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World Building of The Year and Interior of The Year revealed amongst 2022 finalists at World Architecture Festival

Parul Dubey on December 6, 2022 - in Awards, News

World Interior of the Year: Pingtan Children Library by Condition_Lab © Sai Zhao


Quay Quarter Tower (QQT) by 3XN in Sydney, Australia has been declared the World Building of the Year 2022, while Pingtan Children Library by Condition_Lab, has been named World Interior of the Year for 2022. The winners were announced amongst other ultimate accolades including Future Project of the Year and Landscape of the Year, at the fifteenth annual World Architecture Festival (WAF), held in Lisbon.

World Building of the Year Press images: https://bit.ly/3H73QDJ

Quay Quarter Tower by 3XN © Phil Noller

The World Building of the Year, supported by GROHE went to Quay Quarter Tower (QQT), designed by 3XN Architects.  Paul Finch, Programme Director of the World Architecture Festival commented: “The winner was commissioned to provide a building on a world class site, and to retain a huge proportion of an existing fifty-year-old commercial tower. The result was an excellent example of adaptive re-use. It has an excellent carbon story, and it is an example of anticipatory workspace design produced pre-COVID which nevertheless has provided healthy and attractive space for post-pandemic users. The client was prepared to risk building out an idea on a speculative basis – it worked”.
World Interior of the YearPress images: https://bit.ly/3FkjLx4
Pingtan Children Library by Condition_Lab © Sai Zhao
Pingtan Children Library by Condition_Lab, has been named World Interior of the Year for 2022. The project, located in China, has been selected from a shortlist of 11 categories to win the final accolade, which was supported by Miele. 
Future Project of the YearPress images: https://bit.ly/3F1pZAu
Dream Pathway by CAATStudio (Kamboozia Architecture and Design Studio)
The Future Project of the Year 2022, supported by ABB, celebrates the best of the world’s architecture that is yet to be completed. The winning project was awarded to Dream Pathway / The connection between the sports recreation park to a cultural street, in Iran, designed by CAATStudio (Kamboozia Architecture and Design Studio).
Landscape of the YearPress images: https://bit.ly/3gTLxXR
 Preservation and Rehabilitation of Rural Landscape of Gaodang© Anshun Institute of Architectural Design
Landscape of the Year 2022 was awarded to SHANCUN Atelier, School of Architecture, Tsinghua University + Anshun Institute of Architectural Design for its project Preservation and Rehabilitation of Rural Landscape of Gaodang: A Buyi Ethnic Minority Group Village in Southwest China. The project was selected as the winner from the Landscape Rural category. 
LEFT TO RIGHT: Meadowbank Schools by Woods Bagot ©Trevor Mein; Paseo Mallorca 15 by OHLAB © José Hevia; Dining Space at DevaDhare by Play Architecture © Bharath Ramamrutham, GRAF Media.
Special PrizesPress images: https://bit.ly/3VPkbBg The WAFX Award overall winner was BAD – Built by Associative Data + Guallart Architects for their project The Tower of Life, Senegal, Africa. The Futureglass Prize, supported by Aestech, was awarded to MVRDV for Depot Boijmans Van Beuningen, in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. Substation 164 by Francis-Jones Morehen Thorp was highly commended. Best Use of Natural Light Prize, supported by VELUX, went to Condition_Lab for their project Pingtan Children Library in China, while Agrotopia by van Bergen Kolpa architects + META architectuurbureau was highly commended.Woods Bagot received the Best Use of Colour Prize, for their project Meadowbank School in Australia. Judges felt that “the whole balance of the building through colour, texture and material was exhilarating”. Harvard University District Energy Facility by Leers Weinzapfel Associates was highly commended.Winner of the Visualisation Prize, supported by Lumion, was Shenzhen Airport East Comprehensive Transportation Hub Competition Scheme, in China, by Lingui Hive Technology Services Limited, and Souls of Beirut by Omar Moataz was highly commended.The inaugural International Building Beauty Prize, supported by Royal Fine Art Commission Trust and Ballymore, was picked up by k-studio for Dexamenes, in Kourouta, Peloponnese, Greece. Judges were impressed that the building “proved beauty could be found anywhere…even in an old raisin factory!”. Phoenix Central Park by Durbach Block Jaggers / John Wardle Architects, and Tintagel Castle Footbridge by ney&partners + William Matthew Associates were both highly commended.Announced on the opening night of the festival, The ‘Lisbon Prize’ supported by Kreon went to Parque das Nações Office Building by Capinha Lopes Consulting.Play Architecture picked up the Small Project of the Year Prize for Dining Space at DevaDhare, Bengalaru, in India.Koffi & Diabaté Architectes received the Engineering Prize, for their project Orange Village – Headquarters in Côte d’Ivoire. Judges felt that the project demonstrated “a brave and splendid use of modern technology”.Winner of the Best Use of Certified Timber Prize, supported by PEFC, was Paseo Mallorca 15, by OHLAB. The judges praised the project’s “masterful control of light”, and “timeless beauty and technical innovation”.The Architectural Photography Awards, supported by Iris Ceramica Group, Sto, Aluprof, WAF and X spaces was awarded to photographer GuoZhe for Pocket Park Shanghai in China, while Deed Studio won the WAF Delegate Vote for its photograph of Jagdal Primary School in Iran. Last night, Instituto Balear de la Vivienda (IBAVI), Spain was announced as the winner of the Architectural Review Emerging award 2022, and Sanchez Benton Architects was highly commended, while Sher Maker won the Peter Davey Prize. The International VELUX Award winner of Daylight in Buildings was TIP – Time Indicate Protection, by Zuzanna Sazonow and Aleksandra Pytka. The winner of Daylight Investigations was Sajjad Navidi, Mahya Mousavi Sadr and Elham Bahadori from University of Art, Tehran for their project FLight.
