World Architecture Festival 2014 winners announced

Projects from a-lab, AGi architects and AHMM amongst the winners

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WAF 14  DAY 1 _ What are the best buildings to live, work, shop and study around the world?
World Architecture Festival has just announced the winners of 16 award categories on the opening day of the event in Singapore. 

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.

But what did the jury say about the winners? Find out more about the winners projects.

Category House: House for Trees by Vo Trong Nghia Architects

House for Trees is a generous and ecologically sensitive response to the intensity of urbanisation. Radically conceptualising the idea of the traditional courtyard house, the project combines formal invention with technical finesse to create a pragmatic and poetic prototype for greening the city.”

Category Housing: The carve by a-lab

“This project represents a new typology of building housing on top of an office building with a liveable “carved” out space 15 stories up that provides amazing views across the city to the mountains and sea.”

Category Office: Liberty Place by fjmt | francis-jones morehen thorp

they have sensitively achieved the creation of a public space in a very urban context through placing and manipulating multiple building interventions.”

Category Higher Education and Research: Dalarna University by Adept Architects

This adaptable project for the future offers a layering of functions around a spiral circulation which provides an inner heart space that creates an amphitheatre concept. It’s unique external shell elegantly tackles extreme weather conditions.”

Category Display:  'Te Kaitaka – 'The Cloak'' by Fearon Hay Architects

an impressive process and experimentation with form and materials, leading to a bold and striking tectonic statement in a bland business park environment.

Category Schools:Chobham Academy by Allford Hall Monaghan Morris

“an accomplished piece of architecture and urban design that will allow a new quarter of London develop into a genuine place. Furthermore, it’s universal building’ approach suggests a long life while the interior provides pupils with a rich spatial experience.”

Category Shopping: Yalıkavak Palmarina by Emre Arolat Architects

“The qualities of low-key, tactile and sophisticated set this project apart, allowing pedestrians to experience the harbour and coast without imposing a retail-style aesthetic on the experience.”

Category Religion: "La Ascensión del Señor" church by AGi architects

 “Although modest in scale and despite a low budget AGi succeeded in creating a delicate atmosphere with sophisticated detail. The building expresses a confident and considered response to its context.”

And what about the future? Check the list below with the most interesting future projects according with WAF jury.

Freedom of the Press Monument by Gustavo Penna Arquiteto & Associados 
Isfahan Dreamland Commercial Center by Farshad Mehdizadeh Architects 
The Extension of The People's Hospital of Futian by Leigh & Orange 
Antakya Museum Hotel by Emre Amrolat Architects 
The Olive Grove by Ian Moore Architects
Agashiyan by Sanjay Puri architects
Linköping Central Station by Metro Arkitekter (Sweco group) 
North West Cambridge Masterplan by AECOM Design & Planning

    House for Trees 174

    House for Trees

    Ho Chi Minh City / Vietnam / 2014

    The carve 31

    The carve

    Oslo / Norway / 2014

    Liberty Place 11

    Liberty Place

    Sydney / Australia / 2013

    Dalarna University 32

    Dalarna University

    Dalarna County / Sweden / 2014

    Te Kaitaka – 'The Cloak' 27

    Te Kaitaka – 'The Cloak'

    Auckland / New Zealand / 2014

    Chobham Academy 8

    Chobham Academy

    London / United Kingdom / 2013

    Yalıkavak Palmarina 53

    Yalıkavak Palmarina

    Bodrum / Turkey / 2012

    "La Ascensión del Señor" church 13

    "La Ascensión del Señor" church

    Seville / Spain / 2013