World Architecture Festival 2018 Day Two Winners

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World Architecture Festival 2018 Day Two Winners

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30 Nov 2018

World Architecture Festival Awards 2018 Day Two Winners

World Architecture Festival 2018 – Day Two Winners of International Architectural Awards

A Belarusian Memorial Chapel, a Japanese nursery school and a student residence in India are among the award category winners announced on the second day of the World Architecture Festival in Amsterdam.

The festival’s judges today recognised a diverse array of completed and unbuilt projects across 16 categories, with practices including Alison Brooks Architects, Aedas, and WOHA winning an award.

The Street in Mathura
The Street in Mathura
photo : Dinesh Mehta

The ‘Large Scale Housing – Completed Buildings’ category, supported by GROHE, was won by Indian practice Sanjay Puri Architects for their project The Street in Matura, India. Judges were impressed with how the building’s configuration, together with its angled bay windows, gives optimal views to all rooms within the student residence. They praised the project as a “deeply poetic realisation of a simple building typology.”

Hotel Jakarta project in Amsterdam:
Hotel Jakarta project in Amsterdam
image : SeARCH – Westcord

The winners of the ‘Hotel and Leisure – Completed Buildings’ award, supported by GROHE, were SeARCH for their Hotel Jakarta project in Amsterdam. The architects were commended for making use of timber modular construction and achieving an energy neutral solution to the client’s brief.

Belarusian Memorial Chapel in London
Belarusian Memorial Chapel in London
photo © Joakim Boren

Spheron were winners of the ‘Religion – Completed Buildings’ category for the Belarusian Memorial Chapel in London, United Kingdom. The new build wooden chapel was commissioned by the Holy See of Rome for the Belarusian Diaspora Community in London to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear disaster. Judges commented that the “quality of light and the sensitivity to materiality allows the interior to resonate with memory and meaning.”

Shanghai Greenland Centre / Greenland Being Funny in Shanghai:
Shanghai Greenland Centre / Greenland Being Funny in Shanghai
photo by Hu Wenkit / PDOING

Nikken Sekkei won the ‘Shopping – Completed Buildings’ award for their Shanghai Greenland Centre / Greenland Being Funny in Shanghai, China. The Japanese practice was praised by the festival’s judges for the building, which they deemed “a radically original approach to the urban mall” and felt it demonstrated “creative mastery” of the client’s brief.

Hospital AZ Zeno project in Knokke:
Hospital AZ Zeno project in Knokke
photo © Tim Fisher Photography

The ‘Health – Completed Buildings’ category was won by Temporary Association AAPROG BOECKX – B2Ai for their Hospital AZ Zeno project in Knokke, Belgium. 11 years after winning the competition of vzw Gezondheidszorg Oostkust for a new hospital in Knokke on the Belgian coast, judges commended the architects for fully integrating the idea of collaboration, from way-finding to engineering design and medical planning.

Exeter College Cohen Quadrangle:
Exeter College Cohen Quadrangle
photo credit : Hufton+Crow, Paul Riddle, Fran Monks and Alison Brooks Architects

Alison Brooks Architects won the ‘Higher Education and Research – Completed Buildings’ award for Exeter College Cohen Quadrangle in Oxford, United Kingdom. Judges were impressed by the project for being “contextual in a very sensitive and contemporary way, with exterior and interiors beautifully balanced and integrated.”

Muku Nursery School project in Fuji City:
Muku Nursery School project in Fuji City
image : Tezuka Architects

Tezuka Architects won the ‘School – Completed Buildings’ category with their Muku Nursery School project in Fuji City, Japan. The oval shaped kindergarten school features a wooden deck across its roof acting as a playground space for pupils. Judges felt it was a “beautiful and delightful concept.”

High Horse Ranch in the USA:
High Horse Ranch in the USA
photo : Tim Griffith

The ‘Villa – Completed Buildings’ category winner was High Horse Ranch in the USA, designed by KieranTimberlake Associates. The collection of a main house and two satellite guest cabins in California’s Mendocino County wowed the judges, who felt the project “develops a new discourse in architecture in relation to off-site construction, even in unbuilt landscapes.”

