Heatherwick Studio - Zeitz MOCAA © Iwan Baan. Image © Iwan Baan

Heatherwick Studio – Zeitz MOCAA © Iwan Baan. Image © Iwan Baan

Following an extensive day of presentations, panels, critiques, and talks The World Architecture Festival (WAF) has announced the Day 1 category winners in their 2018 programming. Winners are recognized in over 35 categories over the first two days of the conference, which culminates with the announcement of the World Building of the Year 2018 on the third and final day of the conference.

While still early days, the world’s largest architectural award program, the WAF Awards is poised for its biggest year yet, with a total of 535 shortlisted projects from 57 countries across the world.

The finalist projects will be selected live at the festival by a Super Jury made up of jury chair Nathalie de Vries, Director & Co-founder of MVRDV; Lesley Lokko, Head of the Graduate School of Architecture at the University of Johannesburg; Manuelle Gautrand, Founder of Manuelle Gautrand Architecture; Li Xiaodong, Founder of Atelier Li Xiaodong; and Frederick Cooper Llosa, Founder and Senior Partner of COOPER, GRAÑA, NICOLINI, Arquitectos.

The full shortlist of projects can be viewed here, and see which built and future projects took home the first day’s awards after the break.

INSIDE Awards

Category: Health 


Shirley Ryan AbilityLab by HDR + Gensler + Clive Wilkinson Architects (Image credit:Michael Moran. Photo © Dan Schwalm

Shirley Ryan AbilityLab by HDR + Gensler + Clive Wilkinson Architects (Image credit:Michael Moran. Photo © Dan Schwalm

Winner: Shirley Ryan AbilityLab by HDR + Gensler + Clive Wilkinson Architects 

Category: Education


B Campus by AIM Architecture. Photo © Marc Goodwin

B Campus by AIM Architecture. Photo © Marc Goodwin

Winner: B Campus by AIM Architecture

Category: Office


The Department Store by Squire and Partners. Photo © James Jones

The Department Store by Squire and Partners. Photo © James Jones

Winner: The Department Store by Squire and Partners

Highly Commended (Joint): Logistic Republic Automation Warehouse Between Machine, Between Human by JC Architecture

Highly Commended (Joint): Frasers Property Australia Head Office by BVN

Category: Retail


BLANK by Hangzhou AN Interior Design Co. Photo © Yujie Liu

BLANK by Hangzhou AN Interior Design Co. Photo © Yujie Liu

Winner: BLANK by Hangzhou AN Interior Design Co

Highly Commended: NikeLab CHI by RUFprojec

Completed Buildings

Category: Civic and Community


CHROFI with McGregor Coxall - Maitland Riverlink  © Simon Wood. Image

CHROFI with McGregor Coxall – Maitland Riverlink © Simon Wood. Image

Winner: CHROFI with McGregor Coxall – Maitland Riverlink, Maitland, Australia

Category: Health-Future Projects and Sport

Winner: Allford Hall Monaghan Morris – The Alder Centre, Liverpool, United Kingdom

Category: Culture

Winner: Conrad Gargett – The Piano Mill, Stanthorpe, Australia

Category: Display


Arkitema Architects - Hammershus Visitors Centre © Jens Markus Lindhe. Image

Arkitema Architects – Hammershus Visitors Centre © Jens Markus Lindhe. Image

Winner: Arkitema Architects – Hammershus Visitors Centre, Allinge, Denmark

Category: House

Winner: David Leech Architects – A house in a garden – 81 Hollybrook Grove, Dublin, Ireland

Category: Housing, Small Scale 

Winner: Allford Hall Monaghan Morris – Weston Street, London, United Kingdom

Category: New & Old


Heatherwick Studio - Zeitz MOCAA © Iwan Baan

Heatherwick Studio – Zeitz MOCAA © Iwan Baan

Winner: Heatherwick Studio – Zeitz MOCAA, Cape Town, South Africa

Category: Office

Winner: INNOCAD Architecture – C&P Corporate Headquarters, Graz, Austria

Category: Production, Energy & Recycling


Parviainen Architects - Länsisalmi Power Station © Mika Huisman - Decopic

Parviainen Architects – Länsisalmi Power Station © Mika Huisman – Decopic

Winner: Parviainen Architects – Länsisalmi Power Station, Vantaa, Finland

Future Projects 

Category: Civic

Winner: BAAD Studio – The Sunken Shrine of Our Lady of Lourdes of Cabetican, Bacolor, Philippines

Category: Competition Entries

Winner: Nextoffice – Sadra Civic Center, Sadra, Iran

Category: Experimental


KANVA - Imago, Montreal, Canada. Image © KANVA

KANVA – Imago, Montreal, Canada. Image © KANVA

Winner: KANVA – Imago, Montreal, Canada

Category: Infrastructure

Winner: Monk Mackenzie – Thiruvalluvar, Kanyakumari, India

Category: Leisure-Led Development

Winner: BIG-Bjarke Ingels Group – Audemars Piguet Hôtel des Horlogers, Le Brassus, Switzerland

Category: Office


3XN Architects - Olympic House - International Olympic Comittee HQ, Lausanne, Switzerland. Image © 3XN Forbes Massie

3XN Architects – Olympic House – International Olympic Comittee HQ, Lausanne, Switzerland. Image © 3XN Forbes Massie

Winner: 3XN Architects – Olympic House – International Olympic Comittee HQ, Lausanne, Switzerland

 

Shortlist Revealed for World Architecture Festival Awards 2018

The World Architecture Festival has announced the shortlist for their 2018 awards slate, featuring 536 projects ranging from small family homes, to schools, stations, museums, large infrastructure and landscape projects. The world’s largest architectural award program, the WAF Awards year saw more participation this year than ever before, with more than 1000 entries received from projects located in 81 countries across the world.

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