates, Principal, Nigel Coates Studio
– The Values of Architecture – Charles Jencks

3 Oct
– The New Luxury – Rob Wagemans, Principal, Concrete Architecture Studio
– The Purpose of Architecture – Dietmar Eberle, Principal, Baumschlager Eberle

4 Oct
– Architecture and Urbanism – Sou Fujimoto, Principal, Sou Fujimoto Architects

WAF awards

WAF hosts architecture’s most exciting awards showdown. Practices big and small compete live for awards in 38 categories on Wednesday 2 October and Thursday 3 October in front of acclaimed juries in the WAF crit rooms. On Friday 4 October the winners of the awards go on to compete in front of a super jury for a chance of winning on of two of the architecture communitie’s ultimate accolades: World Building of the Year and Future Project of the Year.

Practices and architects presenting in the WAF crit rooms include:

• Zaha Hadid Architects
• Robert A. M. Stern Architects
• Mossesian&Partners
• Turenscape
• Studio MK27
• Miralles Tagliabue EMBT
• Wilkinosn Eyre Architects
• Cox Rayner Architects

The festival hall
From meeting contacts new and old, media and clients the exhibition is a networking hub where you can enjoy a drink at the WAF bar anytime of the day. Register now to being networking with media, clients and architects straight away with our pre-event networking app.

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WAF Awards 2012

World Building of the Year Award 2012
Gardens by the Bay Singapore
photo : Darren Chin
World Building of the Year winner : Gardens by the Bay Conservatories Singapore

World Architecture Festival Awards 2012 buildings news

WAF Awards 2011

WAF Awards

the e-architect team were at WAF from Wed to Fri

Media-TIC wins World Building of the Year 2011 at World Architecture Festival Awards
Media-TIC Barcelona
image from architect
Media-TIC : World Building of the Year 2011

CCIB Building, Diagonal Mar, Barcelona, Spain
WAF Awards venue
photo © Adrian Welch, 2011
WAF Awards venue : CCIB Barcelona

World Building of the Year 2010

WAF Awards Overall winner

MAXXI, Rome, winner of World Building of the Year 2010
MAXXI Rome
photo : Roland Halbe
MAXXI Rome by Zaha Hadid Architects

WAF Awards 2010 Winners

WAF Awards 2010 – Festival Events

World Building of the Year 2009

Mapungubwe Interpretation Centre, South Africa
Peter Rich Architects
South African Interpretation Centre
picture from FD

WAF Building of the Year 2009

World Building of the Year 2008

Universita Luigi Bocconi, Italy
Grafton Architects
University Luigi Bocconi
photograph : Federico Brunetti

WAF Building of the Year 2008

World Architecture Festival Awards 2009 – including the Shortlist

Stirling Prize

WAF Awards : 2008

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