The World Architecture Festival announces the winners of 15 award categories

Projects from 3XN, Wilkinson Eyre and Farrells amongst the winners

by Malcolm Clark
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03/10/2013 - Over 2000 attendees have gathered in Singapore from over 68 countries for three days of live crits, parties and seminars from some of the world's best-known architects.
The World Architecture Festival is the world’s largest festival and live awards competition dedicated to celebrating, and sharing architectural excellence from across the globe.

On the first day of the WAF, the winners of 15 award categories were announced. They included the display category which saw 3XN Architects come out on top with the aquarium The Blue Planet and last year's World Building of the Year winners Wilkinson Eyre Architects, who this year won the Higher Education and research category with the University of Exeter: Forum Project with its landscaped entrance plaza. Other winners included Wingårdh Arkitektkontor AB with Sweeden's first environmentally certified shopping centre Emporia in the Shopping category.

Here is a complete list of the first day winners:

Completed Projects Winners:  

House category - The Left-Over-Space House (Australia), COX Rayner Architects, Casey and Rebekah Vallance
Housing category - 28th Street apartments (USA), Koning Eizenberg Architecture
Office category - STATOIL REGIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL OFFICES (Norway) a-lab
Higher Education and research category - University of Exeter: Forum Project  (UK), Wilkinson Eyre Architects
Display category - The Blue Planet (Denmark), 3XN Architects
Religion category - Sancaklar Mosque (Turkey), EAA - Emre Arolat Architects
Schools category - Fontys Sports College (Netherlands) Mecanoo International
Shopping category - Emporia (Sweden), Wingårdh Arkitektkontor AB

Future Projects Winners:

Health - New Sulaibikhat Medical Center (Kuwait) AGi architects
House - Meditation House (Lebanon), MZ Architects
Commercial Mixed Use - New Office in Central London (UK), Allford Hall Monaghan Morris
Office - Selcuk Ecza Headquarters (Turkey), Tabanlioglu Architects
Leisure-Led Development - Singapore Sports Hub (Singapore), Singapore Sports Hub Design Team (DP Architects and Arup associates)Masterplanning - Earls Court Masterplan (UK) Farrells
Infrastructure - Brisbane Ferry Terminals Post-Flood Recovery (Australia), Cox Rayner Architects

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    The Blue Planet 229

    The Blue Planet

    Copenhagen / Denmark / 2013

    University of Exeter: Forum Project 27

    University of Exeter: Forum Project

    Exeter / United Kingdom / 2012

    Emporia 51

    Emporia

    Malmö / Sweden / 2012

    The Left-Over-Space House 9

    The Left-Over-Space House

    Paddington / Australia / 2012

    28th Street apartments 18

    28th Street apartments

    Los Angeles / United States / 2012

    Statoil regional and international offices 39

    Statoil regional and international offices

    Fornebu / Norway / 2012

    Ali Mohammed T. Al-Ghanim Clinic 18

    Ali Mohammed T. Al-Ghanim Clinic

    Kuwait / Kuwait / 2015

    Meditation House 15

    Meditation House

    Jbaa / Lebanon / 2013

    1 New Burlington Place 3

    1 New Burlington Place

    London / United Kingdom / 2016