The winning announcements continue with Day 2 of the World Architecture Festival 2014, currently happening at the Moshe Safdie-designed Marina Bay Sands in Singapore. In the second day of the international live competition event, a total of 13 winners were awarded in additional categories for the main sections of Completed Buildings and Future Projects.
Once all 33 WAF Awards winners are announced, the "super jury" will award one project the coveted World Building of the Year on October 3.
This year's super jury is led by renowned British architect Richard Rogers, and features Rocco Yim (Hong Kong), Julie Eizenberg (USA), Enric Ruiz Geli (Spain), and Peter Rich (South Africa).
Have a look at the Day 2 winners below.
COMPLETED BUILDINGS WINNERS
Completed Buildings - Culture: Danish Maritime Museum, Denmark, by BIG
"The new Danish Maritime Museum is a subterranean museum built around a dry dock adjacent to Kronborg Castle of Hamlet fame. Completed in October 2013, the newly-opened museum has proven itself with an understanding of the unique historic and spatial context it is in as it seeks to reflect Denmark's historical and contemporary role as one of the world's leading maritime nations."
Completed Buildings - Health: Chris O'Brien Lifehouse, Australia, by Rice Daubney
"The Lifehouse represents the realisation of the late Professor Chris O Brien’s vision for the creation of an integrated cancer facility on the Royal Prince Alfred (RPA) Hospital campus. The facility aims to redefine the cancer patient experience and become a centre of excellence. This vision is about many things – a genuine patient focused facility, broad based holistic treatment in a world-class clinical environment with integrated research programmes."
Completed Buildings - Villa: Dune House, New Zealand, by Fearon Hay Architects
"Located on the east coast of New Zealand’s North Island, the architecture was made to be as responsive as possible to the area’s lifestyle. The house is nestled into the dunes - the lower level is almost completely hidden by its sunken integration into the landscape. The interiors are a response to the ever-changing natural coastline encompassing a refined material palette offering a sense of comfort, calm and quiet by day and by night."
Completed Buildings - Production energy and recycling: Lune de Sang Sheds, Australia, by CHROFI
"The Lune de Sang Sheds is a unique inter-generational venture that will see a significant former dairying property in northern New South Wales transformed into a sustainably harvested forest. The vision is exceptional in that rather than planting a fast growing crop, various hardwoods of the region have been chosen to establish a rainforest landscape that will take generations to mature. The hardwoods will be tended to maturity and then selectively harvested, the long lifespan of the trees meaning a wait of between 50 and 300 years before the various species fully mature."
Completed Buildings - New and old: Rethinking the Split House, China, by Neri&Hu
"Neri&Hu was commissioned to reconstruct a dilapidated lane house left with almost nothing except its glorious shell in the historic and artistic Tianzifang area in Shanghai. The mission was to transform it into three separate apartment units. Neri&Hu’s strategy was to rethink the typology of the lane house--keeping the split level formation, a typical trait to lane houses in this city, and add spatial interest through new insertions and skylights to accentuate the architectural integrity of such a typology, contemporizing it for today’s lifestyle."
Completed Buildings - Transport: Scale Lane Bridge, United Kingdom, by McDowell+Benedetti
"Located in Kingston-upon-Hull, the bridge connects the city centre and Old Town conservation area to the under-developed landscape of the east bank and provides a new route connecting existing cultural attractions. In keeping with the city centre’s master plan, the bridge acts as a catalyst to unlock the potential of the east bank and promote wider regeneration in the areas beyond, and to increase use of the river frontage. The black steel bridge over the muddy tidal river portrays a distinctive tough character carrying Hull’s industrial and maritime heritage, serving as an iconic landmark for Hull."
Completed Buildings - Sport: Singapore Sports Hub, Singapore, by Singapore Sports Hub Design Team
"The Singapore Sports Hub is a key project in the government’s urban development plan, forming a central part of the 2020 vision for a sustainable, healthy and expanding population. The design of the precinct capitalises on the strategic site location next to the city centre to create a well-connected, accessible and inclusive destination. With easy access to the Mass Rapid Transport (MRT) network, adjacent expressways the requirements for major events have been well integrated, whilst links to the extensive local pedestrian network and the island-wide park connector system will provide a seamless connection for the everyday access of the surrounding residential communities."
Completed Buildings - Hotel and leisure: Son La Restaurant, Vietnam, by Vo Trong Nghia Architects
"Located in Northern Vietnam, the Son La province is an ethnic cultural area blessed with an abundant stretch of nature reserve including untouched forests and beautiful mountain landscapes. As there was formerly no development or accommodation in the province for tourists to recognize the city as a destination, Son La Restaurant, which has a capacity of 750 guests, has broken ground as the first facility hotel complex located near the city centre to bring accessibility and connectivity to the beauty of the province."
Completed Buildings - Civic and community: The Chapel, Vietnam, by a21studio
"The Chapel is a community space in a new urban ward on the outskirt of Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. As a result of estate crisis, the surrounding area is lacking communal centers; therefore, the Chapel is designed to be the place for people to participate in activities such as conferences, weddings and exhibitions. The Chapel takes advantage of materials from the owner’s previous projects such as steel frames and metal sheets."
FUTURE PROJECTS WINNERS
Future Projects - Competition entries: Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, Canada, by 5468796 Architecture + number TEN architectural group
"The design team was shortlisted for a competition to envision the future renovation and expansion of the gallery. The competition brief asked that the proposal bring a “downtown” presence to the museum’s suburban location and more vibrancy on the street, all without overwhelming the site or removing the existing trees."
Future Projects - Experimental: Skyfarm, Italy, by Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners and Arup Associates
"In conjunction with the Expo Milan 2015 - Feeding the Plant, Energy for Life, Skyfarm is a concept design proposal for a vertical farm; facilitating the growth of crops in a multi-storey structure within high density areas. The farm's structure is built following the tensegrity principle, using bamboo elements to define the spacial system and deliniate its circular shape, while also allowing for maximum geometric flexibility. The open structure guarantees direct light at any level for the natural growth of crops."
Future Projects - Residential: The Village, India, by Sanjay Puri Architects
"The Village is an organic design solution that has emerged from its context and creates homes that become a part of the site. Depending upon the contours of the land, the built spaces step along them diagonally creating open terrace gardens outside each room which are sheltered by pergolas in response to the arid hot climate of the site's location (average temperature of 30 to 35°C) throughout the year."
Future Projects - Education: FPT Technology Building by Vo Trong Nghia Architects
"The winning project is part of a larger master plan to convert the campus of Vietnam’s FPT University into one that is in keeping with the latest practices in sustainability design. It is hoped that the technology university, situated in Hanoi where there are frequent energy shortages, will provide education for the next generation of engineers and technicians who will in turn play an important role in developing Vietnam’s sustainable future."
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