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World Architecture Festival Awards (WAF) | Shortlist 2011 part. 6

Upcoming Events & Competitions World Architecture Festival Awards (WAF) | Shortlist 2011 part. 6

Future Projects – Competition

Bjarke Ingels Group | Tallinn Town Hall (Tallinn, Estonia)
The Town Hall aims to create an open public square (half inside, half outside)that will contain a municipal restaurant, conference hall, exhibitions, and informal meeting places whilst being in tune with the old medieval townscape. Comprised of ten individual departments, two for common space, and a thirteenth building, the tower, which will host the City Government.

DRA&U | Multifunctional Building “Rossi Sud Complex” (Latina, Italy)
The shell inspired building is designed with a continuous outer surface with separate manageable areas. The outdoor area consists of paths, green areas, an auditorium, playgrounds for children, and an arena for outdoor events.

Isay Weinfield | Catalinas Tower (Buenos Aires, Argentina)
A rectangular office block comprised of 550 functional units features a ground floor housing a bank branch, restaurant, coffee shop, and a book shop. The facades are made up of horizontal sun breakers and four types of casing panels that are distributed unevenly according to the various incidences of solar radiation.

Miralles Tagliabue EMBT | Competition for Comic and Animation Museum and Plaza (Hangzhou, China)
The Magical Island will be an innovative experience with natural artificial features that engage with the comic museum experience. ‘Enhancing the impossible,’ it will include a sub aquatic underworld where there will be giant screens showing comics from around the world.

Mossessian & Partners | Place Lalla Yeddouna (Fez, Morocco)
The preservation of historic buildings in one of the oldest Medinas in the world alongside the construction of new buildings, to create a dynamic mixed-use space. It will include galleries and colourful public spaces lined with tiles made by local artisans.

Populous | Sports City Stadium (Saudi Arabia)
Designed to provoke a sense of dynamic display, the stadium is defined by an intriguing percolated ring. The surface that runs up to the stadium facade and out over the podium is designed as a net is made up of pairs of cables spanning in all directions.

RUF project | Camo-Density or: How I learned to love living in a hedge (Vancouver, Canada)
‘The Hedge’ is a series of 16×25 pre-manufactured units covered by hydroponically grown hedges which can be stacked or linked linearly to accelerate production. Without requiring new investment in underground services, the living spaces consist of an offset spine which houses the kitchen, table, flip down bed, and expandable bathroom.

Sturgess Architecture | Glacier Discovery Walk (Alberta, Canada)
Located in the Jasper National Park, the glacier trail is cut into native bedrock with a view of the gorge below. At the Discovery Vista visitors can venture out 30 metres beyond the face of the cliff on a transparent glass walkway.

Future Projects – Educational

Miralles Tagliabue EMBT | International Competition for the New Campus of Fudan University School of Management (Shanghai, China)
The new Fudan campus aims to create a new core in the community by renovating one of the oldest Universities in China. All the public gathering spaces of the new buildings are covered by a rooflandscape which filters, modulates and stages the light that shines into the building.

Perkins+ Will | Princess Nora Bint Abdulrahman University Academic Campus (Riyadh, Saudi Arabia)
Comprised of nine buildings, the newly created University campus will be the largest women’s university in the world. The building responds to the region’s architectural and religious heritage whilst using GFRC shading screens to shade from direct sun.

Pekins + Will | Kuwait University Teaching School (Kuwait City, Kuwait)
A 21st Century school, functioning both as a K-12 school and a teaching environment for University students. The buildings grassed roofs and the schools curricula have been programmed with ways to turn arid desert into verdant oasis.

Sharon Davis Design | Women’s Opportunity Center (Kayonza, Rwanda)
A two-hectare mini village in Rwanda providing classrooms, community space, a farmers market and guest accommodation to help female survivors of war rebuild their lives. Bricks are made on-site to create income opportunity and spur social solidarity.

Suyabatmaz Demirel Architects | METU Student Center (Ankara, Turkey)
A sustainable student campus with a sports centre, performance hall and amphitheatres all perceived as parts of one unified building.

Future Projects – Cultural

7XA Taller de Arquitectura | Zócalo 11 de Julio (Tijuana B.C., Mexico)
Links public and commercial spaces, with green roofs to enjoy and connecting paved areas. Central space is a lake for boat rides and admiration of the Emblem-Tower. The Emblem Tower, a white cylindrical tower is covered with LED screens projecting information 24 hours a day.

Allford Hall Monaghan Morris | Royal Court Liverpool (Liverpool, United Kingdom)
The Grade II listed theatre will be completely renovated, including and interior space for new public areas. The large glazed facade to the corner of the building seeks to open up the retained brickwork as the interior space draws in the public.

