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World Architecture Festival announces Day 1 winners for 2023

Singapore Architecture News - Nov 30, 2023 - 12:52   1896 views

World Architecture Festival announces Day 1 winners for 2023

The first award winners of the 2023 World Architecture Festival have been announced, following Day One of live presentations at Marina Bay Sands in Singapore, in which hundreds of shortlisted projects were presented by practices from around the world. 

Amongst today’s category award winners of the world’s largest international live-judged architectural event are MAD Architects, Woods Bagot and Nextoffice, Studio of Architectural Research & Design, who won across three individual categories.

World Architecture Community is official media partner of this year's event. 

See the full winning projects for Completed Buildings and Future Projects at WAF Day 1:


Completed Buildings 

World Architecture Festival announces Day 1 winners for 2023

Taiwan - Reyhanli Centre for World Citizens by Chen-Yu Chiu and the team of Studio Cho. Image © Taiwan - Reyhanli Centre for World Citizens

Civic and Community: Taiwan - Reyhanli Centre for World Citizens by Chen-Yu Chiu and the team of Studio Cho in Turkey

Tower Hamlets Town Hall by Allford Hall Monaghan Morris in the United Kingdom was also highly commended in the Civic and Community category.

World Architecture Festival announces Day 1 winners for 2023

Kaomai Museums and Tea Barn by PAVA architects. Image © Spaceshift Studio

Creative Re-use: Kaomai Museums and Tea Barn by PAVA architects in Thailand

World Architecture Festival announces Day 1 winners for 2023

Ravenscar House by Patterson Associates Architects. Image © Johannes van Kan

Culture: Ravenscar House by Patterson Associates Architects in New Zealand

Melbourne Holocaust Museum by Kerstin Thompson Architects in Australia and Art Museum of Fondazione Luigi Rovati by Mario Cucinella Architects in Italy were also highly commended in the Culture category.

World Architecture Festival announces Day 1 winners for 2023

Turrell Pavilion by Studio MK27. Image © Fernando Guerra

Display: Turrell Pavilion by Studio MK27 in the Maldives

World Architecture Festival announces Day 1 winners for 2023

Veil House by 5468796 Architecture. Image © James Brittain

House and Villa, sponsored by GROHE: Veil House by 5468796 Architecture in Canada

Casa Ward by Carl Fredrik Svenstedt Architect in Italy was also highly commended in the House and Villa category.

World Architecture Festival announces Day 1 winners for 2023

547 West 47th Street by concrete amsterdam. Image © Raimund Koch

Housing, sponsored by GROHE: 547 West 47th Street - The West Residential by concrete Amsterdam in United States

Ivankhaneh by Dida office in Iran was also highly commended in the Housing category.

World Architecture Festival announces Day 1 winners for 2023

Surat Diamond Bourse by Morphogenesis. Image © Edmund Sumner

Office: Surat Diamond Bourse by Morphogenesis in India

Metallic Bellows by KSM Architecture in India and Montacute Yards by Allford Hall Monaghan Morris and Ben Adams Architects in United Kingdom were also highly commended in the Office category.

World Architecture Festival announces Day 1 winners for 2023

THE COURTYARD CCR LAB by SANJAY PURI ARCHITECTS. Image © Dinesh Mehta

Production, Energy and Logistics: THE COURTYARD CCR LAB by SANJAY PURI ARCHITECTS in India

CENTER OF EXCELLENCE FOR FOREST CONSERVATION by ARCHITECTS 49 was also highly commended in the Production, Energy and Logistics category.

World Architecture Festival announces Day 1 winners for 2023

Huizhen High School by Approach Design Studio - Zhejiang University of Technology Engineering Design Group Co.,Ltd. Image courtesy of WAF

School: Huizhen High School by Approach Design Studio/Zhejiang University of Technology Engineering Design Group Co. Ltd in China

Penna Foundation Rural School by CollectiveProject and Lapalala Wilderness School by Local Studio in South Africa were also highly commended in the School category.

World Architecture Festival announces Day 1 winners for 2023

Quzhou Stadium by MAD Architects. Image © CreatAR Images

Sport: Quzhou Stadium by MAD Architects in China

FERDINAND E MARCOS STADIUM by WTA ARCHITECTURE AND DESIGN STUDIO in the Philippines was also highly commended in the Sport category.

The judges of this year’s Completed Buildings categories praised the high quality of this year's projects. Overall, they were impressed with the level of local community enablement and client collaboration. 

Judges felt that these exemplar projects sensitively referenced history of sites and retained vernacular cues whilst giving thought for future development. Many winning projects considered the meaning of ‘waste’ through the use of found local materials, innovative recycled construction systems and even the transformation of ‘wasted’ time. 


Future Projects

World Architecture Festival announces Day 1 winners for 2023

Border Village Community Center by Nextoffice, Studio of Architectural Research & Design. Image © Next Office

Civic: Border Village Community Center by Nextoffice, Studio of Architectural Research & Design in Iran

Pangasinan Barangay Centers by Buensalido Architects in the Philippines was also highly commended in the Civic category.

World Architecture Festival announces Day 1 winners for 2023

Shenzen Airport East Integrated Transport Hub by Grimshaw. Image © Grimshaw

Infrastructure: Shenzhen Airport East Integrated Transport Hub by Grimshaw in China

Sinterbecken by Metaform in Luxembourg was also highly commended in the Infrastructure category.

World Architecture Festival announces Day 1 winners for 2023

Shiraz Cultural and Recreational Complex by Nextoffice, Studio of Architectural Research & Design. Image © Next Office

Leisure-led Development: Shiraz Cultural and Recreational Complex: The Thickened Earth by Nextoffice, Studio of Architectural Research & Design in Iran

Flora – Street Market Reinvented by 3XA in Poland and White Roads Resort by EAA-Emre Arolat Architecture in Albania was also highly commended in the Leisure-led Development category.

World Architecture Festival announces Day 1 winners for 2023

Green City Kigali by Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios. Image © FCBStudios

Masterplanning: Green City Kigali by Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios in Rwanda

we!park by Shma Company Limited in Thailand was also highly commended in the Masterplanning category.

World Architecture Festival announces Day 1 winners for 2023

United Nations International Office of Migration by Sharon Davis Design, NOMOS, Marvel Design, Buro Happold. Image courtesy of WAF

Office: United Nations International Office of Migration by Sharon Davis Design, NOMOS, Marvel Design and Buro Happold in Switzerland

The Code - Luxor Post office Adaptive Reuse by Verform & DMI in United Arab Emirates was also highly commended in the Office category.

World Architecture Festival announces Day 1 winners for 2023

Hormuz Eco Resort by Nextoffice, Studio of Architectural Research & Design. Image © Next Office

Competition Entries: Hormuz Eco Resort by Nextoffice, Studio of Architectural Research & Design in Iran

Discussing the Future Projects, judges praised the consideration of social enterprise hand in hand with visionary applications of design ideas. This year’s category winners resonated with the jury as authentic solutions that would elevate the everyday to create experiences.

Today, WAF will announce another set of category winners announced at Marina Bay Sands, bringing the grand total to 44 category prizes. 

Category winners will then compete against each other on the final day of the festival, on December 1st, for the ultimate accolades of World Building of the Year, Future Project of the Year, and Interior of the Year.

All of the overall winners will be announced at a grand finale Gala Dinner, along with a host of Special Prizes, including the International Building Beauty Prize.

Top image in the article: Turrell Pavilion by Studio MK27. Image © Fernando Guerra.

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