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WAF announces 2021 shortlist unveiling best designed buildings and landscapes from around the world

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WAF announces 2021 shortlist unveiling best designed buildings and landscapes from around the world

The World Architecture Festival (WAF) Awards has announced its 2021 shortlist, celebrating buildings and landscapes to have been completed across the world between 2019 and 2021.

The 200-strong shortlist, revealing some of the best architecture by today’s foremost practices, has been selected from over 700 entries from countries ranging from China and Japan to Mexico and Ecuador.

Amongst the shortlist for the WAF Awards, the world’s biggest architectural awards programme, are: a stylised urban landscape linking Abu Dhabi’s desert to its modern city grid by CEBRA, Heatherwick Studio's Singapore skyscraper Eden tower, China’s Culture Exhibition Centre featuring a sun and a moon pavilion, and a tourist development on a Persian Gulf island built by ZAV Architects to empower the local community.

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WAF announces 2021 shortlist unveiling best designed buildings and landscapes from around the world

CEBRA's Abu Dhabi, Al Hosn Masterplan, DCT Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Image courtesy of WAF.

The theme for the 2021 edition of the festival is: "Resetting the City: Greening, Health and Urbanism" and the awards attracted 732 entries from 55 countries, submitted across 20 completed buildings and landscape categories; an increase of 44% in submissions from 2019’s edition of the festival.

WAF will reconvene this year in Lisbon, at the FIL exhibition centre, from 1-3 December, the first time the event has been hosted in the Portuguese capital following previous editions in Amsterdam, Barcelona, Singapore and Berlin.

Other major world architects shortlisted this year include: Bjarke Ingels Group, Zaha Hadid Architects, Foster + Partners, Rafael Viñoly Architects, Grimshaw Architects and Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM). 

The 20 completed buildings and landscape categories range from Housing, Office, Transport, Health and School to Civic and Community, Sport, Religion, Culture, and Production Energy and Recycling, with entries representing the most beautiful to the most innovative in contemporary architecture.

WAF announces 2021 shortlist unveiling best designed buildings and landscapes from around the world

A tourist development on a Persian Gulf island built by ZAV Architects. Upper level spatial unit colonies. Image © Payman Barkhordari

The architects and designers behind each shortlisted project will compete for category prizes live at WAF in December. Presentations of the shortlisted designs will be made to more than 100 international juries in front of festival delegates. 

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

"We are delighted with both the quantity and quality of this year’s entries. This promises to be the most competitive awards programme we have ever run, and we look forward to meeting the shortlisted architects in Lisbon," said WAF programme director Paul Finch.

WAF announces 2021 shortlist unveiling best designed buildings and landscapes from around the world

Heatherwick Studio's Eden skyscraper in Singapore. Image © Hufton + Crow

The completed buildings "Super Jury" which will decide the World Building of the Year 2021, includes: Jeanne Gang, Founding principal and partner, Studio Gang, Abdelkader Damani, Artistic Director, Frac Centre-Val de Loire | Biennale d'Architecture d'Orléans, Kim Herforth Nielsen, Co-Founder & Principal, 3XN Architects and Christina Seilern, Principal, Studio Seilern.

The "Super Jury" for the Landscape of the Year includes: Robert Schäfer, Landscape Architect & Journalist, Brita von Schoenaich, Principal, Bradley-Hole Schoenaich Landscape, Lily Jencks, Founder, LilyJencksStudio | JencksSquared, Todd Langstaff-Gowan, Landscape Architect, Historian, Author and Collector, and Todd Longstaffe-Gowan Landscape Design.

Scroll down to see the full shortlist for WAF 2021:


Completed Buildings Categories

WAF announces 2021 shortlist unveiling best designed buildings and landscapes from around the world

EID Architecture's LAND Community Center in China. Image © Lujing Architectural Photography unless otherwise stated. 

