WAF Shortlist Revealed

John Hill
7. July 2017
Hotel and Leisure - Vo Trong Nghia Architects - Atlas Hotel Hoi An (All photographs courtesy of WAF)

The World Architecture Festival has announced the shortlisted projects for the 2017 awards taking place in Berlin in November.

Architects submitted 924 entries for the 2017 WAF, more than any previous year for the annual awards festival. Submissions fit into 32 categories, which are broadly split between Completed Buildings and Future Projects. Below is the list for all the shortlisted projects in the 18 Completed Buildings categories – the categories whose winners will compete for World Building of the Year, which will be judged by the "Super Jury" of Robert Ivy, Nathalie de Vries, Ian Ritchie, Christoph Ingenhoven, and Wong Mun Summ. Visit WAF's website for more information on the shortlisted projects and also to see which Future Projects made the cut.

Civic and Community

Civic and Community - Neri&Hu Design and Research Office - Suzhou Chapel

ADEPT + MVRDV / Ku.Be House of Culture and Movement / Copenhagen, Denmark
Archohm Consults / Taj Ganj Redevelopment / Agra, India
Eriksson Furunes + Leandro V. Locsin / Streetlight Tagpuro / Tacloban, Philippines
Idris Kahn with bureau^proberts and Urban Arts Projects / Memorial Monument and Pavilion of Honour /Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Neri&Hu Design and Research Office / Suzhou Chapel / Suzhou, China
Studio Evren Basbuğ Architects / Bostanlı Footbridge & Sunset Lounge / İzmir, Turkey
Tengbom / Alingsås District Court / Alingsås, Sweden
TKD Architects / Wagga Wagga Courthouse / Wagga Wagga, Australia


Culture - AL_A - Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology

Aedas / Tara Theatre / London, United Kingdom
AL_A / Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology / Lisbon, Portugal
City-Arch / The Ethno-cultural Centre ‘’NUMTO’’ / Beloyarsky, Russia
Dabbagh Architects / Mleiha Archaeological Centre / Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
EAA Emre Arolat Architecture / BerKM - Bergama Cultural Center / Bergama, Turkey
FaulknerBrowns Architects / The Word / South Shields, United Kingdom
Heneghan Peng Architects / The Palestinian Museum / Birzeit, Palestine
IAPA / Zhao Hua Xi Shi Living Museum / Beijing, China
Moller Architects with BVN Architecture / ​ASB Waterfront Theatre / Auckland, New Zealand
Neri&Hu Design and Research Office / New Shanghai Theatre / Shanghai, China
Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects / Vendsyssel Theatre / Hjørring, Denmark
SimpsonHaugh / Queen Elisabeth Hall / Antwerp, Belgium
Stanton Williams / Musée d’arts à Nantes / Nantes, France
studioMilou / Cultural Centre of Rambouillet / Rambouillet, France
Totement / Paper / ‘‘Alliance 1892’’ Cognac Distillery Museum & Warehouse / Chernyakhovsk, Russia
Vo Trong Nghia Architects / The Lantern - Nanoco Gallery / Hanoi, Vietnam


Display - Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates - Petersen Automotive Museum

Alison Brooks Architects / The Smile / London, United Kingdom
Batlle i Roig Arquitectura / Insect Hotel / Barcelona, Spain
CannonDesign + NEUF architect(e)s / Passerelle du Centre Hospitalier de l’Université de Montréal / Montreal, Canada
CR Institute of Architectural & Urban Design / Zhuhai Opera House / Zhuhai, China
Jason Bruges Studio / Digital Ornithology / Ribe, Denmark
Kjellander Sjöberg / The Forests of Venice / Venice, Italy
Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates / Petersen Automotive Museum / Los Angeles, United States of America
NITA Architects / Antalya Expo Tower / Antalya, Turkey
P Landscape / Floating Garden / Nagasaki, Japan
Purcell / Aerospace Bristol / Bristol, United Kingdom
SPEECH City / DNA installation / Milan, Italy
Tabanlioglu Architects / Flamingo Lounge / Miami, United States of America
Woods Bagot / Xiangjiang FFC Marketing Display Centre / Changsha, China
WTA Architecture and Design Studio / El Museo del Prado en Filipinas / Makati, Philippines


