Announcing the second phase of the 2021 category winners at the World Architecture Festival

Announcing the second phase of the 2021 category winners at the World Architecture Festival,

The second stage of the 2021 class winners have been announced at the World Architecture Festival,

the world’s largest international architectural event.

This comes after weeks of intense judging during which hundreds of architectural practices from around the world submitted their shortlisted projects.

After the first round of winners was announced on November 24,

the winners will now have to go head-to-head on Friday, December 3.

The competition will be for the final awards for this year’s Building World, Interiors,

Future Project and Landscaping.

The winning projects were designed by practices from countries around the world including: India, Australia, Vietnam and Denmark.

WAF, considered the largest annual international architectural event in the world,

will be held as a live event from 1-3 December 2021 in Lisbon, Portugal.

The festival will also organize a related event entitled “Inside: World Festival of Interiors”,

in which the same event has been transferred to a digital format.

The WAF 2021 digital event will consist of three days of live conference programming,

awards and side events, with talks by world-class architectural thinkers and industry personalities broadcast live exclusively to festival delegates.

The second group of category winners features leading global architectural practices, including Grimshaw, Durbach Block Jaggers, John Wardle Architects, JKMM Architects, MIA Design Studio and many more.

Below we will present to you the winners in the Completed and Future Projects categories at WAF 2021

Announcing the second phase of the 2021 category winners at the World Architecture Festival

  1. Winner in the Completed Buildings Category The Civic & Community

JKMM Architects won the award for designing the Kirkkonummi Library in Finland, an existing building that was reused in the 1980s.

The rulers found the way the new and old elements were combined to be astonishing, as it was difficult to see where one stopped and the other began.

The judges particularly praised the unexpected quirks of the original building.

 

Announcing the second phase of the 2021 category winners at the World Architecture Festival
Kirkkonummi Library

 

  1. Winner in Culture Category – Completed Buildings Phoenix Central Park

Is a performing and visual arts space in Australia, designed by Durbach Block Jaggers / John Wardle Architects.

The judges particularly praised the stunning brick exterior wall, and noted the successful design collaboration.

 

Announcing the second phase of the 2021 category winners at the World Architecture Festival
Phoenix Central Park

Announcing the second phase of the 2021 category winners at the World Architecture Festival

  1. Completed Buildings Category Winner – The Sustainability Pavilion

Grimshaw won the award for designing Terra The Sustainability Pavilion, Dubai Expo 2020

The judges were impressed by the creation of the Net Zero project, which is a pioneer of complex buildings that approach climate change head-on.

Judges particularly highlighted the integration of skilful technological innovation with the finer details of biodiversity parks.

 

Announcing the second phase of the 2021 category winners at the World Architecture Festival
The Sustainability Pavilion

 

  1. Winner in the Completed Buildings Category – RAAS CHHATRASAGAR Hotel & Leisure

Winner of the STUDIO LOTUS category for RAAS CHHATRASAGAR in India,

RAAS CHHATRASAGAR was selected by the judges for its strong ideas, respect for the environment and the historic dam.

The judges particularly commented on “the way the pavilion and the back of the house reuse the buildings and materials already in place.

 

Announcing the second phase of the 2021 category winners at the World Architecture Festival
RAAS CHHATRASAGAR

 

  1. Winner in the Completed Buildings Category (Urban / Suburban) The House & Villa SKY HOUSE

This category was won by MIA Design Studio for its SKY HOUSE in Vietnam.

The judges praised the quality of the selected homes and chose the winning project, for its simple, elegant and well-designed design, which successfully brings nature into the home.

In the midst of a sprawling sea of ​​high-rise urban development; It is a problem that many cities face today.

 

Announcing the second phase of the 2021 category winners at the World Architecture Festival
SKY HOUSE

 

  1. Winner (Rural / Nature) House & Villa Coopworth

FMD Architects won this category and took home the award for the design of Coopworth located in Tasmania.

