World Architecture Festival | 2018 Awards Shortlist

Peninsula House By Bernardes Arquitetura Location: Guarujá, Brazil Photo credit: ©Fernando Guerra

The world’s biggest architectural awards programme, the World Architecture Festival (WAF) is planned to reconvene for it’s 11th edition in Amsterdam, The Netherlands this 28th – 30th November 2018…

Having received more 1,000 entries for the first time, the top five countries entering the competition including China (who submitted more projects that any country), Australia, the UK, Turkey and the USA.

King Abdullah Petroleum Studies and Research Centre (KAPSARC) By Zaha Hadid Architects Location: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia Photo credit: ©Hufton+Crow

The judges in charge of shortlisting the projects mentioned the strength of entries for the ‘Old and New’ competition category, including lots of submissions with innovative ideas of how to re-use old structures through extensions and additions. With a broad range of architectural projects represented (with everything from private residential, to education, infrastructure, hospitality and healthcare, as well as cultural/civic, interior and landscape projects) and the largest entry entry total to date, it’s set to be a great year for the WAF.

Patio House By OOAK architects Location: Karpathos, Greece Photo credit: ©Yorgos Kordakis

Architects shortlisted include the likes of Zaha Hadid Architects, OMA, Foster & Partners, BIG, Neri & Hu, Allford Hall Monaghan Morris and many more big names as well as smaller practices.

“This has been a terrific year for the WAF Awards, reaching our largest entry total to date. This has not resulted in any decrease in quality, if anything the opposite. It has been extremely gratifying to review entries from more than 81 different countries and note the way in which architects are absorbing lessons from contemporaries across the world.” WAF programme director Paul Finch

Want to view the full shortlist? Click here.

Discover more about the World Architecture Festival here.

Cabin Kvitfjell By Lund Hagem Architects Location: Kvitfjell, Norway Photo credit: ©Marc Goodwin

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