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World Architecture Festival announces shortlisted projects for 2019 heralding sustainable future

Netherlands Architecture News - Jul 04, 2019 - 04:41   26219 views

World Architecture Festival announces shortlisted projects for 2019 heralding sustainable future

The World Architecture Festival, the world’s biggest architectural awards programme, has announced its strong shortlist for 2019, the 534-project shortlist heralds sustainable future. ALA Architects, Mecanoo, Heatherwick Studio, JKMM Architects, Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners, Zaha Hadid Architects, Studio Gang, BIG and more are among WAF's 2019 shortlist. 

Following the establishment of "Architects Declare", a collective of some of the most renowned practices who have come together to announce a state of climate emergency, this year’s World Architecture Festival shortlisted entries demonstrate how buildings can play a major role in a more sustainable future. 

WAF will reconvene in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, from 4-6 December this year. This is the second time the event has been hosted in the Dutch capital, following previous editions in Barcelona, Singapore and Berlin.

World Architecture Community is official Media Partner for this year's festival and offers to its Professional Members 10% discounted tickets over regular festival prices during WAF registration! 

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World Architecture Festival announces shortlisted projects for 2019 heralding sustainable future

3XN's sinuous Olympic House in Lausanne. Image © Adam Mørk

Amongst the shortlist is an eco-airport in Singapore designed by Safdie architects centred around a 15,000-square-metre state-of-the-art, indoor public garden, which features a 40-metre indoor waterfall falling through the centre of a doughnut-shaped glass roof, alongside 3,000 trees and 100,000 shrubs from around the globe. 

Dortheavej Residence by Bjarke Ingels Group flies the flag for both affordable and sustainable modular housing in Copenhagen, shining a light on this nascent mode of construction which has the potential to offer much to the housing crisis. 

World Architecture Festival announces shortlisted projects for 2019 heralding sustainable future

Mecanoo's Arts Center in Taiwan. Image © Iwan Baan

Whilst one of last year’s winners, Studio Gang, tackles environmental concerns at a volumetric level through its ‘Solstice on the Park’ project – a 26-storey residential tower in the USA optimised for environmental performance through angled window panels which are slanted inwards at 72 degrees—the precise angle at which the sun hits the Chicago skyline at the height of the summer solstice. 

In the culture category, Helsinki Central Library Oodi by AL_A Architects, whose founder Amanda Levete is a founding member of Architects Declare, heralds a new era of library design where traditional functions meet modern technology, to create an almost zero-energy building with panoramic views.

World Architecture Festival announces shortlisted projects for 2019 heralding sustainable future

ZHA's Morpheus Hotel in Macau. Image © Ivan Dupont

The "Future Project: Experimental’ and ‘Future Project: Infrastructure" categories also launched some exciting and innovative entries, including the proposal for a waterfront park in NYC, transforming oil tanks into community gardens, by STUDIO V Architecture, and the proposal for man-made, mid-bay barrier islands to act as a surge protection system for the Port of Houston, by Rogers Partners Architects + Urban Designers.

Major world architects shortlisted include Zaha Hadid Architects, Heatherwick Studio, Bjarke Ingels Group, Rafael Vinoly Architects, Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners, Grimshaw and White Arkitekter. 

World Architecture Festival announces shortlisted projects for 2019 heralding sustainable future

Heatherwick Studio-designed Vessel at Hudson Yards Opened  to the public. Image courtesy of WAF

Many smaller practices will also take part to pitch against the big names. This year’s 534-strong shortlist, ranges from private residential, to education, infrastructure, healthcare, hospitality, cultural/civic, interior and landscape projects across 70 countries.

"We have been inspired by the levels of innovation in this year’s entries, that show the incredible range of ways in which architects are responding to the global climate and biodiversity emergencies we face," said WAF programme director Paul Finch. 

"WAF has attracted more than 1,000 entries, for the second year in a row, from 70 countries, and we look forward to more than 500 live presentations at the Festival in Amsterdam, showcasing these exemplar projects from around the world."

The top 5 countries entering WAF 2019 are China and Hong Kong, Australia, UK, United States, India.

See the full WAF 2019 shortlist below:

World Architecture Festival announces shortlisted projects for 2019 heralding sustainable future

Diego Guayasamin Arquitectos Unasur, General Secretary Headquarters. Image courtesy of WAF

Completed Buildings Categories

Civic and Community - Completed Projects

Raleigh Campsite in Guizhou, Architectural Design Institute of South China University of Technology, Zhenfeng County, China

Taijiang Administrative and Visitor Centers, Bio-architecture Formosana, Tainan, Taiwan

Gaobu Book House, Condition Lab - School of Architecture CUHK, Hunan Province, China

Bunjil Place, fjmt, Narre Warren, Australia

The Frank Bartlett Library and Community Centre, fjmt, Moe, Australia

HeFei Fei River Central Smart Garden Library, GEEDESIGN, HeFei, China

The Crystal - Kiruna City Hall, Henning Larsen, Kiruna, Sweden

Yun Shang Xi Tang wetland community center, IAPA, Jiangmen, China

Anzac Memorial Centenary Project, Johnson Pilton Walker with the Office of the New South Wales Government Architect, Sydney, Australia

Cloud of Luster, KTX archiLAB, Himeji City, Japan

The Evans Tree House at Garvan Woodland Gardens, modus studio, Arkansas, USA

Zhelin Community Service Center, One Design, Shanghai, China

Turanga, Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects in assocation with Architectus, Christchurch, New Zealand

Cultural center of Beicheng Central Park in Hefei, Shenzhen HuaHui Design, Hefei, China