Civic and community - Completed Buildings

3andwich Design / He Wei Studio, Stone Nest Amphitheatre for Community Activities, Weihai, China
BIAD, BFA Theme Park, Qionghai City, China
Chris Dyson Architects, Crystal Palace Park Cafe, London, United Kingdom
EID Architecture, LAND Community Center, Xi'an, China
JKMM Architects, Kirkkonummi Library, Kirkkonummi, Finland
MATTERS, Winter Bathing House_Isfuglen, Brøndby, Denmark
Morphogenesis, The Lodsi Community Project, Rishikesh, India
ORIGIN ARCHITECT, Bamboo Hill - Tianjin Wisdom Mountain Hill Plaza, Tian Jin, China
QIYUE Architects, Community Center of Sandu Poetic Residence of Vanke, Zhengzhou, China
Rural Urban Framework, The University of Hong Kong, Ger Innovation Hub, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
sandellsandberg arkitekter, Fisksätra Folkets Hus, Fisksätra, Sweden
SHAU, Microlibrary Warak Kayu, Semarang, Indonesia
SHZF Architects, Lingang New City supporting public buildings, Shanghai, China
Squire & Partners, Brixton Windmill Education & Community Centre, London, United Kingdom
Studio Gang, FDNY Rescue Company 2, Brooklyn, United States
SUP Atelier/ School of Architecture, Tsinghua University, History Museum of Qifeng Village, Chizhou, China
XWG STUDIO, Operable Interactive Village Hut, Zhangjiakou, China

WAF announces 2021 shortlist unveiling best designed buildings and landscapes from around the world

CROX's Liyang Museum in Changzhou, China. Image © Zhi Xia

Culture - Completed Buildings

AAarchitects + IIA Atelier, Red Plum Culture and Creative Park, Shenyang City, China
Architectural buro A2M, ZOYA museum, Moscow Region, Russia
B.I.G. Architecture D.P.C., MUSÉE ATELIER AUDEMARS PIGUET, Le Brassus, Switzerland
CCDI GROUP, China Printmaking Museum, Shenzhen, China
China Architecture Design & Research Group, Zhaojun Museum, Yuquan District, China
CROX, Liyang Museum, Liyang City, Jiangsu Province, China
DC ALLIANCE · c+d Design Research Center, Ninghai Cultural Visitor Center, Ningbo, China
Durbach Block Jaggers / John Wardle Architects, Phoenix Central Park, Sydney, Australia
Flanagan Lawrence, Laidlaw Music Centre University of St Andrews, St Andrews, United Kingdom
Foster + Partners, House of Wisdom, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
Grimshaw, Arter, Istanbul, Turkey
Hopkins Architects, Buhais Geology Museum, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
JPW, Chau Chak Wing Museum, Sydney, Australia
Lacime Architects, Pingjiang Branch of Suzhou Library, Suzhou, China
MUDA-Architects, Xinglong Lake Bookstore, Chengdu, China
SHAU, Microlibrary Warak Kayu, Semarang, Indonesia
TEAM_BLDG, THE FIELD, Xiamen, China

WAF announces 2021 shortlist unveiling best designed buildings and landscapes from around the world

me+ architect and Tho.A atelier, The Veil, Hochiminh city, Vietnam. Image courtesy of me+ architect and Tho.A atelier.

Display - Completed Buildings

Atelier Architecture & Design, Indoor Equestrian Arena - Six Tunnels Farm, Gaddesden, United Kingdom
Broissin Architects, Egaligilo, Mexico City, Mexico
daydreamers design, Wishing Pavilion, Hong Kong, China
Grimshaw, Terra - The Sustainability Pavilion, Dubai Expo 2020, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Hooba Design, Aptus Factory Showroom, Karaj, Iran
Kirk, Mon Repos Turtle Centre, Bargara, Australia
me+ architect and Tho.A atelier, The Veil, Hochiminh city, Vietnam
noa* network of architecture, Ötzi Peak 3251m, Schnals, Italy
Nordic Office of Architecture, Nanchang Waves, Nanchang City, China
OLI Architecture PLLC, LX Pavillion, New York, United States
ORIGIN ARCHITECT, Forest within a Forest –Liyang Yangwan Visitor Center, Li Yang, China
Powerhouse Company, Loop of Wisdom, Chengdu, China
Qingdao Tengyuan Design Institute Co., Ltd., Chinese Culture Exhibition Center, Lanzhou, China
Shanghai UA Youan Design, Nanchang VR Sci-tech City Display Center, NanChang, China
TERROIR, Penguin Parade Visitor Centre, Phillip Island, Australia
UNITEDLAB Associates LLC, Cloud Forests; Pavilion for Children’s Play, Hwaseong, Korea
VVS DESIGN, Jianye Shihefu Exhibition Center, Puyang, China

WAF announces 2021 shortlist unveiling best designed buildings and landscapes from around the world

