The World Architecture Festival (WAF) is back and has a record amount of creative and incredible architectural offerings on show this year.
The WAF will take place from the 28th to the 30th of November 2018 in Amsterdam, where architects and designers behind each shortlisted project will compete for category titles which include World Building of the Year, Future Project of the Year, Interior of the Year and Landscape of the Year.
The top 5 countries entered and shortlisted for the WAF 2018 awards are China, Australia, UK, Turkey, USA and this year, even South Africa has been shortlisted for the Old and New category for Thomas Heatherwick’s conversion of an old grain silo into the Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa.
WAF programme director Paul Finch commented: ‘This has been a terrific year for the WAF Awards, reaching our largest entry total to date. This has not resulted in any decrease in quality if anything the opposite. It has been extremely gratifying to review entries from more than 81 different countries and note the way in which architects are absorbing lessons from contemporaries across the world.’
As we await the WAF and its co-located event, the INSIDE World Festival of Interiors to take place, here are 10 of our favourite creations from the World Architecture Festival 2018 shortlist.
Zeitz MOCAA By Heatherwick Studio
Location: Cape Town, South Africa
Freycinet Lodge Coastal Pavilions By Liminal Architecture
Location: Coles Bay, Tasmania, Australia
Vali-e-asr Mosque By Fluid Motion Architects
Location: Tehran, Iran
Village Lounge of Shangcun By SUP Atelier
Location: Jixi, China
Peninsula House By Bernardes Arquitetura
Location: Guarujá, Brazil
Cabin Kvitfjell By Lund Hagem Architects
Location: Kvitfjell, Norway
Ullevål tårn By Code Arkitektur
Location: Oslo, Norway
Exeter College Cohen Quadrangle By Alison Brooks Architects
Location: Oxford, United Kingdom
King Abdullah Petroleum Studies and Research Centre (KAPSARC) By Zaha Hadid Architects
Location: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Bamboo stalactite By Vo Trong Nghia Architects
Location: Venice, Italy
Featured Image: Patio House by OOAK architects, Karpathos, Greece; Photo credit: Yorgos Kordakis