Ambitious World Architecture Festival Project Shortlist Revealed
A NUMBER of ambitious projects have been revealed as part of the shortlist for the Future Project Award at the World Architecture Festival.
This year’s 534-strong shortlist, ranges from private residential, to education, infrastructure, healthcare, hospitality, cultural/civic, interior and landscape projects across 70 countries.
The UK was the third-most represented country on the list, with China and Hong Kong top, and Australia second.
Among the Future Projects Shortlist are the highest water-touching bungy jump in New Zealand; a reimagining of Cape Town’s city bowl; a ribbon-like broadcast tower and visitor centre in Turkey; an ice hockey arena in Russia; and a kinetic bridge, also in New Zealand.
Major world architects shortlisted for this year’s awards include Zaha Hadid Architects, Heatherwick Studio, Bjarke Ingels Group, Rafael Vinoly Architects, Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners, Grimshaw and White Arkitekter, while a number of smaller practices will also take part.
World Architecture Festival programme director Paul Finch 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.
“WAF has attracted more than 1,000 entries, for the second year in a row, from 70 countries, and we look forward to more than 500 live presentations at the Festival in Amsterdam, showcasing these exemplar projects from around the world.”
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