As you may have read from our World Architecture Festival | 2018 Awards Shortlist feature, the WAF 2018 is preparing to reconvene for its 11th edition in Amsterdam, The Netherlands later this year (from 28-30th November).
Excitingly more than 20% of shortlisted projects are in the UK including the likes of a Belarusian Memorial Chapel, Royal Academy of music theatre and recital hall and the renowned Bloomberg headquarters. The UK dominates in the ‘Completed Higher Education and Research’ category, and highlights include the University of Roehampton’s new library by Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios, as well as the Simon Sainsbury Centre (which is an extension of the Cambridge Judge Business School’s existing building) by Stanton Williams.
Interestingly, the 2018 awards programme for WAF has received more than 1,000 entries for the first time, and overall numbers are up by 20% in comparison to the awards in 2017.
“It is encouraging to see so many entries from the UK, and doubly encouraging because so many of them relate to ideas and approaches in the higher education and research field.” Paul Finch, Programme Director of World Architecture Festival
Click here to discover the full shortlist for the 2018 awards.