The World Architecture Festival 2018 is now over! This year we saw more delegates attend and shortlisted practices present than ever before.
WAF is where the world architecture community meets to celebrate learn, exchange and be inspired. It is the only architecture event where keynote talks from the industry’s most influential figures sit alongside live crit presentations and judging of over 500 award finalists, global networking, a 500 project strong gallery and an international product exhibition.
The first award winners of the 2018 festival were announced on November 28th:
Civic and Community: CHROFI with McGregor Croxall, Maitland Riverlink, Maitland, Australia.
Culture: Conrad Gargett, The Piano Mill, Stanthorpe, Australia.
Display: Arkitema Architects & Professor Christoffer Harlang, Hammershus Visitor Centre, Allinge, Denmark.
House: David Leech Architects, A House In a Garden - 81 Hollybrook Grove, Dublin, Ireland.
New and Old: Heatherwick Studio, Zeitz MOCAA, Cape Town, South Africa.
Office: INNOCAD Architecture, C&P Corporate Headquarters, Graz, Austria.
Production, Energy & Recycling: Parvianen Architects, Lansisalmi Power Station, Finland.
Small Scale Housing, supported by GROHE: Allford Hall Monaghan Morris, Weston Street, London, UK.
Sport: Koffi & Diabate Architectes, Gymnasium, Blaise Pascal High School, Abidjan, Ivory Coast.
Civic: BAAD Studio, The Sunken Shrine of Our Lady of Lourdes of Cabetician, Bacolor, Philippines.
Competition Entries: Nextoffice, Sadra Civic Center, Iran.
Experimental: KANVA, Imago, Montreal, Canada.
Health: Allford Hall Monaghan Morris, The Alder Centre, Liverpool, United Kingdom.
Infrastructure: Monk Mackenzie + Novare, Thiruvalluvar, Kanyakumari, India.
Leisure Led Developments: BIG - Bjarke Ingels Group, Audemars Piguet Hotel des Horlogers, Le Brassus, Switzerland.
Office, supported by Forbo: 3XN Architects, Olympic House, Lausanne, Switzerland.
The second day award winners of the 2018 festival were announced on November 29th:
Large Scale Housing, supported by GROHE: Sanjay Puri Architects, The Street in Matura, India.
Hotel and Leisure, supported by GROHE: SeARCH, Hotel Jakarta, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
Religion: Spheron, Belarusian Memorial Chapel, London, UK.
Shopping: Nikken Sekkei, Shanghai Greenland Centre / Greenland Being Funny, Shanghai, China.
Health: temporary association AAPROG BOECKX - B2Ai, Hospital AZ Zeno, Knokke, Belgium.
Higher Education and Research: Alison Brooks Architects, Exeter College Cohen Quadrangle, Oxford, UK.
School: Tezuka Architects, Muku Nursery School, Fuji City, Japan.
Villa: Kieran Timberlake, High Horse Ranch, California, USA.
Transport: Grimshaw, London Bridge Station, UK.
Mixed Use, supported by ABB and Busch-Jaegar: WOHA, Kampung Admiralty, Singapore.
Education: Warren and Mahoney Architects with Woods Bagot, Lincoln University and AgResearch Joint Facility, Christchurch, New Zealand.
House: Nextoffice, Guyim Vault House, Shiraz, Iran.
Culture: Studio 44, Museum of the Siege of Leningrad, St Petersburg, Russia.
Masterplanning: Sebastian Monsalve + Juan David Hoyos, Medellin River Parks / Botanical Park Masterplan Medellin,
Commercial Mixed Use, supported by Miele: Aedas, Taichung Bank Headquarters, Taichung, Taiwan.
Residential, supported by GROHE: Sordo Madaleno Arquitectos, Amelia Tulum, Tulum, Mexico.
The third and final day award winners of the 2018 festival were announced on November 30th. The World Building of the Year and a range of other top awards and prizes were also announced at the Gala Dinner:
World Building of the Year 2018, supported by GROHE: WOHA, Kampung Admiralty, Singapore. Paul Finch, Programme Director of the World Architecture Festival commented: “The judges admired the project for the way in which it dealt with the universal condition of longevity and health treatments, social housing provision, and commercial space, which enabled substantial public realm benefits. This hybrid building also incorporates a huge amount of greenery (more than 100% of its footprint) in a series of layered levels which have generated welcome biodiversity. […] This is a project that does something necessary in an intelligent fashion from the way it connects to transport to its natural ventilation strategy, all benefitting from a decision to layer a series of buildings rather than separating them into separate tall blocks. The jury felt this was a project with potential lessons for cities and countries around the world”.
Future Project of the Year 2018, supported by ABB & Busch-Jaeger: Sebastian Monsalve + Juan David Hoyos, Medellin River Parks / Botanical Park Masterplan, Medellin, Colombia.
Landscape of the Year 2018: Batlle i Roig Arquitectura, Pedestrian Path along the Gypsum Mines, Barcelona, Spain.
Small Project of the Year 2018: Camilo Moraes, Piedras Bayas Beachcamp, Atacama Desert, Chile.
Use of Colour Prize, supported by Eastman: dePaor, Palais Cinema, Galway, Ireland.
Best Use of Certified Timber Prize, supported by PEFC: Tzannes, International House Sydney, Australia.
Glass Future Prize, supported by Guardian Glass: Studio Gang, Tour Montparnasse, Paris, France.
International VELUX Award 2018 for Students of Architecture: subcategory Daylight in Buildings - student from Kazan State University, Light Forms Juggler, subcategory Daylight Investigations - students from the Tianjin University, Road to Light.
The annual display of shortlisted entries from the Architectural Photography of the Year Award, now in its sixth year, was a focal point of this year’s Festival Hall. The 2018 winner was Pawel Paniczko from Stalybridge, Manchester, UK, with his photo of the Long Museum West Bund Shanghai, China by Atelier Deshaus. The organizers also recognized two mobile winners, with the judges’ winner being He Zhenhuan’s photo of an overpass in Chongqing, China and the public-voters’ winner being John Pinder’s Half Spiral, for his abstract photo of a spiral staircase.
An additional trio of prizes were presented to recipients during WAF: the second annual Architecture Drawing Prize - Li Han (Drawing Architecture Studio), The Samsara of Building No.42 on Dirty Street; the Water Research Prize, supported by GROHE - team of students from Pontificia Catholic University of Peru (PUCP), as a result of a wider research program, Ciudades Auto-Sostenibles Amazónicas (CASA), coordinated by PUCP and UCL’s Development Planning Unit; and the overall WAFX Prize - Studio Gang, Beloit College Powerhouse, Wisconsin, USA.