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World Architecture Festival reveals its 2022 shortlist ahead of "Together" Lisbon event

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The World Architecture Festival (WAF) Awards has announced its 2022 shortlist, showing the most bold, beautiful and innovative projects from around the world and landscapes ahead of the live festival event which will take place in November 30-December 2 this year, under the theme of "Together". 

Celebrating its 15th year, World Architecture Festival is the most prestigious architectural prize in the world and judged by the biggest names in architecture. The 2022 WAF will be held from 30 November to 2 December at the FIL, Lisbon, Portugal.

In its 2022 edition, the 420-strong 2022 shortlist has been selected from hundreds of entries from over 50 countries, including Portugal, Malaysia, Finland, Mexico, Turkey, Australia, Japan, India and the UK. 

The 2022 shortlist includes Foster + Partners, 3XN, Zaha Hadid Architects, Studio Gang, Nikken Sekkei, Mecanoo, and White Arkitekter, while many smaller practices will also be on stage, live pitching against the big names.

The shortlist celebrates the best new completed buildings and landscapes, ranging from rural and coastal villas to contemporary religious buildings to the very latest healthcare buildings to complete since the pandemic. The shortlist also includes Future Projects, showcasing the most inspiring new architectural concepts.

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The Rajasthan School by Sanjay Puri Architects Ras, India. Image © Dinesh Mehta

Three years on since the global community of architects and designers have been able to meet live at WAF, this year’s festival returns as an in-person event, in Lisbon, from 30 November - 2 December.

The theme for the 2022 edition of the festival is "Together", and as part of a live events programme, an international panel of speakers will explore and debate how architecture is responding to the renewal of collective life post-pandemic, and in the light of commitments to combatting climate change.

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Victorian Pride Centre by BAU Brearley Architects+Urbanists and GAA Grant Amon Architects Melbourne, Australia. Image © John Gollings

WAF’s unique live-judged awards programme, which sits at the heart of the festival, will see architects and designers behind each shortlisted project compete for 43 category prizes. 

Category winners will then compete against each other on the final day of the festival, for the ultimate accolades of World Building of the Year and Landscape of the Year, as well as Future Project of the Year and Interior of the Year. 

Projects from across the shortlist will be selected for Special Prizes including the Best Use of Natural Light Prize, Best Use of Certified Timber Prize and the newly introduced International Building Beauty Prize.

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Depot Boijmans Van Beuningen by MVRDV Rotterdam, Netherlands. Image © Ossip van Duivenbode

This year’s international judging panels will include Mario Cucinella, Tracy Meller, WAC Honorary Member Sanjay Puri, Gonka Arik Caliskan, Sir Peter Cook, Yui Tezuka, Shane O’Toole, Eva Jiricna, Issa Diabaté, Nadia Tromp, Jo Noero, Ann Lau and Nigel Coates.

"The number and quality of entries this year has been very encouraging, and we are looking forward to meeting in person to carry out category judging and then our best-in-show awards," said WAF programme director Paul Finch.

"WAF, the outstanding live event in the world of architecture, celebrates its 15th year in 2022. We are delighted to be hosting the event in the magnificent city of Lisbon and look forward to re-engaging with our architect and designer friends from across the world," Finch added.

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Secure Sanand by Studio SAAR Sanand, India. Image © Ankit Jain

This is first time WAF has been hosted in the Portuguese capital, following previous editions in Amsterdam, Barcelona, Singapore and Berlin. 

WAF and its co-located event, INSIDE World Festival of Interiors, will welcome the world’s leading architects and designers to Lisbon for three days of talks programmes, awards, exhibitions and fringe events, showcasing leading international practices, the best new projects, and most pressing live debates. 

