AD Round-Up: A History Of World Architecture Festival Winners

AD Round-Up: A History Of World Architecture Festival Winners

Deemed “the biggest architectural awards programme in the world,” the World Architecture Festival (WAF) annually awards and recognizes inspiring and innovative built projects from around the globe. The awards have been held over the past seven years, honoring buildings across 30 categories and ultimately selecting the World Building of the Year. From Grafton Architects' School of Economics at the Universita Luigi Bocconi — the first Building of the Year awarded in 2008 — to A21 Studio’s The Chapelthe most recent winner — the awarded projects have included everything from a chapel to an art gallery and even a public garden, spanning the world from South Africa to Vietnam, Italy and Spain.

This year WAF will be held from November 4-6, featuring three days of conferences, exhibitions and lectures in addition to the awards ceremony. As the 2015 award ceremony nears closer we look back at the World Building of the Year winners from the past seven years. See who has taken home the award after the break and learn how to submit your project here. Projects can be submitted for consideration until May 22nd. Use the code ARCHDAILY10 to receive a discount.

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2014: The Chapel / A21 Studio

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2013: Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki / Francis- Jones Morehen Thorp

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2012: Cooled Conservatories at Gardens by the Bay / Wilkinson Eyre Architects

Courtesy of Wilkinson Eyre Architects

2011: Media-ICT / Cloud 9

© Iwan Baan

2010: MAXXI, National Museum of XXI Century Arts / Zaha Hadid Architects

© Iwan Baan

2009: Mapungubwe Interpretation Centre in South Africa / Peter Rich Architects

© Iwan Baan

2008: Universita Luigi Bocconi / Grafton Architects

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Cite: Katie Watkins. "AD Round-Up: A History Of World Architecture Festival Winners" 14 May 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884

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