AU Studio | Desert Retreat (Ubari Lakes, Libyan Arab Jamahiriya)
An eco resort hotel situated on the edge of the Sahara Desert made from rammed earth. The rooms either offer views of the valley or across the rolling sand dunes.

Circa Architecture | Port Arthur Resort (Tasmania, Australia)
The proposal is a village of 34 independent translucent pavilions. The internal temperature is controlled by a vented ridge and the retractable external blinds respond automatically to changes in weather.

EAA-Emre Arolat Architects | Sancak Mosque (Istanbul, Turkey)
Focussed on the essence of religious space, the long canopy stretching out from the park is the only architectural element visible from the outside. The building blends in completely with the topography where the interior of the mosque is dramatic and simple cave like space.

Haptic Architects | Mountain Eco Resort (Sahara, Libyan Arab Jamahiriya)
A proposed eco resort located in the Acacus Mountains, Sahara Dessert, the sculpted buildings are inspired by the dark basalt mountains. Rammed earth and stone walls will house accommodation offering unique views of the surrounding landscape.

John McAslan and Partners | Msheireb Cultural Forum (Doha, Qatar)
Taking inspiration from Qatari Courtyard House, the building and forum are based on monolithic black stone. An atrium forms the centre of the building which is surmounted by a skylight and an Islamicpatterned screen to diffuse light and produce artfully shadowed volumes.

Menis Arquitectos | Auditorium and Conventions Center in Morro Jable (Canary Islands, Spain)
A black concrete building with red scratches is presented as a series of prismatic modules which run parallel to each other suiting the characteristics of the environment. The auditorium can operate with full capacity or can be divided up for activities such as; theatre, cinema, opera, chamber of symphonic orchestras, or conferences.

MCBAD Colomer Dumont | Art Digital Center – Campus Milla Digital (Zaragoza, Spain)
The digitally themed urban project will be the new home for the Centre for Digital Art and Technology. A building where artists, production, and communication coexist in a flexible space for the future.

MJZ  | Miami Pier Museum of Latin American Immigrants (Miami, Florida, USA)
Situated directly on coastline of South Beach, Miami, FL, design reflects struggles of Miami’s immigrants using twisting forms both internally and externally to resemble the waves of the sea. Its external form is designed to withstand and absorb the extreme weather and hurricanes that Florida is prone to.

Miralles Tagliabue EMBT | Zhang Da Qian Museum (Neijang, China)
A purpose built museum to exhibit the work of legendary Chinese painter Zhang Da Qian as well as integrating the cultural essence to east and west relating to his friendship with Picasso. Located at the peak Dong Tong Lu Yuan Mountain, the museum will grow from an existing tea-house using vertical laminated bamboo ribs.

Samoo Architects & Engineers | Atlantis “Eco-Philia” (South Korea)
The BIG-0, based on Atlantis, introduces natural purification to the polluted water of Yeosu using a closed sea-water circulatory system. The educationally themed structure will have an exposed seabed above the surface of the water.

Future Projects – Commercial

Abiat Architects | The ARC Office Building (Jeddah, Saudi Arabia)
The proposed four storey office building in the newly developed neighbourhood of Jeddah, is composed of 20 flexible office units, with a roof terrace overlooking the Red Sea coast.

Aedas | Fusionopolis 4 (Singapore)
A regional headquarters for an entertainment company and a revenue-generating office building. Planning restrictions defined the height of this 13 meter-high building which includes a state-of-theart 100-person theatre and gallery.

Aedas | Taipei Nangang Office Tower (Taiwan)
Located near the Jilong River, the highly-sustainable design for the new 18-storey Taipei Nangang Office Tower draws inspiration from the shape of the river pebbles and aims to achieve LEED Gold certification.

Alessandro Quadrelli Architecto | Ecoarea – Better Living (Via Rigardara 37, Coriano RN, Italy)
Ecoarea provides exhibition space for companies working in renewable energy and green building technologies. It has been designed to utilise natural light and hold thermal energy longer.

Arup Associates | Philips Lighting Zero Carbon Emissions Building (Malu, Jiading District, Shanghai, China)
Representing a step-change in the design of office buildings in China, this project will act as a lighthouse for the surrounding areas whilst creating a healthy innovative working environment in a zero-carbon, naturally ventilated building.

EAA-Emre Arolat Architects | Antakya Hotel (Antakya, Hatay, Turkey)
The proposed hotel at the centre of Antakya, close to the St Pierre Cathedral, incorporates excavated relics, positioning itself as a protective cover for the historic remains.

John McAslan + Partners | 5* Mandarin Oriental Hotel and Serviced Apartments (Msheireb, Doha, Qatar)
A high-specification scheme designed to define a new language of form, material and overall composition that speaks thoughtfully of change and the future in a fast-developing city.

