Three Australians were recognized on day one of the 2012 World Architecture Festival Awards.
Australians winning awards on day one of judging at the 2012 World Architecture Festival (WAF) include: Kerry Hill Architects for Martin No. 38, Singapore (Housing category); and FJMT for Darling Quarter, Sydney (Office category). Hassell received a commendation in the Housing category for its Common Ground Sydney project.
Three hundred projects were shortlisted for the 2012 awards at the fifth annual WAF, fifty of these are by Australian practices. The festival’s ultimate award, World Building of the Year, will be judged by a panel including Ben van Berkel, Moshe Safdie, Mok Wei Wei, Jürgen Mayer, Yvonne Farrell and Kenzo Tange, and chaired by Neil Denari (NMDA).
To celebrate Australia’s strong showing at the WAF awards, the Australian Institute of Architects, in collaboration with creative agent Lindy Johnson and filmmaker Alex Chomicz, has produced two short films: A Series – Australian Architects on Film (1 and 2) featuring architects and work from fifteen of the shortlisted Australian practices. The films (below) were launched in Singapore on Thursday 4 October at an event hosted by the Institute.