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Trevose House / A D LAB

23:00 - 6 November, 2015
© Masano Kawana
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WAF Day 2 Winners Announced

08:30 - 5 November, 2015
WAF Day 2 Winners Announced, World Architecture Festival, the world's largest international architectural event, has today announced the second of two sets of category winners for 2015.
World Architecture Festival, the world's largest international architectural event, has today announced the second of two sets of category winners for 2015.

The second group of winners of the World Architecture Festival’s (WAF) 2015 category awards have been announced today with BIG’s future Vancouver House in Canada and People's Architecture Office’s The Courtyard House Plugin in China among the awarded projects.

The 14 winners from day two of the festival will go on to compete against the winners of day one to receive the title World Building of the Year. The projects will be presented in front of a Super Jury, which includes Manuelle Gautrand, Sou Fujimoto and Peter Cook.

Check out the Day 1 winners here and view the Day 2 winners after the break. 

World Architecture Festival Announces Day 1 Category Winners

09:33 - 4 November, 2015
World Architecture Festival Announces Day 1 Category Winners, World Architecture Festival, the world's largest international architectural event, has today announced the first of two sets of category winners for 2015.
World Architecture Festival, the world's largest international architectural event, has today announced the first of two sets of category winners for 2015.

OMA/Buro Ole Scheeren, Populous, and a21 studio are among the first set of category winners of The World Architecture Festival’s (WAF) 2015 awards. Announced today during the festival’s opening, the winners of the categories will go on to compete on Friday for the title of the World Building of the Year 2015.

Held at the Marina Bay Sands in Singapore from November 4-6, this year’s festival is centered on the theme 50:50, in honor of Singapore’s upcoming 50th anniversary as an independent country. In addition to hosting the world’s largest architectural awards program, WAF also features three days of conferences, architect-led city tours, documentary screenings, live crit presentations and networking opportunities.

View the full shortlist here, and see which 14 built and future projects took home awards after the break.  

Gustafson Porter and Ingenhoven Unveil Mountainous Development Rising in Singapore

12:30 - 29 October, 2015
Gustafson Porter and Ingenhoven Unveil Mountainous Development Rising in Singapore, © M+S Pte. Ltd
© M+S Pte. Ltd

The landscape architects of Gustafson Porter has shared with us their newest project in the center of Singapore's business district: Marina One. The massive mixed-use scheme is said to be "one of the first" to "integrate soft landscape into the fabric of the building," carving a public "Green Heart" in between the development's four towers - two residential and two commercial high-rises designed by Ingenhoven Architects and A61

"The ‘Green Heart’ at the center of the Marina South towers evokes a rice paddy field, terraced into steep hillsides and made arable for the cultivation of rice, an essential crop of the East Asia," says Gustafson Porter. "Visitors and inhabitants ascend skywards from the Green Heart into Strata Terraces, a Cloud Garden, Green Screens and Rooftop Gardens that allude to the changing environments and habitats that one might experience whilst climbing a mountain."

Rienzi / A D LAB

22:00 - 28 October, 2015
Rienzi / A D LAB , © Masano Kawana
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  • Architects

  • Location

    Singapore
  • Design Team

    Liu Yaw Lin, Warren, Darlene Smyth, Anna May Manrique
  • Area

    313.0 sqm
  • Photographs

World Architecture Festival 2015 Seminar Program

04:30 - 28 October, 2015
World Architecture Festival 2015 Seminar Program

World Architecture Festival has today announced the exciting seminar programme for this year’s event. Featuring some of the world’s premier architecture practices including BIG, SOM and Manuelle Gautrand, the talks programme will run alongside the annual WAF Awards and exhibition displays at the world famous Marina Bay Sands in Singapore from 4 – 6 November.

1919 / Park + Associates

19:00 - 23 October, 2015
1919 / Park + Associates, © Edward Hendricks
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  • Architects

  • Location

    110 Sophia Rd, Singapore 228175
  • Design Team

    Lim Koon Park, Christina Thean, Tan Peng Geok, Aileen Ibanez, Jeeraporn Prongsuriya
  • Area

    2325.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

ArchXpo 2016

22:00 - 17 October, 2015
ArchXpo 2016, ArchXpo 2016
ArchXpo 2016

Co-Organised with Singapore Institute of Architect (SIA), ArchXpo 2016 will be it's 3rd Installation in the coming year.

Nightscape 2050 Travelling Exhibition in Singapore

07:00 - 3 October, 2015
Nightscape 2050 Travelling Exhibition in Singapore, Light Pavilion, World Nightscapes. Photo Credit: Lighting Planners Associates
Light Pavilion, World Nightscapes. Photo Credit: Lighting Planners Associates

In celebration of the International Year of Light in 2015 and the practice's 25th anniversary, Lighting Planners Associates (LPA) is putting up an ambitious show Nightscape 2050, with the exhibition travelling from Berlin to Singapore and then to Hong Kong and Tokyo, from August 2015 to June 2016. Nightscape 2050 is intended to be one of its kind for Light and Lighting, in which visions of the future of lighting and the way LPA imagines to use this light are shared with the visitors.

