Having announced the winners from Day One, the World Architecture Festival continues this morning in Amsterdam revealing its Day Two winners. With over 1,000 submissions in over 30 categories, the yearly awards program continues to attract architects enabling them to showcase their best work. With the announcement of all the category winners, these projects will now compete for the coveted World Building of the Year 2018.
With the announcement of todays winners several keynote speakers shared their insight during Day Two's event. Notable speakers for the day include Sir David Adjaye, principal at Adjaye Associates and Nathalie de Vreis, Director and Co-Founder of MVRDV. Among today's winners are Nikken Sekkei's Shanghai Greenland Center, Studio 44's Museum of the Siege of Leningrad, and Next Office's Guyim Vault House. If you missed out on Day One's award winners, click here.
Scroll below to view Day Two winners and their projects.
Shopping - Completed Building Winner: Nikken Sekkei - Shanghai Greenland Center / Greenland Being Funny - Shanghai, China
“They were able to build a giant park in the middle of a major city!?” –On China’s SNS exchange sites there is a place generating buzz right in the center of Shanghai. That place is called “Shanghai Greenland Center / Xuhui Greenland Being Funny.” It is located above a two-line subway station and had its grand opening in April 2017. The area that appears to be a park is a green area sitting atop a commercial facility. It is the largest in scale in Shanghai at approximately 20,000 m2, and from it soars two office buildings and a SOHO building. With a smile on his face design manager Hiroyuki Suga stated, “When people use this station I want them to want to stop for coffee while they’re there. I will be pleased if I can provide that sort of urban lifestyle.”
School - Completed Building Winner: Tezuka Architects - Muku Nursery School - Fuji City, Japan
"The nursery school is led by the food production company "Hikari". Its plan is composed by clustered and wall less bubbles of one function each, which are placed, sized and furnished according to a diagram. The space between the volumes is generating an excellent visibility through the site and on Mount Fuji, while the circular shapes invite the children to an instinctive and endless movement flow."
Larger Scale Housing - Completed Buildings: Sanjay Puri Architects - The Street, Mathura, India
"Taking a cue from the old city streets of Mathura city in India where this project is located, this 800 room students’ hostel creates organic spaces. Designed in 4 level high, 5 linear blocks, the built spaces snake across a wedge shaped site twisting and turning along their length. Sitting adjacent to repetitive hostel blocks on the east and west these new hostels within a large university campus create individual spaces with a discernible identity in each part of the layout. The Street is contextual to the climate and the orientation of the site, thus creating varied experiences and changing perceptions of space in each part of the 6 acre site."
Religion - Completed Buildings Winner: Spheron Architects - Belarusian Memorial Chapel , London, United Kingdom
"In Belarus alone, almost 25% of its territory and 20% of its population suffered in the aftermath of the disaster, as 70% of the radioactive fallout fell on Southern Belarus. This chapel has been designed to serve as a reminder of the traumatic loss of a great number rural settlements in Belarus and Ukraine."
Commercial Mixed - Use Completed Projects Winners: WOHA Architects - Kampung Admiralty, Singapore, Singapore
"Kampung Admiralty is Singapore's first integrated public development that brings together a mix of public facilities and services under one roof. The traditional approach is for each government agency to carve out their own plot of land, resulting in several standalone buildings. This one-stop integrated complex maximizes land use, and is a prototype for meeting the needs of Singapore's aging population."
Hotel and Leisure - Completed Projects Winner: SeARCH - Hotel Jakarta, Amsterdam, Netherlands
"HOTEL JAKARTA is an energy neutral building and BREEAM Excellent certified with 200 luxurious hotel rooms and a sky-bar, all offering stunning views over the river IJ. Unique for the Netherlands is its 30-m high load-bearing timber structure. All the beams, columns, ceilings and window frames are made of natural, FSC or PEFC certified timber. For 176 of the 200 hotel rooms SeARCH developed 4-star luxury wooden prefabricated units of 30 m2. All were placed on site within 3 weeks, reaching a height of 30 metres above the quays of Java Island. SeARCH translated structural and architectural requirements into a clever design where thin high-quality prefabricated concrete floors are combined with cross-laminated structural wooden walls and ceilings."
Higher Education & Research - Completed Buildings Winner: Alison Brooks Architects - Exeter College Cohen Quadrangle, Oxford, United Kingdom
"This project is a 21st century reinvention of the ‘collegiate quadrangle’, the basis of Oxford’s academic and urban fabric. The Oxford quadrangle is an 800 year old pedagogical model that combines student rooms with teaching spaces, organized around landscaped courtyards. Every Oxford college is a variation of this typology. Alison Brooks Architects’ new 6000 m² Cohen Quad will expand Exeter College’s 700 year old campus in the heart of Oxford, with undergraduate and graduate living accommodation for 90 students, an auditorium, seminar rooms, social learning spaces, archive, café, roof terraces, offices and fellows’ accommodation."
