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Landscape Of The Year 2023 Award goes to Benjakitti Forest Park at WAF 2023

Singapore Architecture News - Dec 04, 2023 - 15:16   2954 views

Landscape Of The Year 2023 Award goes to Benjakitti Forest Park at WAF 2023

Landscape of the Year went to the project, titled Benjakitti Forest Park: Transforming a Brownfield into an Urban Ecological Sanctuary, designed by TURENSCAPE and Arsomsilp Community and Environmental Architect in Thailand.

World Architecture Festival took place at Marina Bay Sands, Singapore, on the 29 November – 1 December 2023. 

On December 1, the ultimate accolades of World Building of the Year, World Interior of the Year, Future Project of the Year and Landscape of the Year were announced as hundreds of delegates from across the world convened at a grand finale Gala Dinner at Marina Bay Sands in Singapore.

World Architecture Community is official media partner of this year's WAF and INSIDE festival.

Landscape Of The Year 2023 Award goes to Benjakitti Forest Park at WAF 2023

The winning Landscape project transforms a former tobacco factory into a resilient living ecosystem, which is now the largest public recreational space in downtown Bangkok. 

The project reduces the destructive force of stormwater, filters contaminated water, and provides much-needed wildlife habitat in a region experiencing monsoon climates with an average yearly precipitation of about 1500mm.

Landscape Of The Year 2023 Award goes to Benjakitti Forest Park at WAF 2023

The winner was selected by a super jury of global landscape specialists and academics, including Lily Jencks, LilyJencksStudio; Henry Steed, ICN Design International; Professor Rafiq Azam, SHATOTTO architecture for green living and Zhengxu Zhou, Tsinghua University.

Landscape Of The Year 2023 Award goes to Benjakitti Forest Park at WAF 2023

Rifle Range Nature Park by Henning Larsen in Singapore, Boca de la Mina Promenade in Reus by Batlleiroig Arquitectura in Spain and Mayfield Park by Studio Egret West in the United Kingdom were also highly commended in the Landscape category.

Landscape Of The Year 2023 Award goes to Benjakitti Forest Park at WAF 2023

Landscape Of The Year 2023 Award goes to Benjakitti Forest Park at WAF 2023

Landscape Of The Year 2023 Award goes to Benjakitti Forest Park at WAF 2023

Landscape Of The Year 2023 Award goes to Benjakitti Forest Park at WAF 2023

Landscape Of The Year 2023 Award goes to Benjakitti Forest Park at WAF 2023

Next year, the World Architecture Festival and INSIDE World Festival of Interiors will take place once again at Marina Bay Sands, Singapore, on 6 – 8 November 2024.

WAF is where the world architecture community meets to celebrate, learn, exchange and be inspired. WAF is the world’s largest annual, international, live architectural event. 

It includes the biggest international architectural awards programme in the world, dedicated to celebrating excellence via live presentations to an audience of high-profile delegates and international juries. 

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