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Revealed: UK finalists up for World Architecture Festival awards

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Heatherwick Studios, Zaha Hadid, Wilkinson Eyre, and Allford Hall Monaghan Morris are among the UK-based practices shortlisted in the World Architecture Festival (WAF) awards

All the finalists’ projects will be on display as part of WAF London which is being run in partnership with the London Architecture Festival.

Running from 24 to 27 June 2015, the WAF London exhibition will also feature talks by a selection of the UK finalists in the high-profile awards.

Designed by Populous, the exhibition space at the University of Westminster will feature a 7m-tall installation inspired by Eames’ ‘House of Cards’.

The shortlisted schemes will go on to be presented in front of the international jury at the festival in Singapore in November.

WAF finalists from the UK

Completed buildings


  • Weston Library by Wilkinson Eyre


  • Maggie’s Centre by Wilkinson Eyre

Higher education and research

  • Nanyang Technological University by Heatherwick Studios
  • Qatar Faculty of Islamic Studies by Mangera Yvars Architects

Hotel and leisure

  • Sandibe Safari Lodge by Michaelis Boyd Associates
  • Yacht Club de Monaco by Foster + Partners


  • Howe Farm by IPT Architects with Ecospace
  • The Flint House by Skene Catling de la Peña

New and old

  • Queens by Stiff + Trevillion
  • The Wilson: Cheltenham Art Gallery and Museum by Berman Guedes Stretton
  • 8 St James’s Square by Eric Parry Architects
  • Shepherd’s Bush Pavilion Hotel by Flanagan Lawrence


  • Blackpool Council Offices by AHR Architects
  • Buenos Aires Ciudad Casa de Gobierno by Foster + Partners
  • 5 Broadgate by Make
  • 1 Valentine Place by Stiff + Trevillion


  • Burntwood School by Allford Hall Monaghan Morris
  • Bethel Secondary School Project by Article 25


  • Hazza Bin Zayed Stadium by Pattern Design
  • London Aquatics Centre by Zaha Hadid Architects
  • Fisht Olympic Stadium by Populous

Future projects

Commercial mixed-use

  • The Post Building by Allford Hall Monaghan Morris
  • Gardens by the Waterway by Serie + Multiply Consultants
  • New Development High Street Putney by GRID architects


  • Wembley Theatre by Flanagan Lawrence


  • Wellington College Performing Arts Centre by Studio Seilern Architects


  • Las Heras by aLL Design


  • Halcyon Pin Mill by De Matos Ryan
  • Moor House by De Matos Ryan

Leisure led development

  • London Olympic Stadium Transformation by Populous


  • Battersea Power Station Masterplan by Rafael Viñoly
  • Television Centre by Allford Hall Monaghan Morris
  • Hawley Wharf by Allford Hall Monaghan Morris


  • 190 Strand by GRID architects
  • Quadrant 4 by Allford Hall Monaghan Morris
  • One Blackfriars by SimpsonHaugh and Partners
  • Battersea Power Station Residential Homes by Michaelis Boyd Associates



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