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
House Saigon House, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam by a21studio
Civic and community Cam Thanh Community House, Vietnam by 1+1>2 International Architects
Mixed use Casba, Australia by Billard Leece and SJB Architects
Higher education and research Toho Gakuen School of Music, Tokyo, Japan by Nikken Sekkei
Office HIGO, Japan by nA Nakayama Architects
Housing The Interlace, Singapore by OMA/Buro Ole Sheeren
Shopping Sino-Ocean Taikoo Li Chengdu, Chengdu China, by The Oval Partnership
Display Brazilian Expo Pavilion 2015, Milan, Italy by Studio Arthur Casas and Atelier Marko Brajovics
Infrastructure Cukurova Regional Airport Complex, Adana, Turkey by Emre Arolat Architects
Masterplanning Development Concept for the Historic Centre of Kalingrad, Russia by Studio 44 Architects
House Issa Grotto/Hill House, Vis, Croatia by Proarh
Office Reservoir, Rajasthan, India, by Sanjay Puri Architects
Health Al Maha Centre for Children and Young Adults, Doha, Qatar by HDR Rice Daubney
Leisure-led development London Olympic Stadium Transformation, London, United Kingdom by Populous
Culture Museum of Painting and Sculpture, Istanbul, Turkey by Emre Arolat Architects