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World Architecture Festival awards - shortlists revealed

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Projects ranging from a prison in Norway to a bamboo house in Costa Rica are among the 236 international projects on this year’s shortlist for the world’s biggest architecture contest - the World Architecture Festival (WAF) Awards 2010

According to the award-organisers, the contest ‘challenges elitist perceptions of the architectural industry’ with a raft unknown practices up against big names such as Stirling Prize-shortlisted Zaha Hadid (MAXXI, Rome) and Rick Mather Architects (Ashmolean, Oxford).

Now into their third year, the WAF 2010 awards attracted entries from 55 different countries including from emerging markets such as Kazakhstan.

Among the judges are Arata Isozaki, Enrique Norton, Manfredi Nicoletti, John Patkau, Peter Cook, Isay Weinfeld and Michael Heenan.

Split into 15 categories (see below), the winners of each section will go forward to compete in front of a ‘super-jury’ who will decide which project is crowned World Building of the Year.

Last year the top prize was won by Peter Rich’s Mapungubwe Interpretation Centre.

Paul Finch, WAF programme director, said: ‘We received more than 500 entries from 61 different countries. It is encouraging for the industry to see a great deal of entries from ‘new’ economies, both by local architects and international practices.’

The WAF Awards will be held during the World Architecture Festival, which takes place in Barcelona at the Centre Convencions International Barcelona (CCIB) from 3 to 5 November 2010.

The full shortlist of completed buildings below. Further details about the finalists, including the shortlist in the categories of structural design, interiors and fit out and future projects, can be found on the WAF website: www.worldarchitecturefestival.com

Civic and Community

An Gaeláras - Cultúrlann Uí ChanáinO’Donnell + TuomeyUnited Kingdom
Churchill Community HubSuters ArchitectsAustralia
City of JusticeDavid Chipperfield Architects
b720 Arquitectos
Halden PrisonErik Møller Arkitekter
HLM Arkitektur AS
Herstedlund Community CentreDorte Mandrup ArkitekterDenmark
Ipswich Justice PrecinctCox Rayner Architects
ABM Architects
Mirage DancehallKjellgren Kaminsky Architecure ABSweden
St Martin-in-the-FieldsEric Parry ArchitectsUnited Kingdom
Surry Hills Library and Community CentreFrancis-Jones Morehen ThorpAustralia
The Supreme Court of New ZealandWarren and MahoneyNew Zealand
Tripoli Congress Centertabanlioglu architectsLibyan Arab Jamahiriya
Yesil Vadi MosqueMAM Architectural Research CenterTurkey


Adelaide Zoo Entrance PrecinctHASSELLAustralia
Danish Pavilion - Shanghai World Expo 2010BIGChina
Eleanor and Wilson Greatbatch PavilionToshiko Mori Architect PLLCUnited States of America
Fortaleza Hall and The Commons, SC JohnsonFoster + PartnersUnited States of America
Hyundai PavilionSpadoni & Associados ArquiteturaBrazil
Spanish Pavilion for Shanghai World Expo 2010Miralles Tagliabue Embt
Benedetta Tagliabue, Miralles Tagliabue EMBT


Amaj DarmanKourosh RafieyIran
Brain and Mind Research Institute - Youth Mental Health BuildingBVN ArchitectureAustralia
CircleBath hospitalFoster + PartnersUnited Kingdom
HospitalCUF PortoManuel Ventura, arquitecto, Lda
MVentura & Associados – Arquitectos
Waterford Health ParkdhbArchitectsIreland
West Vancouver Community CentreHughes Condon Marler ArchitectsCanada


Alila Villas SooriSCDA Architects Pte. Ltd.Indonesia
Alila Villas Uluwatu, Bali IndonesiaWOHAIndonesia
Banjaar Tola, Kanha National ParkSanjay Prakash & Associates PrivateIndia
Hotel forTelefónica CompanyBatlle & Roig ArchitectsSpain
The Gibson Hotel
Scott Tallon Walker Architects