The judges praised the rigor of beautifully simplified farming, and the way the project demonstrates a symbiotic relationship with its rural context through form, colour, visual connection, and physical palette.

The layout of the interior spaces was also considered clever and intriguing, particularly with regard to “existing spaces” such as cribs and window box seats.

 

Announcing the second phase of the 2021 category winners at the World Architecture Festival
Coopworth

 

  1. Winner in the Housing Category – Completed Buildings Holme Apartments

This category was won by John Wardle Architects, who designed Holme Apartments in Australia.

Announcing the second phase of the 2021 category winners at the World Architecture Festival

The rulers were impressed by the consideration of the urban scale down to the meticulously designed interior details, as well as the skilful reuse of the existing heritage

 

Announcing the second phase of the 2021 category winners at the World Architecture Festival
Holme Apartments

 

  1. School – Completed Buildings Category Winner Fortitude Valley State High School

Cox Architecture and ThomsonAdsett won this category for designing Fortitude Valley State High School in Australia.

The judges praised the man-made landscapes that evoke informal learning, spontaneous encounters, and play.

Which is reflected in the way students use the outdoor space of this vertical school for a variety of activities.

The judges also felt that this project gives a new perspective to vertical schools in the era of sustainability and Covid-19.

 

Announcing the second phase of the 2021 category winners at the World Architecture Festival
Fortitude Valley State High School

 

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  1. Mixed-Use Commercial Category Future Project Winner Sunderland High Street West

This category was won by Faulkner Brown Architects for the design of Sunderland High Street West, UK.

The selection of this scheme as the winning entry was a unanimous decision by all judges.

Features that praised the scheme included:
  • Ambitious plans by Sunderland City Council to achieve carbon neutral status by 2040
  • Collaborative efforts of architects with the local community
  • Reuse of main structures

 

Announcing the second phase of the 2021 category winners at the World Architecture Festival
Sunderland High Street West

 

  1. The Experimental – Future Projects Category Winner SAWA Revolutionary Wooden Residential Building

Awarded Mei Architects the planners award for SAWA’s design the revolutionary wooden apartment building

in the heart of Lloydquarter in Rotterdam, the Netherlands.

The judges felt that the project exceeded the requirements of carbon neutrality in the construction process,

considering the environment and nature of the site as essential aspects of its development.

 

Announcing the second phase of the 2021 category winners at the World Architecture Festival
SAWA Revolutionary Wooden Residential Building

 

  1. The House – Future Projects Category Winner Shahguli Villa

FMZD won this category for the design of Shahgoli Villa in Iran.

The judges described the project as an elegantly designed and presented scheme,

fantastically transforming a former orchard space into a family home enriching the tradition of privacy and intimacy.

 

Announcing the second phase of the 2021 category winners at the World Architecture Festival
فيلا شاهغولي

 

  1. Infrastructure – Future Projects Category Winner The concept of mass recycling of waste to power plant and recycling

Architecture 70F won in this category with the design of the concept of mass recycling of waste to power plant and recycling.

The judges praised the winning project and described it as a great example of how waste

and energy can be combined with a recycling plant to create a circular economy.

 

Announcing the second phase of the 2021 category winners at the World Architecture Festival

The concept of mass recycling of waste to power plant and recycling

 

  1. Masterplan – Winner in the Future Projects category Renovation of the ancient city of Nantou in China

This category was won by Wancheng Urban Design Research Co, Ltd & Value Design and Consultants Co., Ltd with the design of the regeneration project of the ancient city of Nantou in China.

The judges felt that the project represented a vision for the future due to its realistic approach to the challenges facing the world.”

The judges continued to feel that this simple approach would transform the region without disturbing residents excessively

in an era when we need to reduce our carbon footprint and take an environmentally responsible approach to urban renewal.

 

Announcing the second phase of the 2021 category winners at the World Architecture Festival
enovation of the ancient city of Nantou in China

 

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