Archinect - News 2014-10-25T09:30:46-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/110410415/a21studio-5468796-cook-robotham-and-others-win-big-at-this-year-s-world-architecture-festival a21studio, 5468796, Cook Robotham and others win big at this year's World Architecture Festival Justine Testado 2014-10-03T13:47:00-04:00 >2014-10-03T14:03:11-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/7p/7p7vc6cnaio6ksc4.jpg" width="514" height="341" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The World Architecture Festival 2014 at the Marina Bay Sands closed on a festive note with the final top-prize winners being announced during a gala dinner and awards ceremony on October 3...The WAF "super jury" awarded the overall winning World Building of the Year award to The Chapel in Vietnam designed by Vietnamese architecture firm a21studio. Three projects in Victoria, Canada, Australia, and China also won major top awards, and two Inaugural Prizes were given.</p></em><br /><br /><p>World Building of the Year: The Chapel, Vietnam, designed by a21studio</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/v6/v6hany9y9sm5fend.jpg"></p><p>Future Project of the Year: Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, Canada, designed by 5468796 Architecture + number TEN architectural group</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/u8/u8bwq5j3gtr2hvlh.jpg"></p><p>Landscape Project of the Year: National Arboretum Canberra, Australia, designed by Taylor Cullity Lethlean and Tonkin Zulaikha Greer</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/1h/1hox5tp2qysohdzp.jpg"></p><p>Small Project of the Year: The Pinch, China, designed by Olivier Ottevaere and John Lin, The University of Hong Kong</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/n9/n9n3zquct3tzleno.jpg"></p><p><strong>INAUGURAL PRIZE WINNERS</strong><br>Colour Prize: Departments of Law and Central Administration, Vienna University of Economics and Business, Austria, designed by Cook Robotham Architectural Bureau</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/wi/wi01jp3a7q4iwdq1.jpg"></p><p>Wood Excellence Prize: Alex Monroe Studio, Snowfields, UK, designed by DSDHA</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/gx/gxi4dnkgip8ppxos.jpg"></p><p>Learn more about each project on <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/a21studios_the_chapel_in_vietnam_wins_the_waf_world_building_of_the_year_20/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/110345382/world-architecture-festival-2014-day-2-winners World Architecture Festival 2014 - Day 2 winners Justine Testado 2014-10-02T17:29:00-04:00 >2014-10-08T23:30:47-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ei/eicorglpqcuwa5wd.jpg" width="514" height="514" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The winning announcements continue with Day 2 of the World Architecture Festival 2014, currently happening at the Moshe Safdie-designed Marina Bay Sands in Singapore. In the second day of the international live competition event, a total of 13 winners were awarded in additional categories for the main sections of Completed Buildings and Future Projects.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Have a peek at some of the Day 2 winners below.</p><p>Pictured above - Completed Buildings - Culture: Danish Maritime Museum, Denmark, by BIG</p><p>&darr; Completed Buildings - Civic and community: The Chapel, Vietnam, by a21studio</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/d3/d37fgq3too242mez.jpg"></p><p>&darr; Completed Buildings - Transport: Scale Lane Bridge, United Kingdom, by McDowell+Benedetti</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/8z/8z7yvxb0cqjvyknx.jpg"></p><p>&darr; Future Projects - Residential: The Village, India, by Sanjay Puri Architects</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/yc/yckrksvl5v418nmo.jpg"></p><p>&darr; Future Projects - Experimental: Skyfarm, Italy, by Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners and Arup Associates</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/qa/qaaylauj2bheqpkt.jpg"></p><p>See more of the winning projects on <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/world_architecture_festival_2014_-_day_2_winners/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p><p>Related: <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/110274683/world-architecture-festival-2014-day-1-winners" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">World Architecture Festival 2014 - Day 1 winners</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/110281108/inside-world-festival-of-interiors-2014-reveals-first-five-category-winners INSIDE: World Festival of Interiors 2014 reveals first five category winners Justine Testado 2014-10-01T21:20:00-04:00 >2014-10-02T13:33:05-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/wo/wonkogut1x89juo5.jpg" width="514" height="202" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Coinciding with the World Architecture Festival 2014 at the Marina Bay Sands, Singapore, the just-as-popular INSIDE: World Festival of Interiors honors the very best in the international interior design scene with its annual awards competition. Starting out with 60 shortlisted nominees across nine categories earlier this summer, the first five winners were revealed today.