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In pictures: WAF day one winners announced

Trong Nghia, Kerry Hill Architects and Nikken Sekkei have all picked up awards at the 5th World Architecture Festival in Singapore

A total 12 awards were announced following a busy first day of presentations and judging.

Fazenda Boa Vista Golf Clubhouse in Brazil, designed by Isay Weinfeld, won the world’s best sport building award while Vo Trong Nghia Architects landed the world’s best house’ prize for its Stacking Green scheme in Vietnam.

Li Xiadong Atelier scooped the culture building top prize for its Liyuan Library project in Beijing while Arcau’s Salorge Town Community project in Pornic was named world’s best civic and community development.

Kerry Hill Architects bagged the best housing award for its Martin No. 38 scheme in Singapore and Menis Arquitectos’ Plaza Espana project in Adeje, Spain topped the new and old category.

Francis-Jones Morehen Thorp’s Darling Quarter development in Sydney, Australia won top prize in the office category and Wingårdh Arkitektkontor’s Victoria Tower in Sweden was named world’s best hotel and leisure building.

The display top award went to Wilkinson Eyre for its cooled conservatories project at Gardens by the Bay in Singapore and the world’s best production, energy and recycling title was given to Nikken Sekkei’s Sony Corporation development in Japan.

P.A.C meanwhile picked up the world’s best shopping building award for its ‘Xtra’ Herman Miller shop in shop, Singapore. AECOM won the materplan sub category of the future planning awards for its Msheireb Heart of Doha vision.

Paul Finch, WAF programme director, said: ‘The WAF Awards programme is the centrepiece of a festival which has strengthened considerably over the last five years as a truly global event.

‘We were not only impressed by high levels of flair, creativity and innovation in the entries, but also encouraged that our new venue in Singapore has led to an increase in Asian and Oceanic entries. The architects presenting today have demonstrated fantastic technical understanding and superior ingenuity in their projects.’


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