A Forest for a Moon DazzlerBenjamin Garcia Saxe ArchitectCosta Rica
Bahia houseStudio MK27Brazil
Boolarong and KinkaboolBVN ArchitectureAustralia
Framed HouseCHANG ArchitectsSingapore, Republic of
Great Barrier Island HouseCrosson Clarke Carnachan Architects Auckland LtdNew Zealand
House 23.2Omer Arbel OfficeCanada
Letterbox HouseMcBride Charles RyanAustralia
Lookout tower housePLUG architectureMexico
Manacás HouseGustavo Penna Arquiteto & AssociadosBrazil
Own House, Office and wife’s Dental SurgerySkinotechnikiCyprus
Pitched Roof HouseChenchow LittleAustralia
Rock HouseJarmund/Vigsnæs AS Architects MNALNorway
Te Kaitaka - Lake Wanaka RetreatStevens Lawson ArchitectsNew Zealand
The Golden BoxK2LD ArchitectsSingapore, Republic of
Townhouse, LandskronaElding OscarsonSweden

Housing - including mixed-use

401 St Kilda RoadElenberg FraserAustralia
Andersen Gardenschmidt hammer lassen architectsChina
Barking CentralAllford Hall Monaghan MorrisUnited Kingdom
Burj KhalifaSkidmore, Owings & Merrill LLPUnited Arab Emirates
Lake Dragon Residential DevelopmentRonald Lu & PartnersChina
One Madison ParkCetraRuddyUnited States of America
OneKLSCDA Architects Pte. Ltd.Malaysia
Santa MaríaHierve-DiseñeriaMexico
The IvyBVN ArchitectureAustralia
The WaveHenning Larsen ArchitectsDenmark
Timberyard Social HousingO’Donnell + TuomeyIreland
Villas FasanoIsay WeinfeldBrazil
Wohnen am Park
PPAG architects ZT GmbH


Big Rock jettyEdward Szewczyk and Associates ArchitectsAustralia
Dhoby Ghaut GreenSCDA Architects Pte. Ltd.Singapore, Republic of
Environmental recovery of the river Llobregat in the comarca of Baix LllobregatBatlle & Roig ArchitectsSpain
Hariri Memorial GardenVladimir Djurovic Landscape ArchitectureLebanon
Marina Point Yacht ClubCox Rayner Architects with CA ArchitectsAustralia
Shanghai Houtan ParkTurenscapeChina

New & Old

A-HouseHolgaard arkitekterDenmark
Canberra GlassworksTanner ArchitectsAustralia
DDB OfficeErginoglu&CalislarTurkey
E N Z IPPAG architectsAustria
East Hampton Town HallRobert A.M. Stern ArchitectsUnited States of America
Medieval & Renaissance GalleriesMUMAUnited Kingdom
Munkegård SchoolDorte Mandrup ArkitekterDenmark
Oxford CircusAtkinsUnited Kingdom
Paddington Reservoir GardensTonkin Zulaikha GreerAustralia
People’s Association HeadquatersArchitects 61 Pte LtdSingapore, Republic of
Renoma Department Store revitalisation and extensionMackow Pracownia ProjektowaPoland
Romanian Railway Freight Company HedquartersAndreescu & GaivoronschiRomania
Taastrup TheatreCOBEDenmark
The Village at Sanlitun (South)The Oval Partnership LimitedChina
The Waterhouse at South BundNHDRO(Neri&Hu Design and Research Office)China
Zagreb Dance Centre3LHD architectsCroatia


All Saints Primary SchoolCandalepas AssociatesAustralia
AUT Lecture Theatres & Conference CentreRTA StudioNew Zealand
bridge schoolLi xiaodong AtelierChina
Classroom PrototypeEleena Jamil ArchitectPhilippines
Duoc MaipúSabbagh ArquitectosChile
Elementary School ‘Dender’Compagnie-O. architectenBelgium
Faculty of Law, Library and Teaching Complex, University of SydneyFrancis-Jones Morehen ThorpAustralia
Fitzroy High SchoolMcBride Charles RyanAustralia
Green LighthouseChristensen & CO Architects (CCO)Denmark
School of the Arts, SingaporeWOHASingapore, Republic of
Shining Stars Bintaro Kindergartendjuhara + djuharaIndonesia
The Diana Center at Barnard CollegeWeiss/Manfredi Architecture/Landscape/UrbanismUnited States of America
Trinity Long Room HubMcCullough Mulvin ArchitectsIreland


