WAF Day Two

Headlines, 18. November 2016
By: John Hill

St. Trinitatis Church by Shulz and Schulz (All photographs courtesy of WAF)

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

As described yesterday, 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 two winners are highlighted below in alphabetical order by Completed Building category, with Future Projects winners listed at bottom.

On day three, the winners from the first two days will present their projects once again, this time to the "Super Jury." The announcements of the "best in show," as WAF director Paul Finch calls it, will happen during the awards dinner this evening; stay tuned for the announcement of those.

Also: Day One Winners


HEALTH - Notkarnan by Wingårdh Arkitektkontor

Also: Wingårdh Arkitektkontor's profile on Scandinavian-Architects.If applicable

HEALTH - Notkarnan by Wingårdh Arkitektkontor


HIGHER EDUCATION & RESEARCH - Investcorp Building for Oxford University by Zaha Hadid Architects

HIGHER EDUCATION & RESEARCH - Investcorp Building for Oxford University by Zaha Hadid Architects


HOTEL AND LEISURE - Fushengyu Hotspring Resort by AIM ARCHITECTURE

Also: AIM ARCHITECTURE's profile on Chinese-Architects.

HOTEL AND LEISURE - Fushengyu Hotspring Resort by AIM ARCHITECTURE


RELIGION - St. Trinitatis Church by Shulz and Schulz

Also: Schulz and Schulz's profile on German-Architects.

RELIGION - St. Trinitatis Church by Shulz and Schulz


SHOPPING - Crystal Houses by MVRDV

Also: Product feature, "From Brick to Crystal."

SHOPPING - Crystal Houses by MVRDV


SPORT - Grandview Heights Aquatic Centre by HCMA Architecture + Design

SPORT - Grandview Heights Aquatic Centre by HCMA Architecture + Design


TRANSPORT - Lightpathakl by Monk Mackenzie and Land Lab


Future Projects Winners:

TRANSPORT - Lightpathakl by Monk Mackenzie and Land Lab

COMMERCIAL MIXED USE - Kampung Admirality by WOHA
COMPETITION ENTRIES - Chengdu City Music Hall by AEDAS
CULTURE - Wangari Muta Maathai by Boogertman + Partners
EDUCATION - South Melbourne Primary School by Hayball
HEALTH - Shelter for Victims of Domestic Violence by Amos Goldreich Architecture and Jacobs Yaniv Architects
HOUSE - Arthur Residence by 5468796 Architecture
LEISURE LED DEVELOPMENT - Ayla Golf Academy and Clubhouse by Oppenheim Architecture
MASTERPLANNING - Naerheden, Suburb of the Future by Arkitema Architects
RESIDENTIAL - Uptown by Design & More International


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