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In pictures: WAF 2013 shortlist revealed

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Zaha Hadid’s Heydar Aliyev Centre features among 302 international projects shortlisted for prizes at this year’s World Architecture Festival (WAF) Awards

Hugh Broughton’s Halley VI Antarctic Research Station and Eric Parry’s One Eagle Place are also among the seven schemes by UK-based architects competing for the coveted World Building of the Year Award.

Divided into 29 award categories, the finalists will go on show at the World Architectural Festival, which takes place at the Moshe Safdie-designed Marina Bay Sands resort in Singapore from 2 to 4 October 2013, where architects present their shortlisted schemes to the super jury and festival guests.

Paul Finch, WAF programme director, said: ‘Following such strong competition at last year’s awards, expectations were understandably high for the WAF Awards 2013, and the entries did not disappoint. From the subtle to the spectacular, from a four room house to an 80 storey tower, the sheer quality and diversity reflected in the array of projects shortlisted today demonstrates the increasingly global nature of the event.

‘All eyes are now on the festival’s venue, the Marina Bay Sands in Singapore, where the architects will battle to win their individual categories, with the victorious projects competing for the coveted World Building of the Year award.’

The World Architecture Festival coincides with the INSIDE World Festival of Interiors which also features a live international awards programme.


The full WAF 2013 shortlist


Bad Aibling Rathaus, Germany by BEHNISCH Architekten

Community Institution for Special Youth Support ‘De Zande’, Belgium by BURO II & ARCHI+I

Dailai Conference Hall, Vietnam by Vo Trong Nghia Architects

DOCKED, France by Atelier Arcau

Eyup Cultural Centre and Marriage Hall, Turkey by EAA-Emre Arolat Architects

Frederiksberg Courthouse, Denmark by 3XN

Marysville Police Station, Australia by Kerstin Thompson Architects

New Funeral Home, Spain by Batlle & Roig Architects

University of Aberdeen New Library - Sir Duncan Rice Library, UK by Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects

West Kimberley Regional Prison, Australia by TAG Architects and Iredale Pedersen Hook Architects

Women’s Opportunity Centre, Rwanda by Sharon Davies Design


Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki, New Zealand by Francis-Jones Morehen Thorp fjmt + Archimedia 

Eli & Edythe Broad Art Museum, USA by Zaha Hadid Architects

George W. Bush Presidential Center, USA by Robert A.M. Stern Architects

Heydar Aliyev Centre, Azerbaijan by Zaha Hadid Architects

Jasper Place Branch Library, Canada by Hughes Condon Marler Architects

Kaap Skil, Maritime and Beachcombers Museum, Netherlands by Mecanoo

Louisiana State Museum and Sports Hall of Fame, USA by Trahan Architects

Mary Rose Museum, USA by Wilkinson Eyre Architects

Museum for Architectural Drawing, Germany by Architectural bureau SPEECH Tchoban/Kuznetsov SPEECH Tchoban & Kuznetsov

Niigata City Konan Ward Cultural Center, Japan by Chiaki Arai Urban and Architecture Design

The Star, Singapore by Aedas

Wuzhen Theater, China by Artech Architects


Archifest Zero Waste Pavilion, Singapore by WOW Architects

Artipelag, Sweden by Nyréns Arkitektkontor

Auckland Zoo Giraffe House, Australia by Glamuzina Paterson + Monk

Australian Age of Dinosaurs Visitor Centre, Australia by Cox Rayner Architects

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Visitor Center, USA by Olson Kundig Architects

Brooklyn Botanic Garden Visitor Center, USA by Weiss/Manfredi Architects

Denmark’s Aquarium - The Blue Planet, Denmark by 3XN

Ecorium of the National Ecological Institute, South Korea by Samoo Architects & Engineers SAMOO Architects & Engineers, Grimshaw Architects

Janamani Visitor Centre, China by Teamminus

Peace Pavilion, UK by Atelier Zündel Cristea

The National Arboretum, Australia by Taylor Cullity Lethlean Tonkin Zulaikha Greer

The Warratah Studio, Australia by studio505


Ballarat Regional Integrated Cancer Centre, Australia by Billard Leece Partnership

Clienia - Lino Castle, Switzerland by dan pearlman Markenarchitektur GmbH

Knowledge Centre, St. Olavs Hospital, Norway by Nordic — Office of Architecture

Livsrum - Cancer Counseling Centre, Denmark by EFFEKT

North London Hospice, UK by AHMM

Psychiatric Hospital, Sweden by Tengbomgruppen AB

Rush University Medical Center New Hospital Tower, USA by Perkins+Will

Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital, USA by Perkins+Will

The Kinghorn Cancer Centre, Australia by BVN Donovan Hill

Higher education and research

Centro Roberto Garza Sada de Arte Arquitectura y Diseño, Mexico by Universidad de Monterrey Tadao Ando Architect & Associates