Scroll down to see the full list of shortlisted projects for WAF 2022:

Completed Buildings Categories

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BEEAH Group Headquarters by Zaha Hadid Architects Sharjah, UAE. Image © Hufton + Crow

Civic and community - Completed Buildings

- Eleftheria Square, Nicosia, by Zaha Hadid Architects

- New Plasco Commercial Building by KRDS

- Denis Goldberg House of Hope, Cape Town, by noero architects 

- Minneapolis Public Service Building, Minneapolis, by Henning Larsen 

- Nanjing OCT Innovation Center, China, by Lacime Architects 

- HomeGround / Auckland City Mission, Auckland, by Stevens Lawson Architects LTD 

- Victorian Pride Centre, Melbourne, by BAU Brearley Architects+Urbanists and GAA Grant Amon Architects

- Xu Wei Art Museum and Green Vine Square, Shaoxing City, Zhejiang Province, by UAD-ACRC

- Te Ara Ātea – Rolleston Town Centre and Library, Christchurch, by Warren and Mahoney 

- Sunderland City Hall, Sunderland, by FaulknerBrowns Architects 

- Te Pae, Auckland, by Crosson Architects Ltd 

- Expo 2020 Thematic Districts, Dubai, by Hopkins Architects 

- Westbury Transformation and Development Centre, Johannesburg, by Ntsika Architects 

- Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library, Washington D.C., by Mecanoo 

- Eden Port Welcome Centre, Snug Cove, Eden, by COX Architecture 

- Tikkurila Church and Housing, Finland, by OOPEAA Office for Peripheral Architecture 

- Ravenscar House, Christchurch, by Patterson Associates 

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EDGE Suedkreuz Berlin by TCHOBAN VOSS Architekten Berlin, Germany. Image © Ilya Ivanov

Culture - Completed Buildings

- Lakeside Pavilion of VANKE ANLAN, Hangzhou, by QINGMO Architects 

- Bundanon Art Museum + Bridge, Melbourne, by Kerstin Thompson Architects 

- Sara Culture Centre, Skellefteå, by White Arkitekter AB 

- Xu Wei Art Museum and Green Vine Square, Shaoxing City, Zhejiang Province, by UAD-ACRC

- The Hedberg, Hobart, by LIMINAL Studio with WOHA Architects Pty Ltd 

- Yunnan Dongfengyun Art Center, Mile, by line+ 

- City Lounge of Zhongshan Road, Jiaxing, Jiaxing, by The Design Institute of Landscape & Architecture China Academy of Art Co.,Ltd-Young Designer Studio 

- Xiangyang Library, Xiangyang City, by HONGKONG HUAYI DESIGN CONSULTANTS (S.Z) LTD. 

- Ataturk Cultural Center, Istanbul, by Tabanlioglu Architects 

- Shuikou Mountain Workers Movement Memorial Museum, Changsha, by Yang Ying Design Studio 

- Mudgee Art Gallery, Mudgee, by BKA Architecture Pty Ltd


- Depot Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam, by MVRDV 

- Dance House Helsinki, Helsinki, by JKMM Architects 

- Sino-Italian Cultural Exchange Center, Chengdu, Sichuan, by aoe

- Narbo Via, Narbonne, by Foster + Partners

- Jiande Cultural Center, Jiande, by GOA (Group of Architects) 

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Narendra Modi Stadium by Populous Ahmedabad, India. Image © Destination Photographers

Display - Completed Buildings

- Future Exhibition Center of High-Tech Park, Baoding, by Yunchao Xu/Atelier Apeiron/SZAD 

- MPavilion 2021 – The Lightcatcher, Melbourne, by MPavilion 

- Qionglai Bamboo Pavilion, Chengdu, by UNO Architects 

- Digital Phyllotaxy, Seoul, by Jason Bruges Studio 

- TIC Art Centre, FuoShan, by DOMANI Architectural Concepts

- The Comprehensive upgrade Project of Danjing Platform Area of Longquan Mountain Urban Forest Park – Danjing Pavilion, Chengdu, by Chengdu Architectural Design & Research Institute 

- Hainan International Convention & Exhibition Center Phase II, Haikou, by PT Architecture Design (Shenzhen)Co.,Ltd.&Shangxing Architecture Design (Shenzhen) Co.,Ltd. 


