The 2017 World Architecture Festival in Berlin continues with Day Two, and the next set of category winners have been revealed. The latest winners include C.F. Møller Architects, ACME, EAA Emre Arolat Architecture, Allford Hall Monaghan Morris, and more. If you missed the , you can find them here.
Now that all the category winners have been revealed, they will go on to compete for the overall-winning World Building of the Year 2017.
Day Two also included the presentation of the Architecture Drawing Prize, which went to London-based architecture student Jerome Xin Hao Ng for “Momento Mori: a Peckham Hospice Care Home”, a hybrid illustration (created in collaboration with Make Architects) that combines the hand-drawing and digital disciplines. The project will be displayed at Sir John Soane’s Museum in London next spring.
Scroll down to see the Day Two winners.
Hotel & Leisure - Completed Buildings Winner supported by GROHE: Cong Sinh Architects, Vegetable Trellis, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Judges commended the “very strong potential for social impact” of this project, which encourages visitors to grow their own vegetables at home. With a design that is “modest, yet thoroughly adaptable and sensitive,” the judging panel agreed that this Ho Chi Minh project proves that “green cities can be edible.”
Higher Education & Research - Completed Buildings Winner: C.F. Møller Architects, Maersk Tower, Copenhagen, Denmark
The judges said, “[B]y lifting the building up and creating a vertical tower, the architects have found an answer to the need for expanding the campus while providing a valuable and beautiful external landscaped space.” A 15-story structure, the building will host Denmark’s most energy-efficient laboratories and form a sculptural linchpin for the University’s Nørre Campus as a whole.
Shopping - Completed Buildings Winner: ACME, Victoria Gate, Leeds, United Kingdom
The project combines retail and leisure spaces anchored by a department store, and was applauded for its sensitive reinterpretation of the area’s existing 19th-century arcade. The project “contributes greatly to the urban fabric of the city,” said judges.
Mixed Use - Completed Buildings Winner: Allford Hall Monaghan Morris, Westminster Bridge Road, London, United Kingdom
The project replaced a redundant 1960s office block with a lively mixed-use building that maximizes panoramic views of the London skyline. The AHMM team is applauded for the “multiple uses compressed into a single block, and the interesting tension between the building’s interior complexity and the neutrality of its exterior identity.”
Religion - Completed Buildings Winner: Waugh Thistleton Architects, Bushey Cemetery, Bushey, United Kingdom
Conceived as a sensitive, sacred place, the project is an enlargement of the UK’s most significant Jewish cemetery on a 16 acre site in London’s Green Belt. Leading to the creation of two new prayer halls, the practice was commended for its thoughtful approach and selection of considered design details.
Villa - Completed Buildings Winner: Irving Smith Architects, Bach with Two Roofs, Golden Bay, New Zealand
A group of three buildings which provide a second home for a young family, the project is located in a forest clearing overlooking Golden Bay in Western Australia. Two buildings are inhabited: the larger for the family, the smaller for friends or the kids, and the materials used were selected to blend into the surrounding bush and dappled forest light. Judges commended the project for “keeping environmental considerations at heart and the stewardship of one of our depleting resources, the forest.”
Health - Completed Buildings Winner: Ntsika Architects, Westbury Clinic, Johannesburg, South Africa
The building offers up a new public space in a troubled neighborhood that has been marred by gang violence and substance abuse over the years since Apartheid, providing a much-needed amenity to service 550,000 patients from a marginalized community. Consulting its local, marginalized community in developing the design and removing fences from the building’s boundaries contributed to a result that judges commended for “creating a building that reaches beyond its clinical program and becomes a new communal centre for Westbury.”
Transport - Completed Buildings Winner: Grüntuch Ernst Architects, Transformation Chemnitz Central Station, Chemnitz, Germany
A project that is described as “a completely unexpected contribution to the city”. The renovation of the train station, now opaque from the outside and transparent from the inside, was “undertaken with a very constrained budget, and demonstrated what we hope for but do not usually expect from an architect - the transference of technical function into a work of the imagination”, said judges.
House - Future Projects Winner: Monk Mackenzie Architects, Queenstown House, Queenstown, New Zealand
A six bedroom house for a client to live in throughout the year that is designed to sit securely in the landscape and bridge a seasonal flood zone. Judges praised the “bold gesture” of the building, which appears to hover over the ground like a bridge, at once blending into its setting and exposing itself to the extraordinary views that surround it, whether in sunshine or snow.
Masterplanning - Future Projects Winner: Allen Jack+Cottier Architects and NH Architecture, Sydney Fish Markets, Sydney, Australia
The practice’s vision for a reimagined local landmark was applauded for “the brave idea of moving the site - combining architectural ambition with an honest appraisal of the delivery risks”.
Residential - Future Projects Winner: EAA Emre Arolat Architecture, Göksu Residences, Istanbul, Turkey
The project aims to regenerate the unused former large and small units of the former Istanbul Cotton and Hemp Factory, built in 1933 on the banks of the Göksu River. The judges felt this development will be a beautiful place to live, commenting that “the constraints imposed by having to stay within the envelope of the listed industrial buildings were a happy imposition which have led to a delicate and elegant architectural solution.”
Education - Future Projects Winner: Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios and SHATOTTO architecture, Aga Khan Academy, Dhaka, Bangladesh
The concept is commended for its student-focused scale and intelligently designed landscape. A “very beautiful” school for the future, judges remarked that the building “demonstrates clear site zoning and the use and detailing of brick is relevant and sustainable.”
Culture - Future Projects Winner: Sweco Architects, Kulturkorgen - A Basket Full of Culture, Gothenburg, Sweden
“Kulturkorgen - A Basket Full of Culture” is a winning proposal for a new culture house in Gothenburg, Sweden. Judges extolled the concept as “an optimistic project that celebrates cultural diversity and integration.” The venue will combine a library, a café, exhibition space, meeting rooms, a studio, a small theatre and a green house to form a “an informal and accessible community space.”
Commercial Mixed Use - Future Projects Winner supported by Miele: WilkinsonEyre, Battersea Power Station Phase 2, London, United Kingdom
The visual drama of the practice’s plan for Battersea Power Station Phase 2 won the unanimous vote of the judges, who commented that “London is about to gain a majestic new destination.” The practice is lauded for its “ingenious blending of commercial, retail and residential uses - and the way in which the design combines privacy where needed with wonderful public circulation and placemaking, which is masterful.”
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