Make | 5 Broadgate (London, UK)
The designs for the 12-story ‘groundscraper’ respond to the increasing demand for major buildings to provide high quality form, materials and detail which are innovative and visibly remarkable. 5 Broadgate will set new standards and includes four state-of-the-art trading floors.

Make | London Wall Place (London, UK)
A proposed mixed-use, grade-A office-led development, in the heart of the City of London which focuses on the public realm to increase permeability of the 1.8 acre site, aligned to the historic London Wall.

Nikken Sekkei | Bank of Chéngdu Headquarters (Chéngdu City, Sichuan Province, China)
Located on a major road at the centre of Chéngdu, the 100m cubic building provides one-million sqm of built up floor space and creates a strong presence in a district which is crowded with a variety of shapes.

Oppenheim Architecture + Design | Wadi Rum Resort (Jordan)
Unique luxury accommodation where desert sand meets desert stone, engaging with the landscape with nominal impact and primal elegance. The boundaries between man-made and nature, interior and exterior are deliberately blurred to establish maximum impact.

RSP Design Consultants | Echelon – Interglobe Headquarters (Gurgaon, Haryana, India)
The seven-storey HQ building for interglobal has been designed to reflect the firm’s philosophy and integrate the site landscape with the overall built environment to provide a sense of structure while maintaining open outlooks and visual permeability.

Sanjay Puri Architects – Biome, Shree Cement Township (Jobner, Rajasthan, India)
An office development at a factory site in the desert state of Rajasthan, echoes the sand dunes of the surrounding landscape whilst grass covered planes provide contrast and create an energy efficient building.

Sanjay Puri Architects | D Hotel (Sushant Golf City, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India)
This 120-room hotel responds to the site’s orientation, sculpting the built form seamlessly with the landscape.

Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP | Muqarnas Tower, King Abdullah Financial District (Riyadh, Saudi Arabia)
The 30-storey tower, offering office and retail space, has a unique floor plate and facade which creates a surface that ‘shades itself’.

 Zoom TPU | Medicalpark Ulus Hospital (Istanbul, Turkey)
A hospital made up of healing rooms which aim to enhance the feeling of being surrounded by nature’s noises and soft shapes. The hospital consists of creative spaces of activity, a reception are aand patient rooms.

Future Projects – Residential

Agi Architects | Wafra Living (Kuwait)
High rise building set back from the street and an L-shaped building defining the street edge to maximise privacy. Combines at different levels private and public within the complex. At level +6. 00m is a ‘High Square’, a community space for tenants to play sports in a private environment.

Broadway Malyan | Quarza (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia)
An environmentally responsive, mixed-use development consisting of three residential towers, a retail mall and a commercial office. The area features public open spaces, ponds, decks and sky courts.

City Studio doo | Cargo XXL (Slovenia)
New residential area links urban and natural space in which the buildings and nature are mixed into one, following the natural form of the hill and quarry. Homes are grouped into neighbourhoods and these into semi-private communities. Has renewable energy concept e.g. rainwater retention ponds and solar chimneys.

EAA- Emre Arolat Architects | Vicem Residences (Bodrum, Turkey)
Houses situated on a rocky tip along the Turkish coastline which aim to blend in with the surrounding mountains and water. The houses look onto the sea and feature verandas jutting over freshwater pools.

Hawkins\Brown | Park Hill ( Sheffield UK)
Regeneration of the Grade II Park Hill Estate, the largest listed structure in Europe, to comprise 995 residential flats, landscaping and connecting bridges

Isay Weinfield | Girassol Building (Sao Paolo, Brazil)
A residential building made up of different levels which resemble a cascade of apartments. The uneven organisation and greenery throughout the building aims to blend in with the landscape and allow residents at the top of the building to enjoy views of the city of Sao Paolo.

Koji Tsutsui & Associates | The Case Study Biotape Housing (California, United States)
Environmentally and culturally sustainable collective housing. Designed to blend into natural environment and create a microcosm of San Francisco with inhabitants of various cultural and ethnic backgrounds. Flat terraced roofs provide water surface for wild birds and sprinkler system.

LAN Architecture | 72 Collective Housing Units (France)
Created for the urban lifestyle, the project is directed towards combining the house and the apartment, inspired by stacking containers and study of habitat modes. Cross-building units with adaptable exterior spaces.

Malik Architecture | Staff and Doctor’s Housing for Vedanta Cancer Hospital & Research Centre (Chattisgarh, India)
1, 2 and 3 bedrooms and service apartments for Doctors and nurses focused around green/woodland. Design process accounted for hierarchies and roles of staff/nurses/doctors, the sun’s movement and severe budget restrictions.

MKPL Architects Pte Ltd. | Orchard Suites (Singapore)
High rise residential development has unique and innovative ‘skin’ architecture, set in the prime location of Orchard Road but disadvantaged by the extremely small site. Sets new green benchmark and an architectural fashion statement by planting trees outside each suite.