Cabin for Casa Naomin, Varun Thautam, Guanajuato, Mexico

Nanjing International Youth Cultural Centre, Zaha Hadid Architects, London, United Kingdom

Children's Bamboo Community Library, Zhang Hai'ao, Wan'an, China

Culture - Completed Projects

Helsinki Central Library Oodi, ALA Architects, Helsinki, Finland

Qasr Al Hosn: Al Musallah, CEBRA, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

LocHal Public Library, Civic architects (lead architect), Braaksma & Roos Architectenbureau, Inside Outside / Petra Blaisse, Tilburg, Netherlands

Cairns Performing Arts Centre, Cox Architecture and CA Architects, Brisbane, Australia

MPavilion 2018, Estudio Carme Pinós, Melbourne, Australia

Royal Academy of Music - Theatre and new Recital Hall, Ian Ritchie Architects, London, United Kingdom

Amos Rex, JKMM Architects, Helsinki, Finland

Hanna Boutique Hotel, Mahsa Majidi , Persian Garden Studio, Tehran, Iran

National Kaohsiung Centre for the Arts, Mecanoo architecten, Kaohsiung, Taiwan

Tai Kwun Centre for Heritage and Arts, Purcell; Herzog & de Meuron; Rocco Design Architects, Hong Kong, China

Tibetan Intangible Cultural Heritage Museum, Shenzhen HuaHui Design, Tibetan, China

Cultural center of Beicheng Central Park in Hefei, Shenzhen HuaHui Design, Hefei, China

Royal Opera House 'Open up', Stanton Williams, London, United Kingdom

Green Square Library and Plaza, Studio Hollenstein in association with Stewart Architecture, Sydney, Australia

CRG Archive Library, Studio Link-Arc, Shenzhen, China

Zaryadye Concert Hall, TPO Reserve, Moscow, Russia

Dangrove, Tzannes, Sydney, Australia

Tian Han Cultural Park, WCY Regional Studio, Changsha, China

World Architecture Festival announces shortlisted projects for 2019 heralding sustainable future

Shanghai United Design Group's Zaozhuang Stadium. Image courtesy of WAF

Display - Completed Projects

Greentown Yiwu Peach Blossom Land Living Experience Centre, 9M Architectural Design, Jinhua, China

Chongqing, VANKE Life Experience Center, Arch-Age Design (AAD), Chongqing, China

Toy as Architecture, Architecture as Toy, GROUNDWORK, Architects & Associates, Hong Kong, China

Vessel, Heatherwick Studio, New York, USA

Bilya Koort Boodja- Centre for Nyoongar Culture and Environmental Knowledge, iredale pedersen hook architects, Northam, Australia

Doubleground, MUIR+OPENWORK, Melbourne, Australia

Art Center of Jingdezhen Ceramic Cultural Tourism Town, Shanghai Urban Architectural Design, Jingdezhen City, China

The Historic District of Nanchang Three-eye Well Urban Renovation Planning Exhibition Center, Shanghai Urban Architectural Design, JiangXi NanChang, China

HHXT Exhibition Center, Shanghai Urban Architectural Design, Honghu Xintan City, China

Chongqing Tiandi Art Gallery, Shenzhen HuaHui Design, Chongqing, China

Think Design, Shibanee & Kamal Architects, Bangalore, India

Exhibition Center of Shimao Shenzhen-Hong Kong International Center, SHUISHI, Shenzhen, China

Living in Nature installation, SPEECH, Moscow, Russia

Historic Rolling Stock Park at Baltiysky Station, Studio 44 Architects, Saint Petersburg, Russia

Lokadhatu (The World), Studio Link-Arc, Zhangzhou, China

Swirling Cloud: Bulletin Pavilion for BJFU Garden Festiva, SUP Atelier, Beijing, China

119 Great North Road, Warren and Mahoney Architects, Auckland, New Zealand

World Architecture Festival announces shortlisted projects for 2019 heralding sustainable future

Shenzhen Huahui Design, Tibetan Intangible Cultural Heritage Museum. Image courtesy of WAF

Health - Completed Projects

National University Centre for Oral Health, Singapore (NUCOHS), architects 61, Singapore

AGORA Pôle de recherche sur le cancer, Behnisch Architekten, Lausanne, Switzerland

Northern Beaches Hospital, BVN, Sydney, Australia

The Chrisite Proton Beam Therapy Centre, HKS, Manchester, United Kingdom

Perth Children's Hospital, JCY Architects and Urban Designers, Cox Architecture and Billard Leece Partnership with HKS, Perth, Australia


The Greater Accra Regional Hospital at Ridge, Perkins+Will, Accra, Ghana

Bayalpata Regional Hospital, Sharon Davis Design, Achham, Nepal

Pondok Indah Bintaro Jaya Hospital), Silver Thomas Hanley (Lead Architect), Arkonin (Architect of Record), Jakarta, Indonesia

New Karolinska Solna Project, White Tengbom Team, Stockholm, Sweden

Higher Education and Research - Completed Projects

Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Architectus, Sydney, Australia

Silesia university's radio and tv department, katowice, BAAS arquitectura + Grupa 5 Architekci + Maleccy Biuro Projektowe, Katowice, Poland

Glasir Tórshavn College, BIG-Bjarke Ingels Group, Tórshavn, Faroe Islands

A Past Receding Disaggregation and Metamorphosis, Creative Blueprint, Mbombela, South Africa

Future Africa Campus, Earthworld Architects cc, Pretoria, South Africa

Helmholtz Diabetes Center München, HDR GmbH, München, Germany

The Ian Potter Southbank Centre, John Wardle Architects, Melbourne, Australia

E3MG - Ecole des Mines et de la Métallurgie de Moanda, Maissa architectures - Jean Pierre Maissa, Moanda, Gabon