JKMM Architects' Hospital Nova in Finland. Image © KUVIO M Sommerschield

Health - Completed Buildings

CORNELIUS VÖGE Atelier for Arkitektur, Livsrum, Cancer Care, Herlev, Denmark
Heatherwick Studio, Maggie's Leeds, Leeds, United Kingdom
JKMM Architects, Hospital Nova, Central Finland, Helsinki, Finland
Kaunitz Yeung Architecture, Puntukurnu AMS Healthcare Hub Newman, Newman, Australia
LINK Arkitektur and 3XN, in collaboration with Nickl & Partner and Kristine Jensens Tegnestue, The North Wing, Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen, Denmark
Pilbrow & Partners, UCLH Phase 5 - ENT and Dental Hospital, London, United Kingdom
Revolution, Temporary Housing Pavilion For Healthcare Workers, Estado de Mexico, Mexico
Squire & Partners, The Ark, Noah's Ark Children's Hospice, London, United Kingdom
Stanton Williams, Zayed Centre for Research into Rare Disease in Children, London, United Kingdom
Ventura + Partners, Intensive Care Unit-Pedro Hispano Hospital, Matosinhos, Portugal
WTA Architecture and Design Studio, Emergency Quarantine Facility, Mega Manila, Phillipines

WAF announces 2021 shortlist unveiling best designed buildings and landscapes from around the world

McCullough Mulvin Architects with Designplus Associates Services, Delhi, Thapar University Learning Laboratory, Patiala, India. Image courtesy of McCullough Mulvin Architects with Designplus Associates Services.

Higher Education and Research - Completed Buildings

3h architects, Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design (MOME) Development of Campus and Creative Innova-tion Knowledge Park, Budapest, Hungary
3XN, Climatorium Climate Centre, Lemvig, Denmark
CAPOL International&Associates Group Shenzhen Branch, Tsinghua Shenzhen International Graduate School, Shenzhen, China
FaulknerBrowns Architects, Lower Mountjoy Teaching and Learning Centre, Durham, United Kingdom
fjmtstudio, UTS Central, Sydney, Australia
Grimshaw, Monash University Woodside Building for Technology and Design, Melbourne, Australia
KieranTimberlake, Anabeth and John Weil Hall, Philadelphia, United States
KPMB/Stantec – Architects in Association, Isttaniokaksini / Science Commons, Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada
McCullough Mulvin Architects with Designplus Associates Services, Delhi, Thapar University Learning Laboratory, Patiala, India
NIKKEN SEKKEI LTD & KAJIMA DESIGN, Kikkoman R&D Center, Noda, Chiba, Japan
Perkins&Will, UC Gardner Neuroscience Institute, Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
Rafael Viñoly Architects, The Rockefeller University The Stavros Niarchos Foundation – David Rockefeller River Campus, New York, United States
Rafael Viñoly Architects, Universidad de Buenos Aires, Facultad de Ciencias Exactas y Naturales, Pabellon II, Buenos Aires, Argentina
RTA Studio and Irving Smith Architects, Scion Innovation Hub, Te Whare Nui o Tuteata, Rotorua, New Zealand
The Architectural Design & Research Institute of Zhejiang University Co., Ltd, Humanities & Social Sciences Building Cluster 1 in Zijingang Campus of Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China
Weiss/Manfredi, Yale University Tsai Center for Innovative Thinking, New Haven, Connecticut, United States
White Arkitekter, The Student House, Linköping, Sweden

WAF announces 2021 shortlist unveiling best designed buildings and landscapes from around the world

Studio Lotus, Raas Chhatrasagar, Rajasthan, India. Image courtesy of Studio Lotus, Raas Chhatrasagar.

Hotel and Leisure - Completed Buildings

ARRCC, Cheetah Plains, Mpumalanga, South Africa
Behnisch Architekten, adidas World of Sports ARENA, Herzogenaurach, Germany
CHAT Architects, Samsen STREET Hotel, Bangkok, Thailand
China Institute of Building Standard Design & Research, “Lying on Cloud”——Tourist Center of Yejiping Scenic Area in Liupanshui, Liupanshui, Guizhou province, China
DAS Lab, Lost Villa Boutique Hotel in Zhongwei, Ningxia, Zhongwei, Ningxia, China
gad, Hylla Cloudfall Lounge, Lijiang, China
Guang Zhou Hui Yi Ming Cheng Architectural Design Co.,Ltd, White Deer Plain. Mountain land resort hotel, Xi'an, China
Guevara Ottonello Architects, Don Majestic Hotel, Punta del Este, Uruguay
Klein Dytham architecture, PokoPoko Clubhouse, Tochigi Prefecture, Japan
k-studio, Dexamenes, Kourouta, Peloponnese, Greece
McAuliffe Stevens, Holiday Inn Express and Suites, Queenstown, New Zealand
MUDA-Architects, Garden Hotpot Restaurant, Chengdu, China
Powerhouse Company, The Traveller, Amsterdam, Netherlands
SANJAY PURI ARCHITECTS, ARIA HOTEL, Nashik, India
Studio Lotus, Raas Chhatrasagar, Rajasthan, India
ZAV Architects, Majara Residency, Hormuz island, Iran