London Bridge Station Building, England, UK:
London Bridge Station building
photo : Paul Raferty

Grimshaw won the ‘Transport – Completed Buildings’ category for London Bridge Station in the United Kingdom. One of the most complex projects in London’s history, the station upgrade has doubled its capacity whilst catalysing regeneration in the local area. Judges recognised the project as a “major repair to the fabric of the city” with the design seamlessly “interweaving future with tradition.”

Kampung Admiralty in Singapore – World Building of the Year 2018 :
Kampung Admiralty in Singapore
photos : Patrick Bingham-Hall, Darren Soh, Lim Weixiang

WOHA won the ‘Mixed Use – Completed Buildings’ award, supported by ABB and Busch-Jaegar for Kampung Admiralty in Singapore. The judges were impressed by the way the mixed uses were cleverly layered in a “new and innovative way” and lauded the project for dealing with multiple social and societal issues, including aging populations, wellness and healthcare.

Lincoln University and AgResearch Joint Facility in Christchurch:
Lincoln University and AgResearch Joint Facility in Christchurch
photo : Warren and Mahoney Architects

The ‘Education – Future Projects’ category winners were Warren and Mahoney Architects with Woods Bagot for their Lincoln University and AgResearch Joint Facility in Christchurch, New Zealand. Judges were impressed by collaborative engagement of six client partners and the local community, allowing for the creation of a building “with a profound relationship to both the cultural meaning and physical manifestation of the landscape.”

Guyim Vault House in Shiraz, Iran:
Guyim Vault House in Shiraz, Iran
image : Nextoffice

Nextoffice were victors in the ‘House – Future Projects’ category for Guyim Vault House in Shiraz, Iran. The festival’s judges commended the project for re-inventing the house typology, with its structural and material concepts bridging the divide between traditional enclosed vaults and modernist transparency.

Museum of the Siege of Leningrad, in St Petersburg, Russia:
Museum of the Siege of Leningrad, in St Petersburg, Russia
image © Studio 44 Architects

The ‘Culture – Future Projects’ category winners were Studio 44 for their Museum of the Siege of Leningrad, in St Petersburg, Russia. Their proposed project was lauded as a dignified response to a competition brief, with judges confident it would be a “moving and sensitive” building if built, whilst also praising its accessibility.

Medellin River Parks Botanical Park Master Plan:
Medellin River Parks Botanical Park Master Plan
image : Alejandro Arango
Medellin River Parks Botanical Park Master Plan

Taichung Bank Headquarters in Taichung, Taiwan:
Taichung Bank Headquarters in Taichung
image : Aedas

The ‘Commercial Mixed Use – Future Projects’ award, supported by Miele, was won by Aedas for Taichung Bank Headquarters in Taichung, Taiwan. The proposed 200-metre, 40-storey high tower wowed judges, who felt it was a highly sophisticated project, demonstrating “confident, contemporary architecture” and was “definitively of its place: tomorrow’s Taiwan.”

Amelia Tulum project in Tulum, Mexico:
Amelia Tulum project in Tulum, Mexico
image : Sordo Madaleno Arquitectos

The ‘Residential – Future Projects’ award, supported by GROHE, was won by Sordo Madaleno Arquitectos for their Amelia Tulum project in Tulum, Mexico. Commended as an “interesting interpretation of the vernacular regarding spatial planning and materials” by the festival’s judges, the designs for the ambitious residential building feature interlocking units in plan and section.

Tomorrow will see all the category winners go head-to-head as they present their projects in front of the festival’s super jury at the RAI Exhibition and Convention Centre. WAF will then culminate tomorrow evening with the glittering Gala Dinner and Awards Ceremony where the winners of the World Building, Interior, Future Project and Landscape of the Year will be announced.

Running alongside WAF is its sister event INSIDE which will showcase 2018’s most ground-breaking interiors projects.

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