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World Architecture Festival Awards (WAF) | Shortlist 2011 part. 4

Upcoming Events & Competitions World Architecture Festival Awards (WAF) | Shortlist 2011 part. 4


Archi5 | Workshops of the Marcel Sembat High School (Sotteville les Rouen, France)
A workshop building dedicated to technical teaching about motors and vehicles which requires large spaces and high ceilings. Located at the boundary of the park, the building blends with the landscape using a wavy design for its vegetated roof to produce varied curves and a low height.

Architects Rudanko Kankkunen | Sra Pou Vocational School (Sra Pou, Cambodia)
A vocational training centre and community building in one of the most unprivileged communities in Cambodia built to teach impoverished families skills to earn their own living. The handmade school is made out of local materials and using a local workforce.

AZPA | Ravensbourne (London, UK)
A new digital design and media building located next to The O2, London, centred around two interconnected atria. The external facade consists of gothic rose windows and flower designs achieved using tiles and circular windows.

Bolle Tham and Martin Videgard | Tellus Nursery School (Stockholm, Sweden)
A nursery on the border between a former industrial development and a small forest where new housing is developed. A semi-enclosed courtyard and an organic layout encourage movement into challenging shapes. Windows are freely placed at different heights.

Foster + Partners | Masdar Institute (Abu Dhabi, UAE)
The first building of its kind to be entirely powered by solar energy, this campus features laboratories, residential accommodation, meeting areas and landscaping throughout. Buildings and residences are designed to shade adjacent buildings and paths.

GPY Arquitectos | SEGAI Research Centre (Tenerife, Spain)
A centralized building with the purpose of supporting laboratories used in a range of research programs. Located on the edge of the campus and surrounded by farmland, integration was key and it was built using a step structure in direct reference to the terraced fields.

JCY Architects and Urban Designers | Trades North TAFE (Clarkson, Australia)
A workshop facility for training in construction, manufacturing and electrical sectors under a trcoloured rolling roof which rises and falls to create light in the building.

Khosla Associates | Arts and Media Centre at The Doon School (Dehradun, India)
Two buildings of an art school are made from varying materials and appear as a collection of buildings stemming from a central path. The design includes a landscaped quadrangle garden space.

McBride Charles Ryan | PEGS Junior Boys School: Years 5&6 Building (Essendon, Australia)
The latest building in a school campus features distinct views: a glazed ground floor maximises views of the city, whilst other classrooms open onto landscaping. A chimney provides a source of light and ventilation whilst the main facade of the building is a vertical slice, clad in highly reflective bricks.

Nikken Sekkei | Rikkyo University Niiza Campus (Saitamo-ken, Japan)
Two buildings within a private university provide new classrooms alongside outdoor space. Two keep the surrounding building’s individual functions, two buildings of classrooms were created instead of the original idea of just one.

ORMS Architecture Design | The King’s School (Ely, UK)
Extension of an existing creative arts studio and a new art building which represents traditional barn buildings with simple forms and high ceilings to maximise natural light. The new building is sensitive to neighbouring listed buildings and features materials that reflect its surroundings.

Polyanna Oaraskeva & Associates | Coccon (Messinia, Greece)
A complex for the accommodation of infants and toddlers, where they are creatively engaged and develop skills. Inspired by the memory of the cocoon as the space that carries life, the buildings include accommodation, spaces for creative and educational activities as well as outdoor play areas. Fluid forms and carved underground spaces with green roofs surround a basin from which organic forms emerge.

Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects | City of Westminster College (London, UK)
The new flagship Campus for City of Westminster College is designed to support new ways of teaching and learning. Designed from the inside out, it is a clear-cut, modern building with a distinct Scandinavian heritage. Simple geometric forms rotate around a terraced atrium.

Stanton Williams | Sainsbury Laboratory (Cambridge, UK)
An 11,000 sq.m science research centre set in the University of Cambridge’s Botanic Garden. It responds to its landscape surroundings by being rooted in its setting: it features two visible stories and one subterranean area.

