WAF Awards 2009, Barcelona: World Architecture Festival

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World Architecture Festival Awards 2009

WAF 2009 Winners : International Architecture Prize, Barcelona, Spain

6 Nov 2009

World Architecture Festival : Day 2 Winners

WAF Awards 2009 winners news

Teleton Tampico
wins World’s Best Health Building at World Architecture Festival Awards 2009
Socially responsible centre for disabled children combines colour, nature and therapeutic spaces
Teleton Tampico, designed by Sordo Madaleno Arquitectos of Mexico, has won the World’s Best Health Building award at the prestigious World Architecture Festival Awards (WAF Awards) 2009.
Teleton Tampico
photo : Fernando Cordero
Teleton Tampico

Chinese urban park
wins World’s Best Landscape Award at World Architecture Festival Awards 2009
Low maintenance park is full of wilderness and vegetation
A Chinese park – The Adaption Palettes: Regenerative Landscape Design by Turenscape (Beijing Turen Design Institute) of China, has won the World’s Best Landscape Award at the prestigious World Architecture Festival Awards (WAF Awards) 2009.

Rogers Spanish winery
wins World’s Best Production, Energy and Recycling Building at World Architecture Festival Awards 2009
Scheme deals handsomely with production needs and aesthetic appearance
A modern take on a traditional winery designed by Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners, United Kingdom, has won the World’s Best Production, Energy and Recycling Building award at the prestigious World Architecture Festival Awards (WAF Awards) 2009.
Bodegas Protos Spain
image : RSHP
Bodegas Protos

Australian sports hall
wins World’s Best Sport Building at World Architecture Festival Awards 2009
Berry Sports Hall beats off competition from Olympic stadia
Berry Sports Hall in Berry, Australia, designed by Allen Jack & Cottier, Australia, has won the World’s Best Sport Building award at the prestigious World Architecture Festival Awards (WAF Awards) 2009.

Barcelona bird cage
wins World’s Best Display Building at World Architecture Festival Awards 2009
Barcelona Zoo project deemed innovative and poetic
Cages for Macaws in the Palm Grove of Barcelona Zoo, designed by Battle & Roig Architects, Spain, has won the World’s Best Display Building award at the prestigious World Architecture Festival Awards (WAF Awards) 2009.
Barcelona bird cage
Barcelona bird cage

Singapore station
wins World’s Best Transport Building at World Architecture Festival Awards 2009
Sympathetic design speeds to victory
Bras Basah Mass Rapid Transit Station in Singapore, designed by WOHA, Singapore, has won the World’s Best Transport Building award at the prestigious World Architecture Festival Awards (WAF Awards) 2009.
Singapore Stadium MRT
photo: Patrick Bingham-Hall
Stadium MRT Station

Buildings of the future revealed at WAF
Winning designs offer insight into new trends in global architecture
Delegates at World Architecture Festival (WAF) in Barcelona were treated to a vision of the next generation of building design, as the category winners in the WAF Future Project of the Year Awards were unveiled last night.

World Architecture Festival : Day 1 Winners

Zagreb Emergency Terminal
wins World’s Best Civic & Community Building at World Architecture Festival Awards 2009
Croatian Terminal is described as ‘exciting yet practical’
Emergency Terminal Zagreb, in Croatia, designed by Produkcija 004 Architects, Croatia, has won the World’s Best Civic & Community Building award at the prestigious World Architecture Festival Awards (WAF Awards) 2009…

South African Interpretation Centre
wins World’s Best Culture Building at World Architecture Festival Awards 2009
Project which uses local materials and labour combines tradition and modernity
Mapungubwe Interpretation Centre, South Africa, designed by Peter Rich Architects, has won the World’s Best Culture Building award at the prestigious World Architecture Festival Awards (WAF Awards) 2009.

Swedish ‘snow restaurant’
wins World’s Best Holiday Building at World Architecture Festival Awards 2009
Restaurant Tusen, designed by Murman Arkitekter ab, Sweden has won the World’s Best Holiday Building award at the prestigious World Architecture Festival Awards (WAF Awards) 2009.

Bangkok skyscraper
wins World’s Best Housing Development at World Architecture Festival Awards 2009
Tropical high rise living in Bangkok brings new standards to 21st century housing
The Met, a Bangkok skyscraper designed by WOHA, Thailand has won the World’s Best Housing Development award at the prestigious World Architecture Festival Awards (WAF Awards) 2009.

