Australia proves to excel on the global stage with 60 projects shortlisted at the World Architecture Festival 2019.
October 4th, 2019
The World Architecture Festival (WAF) 2019 – the world’s largest live-judged awards program – has announced its project shortlists. A whopping total of 60 projects from Australia have made it to the final shortlist and will be judged at the 12th edition of the festival taking place from the 4-6 December at the RAI Amsterdam.
The shortlist includes stellar projects like the Bellbird Retreat by Steendijk, Arc by Koichi Takada Architects, St Andrews Beach House by Austin Maynard Architects, among others, which also made it into the coveted INDE.Awards 2019 shortlist.
Australia also leads in the ‘Completed Building: House’ category with shortlisted projects like Welcome to the Jungle House by CplusC Architectural Workshop and The Redfern Warehouse by Ian Moore Architects. Over 534 shortlisted projects from across 70 countries will be presented live at WAF.
Eminent industry personalities from around the world like Elizabeth Diller, Founder and Partner at Diller Scofidio + Renfro, Ben Van Berkel, Founder and Principal Architect of UNStudio and Doriana and Massimiliano Fuksas of Studio Fuksas will attend WAF to speak over three days of conference programs, awards, exhibitions and fringe events.
Paul Finch, Programme Director of World Architecture Festival says, “We are hugely encouraged by the level of support and the number of award entries, which have come from your region this year. We look forward to seeing the shortlisted entrants, plus speakers and judges, from Australia.”
Projects of all sizes and types, ranging from private residential, education, infrastructure, healthcare, hospitality, civic, interior to landscape, are represented in the 2019 shortlist. Prominent global architectural firms shortlisted include Zaha Hadid Architects, Foster + Partners, Woods Bagot, Heatherwick Studio, BIG, Wilkinson Eyre and Studio Gang.
View the complete shortlist for this year’s awards here.
Indesign congratulates all those Australian practices that have been shortlisted:
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