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The top 5 most viewed WA Awards-winning projects in 2021

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The top 5 most viewed WA Awards-winning projects in 2021

As we are fastly approaching to the new year, we have compiled the top 5 most viewed WA Award-winning projects in 2021. Entirely based on the number of page views, their page view numbers show that our readers highly interested to those projects. 

The 5 projects, taking place from 37th Cycle to 38th Cycle of WA Awards 10+5+X, consists of 23o5 Studio's The Pink House from Vietnam, Alper Aytac's The Golden Horn Library from Istanbul, Turkey. 

The projects are listed in Realised, Designed and Student categories, showing a great mix from different backgrounds.  

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Scroll down to see WAC's most viewed WA Award-winning projects in 2021 (listed by the number of page views):


The top 5 most viewed WA Awards-winning projects in 2021

Image courtesy of Mohsen Kheirmand Parizi

WA Awards 10+5+X 38th Cycle winner: Use Far-UVC To Being Safe Together in Iran by Mohsen Kheirmand Parizi

Use Far-UVC To Being Safe Together in Iran by Mohsen Kheirmand Parizi won the WA Award in the 38th Cycle in the Interior Design/Student category, the project was selected by the votes of Honorary Members and Winners in earlier cycles and selected democratically, through the ratings of community members.

The architect designed a devise for outdoor spaces and the device, titled Far-UVC lamps, a smart and responsive design can disinfect the space and users - which they can have the changing potential according to the user's activity. Far-UVC lamps are conceived as flexible design according to the tastes and circumstances of each person - which is a topic that should be used in the design of the play space.

The project received over 6,321 page views.

The top 5 most viewed WA Awards-winning projects in 2021

Image courtesy of Studio Symbiosis

WA Awards 10+5+X 37th Cycle winner: Hilton Kathmandu in India by Studio Symbiosis

Hilton Kathmandu in India by Studio Symbiosis won the WA Award in the 37th Cycle in the Architecture/Designed category, the project was selected by the votes of Honorary Members and Winners in earlier cycles and selected democratically, through the ratings of community members.

Currently under construction, the 64-metre height project, located in the heart of Kathmandu valley, emerges as a fusion of the rich heritage of Nepal interwoven with contemporary spaces. 

In the project, Studio Symbiosis reinterprets the views of the mountains through the treatment of the facade articulation. By integrating seamless lines moving across the facade, the project creates its own architectural language transforming the existing landscape into structural components such as balconies for rooms on every alternate floor. 

The project received over 4,022 page views.

The top 5 most viewed WA Awards-winning projects in 2021

Image © AEC in collaboration with MOZ

WA Awards 10+5+X 37th Cycle winner: KH Retreat in Cambodia by Alessandro Mangano

KH Retreat in Cambodia by Alessandro Mangano won the WA Award in the 37th Cycle in the Architecture/Designed category, the project was selected by the votes of Honorary Members and Winners in earlier cycles and selected democratically, through the ratings of community members.

The design team created a modular retreat to be assembled on site using mainly recyclable and local materials. The building can be dismantled and relocated partially to another site. KH Retreat embraces a low-tech aesthetic towards the operation of the building itself, fully embodying the idea of retreat space and relaxation. Positioned within the Cambodian countryside setting, this proposal has been designed as a series of retreats connected through tropical gardens and walkways to create a community-focused

The project received over 3,596 page views.

The top 5 most viewed WA Awards-winning projects in 2021

Image © Hiroyuki Oki + Hoang Le

WA Awards 10+5+X 37th Cycle winner: The Pink House in Vietnam by 23o5 Studio

The Pink House in Vietnam by 23o5 Studio won the WA Award in the 37th Cycle in the Architecture/Realised category, the project was selected by the votes of Honorary Members and Winners in earlier cycles and selected democratically, through the ratings of community members.

Designed for a female host and sister, The Pink House focuses on exploiting areas of light and transitions in modern living spaces. By diving into closedness (privacy and security), expansion (discovery), tranquility (life), the spatial arrangement of the house enhances experience within the house. The house plays with pinkish walls, textures, different geometries in a linear layout, while a large circular space at the back side of the house is dedicated to an outdoor swimming pool. 

The project received over 3,476 page views.

The top 5 most viewed WA Awards-winning projects in 2021

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WA Awards 10+5+X 37th Cycle winner: The Golden Horn Library in Turkey by Alper Aytac

The Golden Horn Library in Turkey by Alper Aytac won the WA Award in the 37th Cycle in the Architecture/Designed category, the project was selected by the votes of Honorary Members and Winners in earlier cycles and selected democratically, through the ratings of community members.

Situated across the Historical Peninsula overlooking the seven hills of Istanbul, the 4,515-square-metre library is shaped by an undulating roof that creates an extension as a public plaza. Thanks to the library's undulating profile, this make the building's program functions more visible from afar. The architect conceived the building almost like a floating “Turkish carpet” shaped by the context.

The project received over 3,309 page views.