- Australian Pavilion, Expo 2020, Dubai, Bureau Proberts Pty Ltd

- TRACES, Dubai, by KANVA

- Nanjing OCT Innovation Center, Nanjing, by Lacime Architects 

- The Peacock, Shanghai, by August Green 

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Valle San Nicolás – Clubhouse by Sordo Madaleno Arquitectos Valle de Bravo, Mexico. Image © Rafael Gamo

Health - Completed Buildings

- The Alder Centre, Liverpool, by Allford Hall Monaghan Morris 

- 17th Ave Clinic, Calgary, by 5468796 Architecture Inc. 



- National Forensic Mental Health Service, Portrane, Dublin, by Scott Tallon Walker Architects (in association with Medical Architecture)

- Emory Musculoskeletal Institute, Atlanta, GA, by HKS Architects, Inc. 

- Pavilion at The University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, by Foster + Partners 

- Xiamen Humanity Maternity Hospital, Xiamen, by LEMANARC SA 

- THE THIRD AFFILIATED HOSPITAL, CHANGCHUN UNIVERSITY OF CHINESE MEDICINE, CHANGCHUN, by Architectural Design & Research Institute of Tsinghua University Co. Ltd. 

- Aupaluk’s Health Centre, Aupaluk, by Groupe Regis Cote inc. 


- The OmniDirectional, Himeji, by KTX archiLAB 

- Grafton Way Building, London, by Scott Tallon Walker Architects in association with Edward Williams Architects

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SASIPAWAN WISDOM CENTER by Architects 49 Limited Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand. Image © Krisda Boonchaleow

Higher Education and Research - Completed Buildings

- Floating Micro Campus, Xiamen, by Yunchao Xu/Atelier Apeiron/SZAD 

- School of Design and the Built Environment, Bentley, Perth, by John Wardle Architects

- University of the Arts Helsinki, Helsinki, by JKMM Architects 

- Student Innovation Center, Philadelphia, by KieranTimberlake 

- UCL Pearl, Dagenham, London, by Penoyre & Prasad 

- University of Sydney Engineering and Technology Precinct, Sydney, by COX Architecture 

- Kyorin University S.Matsuda Memorial Arena, Tokyo, by TAKENAKA CORPORATION

- Çankaya University Faculty of Architecture, Ankara, by Erkal Architects 

- Auditorium Building, Cape Town, by URBA Architects and Urban Designers 

- Harvard University Science and Engineering Complex, Allston, by Behnisch Architekten 

- University of Warwick Faculty of Arts, Coventry, by Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios

- Central Quad, TU Dublin Grangegorman Campus, Dublin, by Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios

- Jakoba Mulderhuis, Amsterdam, by Powerhouse Company International B.V.

- Dobra 55: The Modern Languages and Applied Linguistics building, Warsaw, Poland, by Kuryłowicz & Associates

- Albert Einstein Education and Research Center, São Paulo, by Safdie Architects

- Space Park Leicester, London, by Shepheard Epstein Hunter

- Anwar Gargash Diplomatic Academy, Abu Dhabi, by Shape Architecture Practice + Research

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Masjed Almajed Endowments Muhammed bin Abdullah bin Ibrahim Almajed by Alsoliman Real Estate Co. Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Image © Alsoliman Real Estate Co

Hotel and Leisure - Completed Buildings

- Holland Casino Venlo, Venlo, by MVSA Architects

- Baan Nhuer Nham, Pathum Thani, by Looklen Architects

- Casa Tropica, Calamba, by HANDS

- Valle San Nicolás – Clubhouse, Valle de Bravo, State of Mexico, by Sordo Madaleno

- Divan Event Space, Istanbul, by GAD Architecture

- Hotel Maestoso, Lipica, by ENOTA

- Dining Space at DevaDhare, Bengaluru, by Play Architecture

- The Chengdu VUE Resort, Chengdu, by Büro Ziyu Zhuang

- The Alice Hawthorn, York, by De Matos Ryan

- ANNA Stay (Model 2022), WAF alias DENT, Wildlife Reserve De Biesbosch, by ANNA

- Huajiantang (Blossom Hill) Hotel: A Revival and Interpretation of Tradition in the south of Nanjing Old Town, Nanjing City, Jiangsu Province, by S&Y Atelier (SEU ARCH)