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Here's a few of this year's winning INSIDE projects:</p><p>Pictured above - CATEGORY WINNER, Retail - Cultura Bookstore in Sao Paulo by studio mk27</p><p>&darr; CATEGORY WINNER, Display: IDC Space: research and display space for the International Design Centre in Singapore by Singapore University of Technology and Design</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/bk/bk1c4ut175v2153x.jpg"></p><p>&darr; CATEGORY WINNER, Residential: XINTIANDI PENTHOUSE in Shanghai, China by JOYCE WANG STUDIO</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/f4/f4oo8675stykk8gd.jpg"></p><p>&darr; HIGHLY COMMENDED, Retail: Camper Showroom/Office in Shanghai, China by Neri&amp;Hu Design and Research Office</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/zp/zpav234j53miho8c.jpg"></p><p>&darr; HIGHLY COMMENDED, Hotels: The Tent in Nha Trang, Khanh Hoa, Vietnam by a21studio</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/xf/xf7u45olu35pi8ck.jpg"></p><p>See more of the winning projects on <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/inside_world_festival_of_interiors_2014_reveals_first_five_category_winners/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/110274683/world-architecture-festival-2014-day-1-winners World Architecture Festival 2014 - Day 1 winners Justine Testado 2014-10-01T19:31:00-04:00 >2014-10-08T23:30:42-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/68/68gdrnxv38wnwgkr.jpg" width="514" height="771" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The World Architecture Festival 2014 is now in full swing at the Marina Bay Sands, Singapore, and the Day 1 competition winners have been revealed. The international live competition is unique in that it lets anyone apply and have a chance to win and event attendees can see the competition unfold before their eyes...For Day 1, the "super jury" selected 16 winners worldwide -- including projects in Vietnam, Iran, Brazil, Turkey, and the UK.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Here's a few winning projects in the Completed Buildings and Future Projects categories.</p><p>(Pictured above) Completed Buildings - House: House for Trees, Vietnam, by Vo Trong Nghia Architects</p><p>&darr; Completed Buildings - Housing: The Carve, Norway, by A-Lab</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/s4/s4znx14eieezxyrc.jpg"></p><p>&darr; Completed Buildings - Religion: La Ascension del Se&ntilde;or Church, Spain, by AGi architects</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/4r/4r3hn1sqxe5x1gel.jpg"></p><p>&darr; Future Projects - Culture: Freedom of the Press Monument, Brazil, by Gustavo Penna Arquiteto &amp; Associados</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/st/stqj99ijbnmmdlrj.jpg"></p><p>&darr; Future Projects - Commercial mixed-use: Isfahan Dreamland Commercial Center, Iran, by Farshad Mehdizadeh Architects</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ey/ey62jn3fxwjegett.jpg"></p><p>&darr; Future Projects - House: The Olive Grove, Australia, by Ian Moore Architects</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ce/cepxtiqw6b29opja.jpg"></p><p><strong>Find the rest of the winners and other project details on <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/world_architecture_festival_2014_-_day_1_winners/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</strong></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/108498411/update-world-architecture-festival-2014-adds-ole-scheeren-as-speaker-new-conference-sessions UPDATE: World Architecture Festival 2014 adds Ole Scheeren as speaker + new conference sessions Justine Testado 2014-09-08T18:28:00-04:00 >2014-09-08T18:30:40-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/q6/q6w7luro0k3kfk3d.jpg" width="514" height="515" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The anticipated <a href="https://www.worldarchitecturefestival.