Waf 2016 shortlist

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Project • By Shma DesignsExhibitions

CO-Create Charoenkrung

GoalOur project seeks to develop Charoenkrung, a district of economic and historical importance into a new “creative district”, one that redefines and sets a new precedent for future creative industries. Our aim is to foster the notion of communicati... More

Project • By TerroirUniversities


The United Nations affiliated World Maritime University (WMU) in Malmo, Sweden has been completed. In collaboration with Kim Utzon Arkitekter we won the project in 2011 after a 3-stage international competition. This collaboration continued throug... More

Project • By MVRDVPrivate Houses

Crystal Houses

The entirely transparent façade of a high-end flagship store on Amsterdam’s upmarket shopping street, PC Hooftstraat, uses glass bricks, glass windows frames and glass architraves in a way to evoke the vernacular of the area with the goal to maintain... More

Project • By TengbomShops

Östermalm's Temporary Market Hall

After a period of 128 years, the sale of fresh produce has returned to its original location on Östermalm’s Square in the form of a temporary Market Hall, designed by Tengbom. Not only has the temporary market hall brought new life to the area, but b... More

Project • By Herbst ArchitectsPrivate Houses


The clients are a couple, a director and camera operator in the film industry, their jobs involve them filming on location for stretches of time. This house is the space to which they retreat between filming. The site is 20 hectares of farmland on... More

Project • By NEUF architect(e)sHospitals

Centre Hospitalier de l'Université de Montréal —CHUM

After nearly a decade of work, CannonDesign + NEUF architect(e)s are pleased to announce the completion of Phase 1 of the Centre hospitalier de l’Université de Montréal (CHUM). Begun in 2009, the CHUM teaching institution is the largest healthcare co... More

Project • By Zaha Hadid ArchitectsMuseums

Messner Mountain Museum Corones (MMM Corones)

Embedded within the summit of Mount Kronplatz, 2,275m above sea level at the centre South Tyrol’s most popular ski resort, the Messner Mountain Museum Corones is surrounded by the alpine peaks of the Zillertal, Ortler and Dolomites. Established by re... More

Project • By Studio Farris ArchitectsLibraries

City Library Bruges

In 2012, Studio Farris Architects won the competition which was organised by the City of Bruges for the renovation and expansion of the Sint-Andries city library. The plot on which the library had to be expanded was very limited in size and locate... More

Project • By Dietrich | Untertrifaller ArchitektenOffices


Omicron, a global electronics company, desired to realize a lofty ambition: The expansion of the company's headquarters in Klaus is intended to provide employees with workplaces that stimulate creativity, promote communication and exchange among staf... More

Project • By Ruiz Pardo & Nebreda architecture and engineeringOffices


Overlooking the road Puma Energy Corporate Headquarter is located on the Panamerican highway, passing through San Salvador. The new building, which is inserted between the existing commercial and industrial buildings that characterize this stretch... More

Project • By KWK Promes KoniecznyPrivate Houses


The highest value of the plot is a wonderful view stretching out. The idea was for the house to become its framework that crops it. The most appropriate building turned out to be a fully open on mountain landscape one-storey building, which gives the... More

Project • By Schmidt Hammer Lassen architectsCommunity Centres


19-08-2016 World's best library: Dokk1 wins Public Library of the Year Award 2016 Monday 15th August, Dokk1 in Aarhus, Denmark, designed by Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects, was announced winner of the Public Library of the Year Award 2016 at a... More

Project • By Crab StudioUniversities

Drawing Studio

A belief in the power of Drawing and its central role in artistic creativity is vociferously shared by Stuart Bartholomew, the Vice Chancellor and Head of Arts University Bournemouth and its architect alumnus, Sir Peter Cook. In 2014 Bartholomew invi... More

Project • By OLI ArchitectureMuseums

Mu Xin Art Museum

Located in the historic scenic water town, of Wuzhen in northern Zhejiang Province, the 6,700m2 art museum is dedicated to the renowned hometown artist/writer Mu Xin. Mu Xin, was a complex and inspiring figure, he was not only a celebrated art... More

Project • By ACXT Architects Offices


The Civic Center is a building that combines sporting, cultural and administrative uses to service the neighborhood Salburua in Vitoria. The project conceives the civic center as a gathering of people to carry out various social, cultural, recreation... More