WAF announces 2021 shortlist unveiling best designed buildings and landscapes from around the world

George Gregory in collaboration with Nat Cheshire, Cheshire Architects, Waiheke House, Auckland City, New Zealand. Image courtesy of George Gregory, Nat Cheshire, Cheshire Architects.

House & Villa (Rural/Nature) - Completed Buildings

A+Architecture, Monte Caliça Eco-House, Grândola, Portugal
ACME, Bumpers Oast, Kent, United Kingdom
Alison Brooks Architects, Windward House, London, United Kingdom
Crosson Architects, Light Mine, Kuaotunu, New Zealand
Crosson Architects, Shapeshifter House, Omaha Beach, New Zealand
doT & associates, House ½, Taoyuan City, Taiwan
fmd architects, Coopworth, Bruny Island, Australia
George Gregory in collaboration with Nat Cheshire, Cheshire Architects, Waiheke House, Auckland City, New Zealand
kropka studio / klub architekci, house in the mountains, Bielsko Biała, Poland
k-studio, Villa Mandra, Mykonos, Greece
odd+, A House in the Andes, Puembo, Ecuador
PARTISANS, Fold House, Toronto, Canada
research and enquiry into design, A home in the clouds, Khopoli, India
RTA Studio, Buckleton's Boat Shed, Auckland, New Zealand
Studio Lotus, Villa in the Woods, Uttarakhand, India
studio mk27, SAND HOUSE, Trancoso - Bahia, Brazil

WAF announces 2021 shortlist unveiling best designed buildings and landscapes from around the world

FMZD (Farshad Mehdizadeh) + MARZ, Sabzevar Arc House, Sabzevar, Iran. Image courtesy of FMZD (Farshad Mehdizadeh) + MARZ.

House & Villa (Urban/Suburban) - Completed Buildings

AtelierJun, Boulder House, Seoul, Korea
baan puripuri, baan puripuri : High Garden, Bangkok, Thailand
Durbach Block Jaggers, House Taurus, Sydney, Australia
FMZD (Farshad Mehdizadeh) + MARZ, Sabzevar Arc House, Sabzevar, Iran
John Wardle Architects, Kew Residence, Kew, Victoria, Australia
Kavellaris Urban Design, JARtB House, Melbourne, Australia
Koffi & Diabaté, TERE PAVILION, Assinie-Mafia, Ivory Coast
MIA Design Studio, Sky House, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
NIC BRUNSDON, North Perth House, Perth, Australia
PONE Architecture, The Home for Martial Arts, Foshan, China
RT+Q Architects, Spice Terraces, Singapore
studioMIlou singapore, Nassim House, Singapore
Sturgess Architecture (_SA), Montreal House, Calgary, Canada
Tho.A atelier, round house, Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam

WAF announces 2021 shortlist unveiling best designed buildings and landscapes from around the world

Studio Toggle, Ternion Villas, Kuwait. Image courtesy of Studio Toggle

Housing - Completed Buildings

ARCHETONIC, AMANI, Puebla, Mexico
baan puripuri, baanpuripuri : Courtyard Residence, Bangkok, Thailand
Bates Smart, Collins House, Melbourne, Australia
CPDA ARQUITECTOS, CASA JARDIN ESCANDON, Mexico City, Mexico
gad, J.Lalli Valley Villa, Deqing, China
Heatherwick Studio, EDEN, Singapore
John Wardle Architects, Holme Apartments, Melbourne, Australia
RT+Q Architects, House of Spice, Singapore
RT+Q Architects, House with Two Faces, Singapore
RYUICHI SASAKI/SASAKI ARCHITECTURE with HIDETAKA GONAI/ESCENARIO CO.,LTD., ESCENARIO TODOROKI, Tokyo, Japan
Shibanee & Kamal Architects, Van Gogh's Garden, Bengaluru, India
Studio Gang, MIRA, San Francisco, United States
Studio Toggle, Ternion Villas, Kuwait
UNITEDLAB Associates LLC, Hadohilljo Townhouse, Jeju-do, Korea
Ventura + Partners, Essenza, Porto, Portugal
Woods Bagot, The Amberly, New York, United States
Zaha Hadid Architects, One Thousand Museum, Miami, United States

WAF announces 2021 shortlist unveiling best designed buildings and landscapes from around the world

Woods Bagot + SHoP Architects, Collins Arch, Melbourne, Australia. Image courtesy of Woods Bagot + SHoP Architects, Collins Arch.