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">2014 World Architecture Festival</a> is less than a month away! Taking place at Marina Bay Sands in Singapore on October 1-3, WAF is expecting over 2,000 visitors from over 60 countries to experience a jam-packed program of conferences, seminars, workshops, and exhibitions. This year's <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/103710295/world-architecture-festival-announces-2014-awards-shortlist" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">WAF Awards shortlisters</a> will also be preparing their live presentations to the Super Jury for the <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/99825508/apply-now-for-world-architecture-festival-awards-2014-deadline-is-may-30" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">WAF Competition</a>.</p><p>Just recently, WAF announced Ole Scheeren&nbsp;&mdash; the principal of Buro Ole Scheeren&nbsp;&mdash; as the latest addition to the notable lineup of keynote speakers. New sessions that were added to the program highlight building sustainable cities, a look into Heatherwick Studio's work, and a series of networking sessions titled "Meet your next client".</p><p>Details below.</p><p><strong>Ole Scheeren announced as 2014 keynote speaker:</strong></p><p>"The festival will start at 10am on Wednesday 1st from Ole Scheeren, Principal, Buro Ole Scheeren. Ole will give his unique perspective on the relationship between architects, architectur...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/103710295/world-architecture-festival-announces-2014-awards-shortlist World Architecture Festival announces 2014 awards shortlist Justine Testado 2014-07-08T14:57:00-04:00 >2014-07-16T21:23:23-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/2k/2kg8ljilvuemr3d8.jpg" width="514" height="443" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The 2014 shortlist for the highly anticipated World Architecture Festival has been announced! Taking place at Marina Bay Sands in Singapore on October 1-3, the World Architecture Festival (WAF) Awards is unique in that anyone can apply to the competition and have a chance to win. Additionally, event attendees can witness architecture teams present their projects and then listen to the jury's responses.</p></em><br /><br /><p>The global shortlist is a hefty one, as it includes architects from over 40 countries and over 30 categories. Here's a couple of this year's projects (perhaps you may have seen some of them before):</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/sq/sqzbsnikn404q0w0.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/9t/9tnzmky5gspttu8m.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/x8/x8vjx8de1it0ejs3.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/5c/5cybbknuen4ygpwc.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/su/sufbhsgdsi2j8347.jpg"></p><p>More projects on <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/world_architecture_festival_announces_2014_awards_shortlist/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/100171967/archinect-readers-can-now-save-10-on-passes-for-the-2014-world-architecture-festival Archinect readers can now save 10% on passes for the 2014 World Architecture Festival Archinect 2014-05-21T17:25:00-04:00 >2014-05-21T17:45:52-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/73/73a7bomwh4b7qodi.jpg" width="514" height="514" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>It's still not too late to submit your architectural work for a chance to win a coveted World Architecture Festival Award. This year's jury includes Sir Peter Cook and Richard Rogers among others. Entries for the <a href="https://www.worldarchitecturefestival.com/enter" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">WAF competition</a> close May 30, 2014.</p><p>On the <a href="https://www.worldarchitecturefestival.com/waf-overview" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">event</a> side of things, tickets are now available for the festival coming to Marina Bay Sands in Singapore this fall, October 1 - 3. As the world&rsquo;s largest festival and live awards competition dedicated to celebrating, and sharing architectural excellence from across the globe, World Architecture Festival is surely an event not to be missed.</p><p>And it gets even better for Archinect readers (lucky you!) &mdash; simply use promo code <strong>NECT10 </strong>at checkout to receive a 10% discount on passes to attend the festival.</p><p>Click <a href="https://www.worldarchitecturefestival.com/waf-overview" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a> to learn more and get started.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/99825508/apply-now-for-world-architecture-festival-awards-2014-deadline-is-may-30 Apply now for World Architecture Festival Awards 2014 - Deadline is May 30! Archinect 2014-05-16T17:43:00-04:00 >2014-05-16T17:48:02-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/91/91fv6hqqval6ugpn.jpg" width="514" height="326" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The submission deadline for <a href="https://www.worldarchitecturefestival.