Halley VI Antarctic Research Station, Antarctica by Hugh Broughton Architects

John & Frances Angelos Law Center, USA by BEHNISCH Architekten Ayers Saint Gross

Kangan Institute, Automotive Centre of Excellence, Stage 2, Australia by Gray Puksand

Kent Vale - Faculty Housing, Singapore by MKPL Architects Pte Ltd

Knox Innovation, Opportunity and Sustainability Centre (KIOSC), Australia by Woods Bagot

ON THE CREST, France by Atelier Arcau

Rikkyo Lloyd Hall, Japan by NIKKEN SEKKEI LTD

Sanford Consortium for Regenerative Medicine, USA by Fentress Architects and Davis Davis Architects

Sunshine Construction Futures, Australia by Cox Architecture

Swanston Academic Building, RMIT University, Australia by Lyons

The University of Queensland Advanced Engineering Building, Australia by Richard Kirk Architect + HASSELL

Translational Research Institute, Australia by Wilson Architects + Donovan Hill Architects

University of Exeter: Forum Project, UK by Wilkinson Eyre

Hotel and leisure

Akmani Legian, Indonesia by TWS&Partners

Casa De La Flora, Thailand by VaSLab Architecture

citizenM london bankside, UK by concrete

Fazenda Boa Vista | SPA, Brazil by Isay Weinfeld

Hotel Indigo, Hong Kong by Aedas

Kami SPA Parioli, Italy by Carlo Berarducci Architecture

Kontum Indochina Café,Vietnam by Vo Trong Nghia Architects

Mug Hakdong, South Korea by Hyunjoon Yoo Architects

Nippondaira Hotel, Japan by NIKKEN SEKKEI LTD

PARKROYAL on Pickering, Singapore by WOHA

Tea House-Bamboo Courtyard, China by HWCD

The floating islands: Palm Island, Chongqing, China by HASSELL

Treehouse, USA by Sharon Davis Design

Vivanta by Taj – Gurgaon, India by WOW Architects

W Guangzhou Hotel & Residences, China by Rocco Design Architects Ltd


Arena House, Singapore by Prow Architects Pte Ltd 

Artist’s House and Atelier, Italy by MODUS architects ATTIA SCAGNOL

Courtyard House, Singapore by formwerkz architects

Diamond House, Singapore by formwerkz architects

Distort House, Indonesia by TWS&Partners

Extended House, Singpore by formwerkz architects

HOURGLASS HOUSE, France by Atelier Arcau

HOUSE House, Australia by Andrew Maynard Architects

Lavender Bay Boatshed, Australia by Stephen Collier Architects

Murugan House, India by KSM Consultants

Planalto House, Brazil by Flavio Castro architects

S Cube Chalet, Kuwait by AGi Architects

S11 House, Malaysia by ArchiCentre Sdn Bhd

The Left-Over-Space House, Australia by Cox Rayner Architects Casey and Rebekah Vallance

the Nest, Vietnam by a21studio

THR350, Hong Kong by Aedas


28th Street Apartments, USA by Koning Eizenberg Architecture

360º Building, Brazil by Isay Weinfeld

387 Tamaki Drive, New Zealand by ian moore architects

6 Remez Tower, Israel by Moshe Tzur Architects and Town Planners 

8 flats low cost renovation, Spain by EMBT

Aria, Australia by MPRDG 

ASCENTIA SKY, Singapore by P&T Consultants

B11, Norway by MAD

Barajas Social Building Block, Spain by EMBT

Comercio 117, Mexico by Archetonic S.A. de C.V.

Ideo Morph 38, Thailand by Somdoon Architects

IPERA 25, Turkey by Alatas Architecture & Consulting

One Eagle Place, UK by Eric Parry Architects

Oracle, Australia by DBI Design

Shunde Lakeside Condominium, China by New Space Architects

Via 31, Thailand by Somdoon Architects

vicem bodrum residences, Turkey by EAA-Emre Arolat Architects

New and old

Benson Radiology, Australia by Tridente Architects

Chedworth Roman Villa Conservation and Visitor Building, UK by Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios

Conversion of the Palais Rasumofsky, Austria by Baar-Baarenfels Architects

Dardanel Administration Building, Turkey by Alatas Architecture & Consulting

Fai Fah, Thailand by Spark Design Consulting 

L’Oréal Academy, Spain by EMBT

Nova Scotia Power Corporate Headquarters, Canada by WZMH Architects

One Eagle Place, UK by Eric Parry Architects

PLACE DE LA REPUBLIQUE, France by Atelier Arcau

Te Koputu a te Whanga a Toi : Whakatane Library & Exhibition Centre, New Zealand by Irving Smith Jack Architects

