Leisure dominates World Architecture Festival 2019 Awards shortlist

We have been inspired by the levels of innovation in this year’s entries, that show the incredible range of ways in which architects are responding to the global climate and biodiversity emergencies we face.
– Paul Finch

The shortlist has been revealed for the World Architecture Festival (WAF) 2019 Awards and leisure projects are represented across the majority of the 33 categories – as well as in dedicated categories of their own.

Among the most notable leisure projects in contention for an award are:

Alexandra Palace East Wing Regeneration by Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios

Coal Drops Yard by Heatherwick Architects

Morpheus Hotel by Zaha Hadid Architects

noma by BIG-Bjarke Ingels Group

Royal Opera House 'Open Up' by Stanton Williams

Tottenham Hotspur Stadium by Populous

Vessel by Heatherwick Studio

The leisure-focused categories for completed buildings are Culture, Display, Hotel and Leisure, Mixed Use, Shopping and Sport. There are also categories for future projects in Culture, Leisure Led Development and Masterplanning.

There are a number of Special Prize categories and winners across all of the categories will compete for the overall accolades of World Building of the Year, Future Project of the Year, Interior of the Year and Landscape of the Year.

All types and sizes of architectural projects are represented, with small firms competing against some of the best known architects in the world. More than 1,000 entries were received, which were whittled down to 534 from 70 countries on the final shortlist.

Paul Finch, programme director of World Architecture Festival, said: "We have been inspired by the levels of innovation in this year’s entries, that show the incredible range of ways in which architects are responding to the global climate and biodiversity emergencies we face."

Shortlisted teams will present their projects to international juries in front of festival delegates during the festival, which runs with its sister event, INSIDE World Festival of Interiors, from 4-6 December.

Last year's overall World Building of the Year winner was Kampung Admiralty, a community-centred mixed-use development in Singapore.

The nominated leisure projects can be viewed below.

THE WORLD ARCHITECTURE FESTIVAL BUILDING OF THE YEAR AWARDS
The full leisure category shortlists

Completed Buildings: Culture

• Helsinki Central Library Oodi by ALA Architects

• Qasr Al Hosn: Al Musallah by CEBRA

• LocHal Public Library by Civic architects (lead architect), Braaksma & Roos Architectenbureau, Inside Outside / Petra Blaisse

• Cairns Performing Arts Centre by Cox Architecture and CA Architects

• MPavilion 2018 by Estudio Carme Pinós

• Royal Academy of Music - Theatre and new Recital Hall by Ian Ritchie Architects

• Amos Rex by JKMM Architects

• Hanna Boutique Hotel by Mahsa Majidi , Persian Garden Studio

• National Kaohsiung Centre for the Arts by Mecanoo architecten

• Tai Kwun Centre for Heritage and Arts by Purcell; Herzog & de Meuron; Rocco Design Architects

• Tibetan Intangible Cultural Heritage Museum by Shenzhen HuaHui Design

• Cultural center of Beicheng Central Park in Hefei by Shenzhen HuaHui Design

• Royal Opera House 'Open up' by Stanton Williams

• Green Square Library and Plaza by Studio Hollenstein in association with Stewart Architecture

• CRG Archive Library by Studio Link-Arc

• Zaryadye Concert Hall by TPO Reserve

• Dangrove by Tzannes

• Tian Han Cultural Park by WCY Regional Studio

Completed Buildings: Display

• Greentown Yiwu Peach Blossom Land Living Experience Centre by 9M Architectural Design

• Chongqing • VANKE Life Experience Center by Arch-Age Design (AAD)

• Toy as Architecture, Architecture as Toy by GROUNDWORK, Architects & Associates

• Vessel by Heatherwick Studio

• Bilya Koort Boodja- Centre for Nyoongar Culture and Environmental Knowledge by iredale pedersen hook architects

• Doubleground by MUIR+OPENWORK

• Art Center of Jingdezhen Ceramic Cultural Tourism Town by Shanghai Urban Architectural Design

• HHXT Exhibition Center by Shanghai Urban Architectural Design

• The Historic District of Nanchang Three-eye Well Urban Renovation Planning Exhibition Center by Shanghai Urban Architectural Design

• Chongqing Tiandi Art Gallery by Shenzhen HuaHui Design

• Think Design Shibanee & Kamal Architects

• Exhibition Center of Shimao Shenzhen-Hong Kong International Center by SHUISHI

• Living in Nature installation by SPEECH

• Historic Rolling Stock Park at Baltiysky Station by Studio 44 Architects

• Lokadhatu (The World) by Studio Link-Arc

• Swirling Cloud: Bulletin Pavilion for BJFU Garden Festival by SUP Atelier

• 119 Great North Road by Warren and Mahoney Architects

Completed Buildings: Hotel and Leisure

• Ranwu Lake (Tibet) International Self-drive Tour and Recreational Vehicle Campsite by ARCH-HERMIT

• Lindis Lodge by Architecture Workshop

• Glass-less House: Pavilion for Yoga and Pool in XY Yunlu Hotel by Atelier Liu Yuyang Architects

• Ahsa Farmstay by Creative Crews

• The Museum Hotel Antakya by EAA-Emre Arolat Architecture

• The Opera Terrace, Covent Garden by Eric Parry Architects

• Hanna Boutique Hotel by Mahsa Majidi , Persian Garden Studio

• Hotel Birks by NEUF Architect(e)s

• THE TIING, TEJAKULA by NIC BRUNSDON

• Gloriette: A travel through time by noa* network of architecture

• Mohr Life: The theatrical spa by noa* network of architecture

• PINE VILLA by SHANGHAI JUND ARCHITECTS

• Solaz Los Cabos by Sordo Madaleno Arquitectos

• Fuchun New Century Wonderland Resort of Hangzhou by The Design Institute Of Landscape & Architecture China Academy Of Art