Mossessian & Partners | Musheireb- Heart of Doha (Doha, Qatar)
A mixed use development featuring residential, commercial and retail buildings centred around a major public square and aiming to re-centralise the city. Tall narrow streets, roof overhangs and decorative screens all shade the development helping to cool it.

RSP Design Consultants Pvt. Ltd. | Chintels Residential Development (Haryana, India)
Fine set of high-rise residences near IGI airport spread over 39 acres. Designed for ecological twist to urban living, use of open spaces, link to neighbouring greens, improved day lighting and privacy. Cluster of tower blocks with each cluster conceived as a sub-community.

Sanjay Puri Architects | Palmyra (Mauritius)
Planned in four wings, each with four apartments, this 18 level development skirts the south-west borders of the site creating a large landscaped garden on the north-east corner overlooking the river. Planning means apartments need less air conditioning.

Suyabatmaz Demirel Architects | Rope Factory Lofts (Istanbul, Turkey)
Project involved converting long open spaces of old large rope factory into a high-end residential of around 40 individual units. Aim to give equal and just share to every loft and access to waterfront. Major building materials hint former identity of site e.g. raw wooden panels, natural wood and stone.

Suyabatmaz Demirel Architects | G Plus Residences (Istanbul, Turkey)
High-rise blocks situated in a district near Basin Express Highway, has advantage of location and large building plot. Design based on understanding of the place and urban environment. One block has 18 floors, the other has 22, both located at opposite ends of the land, utilizing view and daylight.

Studio MK27 | L-and and Reserve (Portugal)
A hotel and spa located on the Alqueva dam comprising of 70 villas with deck areas and a spa which will be built over the water with a reflecting pool located on the rooftop.

Teget Architecture | 35th Street housing Complex (Izmir, Turkey)
A housing complex for a population of 2,000 people located on a sharply sloping site near a 2km long pedestrian street. White buildings of varying heights look onto landscaped communal areas and the development features a swimming pool, shaded by archways in the building.

Future Projects – Health

HOK with PLP Architecture | The Francis Crick Institute (St. Pancras London, UK)
A new national centre for Biomedical Research for four of the world’s most influential scientific organisations that will accommodate 1250 researchers in a stimulating environment, which encourages innovation, while also being sensitive to its historic setting.

Malik Architecture | Vedanta Cancer Hospital & Research Centre (Chattisgarh, Naya Raipur, India)
The Vedanta Cancer Hospital & Research Centre, on a 350 acre site in the new capital city Naya Raipur, provides an opportunity to establish a benchmark for future medical facilities and integrated sustainable development, focusing heavily on the patient experience.

McAdam Architects | Lakeside Spa and Boutique Hotel (Moscow, Russia)
A 5* hotel located near reservoirs and lakes positioned on a stretch of land that changes from forest to beach. Floor-to-ceiling windows create a panoramic terrace with views across the lake.

Rice Daubney | The Chris O’Brien Lifehouse at RPA, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital (Camperdown, Australia)
The proposed nine-storey facility will be fully integrated with the existing infrastructure and has been designed to focus on patient centred care as a holistic experience, with healing gardens accessed from patient rooms.

ONG&ONG Pte Ltd. | The National Heart Centre (Singapore)
The design incorporates modular innovative building methods to ensure the building is adaptable for future growth and includes open spaces similar to medicinal courtyard gardens of the Middle Ages designed to expedite healing.

Perkins+Will, USA/ Triad Architects | Kenya Women and Children’s Wellness Centre (Kenya)
Located adjacent to the campus of United States International University in Nairobi Kenya, the Kenya Women and Children’s Wellness Centre will be a state of the art healthcare facility which will help to achieve the foundation’s mission of health, well-being, counselling and education for an underserved community.

VK, 2050 A+P, Nhat My | Binh Chanh Pediatric Hospital (Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam)
The organic design for this children’s hospital for the Vietnamese Ministry of Health is centered around a flower-like concept. The hospital has 1,000 beds and the holistic approach, fully integrates architecture and engineering to create a healing environment that not only deals with the body, but also with the mind and soul of young patients

Zoom TPU/ Tumay Mimarlik | Medicalpark Ulus Hospital (Istanbul, Turkey)
A hospital that focuses on ‘patient centered design’ principles to provide patients with creative spaces aimed to make them feel comfortable and inspire healing.

Woods Baggot | South Australian Heal and Medical Research Institute – SAHMRI (Adelaide, Australia)
The SAHMRI headquarters will house 675 researchers in fully flexible laboratory space immediately adjacent to the site of the new Royal Adelaide Hospital (NRAH), creating a new health precinct that features medicinal gardens as an educational tool and to provide public interaction.

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

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

World Architecture Festival Awards (WAF) | Shortlist 2011 part. 5

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