Montgomery Sisam Architects and Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios, Myhal Centre for Engineering Innovation & Entrepreneurship, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada


Rutgers University-Camden: Nursing and Science Building, Perkins Eastman, Camden, USA

Masdar Building, Graphene Engineering Innovation Centre, The University of Manchester, Rafael Viñoly Architects, Manchester, United Kingdom

University College Dublin, Robin Lee Architecture / Arthur Gibney & Partners, Dublin, United Kingdom

National University of Singapore School of Design & Environment, Serie + Multiply Architects with Surbana Jurong and National University of Singapore School of Design & Environment, Singapore

Bhau Institute of Innovation, Entrepreneurship & Leadership, Shibanee & Kamal Architects, Pune, India

Aalto University Väre Building, Verstas Architects, Espoo, Finland

World Architecture Festival announces shortlisted projects for 2019 heralding sustainable future

Shibanee & Kamal Architects, Bhau Institute of Innovation, Entrepreneurship & Leadership. Image courtesy of WAF

Hotel and Leisure - Completed Projects

Ranwu Lake (Tibet) International Self-drive Tour and Recreational Vehicle Campsite, ARCH-HERMIT, Changdu, China

Lindis Lodge, Architecture Workshop, Omarama, New Zealand

Glass-less House: Pavilion for Yoga and Pool in XY Yunlu Hotel, Atelier Liu Yuyang Architects, Yangjia Village, China

Ahsa Farmstay, Creative Crews, Mae Chan, Thailand

The Museum Hotel Antakya, EAA-Emre Arolat Architecture, Antakya, Turkey

The Opera Terrace, Covent Garden, Eric Parry Architects, London, United Kingdom

Hanna Boutique Hotel, Mahsa Majidi , Persian Garden Studio, Tehran, Iran

Hotel Birks, NEUF Architect(e)s, Montreal, Canada


Gloriette: A travel through time, noa* network of architecture, Ritten, Italy

Mohr Life: The theatrical spa, noa* network of architecture, Leermoos, Austria


Solaz Los Cabos, Sordo Madaleno Arquitectos, Los Cabos, Mexico

Fuchun New Century Wonderland Resort of Hangzhou, The Design Institute Of Landscape & Architecture China Academy Of Art, Hangzhou, China

Nobu Hotel Los Cabos, WATG and Studio PCH, Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

Morpheus Hotel, Zaha Hadid Architects, Cotai, Macau

House - Completed Projects

Gnodde house, 70F architecture, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Contemporary Boatshed Home, Atelier Aitken Architecture, Omaha, New Zealand

Beach Shack, Bryden Wood, Florida, USA

Minka Twins, bureau^proberts, Brisbane, Australia

Welcome to the Jungle House, CplusC Architectural Workshop, Sydney, Australia

Redfern Warehouse, Ian Moore Architects, Sydney, Australia

JCA Living Lab, J.C. Architecture, Taipei city, Taiwan

LR2 Residence, Montalba Architects, California, USA

Cloud House, Neil Cownie Architect, Mandurah, Australia

Powell Street House, Robert Simeoni Architects, South Yarra, Victoria


GGL House, Studio AG Arquitetura, São Paulo, Brazil


Castle Cove House, TERROIR, NSW, Australia

Housing - Completed Projects

Student hostel for chandigarh group of colleges, Aman Aggarwal, Mohali, India

Comfort Town, archimatika, Kyiv, Ukraine

Hanhai Luxury Condominiums, Archimorphic, Zhengzhou, China

Nordbro, Arkitema Architects, Copenhagen, Denmark

Dortheavej Residence, BIG-Bjarke Ingels Group, Copenhagen, Denmark

Walan, bureau^proberts, Brisbane, Australia

Freebooter, GG-loop, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Danxia the Heirloom, GRAND DEVELOPMENTS, Taichung City, Taiwan

Cedrus Residential, Nextoffice, Tehran, Iran

338 housing units, Paris XIX, PETITDIDIERPRIOUX Architectes, Paris, France

277 Fifth Avenue, Rafael Viñoly Architects, New York, USA

Lilla Integralen, sandellsandberg arkitekter, Linköping, Sweden

The Magic Faraway Tree, Shibanee & Kamal Architects, Bangalore, India

E Central Building, studio CACHOUA TORRES CAMILLETTI, Mexico City, Mexico

Solstice on the Park, Studio Gang, Chicago, USA

Dyson Institute of Engineering and Technology, WilkinsonEyre, Malmesbury, United Kingdom

537 Elizabeth Street, Woods Bagot, Sydney, Australia

World Architecture Festival announces shortlisted projects for 2019 heralding sustainable future

Studio Gang's Solstice on the Park in Chicago, USA. Image courtesy of WAF

Mixed-use - Completed Projects

Hawley Wharf, Allford Hall Monaghan Morris, London, United Kingdom

Benjamin Street, Allford Hall Monaghan Morris, London, United Kingdom

MahaNakhon, Buro Ole Scheeren, Bangkok, Thailand

DUO, Buro Ole Scheeren, Singapore

Arc, Koichi Takada Architects, Sydney, Australia

Yagan Square, Lyons in collaboration with iredale pedersen hook architects and ASPECT Studios, Perth, Australia

Suzhou Center, NIKKEN SEKKEI, Suzhou, China

Amstel Tower, Powerhouse Company, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Oasis Terraces, Serie + Multiply Architects, Singapore

Tomioka Chamber of Commerce, Tezuka Architects, Tomioka City, Japan

Opus, Zaha Hadid Architects, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