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">World Architecture Festival,</a> the world's largest, live, global architectural awards program, is approaching quickly. Anyone can enter and anyone can win.</p><p>WAF sets the benchmark for architectural excellence, where talented architects from every country of the world, regardless of their experience or status, gather to celebrate the purity of brilliant building design. Whoever you are and whatever your building, WAF is the place where success comes solely from the real quality of your work.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/z8/z8375nfgm6yykv1g.jpg"></p><p>The WAF awards provide you with global press coverage, an unrivaled opportunity to showcase your strongest work and cement your name on the world stage. Judges this year include Sir Peter Cook, Richard Rogers, Rocco Yim, Julie Eizenberg.</p><p>Entries close May 30, 2014</p><p><a href="https://www.worldarchitecturefestival.com/user/12/entries" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Make sure you don&rsquo;t miss out and start your entry today.</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/83380969/world-architecture-festival-2013-award-winners World Architecture Festival 2013 Award Winners Justine Testado 2013-10-04T17:32:00-04:00 >2014-04-10T18:24:51-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/iq/iqketpxb0tjc5oa8.jpg" width="514" height="326" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The winners have been revealed for the World Architecture Festival 2013 in Marina Bay Sands, Singapore. [...] Winners were selected in the categories Completed Buildings, Landscape Projects, and Future Projects &mdash; with sub-categories in each one. As for World Building of the Year, the Auckland Art Gallery by Australian architect FJMT took the overall winning title.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Previously: <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/76610882/world-architecture-festival-awards-2013-shortlist" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">World Architecture Festival Awards - 2013 Shortlist</a></p><p>Related: <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/83293369/inside-world-festival-of-interiors-2013-award-category-winners" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">INSIDE World Festival of Interiors 2013 - Award Category Winners</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/79319700/inside-world-festival-of-interiors-2013-award-shortlist INSIDE World Festival of Interiors - 2013 Award Shortlist Alexander Walter 2013-08-12T21:23:00-04:00 >2013-10-03T14:24:36-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/tz/tzo7l7zpaqbvv1xe.jpg" width="514" height="649" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>INSIDE World Festival of Interiors, taking place in Singapore from October 2-4, has unveiled its 2013 award shortlist of 59 outstanding interior projects across the 12 award categories, Bars and Restaurants, Creative Re-use, Culture, Display, Education, Health, Hotels, Offices, Residential, Shopping Centers, Shops, and Transport. INSIDE is the sister event to the World Architecture Festival whose award shortlist we published here on Bustler just a few weeks ago.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Related: <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/76610882/world-architecture-festival-awards-2013-shortlist" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">World Architecture Festival Awards - 2013 Shortlist</a></p> <p> <strong>UPDATE:&nbsp;</strong><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/83293369/inside-world-festival-of-interiors-2013-award-category-winners" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">INSIDE World Festival of Interiors 2013 - Award Category Winners</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/76610882/world-architecture-festival-awards-2013-shortlist World Architecture Festival Awards - 2013 Shortlist Alexander Walter 2013-07-08T19:02:00-04:00 >2013-10-04T17:34:56-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/03/03hfzfzovgx4c4yg.jpg" width="514" height="285" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The World Architecture Festival (WAF) Awards, the world&rsquo;s biggest architectural awards program, has released its 2013 shortlist. Taking place this year at the sixth annual World Architecture Festival in Singapore between October 2-4, the WAF Awards 2013 have attracted entries from almost 50 countries. The event is being held in association with Singapore Institute of Architects (SIA)&rsquo;s festival of ideas about the city, Archifest.