Winners waf awards 2013

An overview of projects, products and exclusive articles about winners waf awards 2013

Project • By A-labOffices

Statoil regional and international offices

After 20 months of construction, the Statoil regional and international offices at Fornebu outside Oslo, Norway is now complete. A-lab received the commission after winning first prize in an open competition in 2008. Statoil is a Norwegian energy producer, the 57th largest company in the world by revenue, with about 30 000 employees in 37 countries. From October 15th, 2500 of these employees will work in the new building - including Statoil’s international department.The new office building stands on the site of the old airport’s multi-storey car park, most of the site being given over to the development of a new 5 hectare public park. One of the main goals of the Mikado inspired design has been to minimize the footprint of the building in... More

Project • By Francis-Jones Morehen ThorpArt Galleries

Auckland Art Gallery by Francis-Jones Morehen Thorp + Archimedia

The new Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki is an extensive public project that includes the restoration and adaption of heritage buildings, a new building extension, and the redesign of adjacent areas of Albert Park. The architecture has developed from a concept that relates as much to the organic natural forms of the landscape as it does to the architectural order and character of the heritage buildings. The new building is characterised by a series of fine tree-like canopies that define and cover the entry forecourt, atrium and gallery areas. These light, profiled forms are inspired by the adjacent canopy of Pōhutukawa trees and “hover” over the stone walls and terraces that reinterpret the natural topography of the site. The ceili... More

Project • By Wingårdhs Arkitektkontor ABOffices

Emporia

Emporia is first and foremost an urban planning project in which offices, housing, and retail come together in a mixed-use development along Boulevarden and Stationsgatan in Hyllie, on the south side of Malmö. The main idea of our winning competition entry was to hide inward-looking retail behind a wreath of residential and commercial buildings. The whole shopping complex would thereby eventually become integrated into the fabric of the city. It is a huge development, of which only the corner building with the Amber Entrance has yet been completed. This entrance will be the only part of the Emporia shopping center that remains visible when the development is completely built out. The idea of lining the streets with mixed-use buildings de... More

Project • By World Architecture FestivalApartments

Siamese Blossom @Fashion_Plot C Townhome

Siamese Blossom is a townhouse project on Raminthra Road, a suburb on the north of Bangkok. The scheme aims to create a living space within greenery, conveying a sense of community and to fix the common problems of townhouses. These include a lack of natural ventilation and a lack of natural light found in a long and narrow plot. The townhouses are arranged to allow the narrow elevations facing East and West to gain minimum heat from the sun. In contrast the long elevations entail openings facing the North and South to get natural ventilation. They become perpendicular with the main public road in the centre of the development. Plants walls and fences along the main public road provide security and control before accessing to the townho... More

Project • By World Architecture FestivalApartments

28th Street Apartments

The restoration and expansion of a landmark YMCA built in 1926 restores principal spaces, reconfigures original housing, and innovatively adds replacement units. The design re-establishes this building’s role as an important community focus and brings living quarters in compliance with contemporary standards. This classic example of Spanish Colonial Revival architecture, designed by noted architect Paul R. Williams, provided the African American community recreational space and accommodations in the 1920s but by 2007 had fallen into disrepair. We restored exterior and key historic features and enlarged housing units, which necessitated a new residential wing. Inventive integration of new building systems released the existing roofto... More

Project • By World Architecture FestivalHospitals

Rush University Medical Center

Rush University Medical Center New Hospital Tower, United States of America, designed by Perkins+Will, has won the ‘World’s Best Health Building’ award at the prestigious World Architecture Festival (WAF) Awards 2013. The judging of the WAF Awards is taking place during the largest global celebration of architecture - the World Architecture Festival, which is being held at the Marina Bay Sands in Singapore this week. Located in Chicago, the hospital is part of a campus-wide transformation project which also includes an orthopaedic building and a parking structure and new loading and delivery system. The building consists of a rectangular six-story base containing new diagnostic and treatment facilities topped by a five-story curvili... More

Project • By World Architecture FestivalPrivate Houses

Namly House

Namly House, Singapore, designed by Chang Architects, has won the ‘World’s Best Villa’ award at the prestigious World Architecture Festival (WAF) Awards 2013. The judging of the WAF Awards is taking place during the largest global celebration of architecture - the World Architecture Festival, which is being held at the Marina Bay Sands in Singapore this week. Namly House in Singapore was designed for multi-generation living, to house three generations under one roof without having to compromise on freedom, differing needs and the privacies of each generation. By locating the rooms at different levels and using air wells and plants as separators, the villa’s configuration sets a balance in terms of privacies, foster interaction and h... More

Project • By World Architecture FestivalMarinas

Sydney Cruise Terminal

Sydney Cruise Terminal, Australia, designed by Johnson Pilton Walker Architects, has won the ‘World’s Best Transport Building’ award at the prestigious World Architecture Festival (WAF) Awards 2013. The judging of the WAF Awards is taking place during the largest global celebration of architecture - the World Architecture Festival, which is being held at the Marina Bay Sands in Singapore this week. Sydney Cruise Terminal is a new cruise facility located in Sydney Harbour, to serve Australia’s rapidly expanding leisure cruise industry. The design features a contemporary roof canopy draped from a historically significant gantry crane structure. The structure has been retained as a memory of the site’s previous use as a home port for t... More