New and Old - Completed Projects

Picture Gallery and Exhibition Space, Esterházy Castle, 3h architecture - Katalin Csillag, Zsolt Gunther, Fertod, Hungary

The Bower, Allford Hall Monaghan Morris, London, United Kingdom

Centre Point Tower, Conran and Partners, London, United Kingdom

Rassvet Loft*studio, DNK ag, Moscow, Russia


Alexandra Palace East Wing Regeneration Project, Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios, London, United Kingdom

234 Bath Road, Flanagan Lawrence, Slough, United Kingdom

11-15 Grosvenor Crescent, Flanagan Lawrence, London, United Kingdom

Norton Museum of Art, Foster + Partners, Florida, USA

Hawker Reload, GROUNDWORK, Architects & Associates, Hong Kong, China

Smith Campus Center, Harvard University, Hopkins Architects, Boston, USA

Hanna Boutique Hotel, Mahsa Majidi , Persian Garden Studio, Tehran, Iran

Rivierstaete, MVSA, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Interface Headquarters, Perkins+Will, Atlanta, USA

Courtyard No.7 at The Drum Tower, RSAA/ Büro Ziyu Zhuang, Beijing, China

Empire Stores, STUDIO V Architecture / S9 Architecture, Brooklyn, USA

Waihinga Martinborough Community Centre, Warren and Mahoney Architects in association with Wraight and Associates (Landscape Designers), Wellington, New Zealand

Nationalmuseum, Wingårdhs and Wikerstål Architects, Stockholm, Sweden

Office - Completed Projects

Olympic House - International Olympic Comittee HQ, 3XN Architects and Itten+Brechbühl, Lausanne, Switzerland

The Ray Farringdon, Allford Hall Monaghan Morris, London, United Kingdom

Office 543, Aman Aggarwal, Mohali, India

Bitwise Headquarters, ASWA (Architectural Studio of Work - Aholic), Samutprakarn, Thailand

Gran Via Office Building, Batlle i Roig Arquitectura, Barcelona, Spain

Parc Glòries Office Building, Batlle i Roig Arquitectura, Barcelona, Spain

CC Office, Creative Crews, Bangkok, Thailand

UNASUR General Secretary Headquarters, DIEGO GUAYASAMIN ARQUITECTOS, Quito, Ecuador

Garanti Bank Technology Campus, ERA Architects, Istanbul, Turkey

One Fen Court, Eric Parry Architects, London, United Kingdom

Vanke Liuxiandong Design Community - A4+B2 Plot Design, FCHA, Shenzhen, China

U-CUBE Office Reconstruction, Lacime Architects, Shanghai, China

Agemar Headquarters (Headquarters of Angelicoussis Group), Rena Sakellaridou SPARCH PC, Athens, Greece

Krushi Bhawan, Studio Lotus, Bhubaneshwar, India

Now Bomonti Office Tower, Tabanlioglu Architects, Istanbul, Turkey

Kanda Holdings Headquarters, TAKENAKA CORPORATION, Tokyo, Japan

12 Madden, Warren and Mahoney Architects, Auckland, New Zealand

Generali Tower, Zaha Hadid Architects, Milan, Italy

World Architecture Festival announces shortlisted projects for 2019 heralding sustainable future

Studio PCH's Nobu Hotel Los Cabos. Image courtesy of WAF

Production Energy and Recycling - Completed Projects

BILAMED pharmaceutical storage with office part, 3XA SP. Z O.O., Pisz, Poland

Delas Frères Winery, Carl Fredrik Svenstedt Architect, Tain l'Hermitage, France

Wine Cellar Dockner, goebl architecture, Höbenbach, Austria

Deposite, KG Mimarlik, Istanbul, Turkey

Bodega Océanica, Marcelo Daglio Arquitectos, Maldonado, Uruguay

Brunswick Power Terminal Station, Beca, Melbourne, Australia

Helsinki Datacenter, Parviainen Architects, Helsinki, Finland

Harvard MA – Energy Plus House, Paul Lukez Architecture, Harvard, USA

The Macallan Distillery and Visitor Experience, Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners, Craigellachie, United Kingdom

La Salle Charging Station, Romera y Ruiz Arquitectos, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain

Aquatic Center - 'Wodny Park Tychy', TKHolding, Tychy, Poland

Chengdu Aerospace Superalloy Technology Campus, TANGHUA ARCHITECT&ASSOCIATES, Chengdu, China

Dangrove, Tzannes, Sydney, Australia

Jiaxing Qixing Xiyue Rural Complex Exhibition Center, Zhejiang Antao Design, Jiaxing, China

Religion- Completed Projects

Qasr Al Hosn: Al Musallah, CEBRA, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Novena Church (Church of St. Alphonsus), cgnArchitects, Singapore

Mary Help of Christian Church (Chaweng), Juti architects, Suratthani, Thailand

Grace Baptist Church, LAUD Architects, Singapore

Cor Jesu Oratory, Lead Architect: Buck Richnold Sia, Zubu Design Associates; Designer: Kenneth Cobonpue, Cebu, Philippines

The thickness of emptiness.Funerary Chapel, Pedro García Martínez, Murcia, Spain

School - Completed Projects

A la Croisée des Chemins, B2Ai, Neder-Over-Heembeek, Brussels

Park Legend Kindergarten, Challenge Design, Chengdu, China

Adelaide Botanic High School, Cox Architecture and Design, Adelaide, Australaia

Site Van Oost, DDS+, Brussels, Belgium

Guangzhou Tianhe Vanke Plaza, FCHA, Guangzhou, China

YM Nursery, HIBINOSEKKEI + Youji no Shiro + KIDS DESIGN LABO, Yonago, Japan

My First Skool at Segar Gardens, LAUD Architects, Singapore

Gangxia International School, Leigh & Orange, Shenzhen, China

Hangzhou Haishu School of Future Sci-Tech City, LYCS Architecture, Hangzhou, China