Toshiko Mori Architect PLLC | Syracuse Center of Excellence in Environment and Energy Systems (Syracuse, New York, USA)
A 55,000 sq ft research centre for a federation of more than two hundred institutes, corporations and academic programs. The building anchors the corridor connecting the city centre and the university campus. The laboratories are organized along a circulation path that acts as a gallery, creating an open and inviting architecture to draw the public to the site.

Wingardh Arkitektkontor | Kuggen (Gothenburg, Sweden)
A cylindrical building amongst Lindholmen’s big office complexes that looks different from every angle. A brocade of glazed terracotta panels takes on different appearances depending on our viewing angle and the changing daylight conditions.

Woods Bagot | Deakin University (Melbourne, Australia)
A 250 seat auditorium nestled amongst existing lecture theatres that serves as the centre piece of the learning facility. The auditorium features a concave foyer and a sunken courtyard. It is concave in plan and is connected to the rest of the building via two sculpted staircases.

Zaha Hadid Architects | Evelyn Grace Academy (London, UK)
Embracing a ‘schools-within-schools’ principle has led to the creation of four smaller schools at this Acedemy, each with a distinct internal and external identity alongside communal indoor and outdoor spaces to encourage social communication.

New and Old

Allen Jack+Cottier | Harris Street Studios (Sydney, Australia)
A two story building and its courtyard, both positioned next to a listed building, were transformed to provide commercial floor space and a central glazed secret- garden atrium that is surrounded by the adjacent listed building’s brickwork.

Architects Atelier Ryo Abe | Shima Kitchen (Kagawa, Japan)
A renovation of an old vacant house to create a venue for arts and dining based on a rural island in Western Japan. An open kitchen was designed, the warehouse was refitted into a gallery and extended awning around the trees created an outdoor theatre.

Alonso, Balaguer y Arquitectos Asociados | Leisure and Commercial Centre (Las Arenas, Barcelona, Spain)
A former bullring in the centre of Barcelona was restored to preserve it as key feature in the area whilst still preserving the ‘red drum’ aesthetics that have made it an iconic piece of Barcelona’s landscape.

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Anna Noguera arquitecta | Alemanys 5 (Girona, Spain)
A 16th Century building situated inside the original city walls of Girona, Spain has been restored to form 2 apartments with courtyards and a roof terrace with views across the city and of the cathedral.

Daffonchio and Associates Architects | Maboneng Phase 1 (Johannesburg, South Africa)
Transformation of two buildings from light industrial to work, exhibition and recreational spaces for creatives. Centred around public gardens, one of the buildings has a viewing tower which looks across the city.

dhbArchitects | Mount Melleray (Co. Waterford, Ireland)
A functioning monastery of Cisterian monks required a new accommodation wing to restore a sense of community whilst providing basic comforts for the elderly residents.

Hamworth Tompkins | Snape Maltings (Suffolk, UK)
Snape Maltings is a large complex of Grade II listed industrial buildings from the 19th Century which have been converted into residential and retail use as well as extending the concert hall in the middle with minimum physical change to their appearance.

JBMC Arquitetura & Urbanismo | Rubem Braga Elevator Complex (Brazil)
A blue and green access tower between General Osorio subway station and residents of the city living on a slope 80m above ground level.

John McAslan + Partners | Iron Market (Port-au-Prince, Haiti)
The restoration of The Iron market which is an iconic part of Haiti that was devastated by a fire in 2008 and the 2010 earthquake. Original materials were salvaged to repair all key details and restore the hub of the city.

John McAslan + Partners | Stanislavsky Factory (Moscow, Russia)
The city centre Stanislavsky factory has been regenerated into a vivid mixed use environment unique to the city and which encompasses offices, apartments and restaurants alongside landscaping which has encouraged birds and insects back to the area.

