The verdict is out! After a final round of presentations and jury critiques for the Day One and Two category winners at the World Architecture Festival, The Chinese University of Hong Kong's Post-earthquake reconstruction/demonstration project of Guangming Village in Zhaotong, China beat tough competition to win 2017 World Building of the Year. In recent years, the award has gone to the National Museum of Szczecin by Robert Konieczny/KWK Promes, The Interlace by OMA/Ole Scheeren in Singapore, and a21studio's The Chapel in Vietnam.
Other special award winners who were announced during the WAF award evening gala included: Small Project of the Year winner Eriksson Furunes, Leandro V. Locsin Partners, and Boase for the Streetlight Tagpuro project in The Philippines; Best Use of Colour winner Iredale Pedersen Hook Architects for the Fitzroy Crossing Renal Hostel in Australia; and New Wave Architecture's Pars Hospital for the Iran Special Prize for Completed Buildings, to name a few.
Check out some of the overall winning projects below.
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