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WAC's 5 most viewed WA Awards-winning projects in 2022

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WAC's 5 most viewed WA Awards-winning projects in 2022

As the new year approaches, we have compiled the top 5 most viewed WA Award-winning projects in 2022. Our selection, entirely based on the number of individual page views, their page views show that our readers highly interested to those projects. 

The 5 projects, ranging from 40th Cycle to 42nd Cycle of WA Awards 10+5+X, includes projects Indian practice Play Architecture's Dining Space At DevaDhare from India, Zaha Hadid Architects' Infinitus Plaza from China, Mahtab Hasani's Inverted House from Iran.

While the three projects are selected from the 40th Cycle of WA Awards, the two projects are selected from the 41st Cycle of WA Awards. WAC's list includes 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 2022 (listed by the number of page views):


WAC's 5 most viewed WA Awards-winning projects in 2022

Image courtesy of Mohsen Kheirmand Parizi

WA Awards 10+5+X 40th Cycle winner: X City - Under The Moon in Iran by Mohsen Kheirmand Parizi

X City - Under The Moon in Iran by Mohsen Kheirmand Parizi and Mohammad Reza Moghadasi won the WA Award in the 40th Cycle in the Architecture/Student category. The project was selected by the votes of Honorary Members and Winners in earlier cycles and selected democratically, through the votings of community members.

The project consists of the design living sace in the soil and under the moon, which aims to convert the energy to create habitable spaces for human activity and pave the way for the expansion of villages on the moon.

The project received 4,034 page views.

WAC's 5 most viewed WA Awards-winning projects in 2022

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WA Awards 10+5+X 40th Cycle winner: Dining Space At DevaDhare in India by Play Architecture 

Dining Space At DevaDhare in India by Play Architecture won the WA Award in the 40th Cycle in the Architecture/Realised category. The project was selected by the votes of Honorary Members and Winners in earlier cycles.

The 240-square-metre lakeside restaurant is covered by an undulating roof made of by ribbed clay tiles, which is inspired by nature, its geometry and forces. The vaulted roof, spanning 16,5 meters, was created by five layers of 15 mm thick ribbed clay tiles, which was created by using the local materials and labour. 

The project received 3,641 page views.

WAC's 5 most viewed WA Awards-winning projects in 2022

Image © Liang Xue

WA Awards 10+5+X 40th Cycle winner: Infinitus Plaza in China by Zaha Hadid Architects 

Infinitus Plaza in China by Zaha Hadid Architects won the WA Award in the 40th 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 votings of community members.

The 185,643-square-metre Infinitus Plaza was designed for the new global headquarters of Infinitus China. Housing the group’s herbal medicine research facilities and safety assessment labs as well as a learning centre for conferences and exhibitions, the project features perforated aluminium shading panels to optimise reductions in solar heat gain. The building was constructed by using 5,088.33 tonnes of recycled materials. 

The project received 2,546 page views.

WAC's 5 most viewed WA Awards-winning projects in 2022

Image courtesy of Mohammed Al-Nisafi

WA Awards 10+5+X 41st Cycle winner: Rayhanat Al Samaa Mosque in Saudi Arabia by Mohammed Al-Nisafi

Rayhanat Al Samaa Mosque in Saudi Arabia by Mohammed Al-Nisafi won the WA Award in the 41st Cycle in the Architecture/Student category. The project was selected by selected democratically, through the votings of community members.

Designed for a competition affiliated to Abdullatif Fozan Award for Mosque Architecture, the mosque features an outer shell transforming it into a windcather system (to achieve natural ventilation and cooling the internal environment in Iran). The design of the minaret is interpreted as a curled moveement that becomes thinner as it rises upwards.

The project received 2,487 page views.

WAC's 5 most viewed WA Awards-winning projects in 2022

Image © Shahin Shokri

WA Awards 10+5+X 41st Cycle winner: Inverted House in Iran by Mahtab Hasani

Inverted House in Iran by Mahtab Hasani won the WA Award in the 41st Cycle in the Architecture/Designed category. The project was selected by the votes of Honorary Members and Winners in earlier cycles.

Located in one of the northern villages in Iran, near Pol-Sefid city, the house is a balance of open and closed spaces that features pitched roofing system on top of it which is one of the most predominant architectural characteristics of this region. Conceived as a village, the home designed for a family, is adapted to the humid temperate climate of the region.

The project received 1,947 page views.


Top image in the article: WA Awards 10+5+X 40th Cycle winner Dining Space At DevaDhare in India by Play Architecture. Image © Bharath Ramamrutham.  

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