Mixed Use - Completed Buildings

ACXT-IDOM, Beronia Winery in Ollauri, Ollauri, Spain
Allford Hall Monaghan Morris, The Post Building, London, United Kingdom
Architectus + CHROFI + JMD Design, Harbord Diggers Club, Freshwater, NSW, Australia
ingenhoven architects, Kö-Bogen II, Düsseldorf, Germany
Kika Braz Architects and Urban Planners (In collaboration with Goshen Architects), The Block, Beer-Sheva, Israel
Original Design Studio/TJAD, Green Hill, Shanghai, China
Ronald Lu & Partners & KPF (Design Architect), VICTORIA DOCKSIDE, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong, China
RPBW (Renzo Piano Building Workshop) & GOA (Group of Architects), OōEli, Hangzhou, China
RSAA/ Büro Ziyu Zhuang, The Cropland-loop Resort, Chengdu, China
RYUICHI SASAKI/SASAKI ARCHITECTURE + RIEKO OKUMURA/YTRO DESIGN INSTITUTE with HIDETAKA GONAI/ESCENARIO CO.,LTD., ESCENARIO SHIROKANE, Tokyo, Japan
RYUICHI SASAKI/SASAKI ARCHITECTURE with MANABU KOKUBU/U-PLAN, SHIKISM, Shiki, Saitama, Japan
RYUICHI SASAKI/SASAKI ARCHITECTURE with TAKAYUKI YAGI, IDEAREVE IKEGAMI, Tokyo, Japan
Safdie Architects, Raffles City Chongqing, Chongqing, China
TAKENAKA CORPORATION, Shibuya PARCO HULIC building, Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan
WOHA Architects Pte. Ltd., Sky Green, Taichung City, Taiwan
Woods Bagot + SHoP Architects, Collins Arch, Melbourne, Australia

WAF announces 2021 shortlist unveiling best designed buildings and landscapes from around the world

Kokaistudios, Baoshan WTE Exhibition Center, Shanghai, China. Image courtesy of Kokaistudios 

New and Old - Completed Buildings

AND Studio, Yangtze River – 8342 Cultural District, Shanghai, China
Architectural Design & Research Institute of Tsinghua University, Wanzai Ancient City, Yichun, China
Atelier tao+c, Capsule hostel and bookstore in village qinglongwu, Hangzhou, China
BATLLE I ROIG ARQUITECTURA, Doctors Without Borders Corporate Headquarters, Barcelona, Spain
CCTN Design, Shougang No. 3 Blast-Furnace Museum, Beijing, China
Fentress Architects, Miami Beach Convention Center Renovation and Expansion, Miami Beach, Florida, United States
Foster + Partners, Apple Carnegie Library, Washington DC, United States
Grimshaw, Bath Schools of Art and Design, Bath, United Kingdom
Kokaistudios, Baoshan WTE Exhibition Center, Shanghai, China
Lacime ACT Studio, Sunac 1890 - Hanyang Iron Works Renovation, Wuhan, China
line+ & gad, Tai’an Dongximen Village Renewal Project, Tai'an, China
Mei architects and planners, Fenix I, Rotterdam, Netherlands
PRAKSIS, The Malt Factory, Ebeltoft, Denmark
Roarc Renew, TaoCang Art Center, Jiaxing, China
RSAA/ Büro Ziyu Zhuang, Sense Café Beijing, Beijing, China
SAN GU DESIGN, Cheng Dong, Xi'an, China
Shanghai JUND Architects Co., Ltd., Fuzhou Ronshine Cangxia Parcel, Fuzhou, China
Shanghai Urban Architectural Design Co.,Ltd, The Flavor of Time, JiangXi NanChang, China
Studio Gang, Beloit College Powerhouse, Chicago, United States
TEAM_BLDG, THE VILLAGE, Guangzhou, China
Tzannes, 2 Ridge Street, Sydney, Australia

WAF announces 2021 shortlist unveiling best designed buildings and landscapes from around the world

