The World Architecture Festival crowns second day winners

Awaiting the overall winner of Best Building of the Year

by Malcolm Clark
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04/10/2013 - The World Architecture Festival has announced the winners of a further 13 award categories on the second day of the festival. Once again the winners come from a variety of countries spanning five of the seven continents of the globe, Asia, Africa, Europe, North America and Australia, the only continents not represented in the first two days of awards being Antarctica and South America.
Splashpoint Leisure centre pool

Rush University medical center

Highlights of the second day of awards included Wilkinson Eyre Architects's new leisure centre in Worthing Uk, the Splashpoint Leisure Centre, Perkins+Will's largest LEED® Gold-NC certified hospital in the world, the Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, which is part of a campus-wide transformation project also including an orthopaedic building and a parking structure and new loading and delivery system.
UK architects Allford Hall Monaghan Morris received their second award like Wilkinson Eyre for their White Collar Factory in the Future Projects Experimental category. This building, in the emerging "Tech City" in the heart of London, will feature big spans, flexible floor plates, windows that open, large volumes and robust construction. A ‘new’ office building that takes its cues from the multilevel factory typology to provide a highly adaptable workspace.

Here is a list of the 2nd day's winners:

Completed Buildings Categories

Villa  - Namly House, Singapore, Chang Architects
Hotel/Leisure - Citizen M London Bankside, Uk, Concrete
Civic/Community - Women's Opportunity Center, Rwanda, Sharon Davis Design
New and Old - Creative re-use/adaptation Conversion of the Palais Rasumofsky, Austria, Baar Baarenfels Architeken
Sport - Splashpoint Leisure Centre, Uk, Wilkinson Eyre Architects
Transport - Sydney Cruise Terminal, Australia, Johnson Pilton Walker Architects
Production/energy/recycling - A Simple Factory BuildingPencil Office
Health - Rush University Medical Center New Hospital Tower, USA, Perkins+Will
Culture - Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki, fjmt | francis-jones morehen thorp and archimedia

Future Projects

Future Projects - Competition Entries National Maritime Museum ChinaCOX Rayner Architects
Future Projects - Experimental White Collar Factory, UK, Allford Hall Monaghan Morris
Future Projects - Residential Siamese Blossom @Fashion_Plot C Townhome, Thailand, Somdoon Architects
Future Projects - Education The Urban School In Elsinore, Denmark, EFFEKT & RUBOW   

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    Splashpoint Leisure Centre 18

    Splashpoint Leisure Centre

    Worthing / United Kingdom / 2013

    Rush University Medical Center 10

    Rush University Medical Center

    Chicago / United States / 2012

    White Collar Factory 8

    White Collar Factory

    London / United Kingdom / 2017

    A Simple Factory Building 34

    A Simple Factory Building

    Singapore / Singapore / 2012

    Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki 44

    Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki

    Auckland / New Zealand / 2011

    National Maritime Museum China 29

    National Maritime Museum China

    Tianjin / China / 2019

    Siamese Blossom @Fashion_Plot C Townhome 5

    Siamese Blossom @Fashion_Plot C Townhome

    Bangkok / Thailand / 2014