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World Architecture Festival Awards 2018 Day One Winners Announced

Netherlands - Nov 28, 2018 - 13:05   1701 views

The World Architecture Festival (WAF) has announced winners in its first day for 15 categories, the annual event is being celebrated in Amsterdam for its eleventh edition, from 28-30 November this year. 

World Architecture Festival, the world’s largest international architectural event, opened earlier today in Amsterdam. Following a busy day of live presentations, in which hundreds of shortlisted projects were presented by architectural practices from around the world, the first award winners of the 2018 festival have been announced. 

The first day’s Awards category winners include a shrine in the Philippines, a bereavement centre in Liverpool, England, and a power station in Finland. Practices claiming an award today include Allford Hall Monaghan Morris, 3XN Architects, and BIG - Bjarke Ingels Group.  

Running alongside WAF is its sister event INSIDE which will showcase 2018’s most ground-breaking interiors projects. Visitors to INSIDE will be able to view this year’s best in class interiors nominations from leading practices and designers across four continents.

World Architecture Community is Media Partner for World Architecture Festival and will be following up the most fresh news, jury crits, awards and hotly-anticipated sessions on the spot during the event.

See the winners for Day 1 below:

Civic & Community

Winner: CHROFI with McGregor Coxall - Maitland Riverlink, Maitland, Australia

Highly Commended: Onearth Architecture - Macha Village Centre, Gansu Province, China


Winner: Conrad Gargett - The Piano Mill, Stanthorpe, Australia

Highly Commended: BIG-Bjarke Ingels Group - TIRPITZ, Blåvand, Denmark


Winner: Arkitema Architects and Professor Christoffer Harlang - Hammershus Visitor Centre, Allinge, Denmark

Highly Commended: studio mk27 - Micasa Vol.C, Sao Paulo, Brazil


Winner: David Leech Architects - A house in a garden - 81 Hollybrook Grove, Dublin, Ireland

Highly Commended: Studio SA_e - Rumah Gerbong, South Tangerang, Indonesia

New & Old

Winner: Heatherwick Studio - Zeitz MOCAA, Cape Town, South Africa

Highly Commended: AHMM - University of Amsterdam


Winner: INNOCAD Architecture - C&P Corporate Headquarters, Graz, Austria

Highly Commended: Kate Otten Architects - Law on Keyes, Johannesburg, South Africa

Highly Commended: stu/D/O Architects Co. - Inter Crop Group Headquarter, Bangkok, Thailand

Production, Energy & Recycling

Winner: Parviainen Architects - Länsisalmi Power Station, Vantaa, Finland

Highly commended: IDOM - Beronia Rueda Winery, Rueda, Spain

Small Scale Housing - Supported by Grohe

Winner: Allford Hall Monaghan Morris - Weston Street, London, United Kingdom

Highly commended: Tolsa 61, CPDA Arquitectos


Winner: Koffi & Diabaté Architectes - Gymansium, Blaise Pascal High School, Abidjan, Ivory Coast

Highly commended: FaulknerBrowns Architects - Sportcampus Zuiderpark, The Hague, Netherlands

Civic Future Projects

Winner: BAAD Studio - The Sunken Shrine of Our Lady of Lourdes of Cabetican, Bacolor, Philippines

Highly Commended: Provencher_Roy + GLCRM Architectes - The reception pavilion of Québec’s National Assembly, Québec, Canada

Competition Entries Future Projects

Winner: Nextoffice - Sadra Civic Center, Sadra, Iran

Highly Commended: Studio Gang - Tour Montparnasse, Paris, France

Experimental Future Projects

Winner: KANVA - Imago, Montreal, Canada

Health Future Projects

Winner: Allford Hall Monaghan Morris - The Alder Centre, Liverpool, United Kingdom

Highly Commended: White Arkitekter - Panzi Hospital Bukavu, Republic of Congo

Infrastructure Future Projects

Winner: Monk Mackenzie + Novare – Thiruvalluvar, Kanyakumari, India

Highly Commended: Hawkins\Brown - Thames Tideway Tunnel, London, United Kingdom

Leisure Led Future Projects

Winner: BIG-Bjarke Ingels Group - Audemars Piguet Hôtel des Horlogers, Le Brassus, Switzerland

Highly Commended: GOA - Alila Wuzhen, Jiaxing, China

Office Future Projects 

Winner: 3XN Architects - Olympic House - International Olympic Comittee HQ, Lausanne, Switzerland

Highly Commended: Helen & Hard Architects with SAAHA Architects - Bjergsted Financial Park, Bjergsted, Norway

More than 2,200 international architects are expected to attend the festival in Amsterdam this week. Tomorrow will see another set of category winners announced at the RAI Exhibition and Convention Centre, before WAF culminates with the glittering Gala Dinner and Awards Ceremony where the winners of the World Building, Interior, Future Project and Landscape of the Year will be announced.

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