Northcote High School Performing Arts & VCE Centre, Openwork, Melbourne, Australia

Remodelling for Brains School, Romera y Ruiz Arquitectos, Telde, Spain

Freemans Bay Primary School Re-development, RTA Studio, Auckland, New Zealand

Ayb School building, Storaket Architectural Studio, Yerevan, Armenia

School As Urban Garden - Nanshan Foreign Language School, Studio Link-Arc, Shenzhen, China

Fuwen Primary School Reconstruction Project, Wang Wei Studio, The Design Institute Of Landscape & Architecture China Academy Of Art, Hangzhou, China

World Architecture Festival announces shortlisted projects for 2019 heralding sustainable future

Exhibition Center of Shimao Shenzhen-Hong Kong International Center, SHUISHI, Shenzhen, China. Image courtesy of WAF

Shopping - Completed Projects


INZONE, Arizon Design, Dezhou, China

Xi Chao bookstore, Fan Wenbing(ATELIER FAN), Shanghai, China

Grand Central Shopping Centre, fjmt and Buchan, Toowoomba City, Australia

The Village, gianni ranaulo design, Villefontaine, France

Coal Drops Yard, Heatherwick Studio, London, United Kingdom

Shopping center near «Teply stan» metro station, KPLN, Moscow, Russia

Harbour Kiosk, LAAB Architects, Hong Kong, China

Furi Time Square Mall, White Matter Design Studio, Sihanoukville, Cambodia

Sport - Completed Projects


The Club Stand, Bates Smart, Flemington, Australia

Roland Garros Stadium - Modernization of the Historic Triangle, Chaix & Morel et Associés, Paris, France

Irina Winer-Usmanova Rhythmic Gymnastics Center in the Luzhniki Complex, CPU PRIDE, Moscow, Russia

GAME Streetmekka Viborg, EFFEKT Architects, Viborg, Denmark

HaiKou Wuyuan River Stadium, gmp & Shanghai United Design Group, Haikou, China

The Curragh Racecourse, Grimshaw, Newbridge, United Kingdom

Boost, Hypothesis, Bangkok, Thailand

Pingelly Recreation and Cultural Centre, iredale pedersen hook architects with Advanced Timber Concepts Studio, Pingelly, Australia

Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, Populous, London, United Kingdom

Zaozhuang Stadium, Shanghai United Design Group, Shandong, China

Indoor Playground (Doubling as lecture hall) of Yueyang County No.3 Middle School, SUP Atelier, Yuyang, China

Transport - Completed Projects

Hong Kong West Kowloon Station, Aedas (Architect: Andrew Bromberg at Aedas), Hong Kong, China

Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge Hong Kong Port Passenger Clearance Building, Aedas and Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners (Joint Venture Designer), Hong Kong, China

Tainan Bus Station, Biophilia Architecture Association, Tainan, Taiwan

Caulfield to Dandenong Level Crossing Removal, COX Architecture, Melbourne, Australia

Barangaroo Ferry Wharf, COX Architecture, Sydney, Australia

Mernda Rail Extension, Grimshaw, Melbourne, Australia

Istanbul Airport, Grimshaw, Nordic-Office of Architecture, Haptic Architects; Scott Brownrigg, Istanbul, Turkey

MACTAN CEBU INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT TERMINAL 2, Integrated Design Associates, Cebu, Philippines

Jewel Changi Airport, Safdie Architects, Singapore

World Architecture Festival announces shortlisted projects for 2019 heralding sustainable future

Raleigh Campsite in Guizhou, Architectural Design Institute of South China University of Technology, Zhenfeng County, China. Image © Li Yao

Villa - Completed Projects

No Footprint House, A-01, Ojochal, Costa Rica

K House, AIM ARCHITECTURE & Norm Architects, Sri Lanka

LOONG PALACE - Genuine Elegance, Architectural Design and Research Institute of Tsinghua University, Beijing, China

St Andrews Beach House, Austin Maynard Architects, St Andrews Beach, Australia

Asa House, Bernardes Arquitetura, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Pipa House, Bernardes Arquitetura, São Paulo, Brazil

ANAVILLA, FLAT12x, Nakorn Si Thammarat, Thailand

Villa B, Powerhouse Company, Munich, Germany

Arrowtown House, RTA Studio, Arrowtown, New Zealand

The DRIFT House on The little MUCH farm, Shonan Purie Trehan, Language.Architecture.Body, Mulshi, India

Casa Cozumel, Sordo Madaleno Arquitectos, Cozumel, Mexico

Amaltas, Squareworks LLP / Apartment, Vadodara, India

Bellbird Retreat, Steendijk, Brisbane, Australia

St Andrews Beach Villa, Woods Bagot, St Andrews Beach, Australia

Tara Villa, ZAV architects, Larijan, Iran

Landscape Rural  - Completed Projects

Ecoland Planning and Design Lao-Ju River Oasis Restoration of Riverfront Ecosystem, Linfen, China

EFFEKT Architects, Forest Tower, Haslev, Denmark

Romera y Ruiz Arquitectos, Moving shadows, Maspalomas, Spain

SED Landscape Architects, Pioneer Cattle Sculpture Square, Huizhou City, China

XWG Arch-Studio, Brick Labyrinth Garden, Zhangjiakou, China

Yǒu Lanscape Architecture Design, On the Pastoral Urban Edge  - A Bountiful Wetland Park in Southwest China, YunNan, China

SUP Atelier/ School of Architecture,Tsinghua University, Beijing Forestry University, Beijing, China