• Nobu Hotel Los Cabos by WATG and Studio PCH

• Morpheus Hotel by Zaha Hadid Architects

Completed Buildings: Shopping

• ATAKULE NEW LIFE CENTER by A TASARIM MIMARLIK- ALI OSMAN OZTURK

• INZONE by Arizon Design

• Xi Chao bookstore by Fan Wenbing (ATELIER FAN)

• Grand Central Shopping Centre by fjmt and Buchan

• The Village by gianni ranaulo design

• Coal Drops Yard by Heatherwick Studio

• Shopping center near «Teply stan» metro station by KPLN

• Harbour Kiosk by LAAB Architects

• Furi Time Square Mall by White Matter Design Studio

Completed Buildings: Sport

• TURÓ DE LA PEIRA'S SPORTS CENTER AND LAYOUT OF THE INTERIOR URBAN BLOCK by Anna Noguera, Javier Fernandez

• The Club Stand by Bates Smart

• Roland Garros Stadium - Modernization of the Historic Triangle by Chaix & Morel et Associés

• Irina Winer-Usmanova Rhythmic Gymnastics Center in the Luzhniki Complex by CPU PRIDE

• GAME Streetmekka Viborg by EFFEKT Architects

• HaiKou Wuyuan River Stadium by gmp & Shanghai United Design Group

• The Curragh Racecourse by Grimshaw

• Boost by Hypothesis

• Pingelly Recreation and Cultural Centre by iredale pedersen hook architects with Advanced Timber Concepts Studio

• Tottenham Hotspur Stadium by Populous

• Zaozhuang Stadium by Shanghai United Design Group

• Indoor Playground (Doubling as lecture hall) of Yueyang County No.3 Middle School by SUP Atelier

Future Project: Culture

• Southern Branch of the National Library and National Depository Library by Bio-architecture Formosana

• Bao'an Public Culture and Art Center by Coldefy & Associates

• Urban wetland museuem of Wenzhou by IAPA

• CULTURAL CENTER LA TUILERIE by Jacques Ferrier and Pauline Marchetti Architects

• Fondazione Luigi Rovati Museum by Mario Cucinella Architects

• Çanakkale Antenna by Powerhouse

• Richard Gilder Center for Science, Education, and Innovation at the American Museum of Natural History by Studio Gang

• Magnaura Palace Tower Remains Renovation by Tabanlioglu Architects

• Puffing Billy Lakeside Station by TERROIR

• The New GoDown Arts Centre by White arkitekter

Future Project: Leisure Led Development

• Taikoo Li Qiantan by 5+design

• Viewing Platform of Nujiang(Salween River) 72-turnings Canyon in Basu Tibet by ARCH-HERMIT

• Bonnevaux Meditation Retreat by DP Architects

• Britannia Leisure Centre by FaulknerBrowns Architects

• Sangan Hotel by FMZD | Farshad MediZadeh Design

• Campsort Hotel by gad · line+ studio and Zhejiang gad architectural design

• Crystal Pool and Wellness Centre by HCMA Architecture + Design

• WAITOMO BUNGY TOWER by Ignite

• Resort Hotel in Bodrum by Izgi Architectural Design

• Marchwiel Estate by John Wardle Architects

• Rennes Palais du Commerce by MVRDV

• ARRÁBIDA RETREAT by NIC BRUNSDON

• Bledisloe Quarter by Peddle Thorp

• Chablé La Paz by Sordo Madaleno Arquitectos

• Maldives Hotel studio mk27

• Tersane Halic - Halic Shipyards by Tabanlioglu Architects

• Igneada Glamping by Yazgan Design Architecture

Future Project: Masterplanning

• THE CONNECTED CITY Oberbillwerder by ADEPT and KARRES EN BRANDS together with Transsolar, Büro Happold, Kraft

• Ulsoor Lake by Arup

• Masterplan Paraty by Bernardes Arquitetura

• LifeLines | Heart of Cairo Urban regeneration by Design & More and Verform

• Renovation of Changchun tractor factory by East China Architectural Design & Research Institute

• The Forestias by F+P (Thailand), DT Design, ITEC Entertainment, Atelier10, EEC Engineering Network, Grant Associates, TK Studio

• Huli Creative Industrial Park Urban Design by FCHA

• Badaevskiy Brewery, Redevelopment by Herzog & de Meuron and APEX project bureau

• Central Otago by Monk Mackenzie

• Oslo Airport City by Nordic — Office of Architecture and Haptic Architects

• Ningbo, Jiangbei core area by One Design

• Airport City Istanbul by Perkins and Will

• 8 Albert Embankment by Pilbrow & Partners

• ITMO University by RTDA

• Mount Ngongotatha Masterplan by Scott Brownrigg

• Svobodny Strategic Master Plan 2030 by Strelka KB

• NONG FAB LNG TERMINAL: The Harmonized Juxtaposition between Industry and Nature by TK Studio

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The shortlist has been revealed for the World Architecture Festival (WAF) 2019 Awards and leisure projects are represented across the majority of the 33 categories – as well as in dedicated categories of their own. Among the most notable leisure projects in contention for an award are: • Alexandra Palace East Wing Regeneration by Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios • Coal Drops Yard by Heatherwick Architects • Morpheus Hotel by Zaha
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