World Architecture Festival 2015 Announces Day 1 Category Winners

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.

COMPLETED BUILDINGS

Saigon House / a21studio (Hochiminh, Vietnam)
Category: House

Winner in House Category. Saigon House / a21studio in Hochiminh, Vietnam. Image Courtesy of WAF.

Winner in House Category. Saigon House / a21studio in Hochiminh, Vietnam. Image Courtesy of WAF.

Cam Thanh Community House / 1+1>2 International Architects (Vietnam)
Category: Civic and Community 

Winner in Civic and community Category. Cam Thanh Community House / 1+1>2 International Architects in Vietnam. Image Courtesy of WAF.

Winner in Civic and community Category. Cam Thanh Community House / 1+1>2 International Architects in Vietnam. Image Courtesy of WAF.

Casba / Billard Leece and SJB Architects (Australia)
Category: Mixed Use

Winner in Mixed use Category. Casba / Billard Leece and SJB Architects in Australia. Image Courtesy of WAF.

Winner in Mixed use Category. Casba / Billard Leece and SJB Architects in Australia. Image Courtesy of WAF.

Toho Gakuen School of Music / Nikken Sekkei (Tokyo, Japan)
Category: Higher Education and Research

Winner in Higher education and research Category. Toho Gakuen School of Music / Nikken Sekkei in Tokyo, Japan. Image Courtesy of WAF.

Winner in Higher education and research Category. Toho Gakuen School of Music / Nikken Sekkei in Tokyo, Japan. Image Courtesy of WAF.

HIGO / A Nakayama Architects (Japan)
Category: Office

Winner in Office Category. HIGO / A Nakayama Architects in Japan. Image Courtesy of WAF.

Winner in Office Category. HIGO / A Nakayama Architects in Japan. Image Courtesy of WAF.

The Interlace / OMA/Buro Ole Scheeren (Singapore)
Category: Housing

Winner in Housing Category. The Interlace / OMA/Buro Ole Sheeren in Singapore . Image Courtesy of WAF.

Winner in Housing Category. The Interlace / OMA/Buro Ole Sheeren in Singapore . Image Courtesy of WAF.

Sino-Ocean Taikoo Li Chengdu / The Oval Partnership (Chengdu, China)
Category: Shopping

Winner in Shopping Category. Sino-Ocean Taikoo Li Chengdu / The Oval Partnership in Chengdu, China. Image Courtesy of WAF.

Winner in Shopping Category. Sino-Ocean Taikoo Li Chengdu / The Oval Partnership in Chengdu, China. Image Courtesy of WAF.

Brazilian Expo Pavilion 2015 / Studio Arthur Casas and Atelier Marko Brajovics (Milan, Italy)
Category: Display

 Winner in Display Category. Brazilian Expo Pavilion 2015 / Studio Arthur Casas and Atelier Marko Brajovics in Milan, Italy. Image Courtesy of WAF.

Winner in Display Category. Brazilian Expo Pavilion 2015 / Studio Arthur Casas and Atelier Marko Brajovics in Milan, Italy. Image Courtesy of WAF.

FUTURE PROJECTS

Cukurova Regional Airport Complex / Emre Arolat Architects (Adana, Turkey)
Category: Infrastructure

Winner in Infrastructure Category. Cukurova Regional Airport Complex / by Emre Arolat Architects in Adana, Turkey. Image Courtesy of WAF.

Winner in Infrastructure Category. Cukurova Regional Airport Complex / by Emre Arolat Architects in Adana, Turkey. Image Courtesy of WAF.

Development Concept for the Historic Centre of Kalingrad / Studio 44 Architects (Kalingrad, Russia)
Category: Masterplanning

Winner in Masterplanning. Development Concept for the Historic Centre of Kalingrad / Studio 44 Architects in Russia. Image Courtesy of WAF.

Winner in Masterplanning. Development Concept for the Historic Centre of Kalingrad / Studio 44 Architects in Russia. Image Courtesy of WAF.

Issa Grotto/Hill House / Proarh (Vis, Croatia)
Category: House

Winner in House Category. Issa Grotto/Hill House / Proarh in Vis, Croatia. Image Courtesy of WAF.

Winner in House Category. Issa Grotto/Hill House / Proarh in Vis, Croatia. Image Courtesy of WAF.

Reservoir / Sanjay Puri Architects (Rajasthan, India)
Category: Office

Winner in Office Category. Reservoir / Sanjay Puri Architects  in Rajasthan, India. Image Courtesy of WAF.

Winner in Office Category. Reservoir / Sanjay Puri Architects in Rajasthan, India. Image Courtesy of WAF.

Al Maha Centre for Children and Young Adults / HDR Rice Daubney (Doha, Qatar)
Category: Health

Winner in Health Category. Al Maha Centre for Children and Young Adults / HDR Rice Daubney in Doha, Qatar. Image Courtesy of WAF.

Winner in Health Category. Al Maha Centre for Children and Young Adults / HDR Rice Daubney in Doha, Qatar. Image Courtesy of WAF.

London Olympic Stadium Transformation / Populous (London, United Kingdom)
Category: Leisure-led development

Winner in Leisure-led development Category. London Olympic Stadium Transformation / Populous in London, United Kingdom. Image Courtesy of Populous.

Winner in Leisure-led development Category. London Olympic Stadium Transformation / Populous in London, United Kingdom. Image Courtesy of Populous.

Museum of Painting and Sculpture / Emre Arolat Architects (Istanbul, Turkey)
Category: Culture

Winner in Culture Category: Museum of Painting and Sculpture / Emre Arolat Architects inIstanbul, Turkey. Image Courtesy of WAF.

Winner in Culture Category: Museum of Painting and Sculpture / Emre Arolat Architects inIstanbul, Turkey. Image Courtesy of WAF
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