- The Londoner, London, by Woods Bagot

- Restaurant of Metasequoia Grove, Suzhou, by GOA (Group of Architects)

- BODRUM LOFT, Bodrum, by Tabanlioglu Architects

- NoMad London, London, by EPR Architects Ltd

- Joali Being, Bodhufushi, by Autoban

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SoFi Stadium by HKS Inglewood, USA. Image © Nic Lehoux

House & Villa (Urban/Suburban) - Completed Buildings

- Equilateral House, Makati City, by Jorge Yulo Architects & Associates

- Bellbird House, Blackburn, Blackburn North, Victoria, by Bower Architecture Pty Ltd

- House at Oei Tiong Ham Park, Singapore, by Designshop Pte Ltd

- Bright and Limpid Nature in House (Lin House), Wandan Township, Pingtung County, by Goodjoy Design

- Speehuis, Oisterwijk, by Spee Architecten

- HOUSE 101, Ho Chi Minh, by atelier tho.A

- Wimbledon House, London, by Allford Hall Monaghan Morris

- Dog / Human, Nakhon Pathom, by EKAR Architects

- The Sun House, Chiayi County, by SunEdge PV Technology Co., Ltd

- Villa B, Seinäjoki, by OOPEAA Office for Peripheral Architecture

- Amani, Johannesburg, by Veld Architects

- The Man and The House, Damavand, by ZAV Architects

- Pandemic House, Rizal, by Budji Layug+Royal Pineda Designs Architects, Inc.

- Flores House, Porto, by Ventura + Partners

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MPavilion 2021 - The Lightcatcher by MAP Studio Melbourne, Australia. Image © Anthony Richardson

House & Villa (Rural/Coastal) - Completed Buildings

- Black Peak/Mount Burke House, Wanaka, by Patterson Associates

- Jatobá House, Porto Feliz, SP, by Studio Guilherme Torres

- Paros Residence, Paros, by Studio Seilern Architects

- Arndt Residence and Artbarn, Cape Schanck, by Choi Ropiha Fighera Pty Ltd as trustee for Choi Ropiha Fighera Unit Trust


- The Flowing Garden, Zhangzhou, by More Than Arch Studio

- Amameh villa, Tehran, by OLGOOCO

- Reading and Playing in Geometry (Guo House), Kaohsiung City, by Goodjoy Design


- Open House, Alfonso, Cavite, by Benjamin Annabelle Architecture Design Studio Co.

- Catch, London, by Stiff+Trevillion

- Feather House, Nelson, by Irving Smith Architects Limited

- Walk / House, Petchabun, by EKAR Architects

- Yoo Forest House, Lechlade-on-Thames, by Broadway Malyan

- El Nido, Santa Ana, by Org arquitectura construcciones

- Bass Coast Farmhouse, Bass Coast, Victoria, by John Wardle Architects

- The Polish Farmhouse, Bulowice, by BXB studio Boguslaw Barnas

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Paragon by Fender Katsalidis Melbourne, Australia. Image © Willem Dirk du Toit

Housing - Completed Buildings

- Bream Street, London, by Allford Hall Monaghan Morris

- QUBE22, Vienna, by Daneshgar Architects

- Superlofts Groningen, Groningen, by Marc Koehler Architects

- Unity Place, London, by Design Architects - Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios / Alison Brooks Architects / Gort Scott + Delivery Architects - RM_A Architects + Landscape Architects – Grant Associates

- Paseo Mallorca 15, Palma de Mallorca, by OHLAB

- EMBASSY – Living alongside Koellnischen Park, Berlin, by TCHOBAN VOSS Architekten GmbH

- Paragon, Melbourne, by Fender Katsalidis

- Opera Residences, Sydney, by Tzannes


- Deux Loft, Tehran, by Arsh[4D]-studio

- King and Phillip Residences, Sydney, by Francis-Jones Morehen Thorp

- Australia 108, Southbank, by Fender Katsalidis

- The St. Regis Chicago, Chicago, by Studio Gang

- BeLoft Angel Urraza, Mexico City, by Isaac Torres Quiroz & José María Salcedo

- RAS HOUSES, Mumbai, by Sanjay Puri Architects

- HAUT Amsterdam, Amsterdam, by Team V Architecture


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Paros Residence by Studio Seilern Architects Paros, Greece. Image © Louisa Nikolaidou

