SEARCH

WAF Awards shortlists announced

by Celia Ng on Jul 2, 2015 in Interiors , Perspective Promotions
Share on FacebookTweet about this on TwitterShare on Google+Share on Sina WeiboShare on Tencent WeiboEmail this to someone
The Interlace residential development, Singapore, by OMA/Buro Ole Scheeren, shortlisted in the WAF 2015 Awards in the Housing – Completed Buildings category

The Interlace residential development, Singapore, by OMA/Buro Ole Scheeren, shortlisted in the WAF 2015 Awards in the Housing – Completed Buildings category

A staggering array of architecture and design practices from 46 countries are competing to win a coveted 2015 World Festival of Architecture Award later this year

The eighth annual World Architecture Festival (WAF) shortlist consists of 338 projects across 31 categories, ranging from small family homes to large commercial developments and landscape projects. Major world architects shortlisted include Foster & Partners, Zaha Hadid ArchitectsHerzog & de Meuron, OMA/Ole Scheeren, Rogers Stirk Harbour, Rafael Viñoly Architects, BIG|Bjarke Ingels Group, Grimshaw, Heatherwick Studio and Carlos Ott.

A host of small practices unknown outside their own countries will also pitch against the big names, presenting the shortlisted work to a 50-strong global awards jury. From small projects making a local contribution, such as a school in Burkina Faso designed for the architectural charity Article 25, through to large scale Olympic stadia transformations by US sports giant Populous, all manner of architectural interventions are celebrated.

Regardless of their practice size and reputation, all shortlisted entrants will this year gain double exposure, having their projects exhibited across two continents. The shortlist can first be seen this week at the new satellite WAF London from 24-27 June, before arriving at the annual World Architecture Festival 2015 in Singapore this November. All shortlisted practices will be vying to win not only their individual categories, but the ultimate accolade of 'World Building of the Year 2015'.

Running concurrently with WAF, Inside comprises of the most original and exciting interiors from the last 12 months.

The Medibank Workplace by Hassell in Australia has received a nod in the Offices category

The Medibank Workplace by Hassell in Australia has received a nod in the Offices category

"We are delighted with the diversity and exemplar quality of submissions this year. Our international juries are in for a tough time deliberating on the category winners. We look forward to another inspirational event in Singapore this November," says WAF programme director Paul Finch.

For more information visit https://www.worldarchitecturefestival.com/ and https://www.insidefestival.com

, , ,

Recent Posts

  • IMG_0526

    FOAID


    India's Festival of Architecture and Interior Designing (FOAID) has entered its 5th year

    Posted on Dec 4, 2018
    View
  • Fine_test3

    Plans for the future


    Hong Kong architectural designer Barrie Ho reflects on 20 years of pushing the boundaries – and looks to the next 20

    Posted on Dec 4, 2018
    View
  • MahaNakhon by Buro Ole Scheeren © Buro-OS_13 Photo by Wison Tungthunya

    Pixels


    Büro Ole Scheeren’s MahaNakhon Tower in Bangkok, Thailand's tallest building finally marks its completion

    Posted on Nov 26, 2018
    View
  • 17_BIG_DONG_Dortheavej_Image20by20Rasmus20Hjortshoj

    Homes for all


    Bjarke Ingels Group has designed and completed a social-housing project, Dortheavej in Copenhagen

    Posted on Nov 26, 2018
    View
Top