5 July 2016
The shortlist for the 2016 World Architecture Festival (WAF) Awards was announced on Monday.
The shortlist features 343 projects from 58 countries across 32 categories. Each entry will seek to win one of 32 award categories before going on to contest for the most high profile WAF accolades of “World Building of the Year” and “Future Building of the Year”.
All finalists will be invited to present their projects live at the festival in November to a “Super Jury” that will include Kai-Uwe Bergmann (BIG), Louisa Hutton (Sauerbruch Hutton), David Chipperfield, Ole Scheeren, and ArchDaily’s co-founder and Editor-in-Chief David Basulto.
Some of the shortlisted architecture works are: Australian Army Museum of Military Engineering, Grace Assembly of God Church, Immanuel Chapel, Alexandria, Virginia, Akagane Museum, Niihama City, Japan, and Sainsbury Wellcome Centre for Neural Circuits and Behaviour at UCL, London.
The World Architecture Festival is the largest international gathering of architects consisting of an awards, conference and exhibition.
The 2016 WAF will take place in Berlin, Germany, between November 16 and 18. Entrants will be judged by an international panel before the winner is announced towards the end of the festival.