Unsupported browser

For a better experience please update your browser to its latest version.

Your browser appears to have cookies disabled. For the best experience of this website, please enable cookies in your browser

We'll assume we have your consent to use cookies, for example so you won't need to log in each time you visit our site.
Learn more

Revealed: WAF day one winners

  • Comment

The first category winners have emerged from this year’s World Architecture Festival (WAF) in Singapore

Populous’ transformation of the Olympic Stadium in London was the only UK project to pick up an award on the opening day of the international festival at the Marina Bay Sands.

Judges praised the yet-to-complete project to convert the London 2012 athletics venue into a new home for West Ham United for its ‘sustainable, efficient, and respectful approach to London’s Olympic heritage’.

Other category winners included a housing scheme in Singapore by OMA and Buro Ole Sheeren, and the Cukurova Regional Airport Complex and the Museum of Painting and Sculpture both in Turkey by Emre Arolat Architects.

Last year’s World Building of the Year Award winner a21studio returned to try to retain its global title (AJ 03.10.15). The practice’s Saigon House in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam was named the best house in the world.

Winners from each of today’s categories will go forward to complete for the coveted World Building of the Year Award which is announced on Friday (6 November).

The full list of winners

Completed projects

Saigon House, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam by a21studio

House Saigon House, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam by a21studio

Cam Thanh Community House, Vietnam by 1+1>2 International Architects

Civic and community Cam Thanh Community House, Vietnam by 1+1>2 International Architects

Mixed use Casba, Australia by Billard Leece and SJB Architects

Mixed use Casba, Australia by Billard Leece and SJB Architects

Toho Gakuen School of Music, Tokyo, Japan by Nikken Sekkei

Higher education and research Toho Gakuen School of Music, Tokyo, Japan by Nikken Sekkei

HIGO, Japan by nA Nakayama Architects

Office HIGO, Japan by nA Nakayama Architects

The Interlace, Singapore by OMA/Buro Ole Sheeren

Housing The Interlace, Singapore by OMA/Buro Ole Sheeren

Sino-Ocean Taikoo Li Chengdu, Chengdu China, by The Oval Partnership

Shopping Sino-Ocean Taikoo Li Chengdu, Chengdu China, by The Oval Partnership

Brazilian Expo Pavilion 2015, Milan, Italy by Studio Arthur Casas and Atelier Marko Brajovics

Display Brazilian Expo Pavilion 2015, Milan, Italy by Studio Arthur Casas and Atelier Marko Brajovics

Future projects

Cukurova Regional Airport Complex, Adana, Turkey by Emre Arolat Architects

Infrastructure Cukurova Regional Airport Complex, Adana, Turkey by Emre Arolat Architects

Development Concept for the Historic Centre of Kalingrad, Russia by Studio 44 Architects

Masterplanning Development Concept for the Historic Centre of Kalingrad, Russia by Studio 44 Architects

Issa Grotto/Hill House, Vis, Croatia by Proarh

House Issa Grotto/Hill House, Vis, Croatia by Proarh 

Reservoir, Rajasthan, India, by Sanjay Puri Architects

Office Reservoir, Rajasthan, India, by Sanjay Puri Architects

Al Maha Centre for Children and Young Adults, Doha, Qatar by HDR Rice Daubney

Health Al Maha Centre for Children and Young Adults, Doha, Qatar by HDR Rice Daubney

London Olympic Stadium Transformation, London, United Kingdom by Populous

Leisure-led development London Olympic Stadium Transformation, London, United Kingdom by Populous

Museum of Painting and Sculpture, Istanbul, Turkey by Emre Arolat Architects

Culture Museum of Painting and Sculpture, Istanbul, Turkey by Emre Arolat Architects

  • Comment

Have your say

You must sign in to make a comment

Please remember that the submission of any material is governed by our Terms and Conditions and by submitting material you confirm your agreement to these Terms and Conditions.

Links may be included in your comments but HTML is not permitted.