Väla gård, Sweden by Tengbomgruppen AB


48 North Canal Road, Singapore by WOHA

72 SCREENS, India by Sanjay Puri Architects 

Administrative Building for the World Intellectual Property Organisation, Switzerland by BEHNISCH Architekten

Al Bahr Towers, United Arab Emirates by Aedas

Astana Media Center, Kazakhstann by tabanlioglu architects


Chesapeake Building 12, USA by Elliott + Associates Architects

Damiani Holz&Ko Office Headquarters, Italy by MODUS architects ATTIA SCAGNOL

Esas Aeropark, Turkey by tabanlioglu architects

Lazona Kawasaki Toshiba Building, Japan by NIKKEN SEKKEI LTD

One Eagle Place, UK by Eric Parry Architects

One One One Eagle Street, Australia by Cox Rayner Architects

Pearl River Tower, China by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill

Point 92, Malaysia by ZLG SDN. BHD.

Statoil Regional and International Offices, Norway by a-lab

Väla gård, Sweden by Tengbomgruppen AB

Yokohama Mitsui Building, Japan by NIKKEN SEKKEI LTD

Production, energy and recycling

A Simple Factory Building, Singapore by Pencil Office

Adelaide Desalination Plant and Kauwi Interpretive Centre, Australia by Woodhead

District Heating Plant, Italy by markus tauber architectura

Farsons New Brewhouse, Malta by Architecture Project

LANDSCAPING, France by Atelier Arcau

Lecor, Sweden by Kjellgren Kaminsky Architecture

Medhurst Winery, Australia by Folk Architects


Bethel Assembly Of God Church, Singapore by LAUD Architects

Chigasaki zion Christian church/Mihato kindergarten, Japan by Tezuka Architects

Congregation Or Hadash Synagogue, USA by BLDGS

DACA - Dapto Anglican Church Auditorium, Australia by Silvester Fuller

Ekleshai Devi Temple, India by AEMMXII + Architects

sancaklar mosque, Turkey by EAA-Emre Arolat Architects

Singapore Bible House,  Singapore by LAUD Architects

Singapore Life Church, Singapore by LAUD Architects

St Barnabas Church, Australia by Francis-Jones Morehen Thorp

Water-Moon Monastery, Taiwan by Artech Architects


Dallas Brooks Community Primary School, Australia by McBride Charles Ryan

Fontys Sports College, Netherlands, by Mecanoo

Kingswood Academy, UK by AHMM

Kohler Environmental Center, USA by Robert A.M. Stern Architects 

Preschool, Kindergarten and Family Center, Italy by MODUS architects ATTIA SCAGNOL

Xiuning Shuanglong Primary School, China by WSP Architects



Emporia, Sweden by Wingårdh Arkitektkontor 

L’Avenue Shanghai, China by Leigh & Orange

Mackelvie Street, New Zealand by RTA Studio

No Name Shop, Iran by Ayeneh Office

Starhill Gallery, Malaysia by Spark Design Consulting Singapore


Ice Hockey Arena of Ondrej Nepela, Slovakia by Atelier Fischers

Mall of Asia Arena, Philippines by Arquitectonica

Palace of water sports, Russia by Architectural bureau SPEECH Tchoban/Kuznetsov 

Perth Arena, Australia by ARM+CCN 

Prince Alfred Park + Pool Upgrade, Australia by City of Sydney c/o Neeson Murcutt Architects

Splashpoint Leisure Centre, UK by Wilkinson Eyre

Wanangkura Stadium, Australia by ARM+CCN 


Barrakka Lift, Malta by Architecture Project

Bengbu High Speed Rail Plaza, China by Verse Design

CTA Morgan Station, USA by Ross Barney Architects

Marina Bay Cruise Centre Singapore, Singapore by RSP Architects Planners & Engineers 

Oshiage Bicycle Parking, Japan by Nikken Sekkei

South Morang Rail Extension, Australia by Cox Architecture

Sydney Cruise Terminal, Australia by Johnson Pilton Walker Architects

Wulai Parking Structure, Taiwan by Q-Lab


Alexandra Tent House, New Zealand by Irving Smith Jack Architects

Informal House, USA by Koning Eizenberg Architecture

JKC2, Singapore by ONG&ONG

LM Guest House, USA by Desai Chia Architecture

MM House, Brazil by StudioMK27

Namly House, Singapore by CHANG Architects

Pinheiro house, Brazil by StudioMK27

Point King Residence, Australia by HASSELL

Six Senses Winegallery, Italy by markus tauber architectura

Stone House, Vietnam by Vo Trong Nghia Architects

VILLA SCHÖNEICHE, Germany by Hammoodi & Partner


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