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The first winners of the World Architecture Festival 2021

By Editorial Staff -

Following the work of the dedicated juries, the first winners of the World Architecture Festival 2021 have been announced. These include the following categories: Completed Buildings, Landscape – Urban Context and Future Projects.
At the same time, the first winners of the sister event INSIDE World Festival of Interiors have been announced. This award seeks to promote the best interior design projects in the world.

The second (and last) phase of announcement will be revealed during the virtual edition of the Festival, where category winners will go head-to-head to claim the ultimate accolades for World Building of the Year, Future Project of the Year, Landscape of the Year and Interior of the Year.

Completed Buildings

  • Health: North Wing of the Rigshospitalet in Denmark by Link Arkitektur and 3XN with Nickl & Partner and Kristine Jensens Tegnestue
  • Higher Education and Research: Scion Innovation Hub in New Zealand by RTA + Irving Smith
  • Mixed-Use: The Post Building in London by Allford Hall Monaghan Morris
  • New & Old: Capsule hostel and bookstore in Qinglongwu, China, by tao+c
  • Office: OLDERFLEET in Melbourne by Grimshaw
  • Production, Energy & Recycling: CopenHill/Amager Bakke in Copenhagen by B.I.G.
  • Religion: Niijima Chapel in Japan by Tezuka Architects
  • Shopping: New Alley – Old Story by Shanghai Urban Architecture Design Co Ltd
  • Sport: Ken Rosewall Arena Redevelopment in Australia by Cox Architecture
  • Transport: Moynihan Train Hall in New York by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill


Future Projects

  • Civic: Revitalising rural communities in Egypt by Verform and Aquatic community centre in Canada by HCMA
  • Competition Entries: JANNAT MASJID in the UK by Design & more international
  • Culture: Silo City in the USA by Studio V Architecture and No.2 Grinding Wheel Factory Cultural Creative Park in China by CCDI GROUP (Shenzhen)
  • Education: Music Campus Myanmar by MLKK Studio
  • Health: Haxton ‘Saving Main Street’ (Emergency Hospital) by HDR
  • Leisure-led Development: Douro Winery in Denmark by Atelier Sergio Rebelo
  • Office: Atlassian Headquarters in the USA by SHoP Architects + BVNArchitecture, with SE’s Eckersley O’Callaghan
  • Residential: Maison d’Italie by Studio Razavi


Landscape – Urban Context

  • Revitalizing Kazan's Prime Waterfront in Russia by Turenscape
  • Impression of Railway in Taiwan by S.D. Atelier Design & Planning
  • Al Hosn Masterplan, DCT Abu Dhabi by the Department of Culture and Tourism (DCT ABU DHABI) 
  • Xuhui Runway Park in China by Sasaki
  • Niederhafen River Promenade in Germany by Zaha Hadid Architects
  • Al Fay Park in the UAE by SLA Architects


INSIDE World Festival of Interiors

  • Bar & Restaurants: Kerb Foods in London by Stiff + Trevillion
  • Residential - Single Dwelling: Casa Palerm by OHLAB
  • Workplace - Small: Smart Design Studio in Australia by the same-name studio
  • Temporary/Meanwhile Uses: Re-ply in New York by BVN


Cover photo: Al Fay Park, EAU, SLA Architects © Philip Handforth

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