Leisure projects in contention for Building of the Year prize at World Architecture Festival Awards

by Kim Megson | 04 Jul 2016

The World Architecture Festival (WAF) has revealed the architects and buildings in contention for awards glory at this year’s event in Berlin in November.

The prestigious WAF Awards celebrate completed architectural projects, future projects and landscape projects across 30 categories.

A panel of industry professionals – including David Chipperfield and Christoph Ingenhoven – alongside former winners and festival speakers have selected the final shortlists based on entries submitted from architects around the world.

Here are this year’s leisure category shortlists:

Hotel And Leisure - Completed Buildings

• 1+1 > 2 Architects, Earth Village, Ha Giang, Vietnam

• Aim Architecture, Fushengyu Hotspring Resort, Mianyang, China

• Bates Smart, Canberra Airport Hotel, Canberra, Australia

• Duangrit Bunnag Architect, The Naka Phuket, Phuket

• Jacques Ferrier Architecture, Nakara 4 star Residential Hotel, Cap d'Agde, France

MIA Design Studio, Naman Retreat Pure Spa, Danang, Vietnam

• nA Nakayama Architects, Zaborin, Hokkaido, Japan

• Neri&Hu Design and Research Office, Le Meridien Zhengzhou, Zhengzhou, China

Sordo Madaleno Arquitectos, Grand Hyatt Playa del Carmen Hotel, Playa del Carmen

• Studio Lotus, Baradari, City Palace Jaipur, Jaipur, India

• Studio PCH and Montalba Architects, Nobu Ryokan, Malibu, USA

URBNarc, Alila Seminyak, Bali, Indonesia

Culture - Completed Buildings

• Advanced Architecture Laboratory, Singapore University of Technology and Design, The Future of Us, Singapore

• BVN and Conrad Gargett in association, Australian Army Museum of Military Engineering, Holsworthy, Australia

• Furuichi and Associates, Miyahata Jomon Museum, Fukushima, Japan

• GreenhilLi architecture + design, New Wings at the Asian Civilisations Museum, Singapore

Menis Arquitectos, CKK "Jordanki", Torun, Poland

• Nikken Sekkei, Akagane Museum, Niihama City, Japan

• OLI Architecture, Mu Xin Art Museum, Wuzhen, China

Patterson Associates, Len Lye Centre, Taranaki, New Zealand

• Pere Puig Arquitecte, Montagora Cultural Centre, Barcelona, Spain

Reiulf Ramstad Architects, Romsdal Folk Museum, Molde, Norway

• Riegler Riewe Architekten, Silesian Museum, Katowice, Poland

• Robert Konieczny- KWK Promes, National Museum in Szczecin - Dialogue Centre Przelomy, Szczecin, Poland

Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects, Dokk1, Aarhus, Denmark

• Studio Farris Architects, City Library Bruges, Bruges, Belgium

Studio Gang, Writers Theatre, Glencoe, USA

Studio Link-Arc, China Pavilion for Expo Milano 2015, Milan, Italy

• waa (we architech anonymous), MOCA Yinchuan, Yinchuan, China

Zaha Hadid Architects, Messner Mountain Museum Corones, Plan de Corones, Italy

Sport - Completed Buildings

• Allen Jack+Cottier, Abbotsleigh Multi-Purpose Sports Hall, Sydney, Australia

• Allford Hall Monaghan Morris, AEP Fitness Centre, Oklahoma City, United States

Effekt, GAME Streetmekka, Esbjerg, Denmark

• HCMA Architecture + Design, Grandview Heights Aquatic Centre, Surrey, Canada

Populous, Parc Olympique Lyonnais, Lyon, France

Populous, Estadio BBVA Bancomer, Monterrey, Mexico

All finalists will be invited to present their projects live to judging panels at the festival from 16-18 November before the final category winners are chosen. Winners from each category will then be considered by a 'super-jury', who will select the World Building of the Year, the Future Project of the Year and the Landscape of the Year.

Last year’s winners were OMA and Buro Ole Scheeren, whose Interlace ‘vertical village’ housing development in Singapore won Building of the Year, and Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG), who took home the award for Future Project of the Year with their Vancouver House skyscraper. Turenscape International's Yanweizhou Park won the Landscape of the Year award.

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