Fourteen projects have been announced as category winners of the The World Architecture Festival’s (WAF) 2016 awards on Day 1 of the festival. Winners in 32 categories will be named over the first two days of the conference, and will then go on to compete for the title of the World Building of the Year 2016, to be announced on Friday.
The world’s largest architectural awards program, the 2016 WAF Awards consisted of 343 projects from 58 countries around the world. Finalists projects will be invited to present their project live at the festival to a "super jury" that includes Kai-Uwe Bergmann (BIG), Louisa Hutton (Sauerbruch Hutton), David Chipperfield, Ole Scheeren, and ArchDaily's co-founder and Editor-in-Chief David Basulto, who will determine the grand prize winner.
You can check out the full shortlist here, and see which built and future projects took home awards after the break.
National Museum in Szczecin - Dialogue Centre Przełomy / Robert Konieczny + KWK Promes
The Zig Zag Building / Lynch Architects
German School / Grüntuch Ernst Architects
Category: Civic & Community
Category: Production, Energy & Recycling
Category: New & Old
Hudson Yards Masterplan / Kohn Pedersen Fox
a.spire / nabil gholam architects
Beach Hut, Singapore / Spark Architects
On Day 2 of the festival, winners will be announced in the following categories:
- Higher Education & Research
- Hotels & Leisure
- Commercial Mixed Use
- Competition Entries
- Leisure-Led Development
- Masterplanning Future
- Small Projects