Mixed Use - Completed Buildings

- Infinitus Plaza, Guangzhou, by Zaha Hadid Architects

- 80 Collins, Melbourne, by Woods Bagot

- Shanghai West Bund International AI Tower & Plaza, Shanghai, by NIKKEN SEKKEI LTD 

- Rosenthaler Strasse 43-45, Berlin, by Tchoban Voss Architekten

- 10 Lewis Cubitt Square, London, by Allford Hall Monaghan Morris

- Dog / Human, Nakhon Pathom, by EKAR Architects

- Villa M, Paris, by Triptyque Architecture

- Newcastle East End, Newcastle, by SJB , Durbach Block Jaggers and Tonkin Zulaikha Greer

- One Bishopsgate Plaza, London, by PLP Architecture International Ltd.

- Battersea Exchange, London, by Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios

- Toranomon Hills Towers, Tokyo, Tokyo, by ingenhoven associates gmbh

- KAMPUS, Manchester, by Mecanoo


- NODI, Göteborg, by White Arkitekter

- The Eaves West Village, Brisbane, by Bureau Proberts Pty Ltd

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The renovation of the Burrell Collection Fine Art and Archaeology Museum in Scotland by John McAslan + Partners. Image © Hufton+Crow

New and Old - Completed Buildings

- Ziin exhibition house, Beijing, by Atelier tao+c

- Sentul Works, Sentul, by O2 Design Atelier + Choo Poo Liang Architect

- The Foundry, London, by Timothy Hatton Architects

- British Academy of Film & Television Arts (BAFTA) Headquarters, London, by Benedetti Architects

- Buffelsdrift, Ladismith, by SAOTA

- James Avenue Pumping Station, Winnipeg, by 5468796 Architecture Inc.

- Biodome Science Museum, Montreal, by KANVA

- Matta Sur Community and Health Center, Madrid, by luis vidal + architects

- Can Santacília, Palma de Mallorca, by OHLAB

- Las Pioneras, Montevideo, by CIEMSA ( construction company ) + WO (architecture studio)

- New Tech Park, Singapore, by ONG&ONG

- The Moving Kitchen, Taipei, by JC Architecture

- New Provincialate House, CAINTA, by Studio Fuerzo

- Istanbul Painting and Sculpture Museum, Istanbul, by EAA-Emre Arolat Architecture

- KOKO, London, by Archer Humphryes Architects

- The Burrell Collection, Glasgow, by John McAslan + Partners

- Substation 164, Sydney, by Francis-Jones Morehen Thorp

- Jingdezhen Pengjia Alley Compound, Jingdezhen, Jiangxi Province, by Beijing AN-Design Architects Co., Ltd

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Timber Bridge in Gulou Waterfront by LUO Studio Jiangmen, China. Image © Jin Weiqi

Office - Completed Buildings

Quay Quarter Tower, Sydney, by 3XN A/S Headquarters, Arteixo, by Batlle i Roig Arquitectura SLP

Paris Region Headquarters, Saint-Ouen, by Ferrier Marchetti Studio

Substation 164, Sydney, by Francis-Jones Morehen Thorp

BEEAH Headquarters, Sharjah, by Zaha Hadid Architects

The Kensington Building, London, by Pilbrow & Partners

The Docks, Frankfurt am Main, by Meixner Schlüter Wendt

Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Youth Entrepreneurship zone, Shenzhen City, by HONGKONG HUAYI DESIGN CONSULTANTS (S.Z) LTD.

