Full list of winners of the World Architecture Festival 2015.


The World Architecture Festival, which is often billed as the biggest global architectural event annually has concluded yesterday at Marina Bay Sands, Singapore for this year after three days of successful run. All the winners for multiple awards contested in this festival are announced. Overall, there are over 30 competition categories with nearly 340 project entries to be assessed in this year’s festival. Official website of the festival: https://www.worldarchitecturefestival.com/.

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First of all is the highest honour of the festival, World Building of the Year 2015 award. The winner goes to The Interlace, Singapore and is designed by OMA and Ole Scheeren. Aptly named, the complex features 31 apartment blocks which ‘interlace’ or cross over each other diagonally. The complex features structures stacked one on top of of the other and is surrounded by pool and garden areas. This development also won the Complete Housing category before taking the top prize.

World Building of the Year winner: The Interlace / Singapore / OMA & Ole Scheeren

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(Comment: I first get to know about this project some long time ago and from that time onward, I’m already very interested into its concept and its unique form. A very well deserved winner for this year’s World Building of the Year award. Would love to check this building out when I’m in Singapore next month).

Future Project of the Year winner: Vancouver House / Canada / BIG – Bjarke Ingels Group

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Landscape of the Year winner: Yanweizhou Park / China / Turenscape International

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Small Project Prize: Lidingövallen / Sweden / DinellJohansson

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AkzoNobel’s Prize for Colour in Exterior Architecture: ONS INCEK Showroom & Sales Office / Turkey/ Yazgan Design Architecture

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Arcaid Images Architecture Photography: EPFL Quartier Nord, Ecublens / Switzerland / Richter Dahl Rocha & Associes / Photographer: Fernando Guerra

(My comment: I knew it. Previously I did wrote a blog post highlighting all the finalist images for this award (link: https://vincentloy.wordpress.com/2015/10/11/20-of-the-worlds-best-building-images/) and I personally picked the image above to win. And it did. My prediction went right and my own judging is on expert’s level too. Haha…It’s really a nice and a picture full of feel and meaning in architectural sense).

Student Charrette Winner: School of Architecture and Planning, Bhopal for City of Lakes

Completed projects’ categories:

Civic & Community winner: Cam Thanh Community House / Vietnam / 1+1>2 International Architecture JSC

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Display winner: Brazilian Expo Pavilion / Italy / Arthur Casas & Marko Brajovic

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Higher Education & Research winner: Toho Gakuen School of Music / Japan / Nikken Sekkei

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House winner: Saigon House / Vietnam / a21 Studio

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Housing winner: The Interlace / Singapore /  OMA & Ole Scheeren

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Mixed-Use winner: Casba / Australia / Billard Leece & SJB Architects

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Office winner: Nakayama Architects / Japan / HIGO

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Shopping winner: Sino-Ocean Taikoo Li Chengdu / China / The Oval Partnership

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Culture winner: SOMA City Home for All / Japan / Klein Dytham Architecture

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Health winner: Walumba Elders Centre / Australia / Iredale Pedersen Hook Architects

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Hotel & Leisure winner: Lanserhof, Lake Tegern / Germany / Ingenhoven Architects

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New & Old winner: Courtyard House Plug-In / China / People’s Architecture Office

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Production, Energy & Recycling winner: Fabrica de Oliva / Uruguay / Marcelo Daglio Arquitectos

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Religion winner: Qatar Faculty of Islamic Studies / Qatar / Mangera Vyars Architects

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School winner: Ballet School / Russia / Studio 44 Architects

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Sport winner: San Mames Stadium / Spain / Azcarate (ACXT-IDOM)

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Transport winner: Fulton Center / USA / Grimshaw, ARUP, James Carpenter, HDR, Page Ayres Cowley

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Future projects’ categories:

Culture winner: Museum of Painting and Sculpture / Turkey / Emre Arolat Architects

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Health winner: Al-Maha Centre / Qatar / HDR Rice Daubney

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House winner: ISSA Grotto Hill House / Croatia / Davor Matekovic & PROARH

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Infrastructure winner: Cukurova Regional Airport Complex / Turkey / Emre Arolat Architects

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Leisure-led Development winner: Olympic Stadium Transformation / UK / Populous

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Masterplanning winner: Kaliningrad Development Concept / Russia / Studio 44 Architects

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Office winner: Reservoir / India / Sanjay Puri Architects

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Commercial Mixed-Use winner: Gardens at Punggol / Singapore / Serie + Multiply Consultants

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Competition Entries winner: Quay Quarter / Australia / Francis-Jones Morehen Thorp

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Education winner: Performing Arts Centre / UK / Studio Seilern Architects

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Experimental winner: Home Farm / Singapore / SPARK

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Residential winner: Vancouver House / Canada / BIG – Bjarke Ingels Group

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Most of the winning projects shown above are already cool just by looking at the images. Unfortunately, no Malaysian works get to win this year again. I did wrote about the 5 Malaysian works competing in this year’s World Architecture Festival (link: https://vincentloy.wordpress.com/2015/11/06/5-malaysian-architecture-and-design-competing-in-the-currently-running-world-architecture-festival-2015/) in my previous blog post. We are seriously lacking behind in terms of architectural excellence and let’s hope that Malaysia will build more aspiring and creative designs in near future. If not, we will not be seen in global architectural event like this.

(Information and images in this post are from various sources throughout the world wide web)

 

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