Project • By World Architecture FestivalMuseums

National Maritime Museum

National Maritime Museum, China, designed by Cox Rayner Architects, has won the ‘World’s Best Future Projects Competition Entry’ award at the prestigious World Architecture Festival (WAF) Awards 2013. This is the second WAF Award won by Cox Rayner Architects for the National Maritime Museum, following their triumph in the World’s Best Future Projects Culture category. The judging of the WAF Awards is taking place during the largest global celebration of architecture - the World Architecture Festival, which is being held at the Marina Bay Sands in Singapore this week. This project, which won the international competition to design China’s new National Maritime Museum to be located in the port city of Tianjin close to Beijing, is... More

Project • By World Architecture FestivalPrivate Houses

The Left-Over-Space House

The Left-Over-Space House, Australia, designed by Cox Rayner Architects has won the ‘World’s Best House’ award at the prestigious World Architecture Festival (WAF) Awards 2013. The judging of the WAF Awards is taking place during the largest global celebration of architecture - the World Architecture Festival, which is being held at the Marina Bay Sands in Singapore this week. This narrow private house demonstrates what can be achieved on the myriad of ‘left-over’ spaces in inner cities, such as disused easements or parking lots. In this case, a 3 metre wide tiny caretaker’s cottage, adjoining a Heritage Hall has been recycled and linearly extended into a family house for parents and two children. The building was selected by a... More

Project • By EffektPrimary Schools

New School in Helsingør

Four times 1st prize in invited competition The competition prequalification included more than 150 companies in total. 5 teams were prequalified and competed on four projects. EFFEKT and collaborators won all four projects and was highly praised by the jury members. That jury included architects, a variety of specialists, politicians including the mayor and several users groups. It represents the complexity of the projects and the importance to the City. The New Urban School in Elsinore The project combines the planning of the new Urban School District in Elsinore, design of a new sports complex, transformation of existing historical buildings and new plazas into one united and modern School. The idea is to create an open, integrat... More

Project • By FARRELLSExhibition Centres

EARLS COURT

The entire area around the Exhibition Centre in Earl’s Court is to be redeveloped, and will see three major landowners working in collaboration. The site is an isolated area to the rear of the exhibition building, a vast 28 hectares of under-utilised land in a high-value location. The exhibition centre forms part of the ‘Valley of the Giants’ - a string of vast industrial, institutional and transport complexes along the previously industrialised ‘lost river’, in an area that is well connected to central London and the A4/M4. Through routes are currently non-existent and there is very little connection to the surrounding urban area. The exhibition venue has been in decline over the past few years as bigger and better venues have opened in Ea... More

Project • By DP ArchitectsSports Centres

Singapore Sports Hub

In June 2014 Singapore celebrated the opening of Asia’s first integrated sports, leisure, entertainment and lifestyle destination - the Singapore Sports Hub. Located on a 35 hectare waterfront site close to the heart of Singapore the newly opened Sports Hub provides a wide range of sporting, retail and leisure spaces within easy reach of the city centre and international airport. The Singapore Sports Hub is a key project in the government’s urban development plan, forming a central part of the 2020 vision for a sustainable, healthy and expanding population. The design of the precinct capitalises on the strategic site location next to the city centre to create a well-connected, accessible and inclusive destination. With easy access to th... More

Project • By Tabanlioglu ArchitectsOffices

SELCUK ECZA HEADQUARTERS

Dynamic massing, spacious interiors The owner of the pharmaceutical company is an elderly couple who would like the house feeling at the office; accordingly, scales, organization and aesthetics refer to residential settings, namely traditional Istanbul waterside mansions. Like a small county settlement, juxtaposition of seven house-like volumes with hipped roofs forms the campus. The individual 'houses' integrate to each other either through gardens, roof gardens, upper or lower patios and paths and atriums. The brown color of the exterior brings up the soft wood effect and unifies the structure. Reminiscent of modern villas, daylight enters through roofs and all transparent sides, creating a diffused lighting mood in the spacious... More

Project • By WilkinsonEyreUniversities

University of Exeter: Forum Project

WilkinsonEyre was appointed in 2008, after a two stage competition, to design The Forum as a new centrepiece for the University of Exeter's famously hilly Streatham Campus. Working with the natural features of the site, the scheme creates a green corridor to connect the Forum with the wider landscape. All the buildings and spaces in the Forum are related closely to the campus topography, establishing an architectural language which is less about placing objects in the landscape and more about an organic response to it. Central to the scheme is an undulating timber gridshell roof, which shelters and unifies a series of new student-focused spaces within. With an area of more than 3,200m², the Forum's roof is the largest freeform timber gri... More