The Global Home of the PGA TOUR, Ponte Vedra Beach, by Foster + Partners

Hitra office building, Tehran, by Hooba Design Group

Orange Village – Headquarters, Abidjan, by Koffi & Diabaté Architectes

Koivistokade Office Building, Amsterdam, by Marc Koehler Architects BV

FSNI, Auckland, by Monk Mackenzie Architects

Hokkaido Area Facility Management Center, Sapporo, by TAKENAKA CORPORATION

- EDGE Suedkreuz Berlin, Berlin, by Tchoban Voss Architekten

- Parque das Nações Office Building, Lisbon, by Martinhal Group

- Porto Office Park, Porto, by Broadway Malyan

- 52 Reservoir Street, Sydney, by SJB

Production, Energy and Recycling - Completed Buildings

Agrotopia, Roeselare, by van Bergen Kolpa architects + META architectuurbureau

Plant Power, Copenhagen, by Gottlieb Paludan Architects

Palanga Goat Shelter, Erzincan, by Erginoğlu & Çalışlar Architects

Heper Lighting Factory, Ankara, by Yazgan Design Architecture

Nyul Nyul Packing Shed, Dampier, by SJB


Levantine Hill Estate Winery, Coldstream, by Fender Katsalidis

Harvard University District Energy Facility, Allston in Boston, MA, by Leers Weinzapfel Associates

Fujita Coffee, Higashiosaka, by Osamu Morishita Architect & Associates

Secure Sanand, Sanand, Gujrat, by Studio SAAR LLP

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The Chamber Church, Qingdao, by Büro Ziyu Zhuang. Image © Shengliang Su

Religion - Completed Buildings

- Yao-Fang-Men Park Church, Nanjing, by SUYI Design Group

- Walk / House, Petchabun, by EKAR Architects

- Masjed Almajed Endowments Muhammed bin Abdullah bin Ibrahim Almajed, Riyadh, by Alsoliman Real Estate Co.

- SASIPAWAN WISDOM CENTER, Nakhon Ratchasima, by Architects 49 Limited

- The Chapel of St. Peter, Auckland, by Stevens Lawson Architects

- Bath Abbey Footprint Project, Bath, by Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios

- The Chamber Church, Qingdao, by Büro Ziyu Zhuang

- Saint Paul Church, Amman, by Sameer Amareen Architects and Engineering Consultants

- Tuvalu Christian Church, Auckland, by South Pacific Architecture Ltd

School - Completed Buildings

- John Lewis Elementary School, Washington, DC, by Perkins Eastman DC

- The Clendon Centre, Melbourne, by Architectus

- Dingshu Vocational School of Pottery, Dingshu Town, Yixing City, Jiangsu Province, by genarchitects

- Erlev School, Aarhus, by Arkitema

- HC Ørsted TEC, København, by Sweco Danmark

- Aldapeta María Ikastetxea School, San Sebastian, by IDOM

- THE RAJASTHAN SCHOOL, Mumbai, by Sanjay Puri Architects 

- Pingtan Children Library, Hunan, by Condition_Lab

- Geelong College Junior School, Newtown, Geelong Victoria, by John Wardle Architects

- Brisbane South State Secondary College, Brisbane, BVN Architecture

- Greater Shepparton Secondary College, Shepparton, Victoria, by Gray Puksand

- Ravenswood Senior Learning Centre, Sydney, by BVN

- Santa Monica Public High School Discovery Building, SantaMonica, by Moore Ruble Yudell / HED

- Music House, Melbourne, by MCR PTY. LTD.

- Lotus Terrace Kindergarten, Shenzhen, by Yunchao Xu/Atelier Apeiron/SZAD

- Meadowbank Schools, MEADOWBANK, SYDNEY, by Woods Bagot

- Inner Sydney High School, Sydney, by Francis-Jones Morehen Thorp

Shopping - Completed Buildings

- Guangzhou CR8, Shanghai, by Design Union Studio

- Shanghai Songjiang Incity, Shanghai, by ECE Europa Bau- und Projektmanagement G.m.b.H.