Landscape Urban  - Completed Projects

!melk,ZilArt Park (Tufeleva Roshcha, Moscow, Russia

ASPECT Studios, Caulfield to Dandenong Level Crossing Removal Project, Melbourne, Australia

Batlle i Roig Arquitectura, Maquina de Batre Square, Barcelona, Spain

Buro Ole Scheeren, DUO, Singapore

Cobblestone Design Canada, Shanghai Office, Daxing Ecological Civilization Education Park, Beijing, China

Greenview Landscape International Group, Ink, Residential Cultural Display Pavilion, Xiamen, China

Gustafson Porter + Bowman, València Parque Central, València, Spain

James Corner Field Operations; URBIS Limited; Ronald Lu & Partners, Tsim Sha Tsui Waterfront Revitalization - Avenue of Stars and Salisbury Garden, Hong Kong, China

LandLAB, Avon River Park Terraces + City Promenade, Christchurch, New Zealand

Lyons in collaboration with iredale pedersen hook architects and ASPECT Studios, Yagan Square, Perth, Australia

North West LA, ATA Architects & Planners, South Gate Garden, Xi An, China

Mosbach Paysagistes, New Construcion Office, Taichung City Government, Taichung, Taiwan

Original Design Studio, Demonstration Section of Yangpu Riverside Public Space, Shanghai, China

SHUISHI, Changchun Culture of Water Ecology Park, Changchun, China

SHUISHI, Nanchang Red Earth Park, Nanchang, China

TURENSCAPE, Deep Forms of Nature-based Solutions: Meishe River Greenway and Fengxiang Park, Haikou,China, Haikou City, China

World Architecture Festival announces shortlisted projects for 2019 heralding sustainable future

Helsinki Central Library Oodi, ALA Architects, Helsinki, Finland. Image courtesy of WAF

Future Project Categories

Civic - Future Projects

Baliwag Community Center, Alero Design Studio, Baliwag, Philippines

Prison Haren CAFASSO nv with B2Ai / EGM Architecten, Brussels, Belgium

Commonwealth Lane: Death & The Community, CIAP Architects and Ong & Ong (Landscape), Singapore

Vaux: New City Hall, FaulknerBrowns Architects, Sunderland, United Kingdom

Harry Jerome Community Recreation Centre, HCMA Architecture + Design, Vancouver, Canada

CaptialMed Medical City, HKS, Cairo, Egypt

Tank Park, LandLAB, Auckland, New Zealand

Tall Hut, Moller Architects, Auckland, New Zealand

Bandy (Russian-hockey) stadium in Syktyvkar, SPEECH, Komi, Russia

Funeral Home of Tianmen Longevity Memorial Garden, China Architectural Design Research Institute, Tianmen City, China

New Zealand International Convention Centre, Warren and Mahoney Architects in association with Moller Architects and Woods Bagot, Auckland, New Zealand

Future Projects - Commercial Mixe-use projects

1-2 Broadgate, Allford Hall Monaghan Morris, London, United Kingdom

Egham Gateway West, Allford Hall Monaghan Morris, London, United Kingdom

Damen Belatchew Arkitekter, Norrköping, Sweden

Ningbo Sino Ocean, Benoy, Ningbo, China

POST Rotterdam, ODA Architecture, Rotterdam, Netherlands

Taopu Smart City Land Block 604, Former HERO Pen Factory Preservation and New Construction, Ennead Architects, Shanghai, China

The Goodsyard, FaulknerBrowns Architects, London, United Kingdom

Tehran Eye, FMZD | Farshad MehdiZadeh Design, Tehran, Iran

77 Market Street, fjmt, Sydney, Australia

Multifunctional Complex in Vilnius, MAD Architects Rus, Vilnius, Lithuania

Unveiling Connectivity: Back-of-House Reconnecting a Pedestrian Network, NEUF Architect(e)s, Toronto, Canada

X-Space | Urban Fabric Regeneration, DESIGN & MORE INTERNATIONAL, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Xi'an Guoba Factory Renovation, NEWS, Xian, China

88 Harris Street, SJB, Sydney, Australia

De Meelfabriek, Studio Akkerhuis, Leiden, The Netherlands

FOUR Frankfurt, UNS+HPP. FOUR Frankfurt, Frankfurt, Germany

Southbank by Beulah, UNStudio and COX Architecure, Melbourne, Australia

Future Projects - Competition entries

Mashhad C.E.O.Headquarter, Nextoffice, Mashhad, Iran

NEW CAIRO CAPITAL STADIUM, Boogertman+Partners Architects, Cairo, Egypt

Housing NYC 2.0, Domaine Public Architects, New York, USA

The Golden Cage, John Marx, Architect, Black Rock City, USA

The Circle of Good Hope, GLH Architects, Cape Town, South Africa

Il Monastero, noa* network of architecture, Arco, Italy

THE CULTURAL CANYON - Rebuilding Baghdad Design Center, DESIGN & MORE INTERNATIONAL, Baghdad, Iraq

University of Chicago Center in Paris Project, Studio Gang, Paris, France

Våga Water Tower, White Arkitekter, Varberg, Sweden

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JKMM's Amox Rex Art Museum in Helsinki. Image © Mika Huisman

Future Projects - Culture

Southern Branch of the National Library and National Depository Library, morpheus, Tainan, Taiwan

Bao'an Public Culture and Art Center, Coldefy & Associates, Shenzhen, China

Urban wetland museuem of Wenzhou, IAPA, Wenzhou, China

CULTURAL CENTER LA TUILERIE, Jacques Ferrier and Pauline Marchetti Architects, Limoux, France