RAD+ar (Research Artistic Design + architecture)'s Micro Tropicality in Jakarta, Indonesia. Image © William Sutanto

Office - Completed Buildings

3XN, cube berlin, Berlin, Germany
ARCHETONIC, VITR, Mexico City, Mexico
CCDI GROUP, Baidu Headquarter Office Building, Shenzhen, China
CGREA architects in collaboration with MVSA architects, Fokkema and partners architects, European medicines agency EMA office Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Ferrier Marchetti Studio, Grand Central Saint-Lazare, Paris, France
Fieldwork, 9 Cremorne St, Melbourne, Australia
Foster + Partners, Hankook Technoplex, Pangyo, Korea
Grimshaw, Olderfleet, Melbourne, Australia
Henning Larsen Architects, The Biotope, Lille, France
Hooba Design, Kohan Ceram Central Office, Tehran, Iran
iDEA, Vanke Cloud Design Commune, Guangzhou, China
Montalba Architects, Inc., Headspace SM Campus, Santa Monica, United States
RAD+ar (Research Artistic Design + architecture), Micro Tropicality / RAD+ar HQ, Jakarta, Indonesia
SANJAY PURI ARCHITECTS, AKSHAYA 27, Mumbai, India
Tzannes, Daramu House, Sydney, Australia
UAO Design, UAO Power office, Wuhan, China
Zaha Hadid Architects, Leeza SOHO, Beijing, China

WAF announces 2021 shortlist unveiling best designed buildings and landscapes from around the world

Severin Proekt, Winery Cote Rocheuse, Anapa, Krasnodar, Russia. Image courtesy of Severin Proekt

Production, Energy and Recycling - Completed Buildings

B.I.G. Architecture D.P.C., COPENHILL / AMAGER BAKKE, Copenhagen, Denmark
Chu Chih-Kang Space Design, Jolab, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
Davood Boroojeni Office, Shamim Polymer Factory, Karaj, Iran
Langjiu Group, DCA, The Erlang Liquor Storehouse of Langjiu Estate, Luzhou, China
line+ & gad, Zhejiang Perfect Production Factory (Phase1) Integrated Renovation, Haining, China
Obayashi Corporation, RIKEN KEIKI CO.,LTD. INNOVATION CENTER+PRODUCTION CENTER, Kasukabe, Saitama, Japan
Riparia, CUITLAHUAC WETLAND, Iztapalapa, Mexico City, Mexico
Severin Proekt, Winery Cote Rocheuse, Anapa, Krasnodar, Russia
Virkkunen & Co. Architects Ltd., Imatra Electricity Substation, Imatra, Finland
WZWX Architecture Group, T-HAM PABP Factory, Pingtung, Taiwan

WAF announces 2021 shortlist unveiling best designed buildings and landscapes from around the world

Angelo Candalepas and Associates, Punchbowl Mosque, Sydney, Australia. Image courtesy of Angelo Candalepas and Associates.

Religion - Completed Buildings

Alero Design Studio, Memory Hall, Baliwag, Bulacan, Philippines
Angelo Candalepas and Associates, Punchbowl Mosque, Sydney, Australia
Dar Arafa Architecture, Basuna Mosque, Suhaj, Egypt
MIA Design Studio, Sky House Altar, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
RAD+ar (Research Artistic Design + architecture), Bioclimatic Community Mosque of Pamulang, Tanggerang, Indonesia
RT+Q Architects, A 'Home' in Choa Chu Kang, Singapore
Shanghai United Design Group Co.,Ltd., Dysis Church of Poly Shallow Sea, Sanya, China
Tezuka Architects(Takaharu + Yui Tezuka, Keiji Yabe), Ohno Japan(Hirofumi Ohno), Niijima Chapel, Gunma, Japan
The Architectural Design & Research Institute of Zhejiang University Co., Ltd, Jiyu Square, Shaoxing, China
ZAV Architects, Baba Beski's Garden, Tangrah, Iran

WAF announces 2021 shortlist unveiling best designed buildings and landscapes from around the world

GROUNDWORK Architects & Associates Limited, The Wallflower Music Hall - Alliance Primary School Extension, Hong Kong, China. Image courtesy of GROUNDWORK Architects & Associates Limited.

