Selected projects will be presented by the shortlisted architects to a special World Architecture Festival 2018 jury on Friday 30th of November in Amsterdam. The overall winner for each prize will be announced at the Gala Awards Dinner in the Beurs van Berlage that evening.
The World Architecture Festival 2018 Prizes vary from the launching Amsterdam Prize, Best Use of Certified Timber, Glass Future Prize to Best Use of Colour and Small Project of the Year Prize.
The ‘Amsterdam Prize’
To mark this year’s festival location, WAF is launching an ‘Amsterdam Prize’ for the best building in the city, completed between January 2017 and July 2018.
Amsterdam Prize shortlisted projects are:
Allford Hall Monaghan Morris, University of Amsterdam / Amsterdam, Netherlands
Arons en Gelauff architecten, Wiener & Co / Amsterdam, Netherlands
Benthem Crouwel Architects , North South Line / Amsterdam, Netherlands
SeARCH, Hotel Jakarta / Amsterdam, Netherlands
Best Use of Certified Timber Prize
This is the first time WAF will be presenting a prize for the ‘Best Use of Certified Timber’ in completed buildings. This prize is supported by the Programme for Endorsement for Forest Certification (PEFC).A special jury including a PEFC representative will identify entries, which have used certified timber in an innovative, educational or artistic manner. Certified Timber provides Architects confidence that their specified timber has been sourced from sustainably managed forests and best practice supply chain organisations. Shortlisted architects will be contacted to confirm that the timber specified and used in the project originates from certified sources demonstrating leadership in sustainable design.
Best Use of Certified Timber Prize shortlisted projects are:
AOUMM + Legnolandia, AOUMM – Save The Children Pavillion Expo Milan 2015 _ Refugee School Lebanon 2016, Italy / Lebanon (School delivery and additional design by Catalytic Action) / Milan, Italy
Architectus, Macquarie University Incubator / Macquarie Park, NSW, Australia
HDD, Mulan Weichang Vistor Centre / Mulan Weichang, China
Ian Ritchie Architects, Royal Academy of Music Theatre and new Recital Hall / London, United Kingdom
noa* network of architecture, Zallinger: Back to the origins / Saltria, Italy
Reiulf Ramstad Arkitekter, NTNU Gjøvik / Gjøvik, Norway
Spheron Architects, Belarusian Memorial Chapel / London, United Kingdom
Taylor and Hinds Architects, krakani lumi / Wukalina, Australia
Tzannes, International House Sydney / Sydney, Australia
Best Use of Colour Prize
The Best Use of Colour Prize, supported by Eastman, has been a popular special prize at World Architecture Festival in recent years. All shortlisted completed building entries are eligible for the prize, which is the subject of a special jury who will review presentations of up to 10 selected buildings on the last day of the Festival.
The judges are interested not just in the colours deployed, which may be applied or inherent to any particular material, but in the effect as a whole.
Best Use of Colour Priz shortlisted projects are:
Allen Jack+Cottier, Urbanest Darling Square Building 1 / Sydney, Australia
dePaor, Pálás cinema / Galway, Ireland
Department of Architecture, Mist Hot-spring Hotel / Xuchang, China
FaulknerBrowns Architects, Sportcampus Zuiderpark / The Hague, Netherlands
Form4 Architecture, Innovation Curve / Palo Alto, United States of America
LAUD Architects, PCF Large Child Care Centre / Singapore, Singapore
Lippmann Partnership, Emanuel Synagogue / Sydney, Australia
Scott Brownrigg, Three Rivers Academy / Surrey, United Kingdom
Temporary association AAPROG – BOECKX. – B2Ai, Hospital AZ Zeno / Knokke, Belgium
Glass Future Prize
This new World Architecture Festival 2018 prize, sponsored by Guardian Glass, will be awarded to a Future Project entry which points to new ways in which glass and glass technology can be deployed in projects of any scale. This is a free-to-enter prize, and all WAF Future Project shortlisted entries will potentially be eligible. Entries will be presented by the shortlisted architects to a special World Architecture Festival 2018 jury on the morning of Friday 30 November in Amsterdam. The winner will be announced and will receive their trophy at the Gala Awards Dinner in the Beurs van Berlage that evening.
Glass Future Prize shortlisted projects are:
VTN Architects, Nanoco Head Office / Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Fluid Motion Architects, Tehran World Trade Center / Tehran, Iran
Lund Hagem Architects and Atelier Oslo, Deichman Library / Oslo, Norway
RB Systems, 265 West 45th Street / New York City, United States of America
Steven Chilton Architects, Wuxi Taihu Show Theatre / Wuxi, China
Studio Gang, Tour Montparnasse / Paris, France
Small Project of the Year Prize
Entering the World Architecture Festival 2018 awards projects also have the opportunity to submit for consideration into the Small Project of the Year Prize. Any completed buildings project can be entered, the only criteria is that it is judged to be small for type.
Small Project of the Year Prize shortlisted projects are:
Camilo Moraes, Piedras Bayas Beachcamp / Atacama Desert, Chile
Office for Metropolitan Architecture, MPavilion / Melbourne, Australia
Plano Humano Arquitectos, Chapel Our Lady of Fátima / Castelo Branco, Portugal
SPEECH, Pavilion for artistic presentations / Moscow, Russia
Studio Pacific Architecture, He Tohu Document Room / Wellington, New Zealand
TABANLIOGLU ARCHITECTS, housEmotion / Milano, Italy
TAKENAKA CORPORATION, Hanamaruki Miso-making Experience / Ina Nagano, Japan
VTN Architects, Bamboo stalactite / Venice, Italy
Zarch Collaboratives, Jacob Ballas Children’s Garden / Singapore, Singapore