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Related: <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/79319700/inside-world-festival-of-interiors-2013-award-shortlist" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">INSIDE World Festival of Interiors - 2013 Award Shortlist</a></p> <p> <strong>UPDATE:</strong> <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/83380969/world-architecture-festival-2013-award-winners" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">World Architecture Festival 2013 Award Winners</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/26673776/world-architecture-festival-awards-2011-grand-prize-winners World Architecture Festival Awards 2011 - Grand Prize Winners Alexander Walter 2011-11-07T20:18:12-05:00 >2011-11-07T20:23:00-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/2k/2kpheco5zketluau.jpg" width="514" height="363" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The iconic Media-TIC building in Barcelona, designed by Spanish architects Cloud 9, has beaten off competition from hundreds of buildings around the globe to win the &lsquo;World Building of the Year 2011&rsquo; award at the prestigious World Architecture Festival (WAF) Awards in Barcelona.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/26310860/2011-world-architecture-festival-awards-winners-part-1 2011 World Architecture Festival Awards Winners - Part 1 Alexander Walter 2011-11-04T17:53:52-04:00 >2011-11-11T05:13:51-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/3q/3qfjkqkv58b95si4.jpg" width="514" height="403" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> Today's the last day of the largest global celebration of architecture, the World Architecture Festival in Barcelona, and while the programs and parties slowly commence, we're happy to announce the World Architecture Festival Awards Category Winners of <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/world_architecture_festival_awards_2011_-_day_one_category_winners" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">day one</a> and <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/world_architecture_festival_awards_2011_-_day_two_category_winners/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">day two</a> on our sister site Bustler. Winning projects of the final festival day have yet to be published, but we'll keep you posted.</p> <p> Below is a small selection of our favorite projects, the complete list on <a href="http://www.bustler.net" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/17463063/world-architecture-festival-awards-shortlist-announced World Architecture Festival Awards Shortlist Announced Alexander Walter 2011-08-19T21:00:25-04:00 >2011-08-22T16:42:12-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/86/86x5eezhr4kamlcg.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The World Architecture Festival Awards program has announced its 2011 award shortlist with 281 entries spanning the globe from as far south as Tasmania to the Arctic Circle in Norway with new countries such as Libya, Haiti and Cambodia appearing alongside the USA, UK, Australia, China, Japan, Spain, and Scandinavia.</p></em><br /><br /><p> New for WAF 2011 is the introduction of the OpenBuildings People&rsquo;s Choice Award which is being supported by our friends at <a href="http://openbuildings.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">OpenBuildings.com</a>. To view the shortlisted projects, cast your vote and provide comments, visit: <a href="http://openbuildings.com/peoples_choice/waf/leaderboard" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">http://openbuildings.com/peoples_choice/waf/leaderboard</a>. Votes can be cast by selecting the Facebook &lsquo;like&rsquo; icon on the project page or by downloading the <a href="http://itunes.apple.com/bg/app/buildings/id374825541?mt=8" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">OpenBuilding mobile app</a> from iTunes.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/11055044/world-architecture-festival-announces-michael-sorkin-as-head-of-super-jury World Architecture Festival Announces Michael Sorkin as Head of ‘Super-Jury’ Alexander Walter 2011-06-24T14:19:37-04:00 >2011-06-24T14:27:58-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/79/79e4jlb011l2gcf3.jpg" width="200" height="169" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>World Architecture Festival (WAF) has confirmed Michael Sorkin will head-up the &lsquo;super-jury&rsquo; at this year&rsquo;s WAF Awards, to determine which building, from entries across the globe, will be crowned with the ultimate prize - &lsquo;World Building of the Year 2011&rsquo;.</p></em><br /><br /><p> The jury will also comprise Ben van Berkel of UNStudio, Rotterdam; Jo Noero of Noero Wolff Architects, Cape Town; Odile Decq of ODBC, Paris; and Kongjian Yu of Turenscape, Beijing.</p> <p> If you are thinking about submitting projects into the WAF Awards, you better hury; all entries close on July 1.</p>