Nominees for the 2017 World Building of the Year have been announced this month.
Home Cateogory: New Wave Architecture, Three Views / A House, Tehran, Iran
The World Architecture Festival takes place each November in Berlin and celebrates the latest and greatest in the world of architecture. The Festival is where the architecture community meets on a world-level to celebrate, learn, exchange and be inspired.
Hotel Category: Marks Barfield Architects, British Airways i360, Brighton, United Kingdom
Architectural projects from more than sixty countries made it to the 32-category 2017 World Building Shortlist, including a waterfront cultural center in Portugal, a gigantic American Football stadium, and a plant-covered hotel in Vietnam. The winners are chosen by a “super jury“, including four leaders from different areas of expertise in the architectural field.
Culture Cateogory: AL_A, Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology , Lisbon, Portugal
Only completed buildings are eligible for the coveted ‘World Building of the Year’ title, while conceptual projects may compete to be named ‘Future Project of the Year’. These awards will be judged by a super jury, including MVRDV director Nathalie de Vries, London architect Ian Ritchie and AIA chief executive Robert Ivy. When looking to learn more about modern architecture, learn about the underground drainage pipes in Essex using the last link.
Scroll down to see more of the 2017 World Building Shortlist nominees.
Schools Category: Cox Architecture, Sir Zelman Cowen Centre for Science, Hawthorn, Australia
Old & New Category: CannonDesign + NEUF architect(e)s, Centre Hospitalier de l’Université de Montréal, Montreal, Canada
Shopping Category: ARK Associates, V Point, Hong Kong, Hong Kong S.A.R. China
Mixed Use Category: AK+ Archipedia, Paragon, Pan’gaea, Malaysia
Sporting Category: HKS, U.S. Bank Stadium, Minneapolis, United States of America
Hotel Category: noa*, Tofana, San Cassiano, Italy
Display Category: CR Institute of Architectural & Urban Design, Zhuhai Opera House, Zhuhai, China
Higher Education Category: Studio Gang, University of Chicago Campus North Residential Commons, Chicago, United States of America
Home Category: Tzannes, Point Piper Residence, Sydney, Australia
Hotel Category: Vo Trong Nghia Architects, Atlas Hotel Hoi An, Hoi An, Vietnam
Shopping Category: Urban Agency, Shoe Shelf Shop, Neumünster, Germany
The winner of the 2016 World Building of the Year was a subterranean museum in Poland with a huge public space on its roof. Perhaps we will see another public/private space as the winner this year – or maybe something different?