School - Completed Buildings

Buensalido Architects, Interweave Building, Quezon City, Philippines
BVN, Ravenswood Senior Learning Centre, Sydney, Australia
Capinha Lopes Consulting, United Lisbon International School, Lisbon, Portugal
Cox Architecture and ThomsonAdsett, Fortitude Valley State Secondary College, Brisbane, Australia
GOA(Group of Architects), Dongguan Kindergarten, Hangzhou, China
GROUNDWORK Architects & Associates Limited, The Wallflower Music Hall - Alliance Primary School Extension, Hong Kong, China
Liljewall, MAF Arkitektkontor, Kunskapshuset (House of Knowledge), Gällivare, Sweden
Marlon Blackwell Architects, Thaden School Reels Building, Bentonville, United States
Marlon Blackwell Architects, Thaden School Bike Barn, Bentonville, United States
Nordic Office of Architecture, Savannen Nursery, Frogn municipality, Norway
Parviainen Arkkitehdit, Tikkurila Day Care, Vantaa, Finland
Scott Brownrigg, St George’s College Activity Centre, Weybridge, United Kingdom
Tovatt Architects and Planners, Kölängen Preschool, Knivsta, Sweden
waa, Eagle Studio, Hangzhou, China
Woods Bagot, St. Mary's Calne School Library, Wiltshire, United Kingdom
Yunchao Xu/Atelier Apeiron/SZAD, A New Flowing Campus Growing from The Old Chessboard, Shenzhen, China
Yunchao Xu/Atelier Apeiron/SZAD, Kindergarten of Museum Forest, Shenzhen, China

WAF announces 2021 shortlist unveiling best designed buildings and landscapes from around the world

Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates | ELENA GALLI GIALLINI LTD, Grand Gateway 66 Rejuvenation, Shanghai, China. Image courtesy of Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates | ELENA GALLI GIALLINI LTD

Shopping - Completed Buildings

ARK Associates, The Iceberg, Hong Kong, China
Buckley Gray Yeoman, Fred Perry New York City & Stockholm, London, United Kingdom
Clou Architects, Play Stack - Vanke Life Plaza Shenyang, Shenyang, China
Fabeck Architectes, Shopping Center Cloche d'Or, Cloche d'Or, Luxembourg
JZFZ Architectural design Co.,Ltd, TIANHUI•VANKE CITY PLAZA, Chengdu, China
Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates | ELENA GALLI GIALLINI LTD, Grand Gateway 66 Rejuvenation, Shanghai, China
LAAB Architects, Harbour Kiosk, Hong Kong, China
LWK + PARTNERS, Zijing Paradise Walk, Hangzhou, China
OMA, KUBE, Hong Kong, China
Shanghai Urban Architectural Design Co.,Ltd, New Alley·Old Story, JiangXi NanChang, China

WAF announces 2021 shortlist unveiling best designed buildings and landscapes from around the world

NIKKEN SEKKEI LTD + Shimizu Corporation, ARIAKE GYMNASTICS CENTRE, Ariake, Koto-ku, Tokyo, Japan. Image courtesy of NIKKEN SEKKEI LTD + Shimizu Corporation.

Sport - Completed Buildings

BUDJI+ROYAL Architecture+Design, New Clark City ATHLETICS STADIUM, New Clark City, Capas, Tarlac, Philippines
Cox Architecture, Ken Rosewall Arena Redevelopment, Sydney, Australia
Cox Architecture, Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne, Australia
NIKKEN SEKKEI LTD + Shimizu Corporation, ARIAKE GYMNASTICS CENTRE, Ariake, Koto-ku, Tokyo, Japan
Populous, Carolina Panthers Training Facility, Rock Hill, South Carolina, United States
White Arkitekter, Bølgen Bath and Leisure Centre, Frogn municipality, Norway
Zaha Hadid Architects, Al Janoub Stadium, Qatar, United Arab Emirates

WAF announces 2021 shortlist unveiling best designed buildings and landscapes from around the world

FCHA, Floating Archipelago-LONGGANG FOOTBRIGDE NO 2, Shenzhen, China. Image courtesy of FCHA.

Transport - Completed Buildings

&Rundquist, Folke Bernadotte Bridge, Stockholm, Sweden
ACXT-IDOM, Park & Ride Parking facility Nantes, Bouguenais, France
Arup, Cityringen, Copenhagen, Denmark
CCDI GROUP (Shenzhen), Qingdao Cruise Terminal, Qingdao, China
CHINA AVIATION PLANNING AND DESIGN INSTITUTE(GROUP) CO., LTD., BUSINESS JET AND PRESIDENTIAL TERMINAL TRANSFORMATION IN KUNMING CHANGSHUI INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT, CHINA, Kunming, China
China Institute of Building Standard Design & Research, Shijiazhuang Railway Station, Shijiazhuang, China
FCHA, Floating Archipelago-LONGGANG FOOTBRIGDE NO 2, Shenzhen, China
Grimshaw & Aspect Studios in collaboration with the City of Sydney on behalf of Transport for NSW supported by Randwick Council, Sydney CBD and South East Light Rail, Sydney, Australia
MORE Architecture & CoCo architecture, Parking Grand Parc, Bordeaux, France
Sichuan Provincial Architectural Design and Research Institute, Wuchazi Bridge, Chengdu, China
Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, Moynihan Train Hall, New York, United States
Zaha Hadid Architects, Beijing Daxing International Airport, Beijing, China


