WAF Day One

Headlines, 17. November 2016
By: John Hill

German School Madrid by Grüntuch Ernst Architects (All photos courtesy of WAF)

After a full first day of keynotes, project presentations, tours, and other events at the 2016 World Architecture Festival in Berlin, the winners in fourteen categories were announced.

WAF, now in its ninth year, is set up in a unique crit format, in which architects that were shortlisted in the various typological categories present their projects in ten minutes to a two- or three-person jury, which then asks questions about the project. Broadly the categories fall into two general types: Completed Buildings and Future Projects; winners in the former are in the running for Building of the Year, and those in the latter vie for Future Project of the Year. Day one winners are highlighted below in alphabetical order by Completed Building category, with Future Projects winners listed at bottom.

Also: Day Two Winners


CIVIC + COMMUNITY - Salbura Civic Centre by IDOM

CIVIC + COMMUNITY - Salbura Civic Centre by IDOM


CULTURE - National Museum in Szczecin - Dialogue Centre Przełomy by Robert Konieczny- KWK Promes

Also: KWK Promes' profile on Polish-Architects; Przelomy Centre for Dialogue in Solidarność Square in Szczecin by Robert Konieczny KWK Promes wins a European Prize for Urban Public Space.

CULTURE - National Museum in Szczecin - Dialogue Centre Przełomy by Robert Konieczny- KWK Promes


DISPLAY - The Waterfront Pavilion by Francis-Jones Morehen Thorp

Also: FJMT's profile on Australian-Architects.

DISPLAY - The Waterfront Pavilion by Francis-Jones Morehen Thorp


HOUSE - House mm by OH LAB

HOUSE - House mm by OH LAB


HOUSING - Aluminium Tip by Babin + Renaud

HOUSING - Aluminium Tip by Babin + Renaud


MIXED USE - Malmo Live - Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects

Also: Schmidt Hammer Lassen's profile on Scandinavian-Architects.

MIXED USE - Malmo Live - Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects


NEW AND OLD - Beyazit State Library by Tabanlioglu Architects

Also: Tabanlioglu Architects' profile on World-Architects.

NEW AND OLD - Beyazit State Library by Tabanlioglu Architects


OFFICE - The Zig Zag Building by Lynch Architects

OFFICE - The Zig Zag Building by Lynch Architects


PRODUCTION, ENERGY AND RECYCLING - Floating Fields by Thomas Chung

PRODUCTION, ENERGY AND RECYCLING - Floating Fields by Thomas Chung


SCHOOLS - German School Madrid by Grüntuch Ernst Architects

Also: Grüntuch Ernst Architects' profile on German-Architects.

SCHOOLS - German School Madrid by Grüntuch Ernst Architects


Future Projects Winners:

CIVIC - Hudson Yards Masterplan by Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates
EXPERIMENTAL - Beach Hut by Spark Architects
INFRASTRUCTURE - Istanbul New Airport by Scott Brownrigg Ltd
OFFICE - a.spire by Nabil Gholam Architects


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