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WA Awards for Chinese Architecture 2018

WA Awards for Chinese Architecture (WAACA) was established by World Architecture magazine in 2002, and was awarded biennially. The mission of WAACA is to encourage and introduce completed works addressing the national conditions of China with innovative values. It aims at enlivening the academic atmosphere of Chinese architectural community, promoting the prosperity of Chinese architectural design, enhancing the quality of Chinese architecture, contributing to the public understanding and recognition of architectural industry in China, and introducing Chinese architects and architectures to the world.

In 2014, the seventh cycle of WA Awards for Chinese Architecture expanded to a larger range, with increased the categories of the awards, and identifying more clearly the value appeal of each award. By encouraging more types of projects to participate in the selection, WAACA intends to introduce more outstanding Chinese architectural works to the Chinese society and the world.

Oct 12th, 2018, when 2018 WAACA was held in Beidaihe, the jury selected 59 entries in total for Winners, Highly commended and Shortlisted projects of WA Achievement Award, WA Design Experiment Award, WA Social Equality Award, WA Technological Innovation Award, WA City Regeneration Award and WA Housing Award from a total of 354 valid entries on the basis of their independent judgment.

Incineration Center of Domestic Waste Comprehensive Treatment Plant at Chaoyang District / Atelier Li Xinggang

Factory south elevation. Image © Guangyuan Zhang
Factory south elevation. Image © Guangyuan Zhang

Looking at the building from the southeast side of the base. Image © Guangyuan Zhang Looking at the main entrance of the factory from the northeast side of the base. Image © Guangyuan Zhang Main entrance of the factory. Image © Guangyuan Zhang Purification workshop interior. Image © Guangyuan Zhang + 17

Beijing, China
  • Architects: Atelier Li Xinggang
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area: 36000.0
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year: 2016

Jixi Museum / Atelier Li Xinggang

Aerial view. Image © Zhe Li Path through the cage, vanishing deep in the courtyard. Image © Zhi Xia No.12 exhibition hall. Image © Zhi Xia Courtyard and ancient garden. Image © Zhi Xia + 25

Xuancheng Shi, China
  • Architects: Atelier Li Xinggang
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area: 10003.0
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year: 2013

Shangqiu Museum / Atelier Li Xinggang

Entrance Water Bridge from South West View. Image © Zhi Xia Main Entrance. Image © Zhi Xia Xuyan Hall Entrance. Image © Zhi Xia Landscape. Image © Zhi Xia + 28

Shangqiu Shi, China
  • Architects: Atelier Li Xinggang
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area: 28613.0
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year: 2015

The Best Chinese Architecture of 2017

2017 was a momentous year for Chinese architecture. From Tianjin Binhai Library taking the internet by storm with images of its terraced "sea of bookcases", to Alvar Aalto Medal recognizing Zhang Ke of standardarchitecture for his professional accomplishments. China has retained a remarkable presence in the global architecture scene.

So many of our readers around the world celebrate Chinese New Year and welcome fresh beginnings in the Year of the Dog, we would like to take a look back at 2017 and share with you the most visited projects from China. This is a collection of projects coming from world-famous practices such as MVRDV and MAD Architects, and also from the younger, local talents who have demonstrated great potential in bringing positive changes to China’s built environment.

Winners of the 2018 Building of the Year Awards

With nearly 100,000 votes cast during the last two weeks, we are happy to present the winners of the 2018 ArchDaily Building of the Year Awards. This peer-based, crowdsourced architecture award showcases projects chosen by ArchDaily readers who filtered thousands of projects down to the 15 best works featured on ArchDaily in 2017.

Entrance for XANADU Park / Atelier Li Xinggang

North Perspective View. Image © Guangyuan Zhang Bay Window Detail. Image © Guangyuan Zhang Office Interior. Image © Guangyuan Zhang Semi-enclosed Courtyard Perspective View. Image © Guangyuan Zhang + 24

Zhenglanqi, China
  • Architects: Atelier Li Xinggang
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area: 410.0
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year: 2012

Gymnasium of New Campus of Tianjin University / Atelier Li Xinggang

Interior Roof. Image © Terrence Zhang Y Shape Column. Image © Terrence Zhang North View. Image © Haiting Sun Roof Texture. Image © Terrence Zhang + 29

Nankai Qu, China
  • Architects: Atelier Li Xinggang
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area: 18362.0
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year: 2015