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WAF announces 2021 shortlist unveiling best designed buildings and landscapes from around the world

Beijing Forestry University / Atelier DYJG, Quarry Gardens in Nanning Garden Expo Park, Nanning, China. Image courtesy of Beijing Forestry University / Atelier DYJG.

Landscape - Nature Context

ANTAO, Liangzhu 20th Anniversary Renewal Plan, Hangzhou, China
BATLLE I ROIG ARQUITECTURA, Pedestrian connection between Barcelona and Montcada, Barcelona, Spain
BATLLE I ROIG ARQUITECTURA, Path of the Forest, Roques Blanques Park Cemetery, El Papiol, Barcelona, Spain
Beijing Forestry University / Atelier DYJG, Quarry Gardens in Nanning Garden Expo Park, Nanning, China
Change Studio, Valley Forest-Waterfront Park of Chongqing Cultural Tourism Town, Chongqing, China
DDON Planning & Design Inc., Lakeshore Forest Park of Hefei City, Hefei, China
ECOLAND Planning and Design Corp. / Sichuan Provincial Architectural Design and Research Institute CO.,LTD., From a Concrete Riverbank to a Vibrant Riverfront Park——Suining South Riverfront Park, Sichuan Suining, China
ENOTA d.o.o., Koper Central Park, Koper, Slovenia
LOLA Landscape Architects; Land+Civilization Compositions; TALLER Architects, Guangming Forest Sports Park, Shenzhen, China
Prismatica Arquitectura, Urbanizacion Costa Susana - La más Austral del mundo, Ushuaia, Argentina
Shenzhen L&A Design Holding Limited, Hongshan Lake Civil Park, Anshun, Guizhou Province, China
Shenzhen L&A Design Holding Limited, Wuhan OCT Wetland Park, Wuhan, China
Sichuan Provincial Architectural Design and Research Institute, Qinglong Lake Park, Chengdu, China
Turenscape, Deep Form of Designed Nature: Sanya Mangrove Park, Sanya City, China

WAF announces 2021 shortlist unveiling best designed buildings and landscapes from around the world

PMA (PolyMorphArchitects), Xiangshan Lake Park, Zhuhai, China. Image courtesy of PMA (PolyMorphArchitects).

Landscape - Urban Context

Atelier Liu Yuyang Architects, Shanghai Minsheng Wharf Waterfront Landscape and Reconnection, Shanghai, China
CEBRA Abu Dhabi, Al Hosn Masterplan, DCT Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
FCHA, Floating Archipelago landscape design, Shenzhen, China
Foster and Partners (Architect) & TK Studio Co., Ltd. (Landscape), FOREST PAVILION, THE FORESTIAS, Samut Prakan, Thailand
Lyons with APSECT Studios, Prahran Square, Melbourne, Australia
PMA (PolyMorphArchitects), Xiangshan Lake Park, Zhuhai, China
S.D. Atelier Design & Planning, Urban Literature, Taichung City, Taiwan
S.D. Atelier Design & Planning, Impression of Railway, Taichung City, Taiwan
Sasaki, Xuhui Runway Park, Shanghai, China
Sasaki, Jiading Central Park, Shanghai, China
Shenzhen L&A Design Holding Limited, Plot 140 POLY | Guanggang, Guangzhou, China
SLA Architects, Al Fay Park, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Turenscape and MAParchitects Design Office, Revitalizing Kazan's Prime Waterfront, Kazan, Russia
Turf Design Studio, Sydney Park Water Re-Use, Sydney, Australia
U.P.Space Landscape Architecture Design Consultants Co.,Ltd., Vanke Prefabricated Construction Industrial Park, Chengdu, China
Zaha Hadid Architects, Niederhafen River Promenade, Hamburg, Germany

Top image: ZAV Architects' Majara Residence (top view). Image © DJI

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