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Preservation and Rehabilitation of Rural Landscape of Gaodang wins Landscape Of The Year 2022

Portugal Architecture News - Dec 06, 2022 - 14:08   1136 views

Preservation and Rehabilitation of Rural Landscape of Gaodang wins Landscape Of The Year 2022

Landscape of the Year 2022 was awarded to SHANCUN Atelier, School of Architecture, Tsinghua University + Anshun Institute of Architectural Design for its project Preservation and Rehabilitation of Rural Landscape of Gaodang: A Buyi Ethnic Minority Group Village in Southwest China. 

The project was selected as the winner from the Landscape Rural category at this year's World Architecture Festival which took place at Lisbon’s FIL Exhibition Centre from 30 November to 2 December, 2022.

WAF’s Landscape of the Year super jury, composed of Todd Longstaffe-Gowan, Todd Longstaffe-Gowan Landscape Design; Lily Jencks, LilyJencksStudio | JencksSquared; Mariana Simas, studio mk27, and Zaš Brezar, Landzine.

Preservation and Rehabilitation of Rural Landscape of Gaodang wins Landscape Of The Year 2022

Image © Anshun Institute of Architectural Design

"Incredibly sensitive village conservation scheme" 

The judges praised the project as an "incredibly sensitive village conservation scheme, breathing life back into rural China". 

The project brings together a rich diversity of stakeholders over the last seven years, to realise a design that ensures this rural community will last into the future.

In the "Rural" Landscape category, Design as Experiment: The Handan Wastewater Cleansing Terraces by Turenscape was also highly commended. 

First place in the "Urban" category was awarded to SHATOTTO for Revitalization of Rasulbagh Children's Park, Bangladesh, while TROP Company Limited by An Villa was highly commended.

Preservation and Rehabilitation of Rural Landscape of Gaodang wins Landscape Of The Year 2022

Image © SHANCUN Atelier

Preservation and Rehabilitation of Rural Landscape of Gaodang wins Landscape Of The Year 2022

Site Plan. Preservation and Rehabilitation of Rural Landscape of Gaodang. Image courtesy of Anshun Institute of Architectural Design

World Architecture Community is official media partner of this year's WAF and covered the winners of each day from Lisbon. This year, 3XN-designed Quay Quarter Tower in Sydney has been named the World Building of the Year 2022, while Pingtan Children Library by Condition_Lab has been named World Interior of the Year for 2022 at INSIDE Festival. 

In 2021, The Landscape of the Year 2021 was awarded to SLA Architects for their project Al Fay Park in Abu Dhabi in the UAE. In 2020, due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, the event has moved its physical festival to 2021 December.

WAF will hold its next, 16th edition in Singapore from 29 November to 1 December, 2023 and registrations are open for 2023.

Top image © Anshun Institute of Architectural Design.

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