478 Projects Shortlisted for WAF 2020/21

John Hill
20. July 2021
Weiss/Manfredi, Yale University Tsai Center for Innovative Thinking, New Haven, Connecticut, USA (Higher Education and Research - Completed Buildings; all images courtesy of WAF)

The World Architecture Festival (WAF) has announced the 478-strong shortlist for the 2020/21 WAF Awards, which will be decided at the FIL exhibition center in Lisbon at the beginning of December – delayed one year due to the pandemic.

The shortlist is far too long to list here in its entirety. Instead, click on the category links to see the shortlist for each category. As in previous years, the categories are organized into Completed Buildings (18 categories), Landscapes (2 categories), and Future Projects (13 categories). Architects of the shortlisted projects will present their projects in December for the honor of winning World Building of the Year, Landscape of the Year, and Future Project of the Year, respectively.

Completed Buildings

Rafael Viñoly Architects, Universidad de Buenos Aires, Facultad de Ciencias Exactas y Naturales, Pabellon II, Buenos Aires, Argentina (Higher Education and Research - Completed Buildings)


Turenscape, Deep Form of Designed Nature: Sanya Mangrove Park, Sanya City, China (Nature Context - Landscape)

Future Projects

James Corner Field Operations and Bjarke Ingels Group, River Ring Master Plan, Brooklyn, NY, USA (Masterplanning - Future Projects)

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