Arrau buildingSabbagh ArquitectosChile
Artist ColonyChina Architecture Design Reasearch GroupChina
City Business CentreAndreescu & GaivoronschiRomania
Danfoss Head Officeschmidt hammer lassen architectsDenmark
Jeonbuk Region LH Corporation Headquarters | Walking ManDA GroupKorea South
MARBLE COMPANY HEADQUARTERSMichael Photiadis Associate ArchitectsGreece
Middelfart Savings Bank3XNDenmark
NHN Green FactorySamoo Architects & Engineers
Korea South
Research&Development BuildingErginoglu&CalislarTurkey
Shop & Trade – Office BuildingKokkinou - Kourkoulas Architects & AssociatesGreece
Skellefteå Kraft Head QuartersGeneral ArchitectureSweden
Studio Altieri New HeadquartesStudio Altieri SPAItaly
Transoceanica Headquarters+ arquitectos
Vali-Asr Commercial-Office BuildingKELVANIran

Production, energy and recycling

City North SubstationKannFinch Group
Kann Finch Group - Project & Design Architect
Harlequin 1, BSkyBArup AssociatesUnited Kingdom
Marof WineryStudio Kalamar d.o.o.Slovenia
Yevlakh Seed Industry CampusTOCAAzerbaijan


Camper ShopMiralles Tagliabue EmbtSpain
iluma, SingaporeWOHA
WOHA featuring realities:united (Berlin)
Singapore, Republic of
Japanese restaurantBarré Lambot ArchitectesFrance
MédiacitéJaspers-Eyers & PartnersBelgium
Pendorya Shopping MallErginoglu&CalislarTurkey
Pola Ginza BuildingNikken Sekkei LTD
Nikken Sekkei Ltd.
Yasuda Atelier
Sportalm Flagshipstore ViennaBaar-Baarenfels ArchitektenAustria
The Village at Sanlitun (North)The Oval Partnership LimitedChina
Vivaci GuardaPromontorio ArchitectsPortugal
YAMAHA GINZANikken Sekkei LtdJapan


Aviva StadiumPOPULOUSIreland
Cowboys StadiumHKS, Inc.United States of America
Hoyo 19 Club de Golf AltozanoParque Humano/ Jorge Covarrubias + Benjamin HenzeMexico
Northland Event CentreCopeland Associates ArchitectsNew Zealand
Soccer City, National Stadium - ‘The Melting Pot’Boogertman + Partners with PopulousSouth Africa
Sports centreBatlle & Roig ArchitectsSpain
The SatelliteWhite arkitekter ABSweden


Epping to Chatswood Rail LinkHASSELLAustralia
Sabiha Gokcen Airport New Terminal BuildingTekeli-Sisa Architectural PartnershipTurkey
The Helix BridgeCox Rayner Architects
Architects 61
Republic of Singapore


AshmoleanRick Mather ArchitectsUnited Kingdom
Dhoby Ghaut GreenSCDA Architects Pte. Ltd.Singapore
Freedom Park //hapo MuseumGAPP Architects / Urban Designers; Mashabane Rose Associates; MMA ArchitectsSouth Africa
Grand Canal TheatreStudio Daniel LibeskindIreland
La Llotja Theatre and Congress CentreMecanoo architectenSpain
Lyon HousemuseumLyonsAustralia
MAXXI, National Museum of XXI Century ArtsZaha Hadid ArchitectsItaly
Medieval & Renaissance GalleriesMUMAUnited Kingdom
Midtåsen SkulpturparkLund Hagem ArkitekterNorway
Moderna Museet MalmöTham & Videgård ArkitekterSweden
Archiplano Arquitetos Associados
SSM Concert HallNevzat Sayin Mimarlik Hizmetleri (NSMH)
The Winspear Opera HouseFoster + PartnersUnited States of America
Woods of NetTezuka ArchitectsJapan
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