Kieran Timberlake | Morse and Stiles Colleges Yale University (USA)
The upgrade and expansion of the original 1960’s residential colleges at Yale University into small suites of rooms, renovated libraries and dining halls. A new sunken courtyard acts as a lobby between numerous areas and increases activity and movement throughout the buildings.

Miralles Tagliabue EMBT | Plaza Ricard Vines (Lleida, Spain)
An open public space consisting of labyrinthine paths, a central green area of grass and mazes of trees and shrubs designed to pedestrianize the area and allow two residential streets to feed into the area.

NHArchitecture | Myer Bourke Street Redevelopment (Melbourne, Australia)
The redevelopment of an iconic Melbourne department store, Myer city store, includes a faceted roof sculpted with gold metal and glass, as well as a dramatic eight level atrium which starts at the ground floor and leads up to a diamond skylight.

Odile Decq Benoît Cornette Architects and Urban Planners | Restaurant de l’Opéra Garnier “Phantom” (Paris, France)
A new space in a historical building which seats 90 people has a facade of continuous glass and diners on the upper level are close to the original dome features.

Romera y Ruiz Arquitectos | Puzzle Piece (Canary Islands, Spain)
A cover for a patio in a nursery school for children to protect their play area from sun and rain, allowing all-weather play. The cover is shaped like a puzzle piece with gaps allowing light in.

SGL Projekt | The Grebovka Pavilion (Prague, Czech Republic)
The restoration and extension of a pavilion, which originally served as a shooting range and skittle alley, and is now a cultural monument of importance. The restoration returns the building to its original appearance from 1888.

Tstudio | Restoration and reuse of the old church of the Annunziata as the Museum of Contemporary Art (Foligno , Italy)
The reutilisation of a building into a museum of contemporary art which features an octagonal entrance hall, exhibition rooms and a new facade.

Shopping (including mixed use)

DP Architects Pte Ltd. | Central Park (Jakarta, Indonesia)
Central Park comprises of five components – a retail podium with a basement, a 40-storey office tower, a hotel, three identical 48-storey apartment towers and an open green park. It is conceived as a gateway to its surrounding vicinity, whilst embracing calming green space.

Grupo Arquitech | Paseo Acoxpa (Mexico City, Mexico)
The extraordinary combination of trademarks, commercial concepts and cutting edge design succeed in creating a unique space that ues the architectural and commercial components to drive urban regeneration in the area.

NHArchitecture | Myer Bourke Street Redevelopment (Melbourne, Australia)
The most striking feature of Myer’s new face to the City, is its faceted gold roof which has been sculpted with gold metal and glass to choreograph certain city views. Many of the stores heritage features have been carefully restored.

Rocco Design Architects | iSQUARE (Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong)
iSQUARE is that unique Hong Kong typology where retail activities are stacked up vertically to 24- storeys in one of Hong Kong’s glitziest commercial areas, with the retail experience extending up to the full height of the building via a series of sky-atria.

Studio MK27 | Decameron (Sao Paulo, Brazil)
The construction of the Decameron furniture store showroom needed to be quick and economically viable, so the project worked with the premise of using light industrial elements, such as maritime transport containers, which could be easily assembled.

Tabanlioglu Architects | E5 Shopping Mall (Istanbul, Turkey)
The five-storey ‘U’ shaped box design is made of elegant steel and glass, The projecting box accommodates cafes and restaurants, overlooking the cityscape and the E-5 streets. A street market is located in the sub-basement while in the front of the mall a broad public plaza hosts community activities.

Weston Williamson | Digicel Experience Store (Port-au-Price, Haiti)
New Digicel Experience Store in the Haitian capital for a new innovative retail store, where design embodies the spirit of growth and regeneration and the technical design also had to meet a stringent brief to resist earthquakes and seasonal hurricanes.

Please see also:

World Architecture Festival | Entries into WAF Awards 2011

World Architecture Festival Awards (WAF) | Shortlist 2011 part. 1

World Architecture Festival Awards (WAF) | Shortlist 2011 part. 2

World Architecture Festival Awards (WAF) | Shortlist 2011 part. 3


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