WAF Awards 2010 Winners

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5 Nov 2010

World Building of the Year

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

So Italy for a second time in just three years has a WAF award winning building. Last year the World Building of the Year was in South Africa.

Speaking at WAF 2010 Paul Finch, WAF Programme Director, said: “The clarity required for architects to present their work in ten minutes often underlines the clarity of thought itself. There were a number of buildings that the judges admired, but the winning building had a certain inevitability to win the overall award. This is a building which is a volume, which takes its place in a very happy way, inside the volume of a city – an unwound Guggenheim, with ribbons of connectivity. It is a building which will still be talked about in the history of architecture in 50 years time.”

Collecting the World Building of the Year Award, Gianluca Racana, project director at Zaha Hadid Architects for MAXXI, said: “It is very nice to feel that after so many years of hard work it has been recognised. I was surprised that the jury was not critical at all – it was a very good sign.” He talked about the sense of achievement in getting the building constructed amidst the bureaucracy and funding difficulties in Italy and he described designing a museum for contemporary art as a dream project. “It is open ended. The building is an incubator for a new art form. It is very seductive.”

But he warned that there may be no more such commissions in Europe, with funding shortages. “It will be the last of a line starting with the Guggenheim” he said.

WAF Award Part 1a
World Architecture Festival Awards 2010 1a – Built Projects Shortlist Part A

WAF Award Part 1b
WAF Awards Shortlist 2010 Part 1b – Built Projects Shortlist Part B

WAF Award Part 2
WAF Awards Shortlist 2010 Part 2 – Future Projects Shortlist

World Architecture Festival – Day 2 Winners

City of Justice, Spain, winner of World’s Best Civic & Community Building at World Architecture Festival Awards 2010.
City of Justice Spain
photograph : Christian Richters
City of Justice Barcelona Buildings
David Chipperfield Architects / b720 Arquitectos
‘World’s Best Civic and Community Building’ award at World Architecture Festival Awards (WAF Awards) 2010

Shanghai Houtan Park, China, winner of World’s Best Landscape at World Architecture Festival Awards 2010.
Shanghai Houtan Park
photograph : Kongjian Yu
Shanghai Houtan Park
Turenscape
‘World’s Best Landscape’ award at World Architecture Festival Awards (WAF Awards) 2010

Yevlakh Seed Industry Campus, Azerbaijan, winner of World’s Best Production, Energy and Recycling Building at World Architecture Festival Awards 2010.
Yevlakh Seed Industry Campus
photograph : Sergen Sehitoglu
Yevlakh Seed Industry Campus
TOCA
‘World’s Best Production, Energy and Recycling Building’ award at World Architecture Festival Awards (WAF Awards) 2010

The Helix Bridge, Singapore, winner of World’s Best Transport Building at World Architecture Festival Awards 2010
The Helix Bridge
photograph : Christopher Frederick Jones
Helix Bridge, Singapore
Cox Rayner Architects
‘World’s Best Transport Building’ award at World Architecture Festival Awards (WAF Awards) 2010

DDB Office, Turkey, winner of World’s Best New and Old Building at World Architecture Festival Awards 2010.
DDB Office
photograph : Cemal Emden
DDB Office
Erginoglu & Calislar Mimarlik Insaat Ticaret ve Turizm Ltd
‘World’s Best New and Old Building’ award at World Architecture Festival Awards (WAF Awards) 2010

Buildings of the Future revealed at World Architecture Festival Awards 2010 Winning designs promise to deliver exciting projects in years to come Delegates at World Architecture Festival (WAF) in Barcelona have been 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 this week during the Festival

4 Nov 2010

World Architecture Festival – Day 1 Winners

MAXXI, Rome, winner of World’s Best Culture Building at World Architecture Festival Awards 2010
MAXXI Rome
photo : Roland Halbe
MAXXI Rome
Zaha Hadid Architects
World’s Best Culture Building award at World Architecture Festival Awards (WAF Awards) 2010

