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World Architecture Festival Awards 2013 shortlist announced

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July 5, 2013

Emporia shopping center by Wingårdh Arkitektkontor

Emporia shopping center by Wingårdh Arkitektkontor

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It's that time of year again; the 2013 World Architecture Festival (WAF) Awards shortlist has been announced. The event will feature over 300 projects, spread over 29 individual categories and three groups: Completed Buildings, Landscape Projects, and Future Projects.

The shortlist includes several structures which have previously appeared on Gizmag, including Al Bahr Towers, which features a "smart-skin" claimed to reduce sunlight-caused interior heat gains by around 50 percent.

Al Bahr Towers by Aedas
Al Bahr Towers by Aedas

The Blue Planet aquarium, based in Denmark and designed by EXNl, is also given the nod by WAF. Blue Planet currently holds bragging rights to being the largest aquarium in Northern Europe.

In addition, the Halley VI Research Station by Hugh Broughton Architects makes the shortlist. Halley VI currently offers UK scientists a cutting-edge facility to perform experiments in Antarctica.

Halley VI Research Station by Hugh Broughton Architects
Halley VI Research Station by Hugh Broughton Architects

Head to the gallery to see some more notable examples, including the Diamond House by Alan Tay, Azerbaijan's Heydar Aliyev Centre, by Zaha Hadid architects, and Luis Vuitton's Shanghai store, L'Avenue, by Leigh & Orange.

The WAF awards will be held in Singapore's Marina Bay Sands Resort between October 2nd and 4th.

Source: WAF

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2 Comments

The Emporia seems too golden, shiny, sterile, and contrived.

Architecture ought to be about more than just what computers can do with geometry.

flylowguy
8th July, 2013 @ 09:28 am PDT

Rush University Medical Center New Hospital Tower by Penkins+Will

Nice "modernization" of http://www.vma.mod.gov.rs/zgrada-vma-6-4.jpg

payatz
9th July, 2013 @ 07:02 am PDT
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