Health - Iredale Pedersen Hook Architects - Fitzroy Crossing Renal Hostel

CannonDesign + NEUF architect(e)s / Centre Hospitalier de l’Université de Montréal / Montreal, Canada
CODA Studio / Karratha Superclinic / Karratha, Australia
Iredale Pedersen Hook Architects / Fitzroy Crossing Renal Hostel / Fitzroy Crossing, Australia
Marge Arkitekter / The Gardens / Örebro, Sweden
Marlon Blackwell Architects / Harvey Pediatric Clinic / Rogers, United States of America
New Space Architects / Assisi Hospice / Singapore
New Wave Architecture / Pars Hospital / Rasht, Iran
Nickl & Partner Architekten / Kaiser-Franz-Josef-Spital / Vienna, Austria
Ntsika Architects / Westbury Clinic / Johannesburg, South Africa
Silver Thomas Hanley, DesignInc and McBride Charles Ryan / Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre / Melbourne, Australia

Higher Education and Research

Higher Education and Research - Atelier Arcau - Gastronomic Campus in Normandy

AIX Architects / Royal College of Music / Stockholm, Sweden
Atelier Arcau / Gastronomic Campus in Normandy / Saint Lô, France
Berman Guedes Stretton Architects / Alan Walters Building / Birmingham, United Kingdom
C.F. Møller Architects / Maersk Tower / Copenhagen, Denmark
CEBRA / Experimentarium / Copenhagen, Denmark
CO Architects / Biomedical Sciences Partnership Building / Phoenix, United States of America
Grimshaw / Duke University West Campus Union / Durham, United States of America
Nickl & Partner Architekten / Derendorf Campus, University of Applied Sciences / Düsseldorf, Germany
Nikken Sekkei / Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University / Okinawa, Japan
Penoyre & Prasad / Sibson Building, University of Kent / Canterbury, United Kingdom
Savage + Dodd Architects / Sol Plaatje University / Kimberley, South Africa
Studio Gang / University of Chicago Campus North Residential Commons / Chicago, United States of America
studioMilou / ICISE / Quy Nhon, Vietnam
WSP Architects / Mixed-use Campus -- Hangzhou Normal University / Hangzhou, China

Hotel and Leisure

Hotel and Leisure - Mecanoo - Keukenhof

Aergroup Architect Studio / Artkazal - Reed Apartment / Morahalom, Hungary
Carr / Jackalope / Melbourne, Australia
Cong Sinh Architects / Vegetable Trellis / Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Laboratory for Diverse Status / BBK35 / Beijing, China
Marks Barfield Architects / British Airways i360 / Brighton, United Kingdom
Markus Tauber Architectura / Restaurant Brix 0.1 / Bressanone, Italy
Mecanoo Architecten / Keukenhof / Lisse, Netherlands
noa* / Tofana / San Cassiano, Italy
Vo Trong Nghia Architects / Atlas Hotel Hoi An / Hoi An, Vietnam
WOW Architects and Warner Wong Design / St Regis Maldives / Vommuli Island, Maldives


House - People’s Architecture Office - Mrs. Fan’s Plugin House

AGi architects / Three Gardens House / Kuwait City, Kuwait
Andrew Burges Architects / Brick House / Sydney, Australia
Architects EAT / Moving House / Melbourne, Australia
Chloe Naughton / Inverdon House / Bowen, Australia
CplusC Architectural Workshop / Living Screen House / Sydney, Australia
Daisuke Ibano + Ryosuke Fujii + Satoshi Numanoi / House in the City / Tokyo, Japan
Hiroshi Nakamura & NAP / Finding Rainbows / Tokyo, Japan
Hiroshi Nakamura & NAP / Radiator House / Chiba, Japan
Iredale Pedersen Hook Architects / Falcon Beach House / Perth, Australia
New Wave Architecture / Three Views / A House / Tehran, Iran
People’s Architecture Office / Mrs. Fan’s Plugin House / Beijing, China
Pilbrow & Partners / Orme Square / London, United Kingdom
RT+Q Architects / House of Shadows / Singapore
Sigurd Larsen Design & Architecture / The Roof House / Copenhagen, Denmark
SJB / Cleveland Rooftop / Sydney, Australia
Tzannes / Point Piper Residence / Sydney, Australia
Vo Trong Nghia Architects / Binh House / Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam


Housing - BIG - Bjarke Ingels Group - Urban Rigger

A-LAB / Sæter Terrasse / Oslo, Norway
Arklab / Modet / Stockholm, Sweden
Arquitectura en Movimiento Workshop / Coliroma / Ciudad de Mexico, Mexico
Arsh [4d] studio / Villa Residential Apartment / Tehran, Iran
BIG - Bjarke Ingels Group / Urban Rigger / Copenhagen, Denmark
JAHN / 50 West Street / New York, United States of America
Marc Koehler Architects / Superlofts Houthaven / Amsterdam, Netherlands
META-Project / New Youth Commune / Beijing, China
Peter Salter Associates / Walmer Yard / London, United Kingdom
Petitididierprioux / The Clouds / Paris, France
Project Orange / Rathbone Market Phase 3 / London, United Kingdom
RT+Q Architects / Capers / Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Sanjay Puri Architects / Ishatvam 9 / Ranchi, India
SJB / 41 Birmingham / Sydney, Australia
Sweco Architects / Vårvetet / Stockholm, Sweden
Tchoban Voss Architekten / Ackerstraße 29 / Berlin, Germany


Mixed-Use - Klein Dytham Architecture and Taisei Corporation - Ginza Place

ACME / Eastland / Ringwood, Australia
Allford Hall Monaghan Morris / Westminster Bridge Road / London, United Kingdom
Archipedia / Paragon / Pan’gaea, Malaysia
CR Institute of Architectural & Urban Design / Lulang International Tourist Town / Nyingchi, China
EKAR / Multi-Place / Surat Thani, Thailand
IDOM / Lime Convention Center / Lima, Peru
iRAL / Mercers Walk / London, United Kingdom
Klein Dytham Architecture and Taisei Corporation / Ginza Place / Tokyo, Japan
Pichler & Traupmann Architekten / OEAMTC Headquarters Vienna / Vienna, Austria
RTA Studio / Mackelvie Precinct / Auckland, New Zealand
Sordo Madaleno Arquitectos / Americas 1500 / Guadalajara, Mexico
Stu/D/O Architects  / Naiipa Art Complex / Bangkok, Thailand

New and Old

New and Old - Wingårdh Arkitektkontor - Market Hall, Malmö

Architecture Project with Jens Bruenslow / Villa Castro / Naxxar, Malta
Baumans-Deffet & Dirix / Institut du Génie Civil / Liège, Belgium
CannonDesign + NEUF architect(e)s / Centre Hospitalier de l’Université de Montréal / Montreal, Canada
EAA Emre Arolat Architecture / Abdullah Gül Presidential Museum and Library / Kayseri, Turkey
Farmingstudio / Wake Space Up / Hanoi, Vietnam
Fearon Hay Architects / Kauri Timber Building / Auckland, New Zealand
Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios and Hoidn Wang Partner with Sauerzapfe Architekten / Spreehalle / Berlin, Germany
iRAL / Royal Shakespeare Company - The Other Place / Stratford upon Avon,
United Kingdom
Ntsika Architects / Esselen Clinic / Johannesburg, South Africa
Populous / KL Sports City, Stage 1 / Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
RMJM Istanbul / Grand Pera / Istanbul, Turkey
studioMilou / Le Carreau du Temple / Paris, France
The Chinese University of Hong Kong / Post-earthquake reconstruction and demonstration project of Guangming Village / Zhaotong, China
TKD Architects / The Glasshouse at Goonoo Goonoo Station / Goonoo Goonoo, Australia
UUfie / Printemps Haussmann / Paris, France
Wingårdh Arkitektkontor / Market Hall, Malmö / Malmö, Sweden
Wright & Wright Architects / Magdalen College Library / Oxford,
United Kingdom