A Forest for a Moon Dazzler, Costa Rica, winner of World’s Best Private House at World Architecture Festival Awards 2010
Costa Rican House
photo : Benjamin Garcia Saxe
A Forest for a Moon Dazzler
Benjamin Garcia Saxe Architect
World’s Best Private House award at World Architecture Festival Awards (WAF Awards) 2010

The Pinnacle @ Duxton, Singapore, winner of World’s Best Housing Development at World Architecture Festival Awards 2010
Pinnacle @ Duxton
image © C)ARCStudio
Pinnacle @ Duxton
ARC Studio Architecture + Urbanism
World’s Best Housing Development award at World Architecture Festival Awards (WAF Awards) 2010

School of the Arts, Singapore, winner of World’s Best Learning Building at World Architecture Festival Awards 2010
School of the Arts Singapore
photo : Patrick Bingham-Hall
School of the Arts Singapore
WOHA
World’s Best Learning Building award at World Architecture Festival Awards (WAF Awards) 2010

Vali Asr Commercial Office Building, Iran, winner of World’s Best Office Building at World Architecture Festival Awards 2010
Vali Asr Office Building
photograph from FD
Vali-Asr Commercial Office Building
Kelvan
World’s Best Office Building award at World Architecture Festival Awards (WAF Awards) 2010

Alila Villas Uluwatu, Bali, winner of World’s Best Holiday Building at World Architecture Festival Awards 2010
Bali building
photograph : Tim Griffith
Bali building
WOHA
‘World’s Best Holiday Building’, award at World Architecture Festival Awards (WAF Awards) 2010

Yamaha Ginza, Japan, winner of World’s Best Shopping Building at World Architecture Festival Awards 2010
Yamaha Ginza Tokyo Yamaha Ginza
photos from FD
Yamaha Ginza
Nikken Sekkei Ltd
World’s Best Shopping Building award at World Architecture Festival Awards (WAF Awards) 2010

Soccer City, National Stadium, South Africa winner of World’s Best Sport Building at World Architecture Festival Awards 2010
Soccer City
picture : Boogertman Urban Edge & Partners / Populous
Soccer City Stadium
Boogertman+Partners
World’s Best Sport Building award at World Architecture Festival Awards (WAF Awards) 2010

Spanish Pavilion for Shanghai World Expo 2010, China, winner of World’s Best Display Building at World Architecture Festival Awards 2010
Spanish Pavilion for the Shanghai
image from the architect
Shanghai Expo Spanish Pavilion 2010
Miralles Tagliabue Embt
World’s Best Display Building award at World Architecture Festival Awards (WAF Awards) 2010

Brain and Mind Research Institute – Youth Mental Health Building, Australia, winner of World’s Best Health Building at World Architecture Festival Awards 2010
Brain and Mind Research Institute Brain and Mind Research Institute Sydney
photos : John Gollings
The Brain and Mind Research Institute
BVN Architecture
World’s Best Health Building award at World Architecture Festival Awards (WAF Awards) 2010

WAF Awards – Future Projects

WAF Future Projects – Commercial
Offices’ 63, Gurgaon, India
Sanjay Puri Architects

WAF Future Projects – Competition Entries
Dance and Music Centre, Netherlands
Aedas

WAF Future Projects – Cultural
Concert Hall, Torun, Poland
Menis Arquitectos

WAF Future Projects – Education
Sabah Al-Salem University Kuwait University City, College of Education, Kuwait City, Kuwait
Perkins+Will

WAF Future Projects – Experimental Projects
No project awarded as overall winner

WAF Future Projects – Health
Kuwait Children’s Hospital, Kuwait City, Kuwait
AGi Architects SL
Kuwait Children's Hospital
picture from AGi

WAF Future Projects – Infrastructure
West Kowloon Terminus, Hong Kong
Aedas

WAF Future Projects – Landscape
No project awarded as overall winner

WAF Future Projects – Masterplanning
The Arc, Palestinian Occupied Territory
Suisman Urban Design

WAF Future Projects – Residential
No project awarded as overall winner

WAF Awards 2010 – Festival Events

WAF Awards 2010 – main page


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