Australian ‘origami bottle house’
wins World’s Best Home at World Architecture Festival Awards 2009
Unique holiday home features a living room perched on a canopy of trees
A holiday home, shaped like an origami Klein Bottle, situated in Australia’s Mornington Peninsula, has won the World’s Best Home award at the prestigious World Architecture Festival Awards (WAF Awards) 2009.
Australian Home
photo: John Gollings
Klein Bottle House

Indian fashion academy
wins World’s Best Learning Building at World Architecture Festival Awards 2009
The Pearl Academy of Fashion, in Jaipur, India, designed by Morphogenesis of India, has won the World’s Best Learning Building award at the prestigious World Architecture Festival Awards (WAF Awards) 2009.
Pearl Academy of Fashion Jaipur
Pearl Academy of Fashion Jaipur

Times Square ticket booth
wins World’s Best New & Old Building at World Architecture Festival Awards 2009
The TKTS Booth and the Redevelopment of Father Duffy Square in New York, USA, designed by Perkins Eastman, USA (Architect), Choi Ropiha, Australia (Concept Architect), William Fellows/ PKSB (Plaza Architect), Dewhurst MacFarlane and Partners (Structural Engineer) has won the World’s Best New & Old Building award at the prestigious World Architecture Festival Awards (WAF Awards) 2009.

Unilever’s German head office
wins World’s Best Office Building at World Architecture Festival Awards 2009
Beautiful and sustainable office design is ‘a sign of the times’
Unileverhaus, designed by Behnisch Architekten, Germany, has won the World’s Best Office Building award at the prestigious World Architecture Festival Awards (WAF Awards) 2009.

Flip Flop shop
wins World’s Best Shopping Building at World Architecture Festival Awards 2009
Havaianas flagship store wins global architecture prize
The Havaianas store in São Paulo, designed by Isay Weinfeld, Brazil, has won the World’s Best Shopping Building award at the prestigious World Architecture Festival Awards (WAF Awards) 2009.

World Architecture Festival gets underway in Barcelona

4th November 2009 (Barcelona): Opening its doors to over 1,500 visitors is the biggest gathering of the global architectural community – the World Architecture Festival, just a few minutes outside Barcelona city centre at the Centre Convencions International Barcelona (CCIB), starts today from 4th to 6th November 2009.

WAF Programme Director Paul Finch:

WAF Programme Director

The festival, now in its second year, celebrates the work, concerns and aspirations of international architects.

The curators have masterminded the exhibition and seminar programme to respond to the common festival umbrella theme – Less Does More, which in reflection of the current global economic climate will examine the challenges facing architects to produce more value for less cost.

Two further themes featured at the festival include ‘The Cities’, which explores the important and interesting cities from around the world, looking at their governance, economies and the contributions architects make to them. These seminars will be at the forefront of explaining relationships between policies, economic conditions and design and exploring the most pressing issues facing urban development. The other ‘Barcelona Now’ discusses how Barcelona continues to make itself a world leader in new architecture and urban design and what is in the future pipeline. Examination of ongoing sites/projects as well as new work by local, national and international architects.

Running alongside the main seminars is the world’s largest architectural awards programme – the World Architecture Festival Awards. Unlike other award schemes the WAF Awards give access to something more often reserved for a select few – to see shortlisted architects present their schemes live to international judging panels, including the likes of Sir Peter Cook, Kengo Kuma, Renato Benedetti and Will Alsop and delegates, as they compete for the ultimate accolade of World Building of the Year 2009.
Rafael Viñoly is chair of the ‘super-jury’ which will choose the winner from 15 finalists announced at a glittering awards ceremony at the end of the festival on Friday 6th November.

In addition to the 15 categories in the World Building of the Year, for buildings completed in the last year, this year’s Awards feature three new sections – Interiors and Fit-Out, Structural Design and Future Projects, which celebrates excellence in design for projects still on the drawing board.

Some of the world’s leading architects and members of the super-jury will be presenting keynote sessions during the festival including Farshid Moussavi, who will be discussing her new book, ‘The Function of Form’; while Raphael Rafael Viñoly, will be talking about architecture in the context of his worldwide work. The final keynote on Friday 6th November will be a panel discussion on the forthcoming Copenhagen climate ‘summit’, and how architects can better respond to challenges which are already with us.

Yet again Barcelona’s design energy and World Architecture Festival helps to showcase international architectural excellence to the world.

Kring Culture Complex South Vietnam Unsangdong Architects:
Kring Culture Complex

World Architecture Festival Awards Shortlist 2009

WAF Awards Shortlist 2009 + WAF Awards Shortlist 2009 Part 2


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University Luigi Bocconi
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