Fondazione Luigi Rovati Museum, Mario Cucinella Architects, Milan, Italy

Çanakkale Antenna, IND [Inter.National.Design] & Powerhouse Company, Çanakkale, Turkey

Richard Gilder Center for Science, Education, and Innovation at the American Museum of Natural History, Studio Gang, New York, USA

Magnaura Palace Tower Remains Renovation, Tabanlioglu Architects, Istanbul, Turkey

Puffing Billy Lakeside Station, TERROIR, Victoria, Australia

The New GoDown Arts Centre, White arkitekter, Nairobi, Kenya

Future Projects - Education

SAKHA_Z — Park for the Future Generations, ATRIUM, Yakutsk, Russia

The First Concept Design of 3.0 Smart HUB Nursery School in Poland, Design Studio of W.P.I.P. Sp. z o.o. Sp. k., Wroclaw, Poland

Ulster University's Belfast City Campus, Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios, Belfast, United Kingdom

Monte Sant' Angelo Mercy College, Fox Johnston & Tribe Studios, North Sydney, Australia

The Polish ‘Henry Arctowski’ Antarctic Station, Kuryłowicz & Associates, King George Island, Antarctica

Chung Chi Student Development Complex of The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Leigh & Orange, Hong Kong, China

Shenzhen Qianhai Education Complex, Leigh & Orange, Shenzhen, China

The School in a Park, Maisam Architects & Engineers, Amman, Jordan

Hebrew Institute, Perkins and Will, Santiago, Chile

PRESTIGE UNIVERSITY, sanjay puri architects, Indore, India

E. M. Primakov Gymnasium New Building and Dormitories, Studio 44 Architects, Moscow, Russia

Yinhu Future School, Studio Link-Arc, Shenzhen, China

Astana University of Sports, Tabanlioglu Architects, Astana, Kazakhstan

Wahiawa Value-Added Product Development Center, University of Arkansas Community Design Center; Urban Works Architecture; University of Arkansas Resiliency Center, Hawaii, USA

Arran Marine Discovery Centre, Woods Bagot, Isle of Arran, Scotland

Middle East Technical University Coworking & Cafeteria, Yazgan Design Architecture, Ankara, Turkey

Future Projects - Experimental

Warrane Walk, ASPECT Studios, Sydney, Australia

Sanatheon Vertical City, Desitecture, Shenyang, China

Modular Water Dwellings, Grimshaw, Bergen, Netherlands

Genedos Coop. Settlement, MEMALONDON, Kaş, Turkey

Schnals Biwak, noa* network of architecture, Schnals, Italy

The Powerhouse Hayes, Pilbrow & Partners, Hayes, United Kingdom

Qianhai Telecommunication Center, schneider+schumacher, Shenzhen, China

The Tanks at Bushwick Inlet Park, STUDIO V Architecture, Brooklyn, USA

Future Projects - Health

THE KEY_Health and Well-being for Alzheimer’s Patients Through Architecture, Beijing Archinest International architectural, Providence, USA

Sagip-Kanlungan: A Compact Hospital Model for Disaster-Prone Rural Philippines, Ar. John Ryan Santos of John Ryan Santos & Partners, Pangasinan, Philippines



Pink Park Village, P Landscape, Bangkok, Thailand

Kommunarka Hospital with Maternity Center, TPO Reserve, Moscow, Russia

Psychiatric clinic, Nuuk, White arkitekter AB / DIFK Dipl.-Ing. Florian Kosche / ÅF Engineering AS, Nuuk, Greenland

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Populous' Tottenham Hotspurs Stadium. Image courtesy of WAF

Future Projects - House 

BAYT K, AKK Architects, Beirut, Lebanon

Infinity House, Carlo Calma Consultancy, Makati City, Philippines

Residence 91, Aman Aggarwal, Panchkula, India

Open House, Jean Nmeir, Abadieh, Lebanon

The Cube House, Ahmed Habib - Lines, Khaldiya, Kuwait

Gallery House, Modern Office of Design + Architecture, Calgary, Canada

Mulberry Grove the Forestias (Villas), F+P (Thailand),DT Design,ITEC Entertainment,EEC Engineering Network,TK Studio, Samutprakarn, Thailand

XALOC HOUSE, JAIME OLIVER, Palma de Mallorca, Spain

75.9 House, Omer Arbel Office, Surrey, Canada

Huangshan House, Park + Associates, Anhui, China

Bryon Bay, Rob Mills Architecture & Interiors, Bryon Bay, Australia

Casa Grand Coral, Sordo Madaleno Arquitectos, Playa del Carmen, México

Living among the trees, UArchitects / Misak Terzibasiyan, Eindhoven, Netherlands

ROUND RETREAT, UNITEDLAB Associates LLC, Kurzeme, Latvia

Flock Hill Station – The Lodge, Warren and Mahoney Architects, Canterbury, New Zealand

Future Projects - Infrastructure

Xiamen North Station Vanke Plaza, FCHA, Xiamen, China

Overpass System Design of Longgang Central Area, FCHA, Shenzhen, China

Tashkent International Airport, GMW MIMARLIK, Tashkent, Uzbekistan

City Rail Link, Jasmax + Grimshaw, Auckland, New Zealand

Dubai Super Park, Machou Architects Group, Dubai, UAE

Wynyard Crossing, Monk Mackenzie | BECA | EADON | Athfield, Auckland, New Zealand

Shuzhou High Gardens, One Design, Suzhou, China

Damen Green Line Station, Perkins+Will, Chicago, USA

Galveston Bay Park, Rogers Partners Architects + Urban Designers, Houston, USA

Highway 27, Sanjay Puri Architects, Gujarat, India

Financial District Coastal Improvement Program, Scott Brownrigg + Crown, New York City, USA