22 Greenleaf Place / IX Architects

19:00 - 18 September, 2015
22 Greenleaf Place / IX Architects, © IX Architects Pte Ltd
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9 Projects Shortlisted for WAF's Colour Prize

06:00 - 15 September, 2015
The winner of the 2014 Colour Prize - Departments Of Law And Central Administration / CRAB Studio. Image ©  Ronald Kreimel
The winner of the 2014 Colour Prize - Departments Of Law And Central Administration / CRAB Studio. Image © Ronald Kreimel

The World Architecture Festival (WAF) has announced the shortlist for its Colour Prize, which is supported by three-time Headline Sponsor AkzoNobel. Last year, the Innovative Use of Color on Exteriors Prize was awarded to the Vienna University of Economics and Business’ Department of Law and Central Administration, for its use of Copper Orange in a 200-meter-long pairing of buildings.

This year’s Color Prize shortlist includes nine projects that span the wide spectrum of WAF award categories:

Architours 2015: Guided Journeys to Architectural Gems in Singapore

19:30 - 8 September, 2015
Architours 2015: Guided Journeys to Architectural Gems in Singapore, National Gallery Singapore | "The rooftop of the Former Supreme Court under the spectacular light provided by the new veil."  ©Fernando Javier Urquijo / studioMilou singapore
National Gallery Singapore | "The rooftop of the Former Supreme Court under the spectacular light provided by the new veil." ©Fernando Javier Urquijo / studioMilou singapore

A signature programme of Archifest, an annual architecture festival in Singapore, Architours is a series of guided tours to explore and learn about local design and architecture. Participants will get exclusive introduction to unique architecture in our city. Learn about the design strategies that were employed in the projects as told by the architects and architecture associates as they take participants on an experiential journey through the creation. The highly anticipated Architours returns in 2015 with newly curated journeys featuring award-winning as well as hidden gems in Singapore.

Al-Islah Mosque / Formwerkz Architects

22:00 - 4 September, 2015
Al-Islah Mosque / Formwerkz Architects, © Fabian Ong
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  • Architects

  • Location

    Singapore
  • Project Team

    Alan Tay, Seetoh Kum Loon, Iskandar Idris, Stephen Lim, Liu Zheng Hao, April Tan, Makhasiri Khanoei, Livina Rahmayanti, Alicia Lazzonroni, Rafael Aronso, Foo Yuet Yee, Fabian Ong, Tan Shuat Zhen, Qistina, Wang Chen Fong
  • Area

    3700.0 sqm
  • Photographs

Archifest 2015: Singapore's Annual Architecture Festival Returns With New Theme "What Future?"

19:30 - 3 September, 2015
Archifest 2015: Singapore's Annual Architecture Festival Returns With New Theme "What Future?", Archifest 2015 Returns With New Theme "What Future?". Photo Credit: A Whispering Campaign
Archifest 2015 Returns With New Theme "What Future?". Photo Credit: A Whispering Campaign

Archifest, the annual architecture festival organised by Singapore Institute of Architects, returns with the thought-provoking theme 'What Future?'. The two-week-long festival features more than 30 events.

Toh Crescent / Hyla Architects

19:00 - 31 August, 2015
Toh Crescent / Hyla Architects, © Derek Swalwell
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Oasis Terrace: Singapore's New Neighborhood Center and Polyclinic

08:00 - 27 August, 2015
Oasis Terrace: Singapore's New Neighborhood Center and Polyclinic, Courtesy of Serie Architects
Courtesy of Serie Architects

London-based Serie Architects, in collaboration with Multiply Architects of Singapore, has unveiled its winning design for a Neighbourhood Centre and Polyclinic in Punggol, Singapore. Called Oasis Terrace, the project will become the new center for public amenities for Singapore’s Housing & Development Board in Punggol.

The design spans 27,400 square meters, of which 9,400 square meters will be comprised of healthcare facilities, while the rest will include “communal gardens, play spaces, gyms, retail spaces, dining, [and] learning spaces,” all of which is expected to come together into “a new generation of integrated development.”

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Network and Expand Your Knowledge at WAF 2015

06:00 - 26 August, 2015
Network and Expand Your Knowledge at WAF 2015, WAF / INSIDE Delegate Brochure 2015. Courtesy of WAF.
WAF / INSIDE Delegate Brochure 2015. Courtesy of WAF.

In addition to hosting the world’s largest architectural awards program, the World Architecture Festival (WAF) also features three days of conferences, architect-led city tours, documentary screenings, live crit presentations and networking opportunities. To be held at Marina Bay Sands in Singapore, WAF will take place from November 4-6.

A major component of WAF is the opportunity to learn and expand one’s knowledge of current issues facing architecture and urbanism. Inspired by Singapore’s upcoming 50th anniversary as an independent country, the theme of this year’s conference series is 50:50, looking back on how architecture and urbanism have changed during the last 50 years, as well as forward on what may change or stay the same in the next 50 years to come. The conference will center around three key topics: Designing for Tomorrow; Imagining the Future; and Cities and Urbanism, featuring talks by Michael Sorkin, Peter Cook and Manuelle Gautrand, among many others.

The Greja House / Park + Associates

03:00 - 25 August, 2015
The Greja House / Park + Associates, © Edward Hendricks
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