Office - Zaha Hadid Architects - Port House

Batlle i Roig Arquitectura / Pull & Bear Central Headquarters / Narón, Spain
Equator Stockholm / Västgötagatan 5 / Stockholm, Sweden
Francis-Jones Morehen Thorp / EY Centre, 200 George Street / Sydney, Australia
H.K.W Architects Associate / S.Y. Construction Headquarters / Taichung, Taiwan
KSM Architecture / Architecture & Design Studio / Chennai, India
Minggu Design / Lai Yard / Nanjing, China
Nikken Sekkei / Co Op Kyosai Plaza / Tokyo, Japan
Oppenheim Architecture / GLF Headquarters / Miami, United States of America
Promontorio / GS1 Portugal / Lisbon, Portugal
RTA Studio / Pollen Street Office / Auckland, New Zealand
Sanctuary Architects and Designers / Sanctuary Office / Bangalore, India
Shane Thompson Architects / 490 Consulting Suites / Spring Hill, Australia
SLETH / Sonnesgade 11 / Aarhus, Denmark
Studio Guilherme Torres / Guilherme Torres Studi / São Paulo, Brazil
Ultra Architects / Headquarters of Wrzesińskie of News / Września, Poland
Zaha Hadid Architects / Port House / Antwerp, Belgium

Production, Energy and Recycling

Production, Energy and Recycling - 5+design / DEEJ

5+design / DEEJ / Shangdong, China
Beca Architects / Emerson’s Brewery & Taproom / Dunedin, New Zealand
C.F. Møller Architects / Greenwich Peninsula Low Carbon Energy Centre / London, United Kingdom
CYS ASDO / TSC- Anyong Fresh Tourism Factory / Yi-Lan, Taiwan
DSDHA / Alex Monroe Workshop / London, United Kingdom
Gottlieb Paludan Architects and Urban Design / Värtaverket, Biomass Power Plant / Stockholm, Sweden
Jaspers-Eyers Architects / Nike European Logistics Campus / Laakdal, Belgium
Leigh & Orange / Cathay Paci c Catering Services Expansion Project Phase 2 / Hong Kong, Hong Kong S.A.R. China
Oppenheim Architecture / Muttenz Water Purification Plant / Muttenz, Switzerland
Slash Architects and Arkizon Architects / The Farm of 38-30 / Afyonkarahisar, Turkey


Religion - WTA Architecture and Design Studio - The Chapel of St. Benedict and St. Scholastica

Epstein and Andrew Metter / Park Plaza Synagogue Addition / Chicago, United States of America
Fearon Hay Architects / Bishop Selwyn Chapel / Auckland, New Zealand
Mahmoud Abu Ghazal, Omrania and Associates / KAFD Grand Mosque / Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Tchoban Voss Architekten / Russian Monastery of St. George / Götschendorf, Germany
Waugh Thistleton Architects / Bushey Cemetery / Bushey, United Kingdom
WTA Architecture and Design Studio / The Chapel of St. Benedict and
St. Scholastica / Pambujan, Philippines


School - Architectus - The Mandeville Centre

Andrew Burges Architects / East Sydney Early Learning Centre / Sydney, Australia
Architectus / The Mandeville Centre / Toorak, Australia
BuckleyGrayYeoman / Channing School / London, United Kingdom
Cox Architecture / Sir Zelman Cowen Centre for Science / Hawthorn, Australia
Dilekci Architects / Bahriye Ucok Kindergarten / Istanbul, Turkey
Eric Parry Architects / New Music Facilites / Wells, United Kingdom
Kodasema / Rocca Al Mare School Extension with temporary KODA classrooms / Tallinn, Estonia
Mandviwala Qutub & Associates / Wockhardt Global School / Aurangabad, India
TEGET / Center for Inclusive Education / Konya, Turkey
UArchitects and Misak Terzibasiyan / IKC de Geluksvogel / Maastricht, Netherlands