Richmond BridgePark Foundation, Spatial Affairs Bureau, Richmond, USA

Integrated Intermodal Metropolitan Station, Tremend, Lublin, Poland

Våga - Varberg Water Tower, White Arkitekter, Varberg, Sweden

Shenzhen Bay Avenue, WilkinsonEyre and Morphis, Shenzhen, China

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Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners' The Macallan Distillery and Visitor Experience. Image courtesy of WAF

Future Projects - Leisure Led Development

Taikoo Li Qiantan, 5+design, Pudong, Shanghai, China

Viewing Platform of Nujiang(Salween River) 72-turnings Canyon in Basu Tibet, ARCH-HERMIT, Changdu, China

Bonnevaux Meditation Retreat, DP Architects, Poitiers, France

Britannia Leisure Centre, FaulknerBrowns Architects, London, United Kingdom

Sangan Hotel, FMZD | Farshad MediZadeh Design, Sangan, Iran

Campsort Hotel, gad · line+ studio and Zhejiang gad architectural design, Huangshan, China

Crystal Pool and Wellness Centre, HCMA Architecture + Design, Victoria, Canada

WAITOMO BUNGY TOWER, Ignite, Waitomo, New Zealand

Resort Hotel in Bodrum, Izgi Architectural Design, Bodrum, Turkey

Marchwiel Estate, John Wardle Architects, Marion Bay, Australia

Rennes Palais du Commerce, MVRDV, Rennes, France


Bledisloe Quarter, Peddle Thorp, Auckland, New Zealand

Chablé La Paz, Sordo Madaleno Arquitectos, La Paz, México

Maldives Hotel, studio mk27, Kaffu Atol, Maldives

Tersane Halic - Halic Shipyards, Tabanlioglu Architects, Istanbul, Turkey

Igneada Glamping, Yazgan Design Architecture, Kırklareli, Turkey

Future Projects - Masterplanning

THE CONNECTED CITY Oberbillwerder, ADEPT and KARRES EN BRANDS together with Transsolar, Büro Happold, Kraft, Hamburg, Germany

Ulsoor Lake, Arup, Bangalore, India

Masterplan Paraty, Bernardes Arquitetura, Paraty, Rio de Janeiro - Brazil

LifeLines | Heart of Cairo Urban regeneration, Design & More and Verform, Cairo, Egypt

Renovation of Changchun tractor factory, East China Architectural Design & Research Institute, Changchun, China

the Forestias - Masterplanning, F+P (Thailand),DT Design,ITEC Entertainment,Atelier10,EEC Engineering Network,Grant Associates,TK Studio, Samutprakarn, Thailand

Huli Creative Industrial Park Urban Design, FCHA, Xiamen, China

Badaevskiy Brewery, Redevelopment, Herzog & de Meuron and APEX project bureau, Moscow, Russia

Cardrona, Monk Mackenzie, Cardrona, New Zealand

Oslo Airport City, Nordic — Office of Architecture and Haptic Architects, Oslo, Norway

Ningbo, Jiangbei core area, One Design, Ningbo, China

Airport City Istanbul, Perkins and Will, Istanbul, Turkey

8 Albert Embankment, Pilbrow & Partners, London, United Kingdom

ITMO University, RTDA, Saint Petersburg, Russia

Mount Ngongotatha Masterplan, Scott Brownrigg, Rotorua, New Zealand

Svobodny Strategic Master Plan 2030, Strelka KB, Svobodny, Russia

NONG FAB LNG TERMINAL: The Harmonized Juxtaposition between Industry and Nature, TK Studio, Rayong, Thailand

World Architecture Festival announces shortlisted projects for 2019 heralding sustainable future

Safdie Architects' Jewel Changi Airport in Singapore. Image courtesy of Jewel Changi Airport

Future Projects - Office

Skypark Business Centre South, Aravia Design & +FUN, Luxembourg

210 George Street, Grimshaw Architects, Sydney, Australia

Attabotics Headquarters, Modern Office of Design + Architecture, Calgary, Canada

Flow, MVSA, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Uber Headquarters, SHoP Architects, San Francisco, USA

X-Space | Urban Fabric Regeneration, Verform, Dubai, UAE

MO(O)D A Prototype for an office building, SOS School of Sustainability, Changzhou, China

40 Tenth Ave, Studio Gang, New York, USA

Future Projects - Residential

Aqualuna, 3XN Architects, Toronto, Canada

James Avenue Pumping Station, 5468796 Architecture, Winnipeg, Canada

S5, King’s Cross, Alison Brooks Architects, London, United Kingdom

Snail Appartments, archimatika, New York, USA

Greenland Centre, BVN, Sydney, Australia

King’s College Croft Gardens, Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios, Cambridge, United Kingdom

Edith Summerskill House, Henley Halebrown, London, United Kingdom

Badaevskiy Brewery, Redevelopment, Herzog & de Meuron and APEX project bureau, Moscow, Russia

505 George Street, ingenhoven architects, Düsseldorf + architectus, Sydney, Australia

Almanakken, Kant Arkitekter A/S, Helsinge, Denmark

MET Tirana Residential Building, Mario Cucinella Architects, Tirana, Albania

Launch Bay West, Monk Mackenzie, Auckland, New Zealand

RED7, MVRDV, Moscow, Russia

Neuländer Quarree, SAOTA, Hamburg, Germany

The Artists' Garden studios, Ateliers Jean Nouvel, Qingdao, China

Residential Complex on the Velikaya River, Studio 44 Architects, Pskov, Russia

BRODSKY, Tsimailo Lyashenko and Partners, Moscow, Russia

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