WAF09 Category Winners - Future Projects - World Architecture

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WAF09 Category Winners - Future Projects - World Architecture

    thPress release November 6 2009

    Buildings of the future revealed at WAF

    - Winning designs offer insight into new trends in

    global architecture -

    Delegates at World Architecture Festival (WAF) in Barcelona were treated to a vision of the next generation of building design, as the category winners in the WAF Future Project of the Year Awards were unveiled last night.

The Future Project of the Year Awards are a new addition to this year’s WAF Awards,

    which celebrate excellence in designs for projects still on the drawing board. With a strong focus on creativity, they provide an exciting glimpse into the built environment of tomorrow.

    A jenga style office building in Norway, a mass transit system in Mexico, a Hungarian cultural and arts centre planned around a graveyard, a sustainable hotel beach resort in Dominica, and a colourful hospital for children with giant slides and play areas in Dubai, were just some of the projects featured among the 10 finalists.

    The overall winner will be announced this evening during the presentation of the WAF Awards, marking the conclusion of global architecture summit the World Architecture Festival, which has been taking place at the Centre Convencions

    ththInternational Barcelona (CCIB) between 4 and 6 November.

    The WAF Awards form the biggest architectural awards programme in the world and are designed to celebrate and showcase the work of the international architectural community. The WAF Awards are unique as they involve shortlisted architects presenting their projects live to the public and a star studded international judging panel.

    The judges saw projects from hotels and homes to shopping centres and stations, designed by practices of all sizes - from large international firms to young emerging studios.

Speaking at the WAF Awards Paul Finch, WAF Programme Director, said: “These new

    Awards give architects the opportunity to showcase some of their most creative designs to an international audience. I hope we see many of these iconic buildings of tomorrow entered into the completed building categories at WAF Awards in years to come. Our congratulations go to the finalists and we wish them good luck in tonights final. Yet again we received a huge response to these fiercely contested WAF Awards, with 272 projects shortlisted from 67 different countries. The geographical range and quality of this year’s designs were exceptionally high.

    The following category winners were presented with WAF Awards 2009:

Future Project of the Year Commercial: Statoil Hydro Office, Norway, designed by

    a-lab, Norway

    Future Project of the Year Competition Entries: Szentendre Cemetery, Hungary

    designed by A4 Studio, Hungary

    Future Project of the Year Cultural: Spanish Pavillion for 2010 Expo Shanghai,

    designed by Miralles Tagliabue Embt, Spain

    Future Project of the Year Education: Malama Learning Center, USA, designed by

    Eight Inc USA

    Future Project of the Year Experimental Projects: Mobile Performance Venue,

    designed by Various Architects, Norway

    Future Project of the Year Health: AJ Jalila Children’s Speciality Hospital, Dubai,

    designed by Studio Altieri Spa, Italy

    Future Project of the Year Infrastructure: Thinking, Beyond The Station:

    Aguascalientes City Suburban Train, Mexico, designed by RVDG Arquitectura + Arbanisimo

     East London Green Grid designed by Design Future Project of the Year Landscape:

    for London,UK

    : Mero Beach project, Dominica, designed by Future Project of the Year Residential

    Buro II, Belgium

    Future Project of the Year Masterplanning: Our city our urban spaces, Denmark, designed by Entasis, Denmark


Notes to editors

    1. Images of the winning buildings can be downloaded from this site:

    Username: worldarchitecturefestival

    Password: architect

    Folder: Shortlist images 2009

2. For further press information on the World Architecture Festival Awards

    contact Joanna Reid or Tilly Shirlaw at FD on +44 (0) 7855 084 713 or +44

    (0) 7979 856 056 or /

3. WAF Award categories include:

Completed buildings

    Civic and community Housing Learning

Culture Landscaping New and old

    Display Office Production

    Health Shopping Sport

    Holiday Transport House

New for 2009:

    Interiors and fit out Future projects Structural Design

Offices Masterplanning Spans

    Hotels and casinos Landscape Towers

    Health small Infrastructure Metal

    Health large Competition entries Concrete

    Bars and restaurants Residential Timber

Culture and civic Commercial Glass

Retail small Cultural Tensile

    Retail large Experimental projects Composites


4. WAF Judges at November 2009 include:

    Catherine Slessor UK Kim Herforth Nielsen Denmark Charles Jencks UK David Dunster UK

    Hanif Kara UK Justine Clarke Australia Kengo Kuma Japan Kieran Long UK

    Lorenzo Apicella UK Luis O'Grady Argentina Marcus Fairs UK Nabil Gholam Lebanon

    Sir Peter Cook UK Suha Ozkan Turkey

    Will Alsop UK Dennis Sharp UK

    Andres Lepik USA Clifford Pearson USA

    Odile Decq France Peter Kudryavstev Russia

    Ewa P. Porebska Poland Vladimir Drogan Russia Sou Fujimoto Japan Morten Schmidt Denmark

    Bill Hanway (EDAW) USA Teddy Cruz USA

    Robert Schafer Germany William Menking USA

    Professor Paul Walker New Zealand Bjarke Ingels Denmark Andrew Chadwick UK Fernando Serapião Brazil

    Shane O’Toole Ireland Philippe Matters Belgium

    Michel Rojkind Mexico Dogan Hasol Turkey

    Miquel Adria Mexico Nelda Roger Canada

    Ronato Benedetti UK Mr Vladimir Plotkin Russia Farshid Moussavi Iran Kate Goodwin UK

    Mark Dytham Japan Jessica Rowson UK

    Nicola Leonardi Italy Dan Hallemar Sweden

    Rob Gregory UK Chris Johnson UK

    Rafael Vinoly USA Roger Zogolovitch UK

    Carlotta Zucchini Italy Matthias Sauerbruch Germany

    Wolf Mangelsdorf Germany Simon Allford UK

    Maria Aslam-Hyder Pakistan

Partners, Sponsors, Supporters

    Partner sponsor and the world’s leading manufacturers of sanitary fittings - Grohe

    Other sponsors and supporters already committed to the second World Architecture

    Festival include planning, architectural and consulting firm Nikken Sekkei; energy saving lamp manufacturer Megaman; the leading provider of comprehensive planning, environmental, design and information technology consulting services, EDAW AECOM;; Nike’s Nike Grind program,; Dyson Airblade? hand dryer,; Russian resort developer Rusresorts,; Figueras International Searting; cement

    composite façade systems manufacturer Swisspearl?,; ceramic

    sanitary ware supplier VitrA,; specialist joinery and bespoke furniture manufacturer Woodfit Ltd,; Solectric, provider of turnkey solar systems,; exhibition open month Casa Décor,; furniture company Koleksiyon,

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