Health - Completed Buildings Winner: Temporary association AAPROG – BOECKX. – B2Ai - Hospital AZ Zeno, Knokke, Belgium
"The new hospital, inspired on the works of René Magritte, seemingly levitates above the landscape and is dominated by nature and light as far as the rooms below the ground floor. The transition between outside and inside, between the care facilities and the public spaces is almost seamless resulting in an inviting and inspiring context of care. The design is a striking example of “living architecture”: sustainable design and construction with a special eye for integration in the natural landscape, ecological energy and materials used."
Villa - Completed Building Winner: Kieran Timberlake - High Horse Ranch, Northern California, United States of America
"Accessible only by winding gravel roads, the site for High Horse Ranch in California's Mendocino County is full of steep slopes and open meadows. The owners were struck by the dramatic experience of approach and arrival, where the edge of a cliff falls away and reveals a panoramic view of the forested valley below. Accordingly, the design was driven by their early vision of the guest experience: a long, climbing drive; a short, shaded walk to a sheltered welcoming area; and then, upon entering the house and rounding a corner, taking in the view."
Transport - Completed Buildings Winner: Grimshaw - London Bridge station, London, United Kingdom
"Crowned by a rippling reflective canopy, and underpinned by an expansive public concourse, the redevelopment of London Bridge Station forms the cornerstone of Thameslik's ambitious vision, which ensures greater connection between London's home counties and has increased passenger capacity by two-thirds of its previous volume."
Masterplanning - Future Projects Winner: Sebastian Monsalve + Juan David Hoyos - Medellin River Parks / Botanical Park Master Plan, Medellin, Colombia
"The project intends to integrate engineering, urbanism, and landscape, to create a recomposition of the urban, environmental and social integration of the whole city, promoting sustainable urban redevelopment, and also recovering the memory of the city and water of the Aburra Valley. It is the mechanism to overcome the river as a Wall that fractures the city, trough an urban intervention creating an integrated territory. River as structuring axis of urban public space."
Culture - Future Projects Winner: Studio 44 Architects - Museum of the Siege of Leningrad, St. Petersburg, Russia
"The museum complex is a round, gently sloping hill, 164 m in diameter and 18 m high. The lower level of the structure is stepped. The steps of the earth mound are covered with natural grass and outlined with stone benches that can be used for sitting down or walking up the steps. In this way, the lower part of the hill becomes an inverted amphitheater. There is no stage, but there is a panoramic view of the area. In this Theater, the city itself acts both as scene sets and the main character."
House - Future Projects Winner: Nextoffice - Guyim Vault House, Shiraz, Iran
"The main challenge in this project was how to extend the Iranian quadruple arc structural system to create a cube and to breakdown spaces at the same time. Could these domes like structures give a variety of public and privates spaces within a house? What qualities would these spaces have? In the house, the planes of the floor slabs raise arranged in arcs to create dome like volumes. The flexible borders between inside and out in each floor take a different form and structurally work together to make a whole with various levels of privacy."
Education - Future Projects Winner: Warren and Mahoney Architects with Woods Bagot - Lincoln University and AgResearch Joint Facility, Christchurch, New Zealand
"The Lincoln University AgResearch Joint Facility is a planned collaboration between Lincoln University and AgResearch. It will also provide accommodation for South Island DairyNZ staff, as a tenant of AgResearch. The Joint Facility is part of the Lincoln Hub concept which has been developed by five founding partners, AgResearch, Landcare Research, Plant & Food Research, Lincoln University and DairyNZ. It is envisaged that The Lincoln Hub will evolve to include a broad range of industry and research organizations with a commitment to land-based productivity and sustainability."
Commercial Mixed - Use Future Projects Winners: Aedas - Taichung Commercial Bank Headquarters Mixed-Use Project, Taiwan
"The 200-metre, 40-storey high tower is a mixed-use development comprising 23,000 square metres of the Taichung Commercial Bank Headquarters and 43,600 square metres of internationally-branded five-star hotel.The design concept origins from the Chinese word ‘Chung’ (中) based on the logo of the Taichung Commercial Bank. Instead of stacking all the large functions such as the ballroom and pool in a singular tower, the design creates two separate towers with a vertical void in the middle of the building to capture the large facilities.A series of ‘floating’ transparent glass boxes which houses the large functions such as public exhibition space, sky garden, ballroom, swimming pool, and conferencing facilities is situated inside the void to enrich the building shape and create a unique iconic feature facing the main road."
Residential - Future Projects Winner: Sordo Madaleno Arquitectos - Amelia Tulum, Tulum, Mexico
"Inspired by the vernacular architecture of south-eastern Mexico, as well as the geometries of the immediate context, Hotel Tulum is designed with the aim of providing an exclusive tourism experience in constant connection with the extraordinary natural surroundings of the Riviera Maya. This is a project based on the idea of a villa and luxury amenities, which dialogue openly with their beautiful surroundings: the crystalline waters of the Caribbean, the lush tropical vegetation and the white sands of Tulum, making it an ideal site for dialogue between architecture and context."
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