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29 Projects Win at World Architecture Festival

November 8, 2011

By Laura Raskin

Media-TIC, Barcelona
Image courtesy Enric Ruiz-Geli

World Building of the Year (and Office): Media-TIC, Barcelona, Cloud 9, Spain slide show

 

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The fourth annual World Architecture Festival (WAF) wrapped up in Barcelona on November 4. More than 1,300 people attended this year’s awards ceremony, which capped the three-day event, and got a peek at the 700-plus international projects entered. Seminars and keynote speakers touched on issues of “disaster” and “difference,” including David van der Leer, assistant curator of Architecture and Urban Studies at New York’s Guggenheim Museum, who also led the museum’s team in executing the BMW Guggenheim Lab, a touring project that wrapped up its New York City run in October.

Many of the winners graced the pages of Architectural Record this year, including Marlon Blackwell’s St. Nicholas Eastern Orthodox Church in Springdale, Arkansas. Blackwell’s church won the Civic and Community award in the Completed Buildings category. Frank Gehry’s 8 Spruce Street residential tower in New York City, Bjarke Ingel’s 8 House in Copenhagen, and Koji Tsutsui’s InBetween House in Karauizawa, Japan also took home awards.

Below is a complete list of WAF winners. See the slideshow for images.

AWARD WINNERS

World Building of the Year
Media-TIC, Barcelona
Cloud 9, Spain

Future Project of the Year
Hanimaadhoo International Airport, Maldives
Integrated Design Associates Limited, Hong Kong

Structural Design of the Year
8 Spruce Street – Beekman Tower, New York, USA
Gehry Partners, LLP, USA

Once Foundation Award for Accessibility
Museum of Memory and Tolerance, Mexico City, Mexico
Arditti + RDT arquitectos, Mexico

People’s Choice
Memorial house Todor Proeski, Krushevo, Macedonia
Syndicate studio, Macedonia

COMPLETED BUILDINGS

Civic and Community
Saint Nicholas Antiochian Orthodox Christian Church, Springdale, USA
Marlon Blackwell Architect, USA

Culture
Shima Kitchen, Tonosyotyo, Japan
Atelier Ryo Abe, Japan

Display
Norwegian Wild Reindeer Center Pavilion, Hjerkinn, Norway
Snøhetta

Health
Rehabilitation Centre Groot Klimmendaal, Arnhem, Netherlands
Architectenbureau Koen van Velsen, Netherlands

Holiday
Raas Jodhpur, Jodhpur, India
The Lotus Praxis Initiative, India

House
Small House, Sydney, Australia
Domenic Alvaro, Australia

Housing
8 House, Copenhagen, Denmark
Bjarke Ingels Group, Denmark

Landscape
A Mother River Recovered - The Sanlihe Greenway, Qian'an, China
Turenscape, China

Learning
Sainsbury Laboratory, Cambridge, United Kingdom
Stanton Williams, United Kingdom

New and Old
Puzzle Piece, Canary Islands, Spain
Romera y Ruiz Arquitectos, Spain

Office
Media-TIC, Barcelona, Spain
Cloud 9, Spain

Production, Energy and Recycling
Waste Treatment Facility, Vallès Occidental, Spain
Batlle & Roig Architects, Spain

Shopping
Decameron, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Studio MK27, Brazil

Sport
Speed Skating Stadium, Inzell, Germany
Projektarbeitsgemeinschaft Behnisch Architekten Pohl Architekten, Germany

Transport
Kurilpa Bridge, Brisbane, Australia
Cox Architecture, Australia

Villa
InBetween House, Karuizawa, Japan
Koji Tsutsui & Associates, Japan

FUTURE PROJECTS

Commercial
Wadi Rum Resort, Jordan
Oppenheim Architecture + Design, USA

Competition Entries
Glacier Discovery Walk, Alberta, Canada
Sturgess Architecture, Canada

Experimental
The Tower of Nests, Shanghai, China
Kjellgren Kaminsky Architecture AB

Education
Women’s Opportunity Center, Kayonza, Rwanda
Sharon Davis Design, USA

Cultural
Zhang Da Qian Museum, Neijang, China
Miralles Tagliabue EMBT, Spain

Residential
Wafra Living, Kuwait
AGi Architects, Kuwait

Masterplanning
West Kowloon Cultural District Conceptual Plan, Hong Kong
Rocco Design Architects Ltd, Hong Kong

Infrastructure
Hanimaadaoo International Airport, Maldives
Integrated Design Associates Limited, Hong Kong

Health
Binh Chanh Pediatric Hospital, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
VK, Roeselare, Belgium
2050 A+P, Vietnam
Nhat My, Vietnam

Landscape
Shoreline Walk, Beirut, Lebanon
Gustafson Porter, UK

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