World Architecture Festival Awards (WAF) | Shortlist 2011 part. 3
Allen Jack + Cottier | Milson Island Sport and Recreation Centre (Milson Island, Australia)
Located on a small island in the Hawkesbury River, the sports complex is naturally ventilated to stay cool in the summer and warm in the winter and collects rainwater for use on site. The curved design of the building exploits the plywoods properties and reduces structural weight by 30%.
Arup Associates | Qatar Showcase (Doha, Qatar)
A 500-seat zero-carbon football stadium built to showcase technologies to be used in the World Cup 2022. A specially designed roof rotates around the stadium in 14 and a half minutes to provide cooling shade within the building.
Behnisch Architekten | Speedskating Stadium Inzell – Max Aicher Arena (Inzell, Germany)
Intelligent roof free of interior columns, built over pre-existing speed-skating track, which allows athletes and spectators continuous panoramic views over the Bavarian Alps.
GPY Arquitectos | Tacorante Municipal Swimming Pool ( Tacoronte, Tenerife, Spain)
The sports complex includes two heated indoor pools that provide views across the surrounding landscape whilst using natural light to illuminate the pool from above.
Fundamental Experience Architecture (F.E.A) | Noor-e-Mobin’s sport hall (Bastam, Iran)
Offering panoramic views of the clouds, mountains and plains surrounding the ancient city in Iran, the sports hall was designed to ensure connection with the external environment for all those using the facility.
Leigh & Orange Ltd. | Al Shaqab Equestrian (Arena, Doha, Qatar)
Designed to represent a traditional desert tent, the vast roof covers a warm up area, an indoor arena and an outdoor arena at this equestrian arena.
Mackow Pracownia Projektowa | Sports Hall ‘On the hill’ (Bytom, Poland)
The only sports facility in the city, the building was designed with full height openings to allow views across the hill the facility is built on.
Populous | Silverstone Wing (Towcester, United Kingdom)
A new 360 metre long pit, paddock and conference building that spans the length of the new pit lane at Silverstone Circuit.
SGL Project s.r.o | The Stork Nest Farm (Olbramovice, Czech Republic)
Based on a storks nest, this riding arena was designed as symbol between man and animal.
Broekbakema | Rotterdam Traffic Control Centre (Netherlands)
Built from concrete discs interspaced with box shape volumes the traffic control centre achieves a floating appearance in the Port of Rotterdam, located at the crossroad of The Old and New Meuse Rivers.
Cox Architecture/ Cox Ryaner Architectects | Kurilpa Bridge, Brisbane (Australia)
Kurilpa Bridge provides a new pedestrian and cycle connection across Brisbane’s river but also forms a new public space, as well as a symbol for art, science, technology and healthy living.
Hypostyle Architects | Multi-Storey Car Park (Glasgow, Scotland)
The first of four car parks, with a sympathetic design to the B-Listed Central Medical Block, the car park uses natural sandstone and timber panelling to provide a please facade.
Integrated Design Associates Limited | Parkview Green (Beijing, China)
Four independent buildings arranged around a the four corners of a site, linked by a footbridge at the diagonal corners.
Metro Arkitekter | Malmö Central Station (Malmö, Sweden)
A new arrivals hall constructed almost entirely of glass, which also acts to open up the facade to the historic railway hall for the first time in its 150 year hospital.
TFP Farrells Ltd. | Guangzhou South Railway Station (Guangzhou, China)
The station, which is three times the size of King’s Cross Station, includes 28 high-speed rail platforms and a 348 metre skylight which splits the station in two.
Zaha Hadid Architects | Sheikh Zayed Bridge (Abu Dhabi, UAE)
Part of the route around the Gulf South Shore connecting the three Emirates together, Sheikh Zayed Bridge is critical in the development and completion of the highway system. A sinusoidal waveform provides the structural silhouette shape across the channel and rises to a height of 60 metres above the water.
Production, energy and recycling
Batlle & Roig Architects| Waste Treatment Facility (Barcelona, Spain)
This facility consists of two large treatments at different levels, under one roof, which aims to integrate with the land.
Bergmeisterwolf | Wine Cellars Schreckbichl (South Tyrol, Italy)
The facade of the building is comprised of layers of oak and steel, evoking the image of wine barrels.
Dar SSH International Engineering Consultants | Printing Press (Kuwait)
Printing facilities for national Kuwaiti newspaper Awan, with an open interior design that celebrates the printing process.
Foster and Partners| Bodegas Portia, Faustino Winery (Burgos, Spain)
New winery for the Faustino Group designed so the topography of the site aids the wine-making process.
Hypostyle Architects | Advanced Forming Research Centre (Inchinnan, UK)
Consist of three main sections – offices, workshops and laboratories – which are all built at different heights to give the impression of the building rising ‘like a wave’.
Monvolume Architecture and Design | Hydroelectric Power Station Winnebach (Sűditorol, Italy)
This power station is built into the slope, conceived to look like an ‘artificial rock’.
Régis Côté et associés | CFER – Business and Recovery Training Centre (Saint-Nicéphore, Quebec, Canada)
A training and recycling centre powered by recovered biogas, provides an academic centre in an innovative environment. A unique roof shape maximises light whilst reducing overheating.
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