Shopping - Matsuya Art Works and KTX archiLAB - The Cutting Edge Pharmacy

ACME / Victoria Gate / Leeds, United Kingdom
Aedas / Qingdao Jinmao Harbour Shopping Center / Qingdao, China
Archohm Consults / Awadh Shilpgram / Lucknow, India

ARK Associates / V Point / Hong Kong
DDS+ / Rive Gauche / Charleroi, Belgium
Francis-Jones Morehen Thorp / 580 George Street Cafe and Integrated Lobby / Sydney, Australia
Iredale Pedersen Hook Architects / Elizabeth Quay Gelato Kiosk / Perth, Australia
Matsuya Art Works and KTX archiLAB / The Cutting Edge Pharmacy / Himeji City, Japan
Nikken Sekkei / Tokyu Plaza Ginza / Tokyo, Japan
The Buchan Group / Chastone Shopping Centre / Melbourne, Australia
Urban Agency / Shoe Shelf Shop / Neumünster, Germany
WTA Architecture and Design Studio / One Mall Valenzuela / Valenzuela City, Philippines


Sport - DARK Arkitekter - Oslo Skatehall

3XN Architects / Royal Arena / Copenhagen, Denmark
Cox Architecture / Anna Meares Stadium / Brisbane, Australia
Cox Architecture / Willinga Park / Bawley Point, Australia
DARK Arkitekter / Oslo Skatehall / Oslo, Norway
Farrells / Kennedy Town Swimming Pool / Hong Kong, Hong Kong S.A.R. China
Gras Arquitectos / Tennis Terraces / Santa Ponsa, Spain
HKS / U.S. Bank Stadium / Minneapolis, United States of America
Populous / Lord’s Warner Stand / London, United Kingdom


Transport - NEXT architects - Lucky Knot

C.F. Møller Architects / Värtaterminalen Ferry Terminal / Stockholm, Sweden
Fentress Architects / Tom Bradley International Terminal at LAX / Los Angeles, United States of America
Grüntuch Ernst Architects / Transformation Chemnitz Central Station / Chemnitz, Germany
JKMM Architects and SITO Oy / Lahti Travel Centre / Lahti, Finland
Joao Batista Martinez Correa / Salvador Bahia Metro Stations / Salvador, Brazil
Kincl and Neidhardt arhitekti and IGH Projektiranje / New Passenger Terminal at Franjo Tudman International Airport Zagreb / Zagreb, Croatia
NEXT architects / Lucky Knot / Changsha, China
Nordic / Oslo Airport Expansion / Oslo, Norway
PES-Architects / West Terminal 2 / Helsinki, Finland
Precast India Infrastructures and Domingo Seminario Architects / Infosys Multi-Level Car Parking / Pune, India
Tabanlioglu Architects / Astana Train Station / Astana, Kazakhstan
Warren and Mahoney Architects / Wellington International Airport Limited Terminal South Extension / Wellington, New Zealand
Zaha Hadid Architects / Salerno Maritime Terminal / Salerno, Italy


Villa - Bernardes Arquitetura - Triangle House

Bernardes Arquitetura / Triangle House / São Paulo, Brazil
EMC Arquitectura / Casa Escondida / La Libertad, El Salvador
EMC Arquitectura / Hour House / La Libertad, El Salvador
Fearon Hay Architects / Forest House / Auckland, New Zealand
German Squella / Rupanco House / Osorno, Chile
Gras Arquitectos / Where Eagles Dare / Port d’Andratx, Spain
Hamish & Lyons / Stepping Stone House / Maidenhead, United Kingdom
Hiren Patel Architects / Gopin / Surat, India
Irving Smith Architects / Bach with Two Roofs / Golden Bay, New Zealand
James Davidson Architect / Wilson’s Cottage / Lizard Island, Australia
Khosla Associates / Retreat in the Sahyadris / Pawna, India
Robert Konieczny KWK Promes / By the Way House / Płock, Poland
Strom Architects / The Quest / Swanage, United Kingdom
Timo Karasalo and GWSK Arkitekter / House KD / Löttorp, Sweden

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