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World Architecture Festival announces Landscape - Urban Context winners for 2021

Portugal Architecture News - Nov 25, 2021 - 13:01   513 views

World Architecture Festival announces Landscape - Urban Context winners for 2021

The World Architecture Festival, the world's largest international architectural event, has announced the 2021 winners for the "Landscape – Urban Context" category.

The Landscape – Urban Context category sees six winners go through to compete for the "Landscape of the Year" accolade. WAF is the world’s largest annual international architectural event and is also holding a sister event, titled Inside: World Festival of Interiors,  in which the same event was moved to a digital format. 

World Architecture Festival will be going as a live-streamed event, from 1 to 3 December, 2021 in Lisbon, Portugal. The 2021 WAF digital event will consist of three days of live conference programmes, awards, and fringe events, with talks by leading global architectural thinkers and industry personalities live-streamed exclusively to festival delegates.

Jeanne Gang, principal of Studio Gang, Ben van Berkel, founder of UNStudio, Peter Cook, Kirsten Lees of Grimshaw, David Green from Perkins + Will, Joanna Bacon of Allies and Morrison, Chief Architect Moscow Sergey Kuznetsov, Ian Ritchie of Ian Ritchie Architects and more will be speaking at this year's WAF. 

The Landscape – Urban Context category winners features leading global architecture practices, including Turenscape, S.D. Atelier Design & Planning, the Department of Culture and Tourism – DCT ABU DHABI, Sasaki and Zaha Hadid Architects

World Architecture Community is official Media Partner of WAF and INSIDE and will be bringing you the latest news about the festivals' speaker line-up and sessions. 

Book your digital festival pass from here by entering this promo code online: WAC2020. WAC readers will receive a 20% discount over regular festival prices. 

Scroll down to the see the award-winning projects in the Landscape – Urban Context category at WAF 2021:


World Architecture Festival announces Landscape - Urban Context winners for 2021

Image © Turenscape

Revitalizing Kazan's Prime Waterfront in Russia by Turenscape

Used by tens of thousands of people daily, the project has now become a model of urban renewal, sustainable development, and social equity in Russia.

World Architecture Festival announces Landscape - Urban Context winners for 2021

Image © S.D. Atelier Design & Planning

Impression of Railway in Taiwan by S.D. Atelier Design & Planning

The project is a renovation of the formerly closed railway facilities into an urban recreational area with diverse features of ecology and culture.

World Architecture Festival announces Landscape - Urban Context winners for 2021

Image © DCT Abu Dhabi by the Department of Culture and Tourism – DCT ABU DHABI

Al Hosn Masterplan, DCT Abu Dhabi by the Department of Culture and Tourism – DCT ABU DHABI

The aim of the transformation masterplan is to reinstate the Fort as the cultural heart of the city with a new cultural park-scape, including the conservation of the site surrounding the historical buildings.

World Architecture Festival announces Landscape - Urban Context winners for 2021

Image © Insaw Photography

Xuhui Runway Park in China by Sasaki

Once the main runway of Longhua Airport, the site has transformed into a side-by-side public street and linear park, providing a valuable open space corridor which serves the district’s high-density developments and offers a much needed recreational space for adjacent neighbourhoods.

World Architecture Festival announces Landscape - Urban Context winners for 2021

Image © Piet Niemann

Niederhafen River Promenade in Germany by Zaha Hadid Architects

The flood protection barrier incorporates the city’s riverside promenade, providing panoramic views of the Elbe and its historic port. The upgraded 625-metre river promenade is integral to the modernisation and reinforcement of the city’s flood protection system.

World Architecture Festival announces Landscape - Urban Context winners for 2021

Image © Philip Handforth

Al Fay Park in the UAE by SLA Architects

A new 27,500-square-metre urban biodiversity public park, driven by inclusive nature rather than  iconic  buildings. 

The remaining category winners will be revealed ahead of this year’s virtual World Architecture Festival

Category winners will go head-to-head to claim the ultimate accolades for World Building, Interior, Future Project and Landscape of the Year.

Running alongside WAF is its sister event INSIDE which will showcase 2021’s most ground-breaking interiors projects; from leading practices and designers across the globe.

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