World Architecture Festival 2019: Day Two winners announced
By Alexander Walter|
Thursday, Dec 5, 2019
World Architecture Festival just wrapped up Day Two of the high-profile, three-day event in Amsterdam.
After yesterday's announcement of the Day One winners, another field of shortlisted projects from around the world were presented by their architectural design teams today, and a few lucky ones managed to win in their respective categories.
Swedish firm White Arkitekter scored two category wins with projects in Greenland and Kenya today, and Heatherwick Studio's recently completed London Coal Drops Yard added another title to yesterday's success with the Vessel at Hudson Yards in New York.
Find today's winning projects below, check out the category winners of the coinciding INSIDE World Festival of Interiors here, and stay tuned for the big reveal of the World Building of the Year title tomorrow.
Completed Building Hotel and Leisure: Architecture Workshop - Lindis Lodge, Omarama, New Zealand (cover picture)
Jury notes: "Poetic, inspiring secluded lodge, sensitively considered, hence seated
elegantly within its extreme weather open landscape. An innovative piece
of parametric architecture assembled by local labour on site. Most
sustainable project from water treatment, heating, cooling, natural
ventilation, insulation; just amazing!"
Completed Building Religion: CEBRA - Qasr Al Hosn: Al Musallah, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Jury notes: "Through the landscapes, they have enhanced this heritage site and in doing so, created architecture."
Completed Building Shopping: Heatherwick Studio - Coal Drops Yard, London, United Kingdom
Jury notes: "Though a simple gesture, the project becomes a landmark for Kings Cross while respecting the site's heritage."
Completed Building Health: Sharon Davis Design - Bayalpata Regional Hospital, Achham, Nepal
Jury notes: "This is an example of when architecture provides more than a building.
Although modest in scale and architectural expression is delivers a
massive leap in healthcare provision in a region with scarce resources. A
great example of an architect listening closely and responding
intelligently to site and situation. The building is rooted in its site
through its use of onsite materials and has impeccable zero carbon
Completed Building Villa: Powerhouse Company - Villa B, Munich, Germany
Jury notes: "Architecture self-knowingly precision engineered to meet quality expectations beyond luxury."
Completed Building Mixed Use: Serie + Multiply Architects - Oasis Terraces, Singapore
Jury notes: "Oasis Terraces aims high to achieve civic dignity when it turns every day functions into a space of higher importance, and turns an empty plot in a social housing area into a crown jewel. The project displays a very successful integration of disparate programmes into a coherent composition, which appears very adaptable to alternative uses. The flow of pedestrians and admirable accessibility, with moments of emptiness, combine to produce a beautiful composition of build form and landscape."
Completed Building Higher Education and Research: NIKKEN SEKKEI - KOKUGAKUIN UNIVERSITY Learning Center, Tokyo, Japan
Jury notes: "The new learning centre solves complex urban challenges in a way that looks effortless, creating a modern shrine in the centre of Tokyo. The building has a poetic relationship with both city and ancient shrine precinct."
Future Project House: Omer Arbel Office - 75.9 House, Surrey, Canada
Jury notes: "The judges felt that the combination of the experimental process with fabric form concrete tightly contained within its external frame but internally and spatially arranged making incidence, opportunity and surprise in the relationship between the building and landscape. The hollow column capitol creating the containers for pink magnolia trees to set an at roof level was sublime."
Future Project Residential: Herzog & de Meuron / APEX project bureau - Badaevskiy Brewery, Redevelopment, Moscow, Russia
Jury notes: "Striking at first glance, this project turns out to be a clever and
considered example of 'critical conservation' - a brave juxtaposition of
old and new that reinterprets the use of pilotis at the urban space."
Future Project Health: White Arkitekter AB / DIFK Dipl.-Ing. Florian Kosche / ÅF Engineering AS - Psychiatric clinic, Nuuk, Nuuk, Greenland
Jury notes: "The only facility for the whole island dealing with a range of
psychiatric disorders. Climate change is being addressed. An important
institution in the community with the architecture respecting the
Future Project Commercial Mixed Use: Studio Akkerhuis - De Meelfabriek, Leiden, The Netherlands
Jury notes: "The proposed project (now under construction) revitalises an abandoned
industrial site, formerly a flour factory, into a new piece of city with
a wide range of uses. The Meelfabriek is a cluster of buildings,
largely retained, partially removed to improve permeability and public
spaces. Located on the historic green/blue fortification, the
Meelfabriek connects routes to the old city centre, and a ring of green
parks. Exposing the inner beauty of the internal heroic structures
cleverly gives a new value to the historic structures. Twelve buildings
on two and a half hectares, comprising 55,000m2, housing, offices, arts
centre, sports facilities, and public access to the tops of the
buildings - a truly mixed use complex which is permeable to the public
thanks to this mix of functions. The Meelfabriek could serve as a model
for other industrial brownfield sites."
Future Project Competition Entries: DESIGN & MORE INTERNATIONAL - THE CULTURAL CANYON - Rebuilding Baghdad Design Center, Baghdad, Iraq
Jury notes: "The cultural canyon reveals a delicate layering of history with a
humble and respectful approach towards inherent cultural values of its
site. Its novelty stems from a rich re-interpretation and rigorous
research of meeting path in the urban public realm."
Future Project Experimental: STUDIO V Architecture - The Tanks at Bushwick Inlet Park, Brooklyn, USA
Jury notes: "The Tanks at Bushwick Inlet Park embrace a collaborative process that integrates community needs and ideas in the architectural process while preserving industrial heritage. The notions of regeneration, re-rehabilitation and re-appropriation activate the healing of a site, both socially and ecologically."
Future Project Education: Maisam Architects & Engineers - The School in a Park, Amman, Jordan
Jury notes: "This new campus for the old established school demonstrates sensitive
balance between preserving historic memories and creative, new
Future Project Culture: White Arkitekter - The New GoDown Arts Centre, Nairobi, Kenya
Jury notes: "Strong social and anthropological studies leading to consultation and participating client relations. Multidisciplinary and international team. Combination of social, traditional and environmental objections clearly articulated. Good use of local materials and construction. Clear idea of inhabilitation articulated in presentation - but a strong sense of the need for spontaneity throughout the public spaces. Courtyard appears vibrant and believable."
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