- Taikoo Li Qiantan, Shanghai, by 5+design

- ganghui tiandi, by JZFZ Architectural Design Co. Ltd

- Westfield Mall of the Netherlands, Leidschendam, by MVSA Architects

- JINS PARK, Maebashi, Gunma, by Yuko Nagayama and Associates

- MixC Ningbo, Ningbo, by Lead8 

- Velaa at Sindhorn Village, Bangkok, by Architects 49 Limited

- Commercial Bay Retail Precinct, Auckland, by Warren and Mahoney

- Merrifield City, Melbourne, by NH Architecture

Sport - Completed Buildings

- Kia Arena at Melbourne Park, Melbourne, by NH Architecture with RWA Sports Architecture

- Colby College Harold Alfond Athletics and Recreation Center, Waterville, Maine, by Hopkins Architects

- Kings Langley Cricket Club and Amenities, Kings Langley, by Blacktown City Council

- Barker College Rosewood Centre, Sydney, by Neeson Murcutt + Neille

- Compton & Edrich Stands, Lord’s Cricket Ground, London, by WilkinsonEyre

- Master Plan and Main Stadium Design of Xi’an Olympic Center, Xi’an, by UAD-ACRC

- F51, Folkestone, Kent, by Hollaway Studio

- Eric Tweedale Stadium, Sydney, by dwp | design

- SoFi Stadium, Inglewood, by HKS

- Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad, by Populous

- PEGS Gymnasium, Melbourne, by MCR PTY. LTD.

Transport - Completed Buildings

- Paddington Elizabeth Line station, London, by Weston Williamson + Partners

- Parkade of the Future, Canada, by 5468796 Architecture Inc. + Kasian Archiecture

- Te Hono – New Plymouth Airport Terminal, New Plymouth, by Beca Ltd

- Växjö train station and town hall, Stockholm, by Sweco AB

-- Timber Bridge in Gulou Waterfront, Jiangmen, Guangdong Province, by LUO studio

- Galataport Istanbul Cruise Port, Istanbul, by Autoban

Landscape Categories

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The Handan Wastewater Cleansing Terraces by Turenscape Handan City, China. Courtesy of WAF

Landscape - Rural

- Bailuwan Cherry Blossom Town, Rizhao, China, by Guangzhou S.P.I Design Co. Ltd

- Preservation and Rehabilitation of Rural Landscape of Gaodang: A Buyi Ethnic Minority Group Village in Southwest China, by SHANCUN Atelier, School of Architecture, Tsinghua Univiersity

- Rural Revitalization of Gaohuai Village, Deyang, by L.J.DESIGN LIMITED

- Design as Experiment: The Handan Wastewater Cleansing Terraces, Handan, by Turenscape

- Guangyang Island: A Nature Based Optimal Value ‘Life Community’, Chongqing, China, by Architecture Design & Research Group(CADG)

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CHILDREN'S SCIENCE ACTIVITY PARK DALI ERHAI ECOLOGICAL CORRIDOR by ANTAO Dali Bai Autonomous Prefecture, Yunnan Province, China. Courtesy of WAF

Landscape - Urban

- Le Meridien, Zhengzhou, by Shma Company Limited

- An Villa, Shaoxing, by TROP Company Limited

- Revitalization of Rasulbagh Children’s Park, Dhaka, by SHATOTTO architecture for green living

- Yunnan Garden Rejuvenation, Singapore, by STX Landscape Architects

- Yuandang Bridge, Shanghai, by BAU Brearley Architects+Urbanists

- Communication Bridge, Tehran, by Kalbod Studio


- Jinniu Avenue New Jinniu Park Block and Connected System, Chengdu, Sichuan Province, by Sichuan Provincial Architecture Design and Research Institute Co,Ltd

- Tangshan Garden Expo Park: From Brownfield to Green Oasis, Tangshan City, Hebei Province, China, by ZEHO ECO


- Green coverage of the Ronda de Dalt highway, Barcelona, by Batlle i Roig Arquitectura SLP

- A Floating Forest: Fish Tail Park in Nanchang City, Beijing, by Turenscape

- LIFE LADPRAO THE VALLEY, Bangkok, by Redland-scape.Ltd

- Rebirth of the Town: Space Quality Improvement Design of Chongli Main Urban Area, Zhangjiakou, China, by Architecture Design & Research Group (CADG)

Meanwhile, see the full shortlisted projects in the Future Project category. 

Top image: Shuikou Mountain Workers Movement Memorial Museum by Yang Ying Design Studio Changsha, China. Courtesy of WAF. 

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