World Architecture Festival 2023 The festival will reconvene in 2023 in Singapore for its 16th edition from the 29 November to the 1 December. Registration is now open: for more details and to register your interest, please visit: https://worldarchitecturefestival.com/live/en/page/register-your-interest-for-2023. For more details on the 2022 World Architecture Festival and Inside Festival of Interiors, including a full line up of award winners, please visit:www.worldarchitecturefestival.com and www.insidefestival.com @worldarchfest #INSIDE22 #WAF22
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Press, image and interview requests: Caro Communications: 020 7713 9388; @carocomms Tejal Dave – [email protected]Jade Verbick – [email protected]Notes to Editors: About World Architecture Festival (WAF) and INSIDE World Festival of Interiorshttps://www.worldarchitecturefestival.com/live/en/page/home https://www.insidefestival.com/inside/en/page/home  WAF is where the world architecture community meets to celebrate, learn, exchange and be inspired. WAF is the world’s largest annual, international, live architectural event. It includes the biggest international architectural awards programme in the world, dedicated to celebrating excellence via live presentations to an audience of high-profile delegates and international juries.The World Architecture Festival (WAF) comprises:– A thematic conference programme (based on the theme: ‘Together’– Live judging of finalists ‘projects– Gallery of all award entries– Exhibition area– Networking and social events including partner fringe events– Gala dinner announcing the overall winners INSIDE World Festival of Interiors runs alongside WAF, with its own awards and conference programme. Delegates have access to both events.WAF and INSIDE are organised by EMAP, publishers of The Architectural Review and The Architects’ Journal. Founder Partner: GROHEGROHE is a leading global brand for complete bathroom solutions and kitchen fittings. Since 2014 GROHE has been part of the strong brand portfolio of LIXIL, a manufacturer of pioneering water and housing products. In order to offer “Pure Freude an Wasser”, every product is based on the brand values of quality, technology, design and sustainability. Focused on customer needs, GROHE creates life-enhancing and sustainable product solutions that offer added value for consumers and create outstanding water experiences in projects all around the world. As the founder sponsor of the World Architecture Festival, GROHE is proud to support this important event for the 14th consecutive year, this time in the stunning city of Lisbon. The brand is looking forward welcoming the architect and design community at its booth to share ideas, inspire with new product solutions, discuss upcoming trends or just enjoy a small time-out. The GROHE Blue and Red water bar is the ideal place to refresh yourself with a glass of water or a delicious tea speciality and meet exciting minds of the industry. Another highlight will be the opportunity to experience GROHE’s new showroom, which is only 10 minutes away from the festival location, in a guided tour.Headline Partners: ABBABB is a leading global technology company that energizes the transformation of society and industry to achieve a more productive, sustainable future. By connecting software to its electrification, robotics, automation and motion portfolio, ABB pushes the boundaries of technology to drive performance to new levels. With a history of excellence stretching back more than 130 years, ABB’s success is driven by about 105,000 talented employees in over 100 countries. ABB technologies help architects to design buildings with a focus on CO2 neutrality, better building performance and significant higher living comfort. MieleMiele is the world’s leading manufacturer of premium domestic appliances including cooking, baking and steam-cooking appliances, refrigeration products, coffee makers, dishwashers and laundry and floor care products. This line-up is augmented by dishwashers, washing machines and tumble dryers for commercial use as well as washer-disinfectors and sterilisers for use in medical and laboratory applications (Miele Professional). The Miele company, founded in 1899, has eight production plants in Germany as well as one plant each in Austria, the Czech Republic, China, Romania and Poland. These are joined by the two plants belonging to Miele’s Italian medical technology subsidiary Steelco. Sales in the 2020 business year amounted to around € 4.5 bn, with a share of business outside Germany of approx. 71%. Miele is represented with its own sales subsidiaries and via importers in almost 100 countries/regions. Throughout the world, the family-run enterprise, now in its fourth generation, employs a workforce of around 21,000, whereof 11,050 are employed in Germany. The company has its headquarters in Gütersloh in Westphalia.
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