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World Architecture Festival has unveiled the 2022 Special Prize finalists

These works show an outstanding use of a particular material, technology or system

World Architecture Festival has unveiled the 2022 Special Prize finalists
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Ahead of the 3-day event in Lisbon, Portugal, set for later this year (November 30-December 2), World Architecture Festival has announced the 2022 Special Prize finalists that move on to the next phase of the Awards. The overall winner of each prize will be revealed at the Gala Dinner.
Each year, the Special Prizes celebrate an outstanding and creative use of Engineering, Colour, Natural Light and Certified Timber, also including a Small Project of the Year Prize. The Futureglass Prize and The Royal Fine Art Commission Trust International Building Beauty Prize – awarded to a completed building which “raises the spirits” through architecture – were inaugurated this year.

 

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Engineering Prize

The esteemed Engineering Prize is awarded by a specialist jury to a project that marries great architecture and engineering to push the envelope in building design. The nine finalist projects showcase the most striking, unique and sophisticated structures, whose complex engineering enhance the user experience and provide sustainable solutions in an ambitious way:

  • Expo 2020 Thematic Districts by Hopkins Architects
  • The St. Regis Chicago by Studio Gang
  • Orange Village – Headquarters by Koffi & Diabaté Architectes
  • Quay Quarter Tower by 3XN
  • Secure Sanand by Studio SAAR
  • Westfield Mall of the Netherlands by MVSA BV
  • SoFi Stadium by HKS Architects
  • Parkade of the Future by 5468796 Architecture + Kasian Architecture, Interior Design and Planning
  • Paddington Elizabeth Line station by Weston Williamson + Partners

Expo 2020 Thematic Districts by Hopkins Architects Photography by Marc Goodwin Courtesy of WAF

 

Best Use of Colour Prize

The Best Use of Colour Prize celebrates the creative use of color in architecture, both inside and out. The eight finalists for the Prize employ bright and bold colors innovatively to catch the eye, to provide a wayfinding tool or to create joyful spaces for its users:

  • Hong Ngoc Phuc Truong Minh General Hospital by MPN + PARTNERS
  • Holland Casino Venlo by MVSA BV
  • Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Youth Entrepreneurship Zone by HONGKONG HUAYI DESIGN CONSULTANTS (S.Z) LTD.
  • The Docks by MEIXNER SCHLÜTER WENDT
  • Harvard University District Energy Facility by Leers Weinzapfel Associates with RMF Engineering (MEP) and Thornton Tomasetti (Structural)
  • SASIPAWAN WISDOM CENTER by Architects 49 Limited
  • John Lewis Elementary School by Perkins Eastman DC
  • Meadowbank Schools by WOODS BAGOT

Hong Ngoc Phuc Truong Minh General Hospital by MPN + PARTNERS Photography by MF Pictures Courtesy of WAF

 

Best Use of Natural Light Prize 

The Best Use of Natural Light Prize recognizes the best use of natural light in completed buildings in particular to enhance people’s well-being, performance and joy. The eight projects are all public and semi-public spaces, designed to maximize natural daylight to engage with their surroundings and create dynamic spaces for their visitors:

  • Sara Culture Centre by White Arkitekter AB
  • University of Warwick Faculty of Arts by Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios
  • Jakoba Mulderhuis by Powerhouse Company
  • Dobra 55: The Modern Languages and Applied Linguistics building by Kuryłowicz & Associates
  • Pingtan Children Library by Condition_Lab
  • Paddington Elizabeth Line station by Weston Williamson + Partners
  • Agrotopia by van Bergen Kolpa architects + META architectuurbureau
  • Dining Space at DevaDhare by Play Architecture

Sara Culture Centre by White Arkitekter AB Photography by Jonas Westling Courtesy of WAF

 

Best Use of Certified Timber Prize 

Supported by the Programme for Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC), this Prize is awarded by a special jury including a PEFC representative that has identified entries which have used certified timber in an innovative, educational or artistic manner. The eight finalists represent a mix of the world’s largest timber buildings and smaller structures that reflect local culture through the use of traditional materials, both embracing how wood can be used to push the envelope of modern construction:

  • Sara Culture Centre by White Arkitekter AB
  • The Alice Hawthorn by De Matos Ryan
  • Paseo Mallorca 15 by OHLAB
  • HAUT Amsterdam by Team V Architecture
  • EDGE Suedkreuz Berlin by TCHOBAN VOSS Architekten
  • Eric Tweedale Stadium by dwp | design worldwide partnership
  • Timber Bridge in Gulou Waterfront by LUO studio
  • Växjö train station and town hall by Sweco Architects 

Sara Culture Centre by White Arkitekter AB Photography by Jonas Westling Courtesy of WAF

 

Small Project of the Year Prize

The Small Project of the Year Prize is awarded to the best completed project that is small for its type. These finalist projects represent the ingenuity and craftsmanship of architects designing within restricted parameters.  The Prize celebrates projects small in scale but big on innovation:

  • Denis Goldberg House of Hope by noero architects
  • Ravenscar House by Patterson Associates
  • The Moving Kitchen by JC Architecture
  • Palanga Goat Shelter by Erginoglu & Calislar Architects
  • The Chamber Church by Büro Ziyu Zhuang
  • Yao-Fang-Men Park Church by SUYI and W2 Architects
  • Kings Langley Cricket Club and Amenities by Eoghan Lewis Architects
  • Dining Space at DevaDhare by Play Architecture

Denis Goldberg House of Hope by noero architects Photography by Paris Brummer Courtesy of WAF

 

The Futureglass Prize 

Including both completed and future projects, the Futureglass Prize is awarded to the project that best demonstrates new ways in which glass and glass technology can be deployed. The finalists for the inaugural Prize range from chameleonic glass-paneled buildings to innovative glass interventions in existing structures:

  • Depot Boijmans Van Beuningen by MVRDV
  • Australia 108 by Fender Katsalidis
  • The Burrell Collection by John McAslan + Partners
  • Biodome Science Museum by KANVA
  • Heper Lighting Factory by Yazgan Design Architecture
  • A2A Headquarters by ACPV ARCHITECTS Antonio Citterio Patricia Viel
  • Core Wynwood by Perkins&Will
  • 14A Konstitucijos Avenue by RSHP
  • Agrotopia by van Bergen Kolpa architects + META architectuurbureau  

Depot Boijmans Van Beuningen by MVRDV Photography by Ossip van Duivenbode Courtesy of WAF

 

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