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Australian buildings dominate 2017 World Architecture Festival Awards shortlist

The 2017 World Architecture Festival (WAF) Awards shortlist has been announced.

Across 30 categories, the awards are divided into broader building, landscape and future project sections. Of the 43 Australian shortlist entires, 30 appear in the building category, with two shortisted landscape project and the remainder appearing in the future category.

Australian practices were particularly sucessful in the house and health categories, with Australian projects comprising six out of 17 houses and three out of 10 healthcare facilities on the shortlist.

The 2017 shortlist builds on the success of Australian projects in last year’s awards, where Hayball’s proposal for South Melbourne Primary School was named Future Project of the Year.

Finalists will be invited to present their projects to WAF Awards juries at the World Architecture Festival in Berlin from 15 to 17 November.

The festival, hosted at Arena Berlin in the German capital, includes a seminar and events program, this year themed around “performance,” that will feature visits to Berlin’s most notable performance venues, including Hans Scharoun’s Berlin Philharmonie (1963), Gerhard Spangenberg’s Radialsystem V pumping station conversion and Frank Gehry’s Pierre Goulez Hall (2017).

The Australian entries on the 2017 WAF Awards shortlist are:

Wagga Wagga Courthouse by TKD Architects.

Wagga Wagga Courthouse by TKD Architects.

Image: Brett Boardman

Civic and Community

Urban Arts Projects Memorial Monument and Pavilion of Honour (Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates) – Idris Kahn with Bureau Proberts

Wagga Wagga Courthouse – TKD Architects

Culture

ASB Waterfront Theatre (Auckland, New Zealand) – Moller Architects with BVN

Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre by Silver Thomas Hanley, DesignInc and McBride Charles Ryan.

Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre by Silver Thomas Hanley, DesignInc and McBride Charles Ryan.

Image: Peter Bennetts

Display

Xianjiang FFC Marketing Display (Changsha, China) – Woods Bagot

Health

Karratha Superclinic – CODA Studio

Fitzroy Crossing Renal Hostel – Iredale Pedersen Hook Architects

Victorian Comprehensive Cancer CentreSilver Thomas Hanley, DesignInc and McBride Charles Ryan

Jackalope by Carr.

Jackalope by Carr.

Image: courtesy WAF

Hotel and Leisure

Jackalope – Carr

41 Birmingham by SJB.

41 Birmingham by SJB.

Image: Brett Boardman

House

Brick House – Andrew Burges Architects

Cleveland Rooftop – SJB

Falcon Beach House – Iredale Pedersen Hook Architects

Inverdon House – Chloe Naughton

Living Screen House – CplusC Architectural Workshop

Moving House – Architects EAT

Point Piper Residence – Tzannes

Housing

41 Birmingham – SJB

Eastland by ACME.

Eastland by ACME.

Image: courtesy WAF

Mixed-use

Eastland – ACME

The Glasshouse at Goonoo Goonoo Station by TKD Architects.

The Glasshouse at Goonoo Goonoo Station by TKD Architects.

Image: Brett Boardman

New and Old

The Glasshouse at Goonoo Goonoo Station – TKD Architects

Office

EY Centre, 200 George Street – FJMT

490 Consulting Suites – Shane Thompson Architects

EY Centre, 200 George Street by FJMT.

EY Centre, 200 George Street by FJMT.

Image: Gareth Hayman

School

East Sydney Early Learning Centre – Andrew Burges Architects

Sir Zelman Cowen Centre for Science – Cox Architecture

The Mandeville CentreArchitectus

East Sydney Early Learning Centre by Andrew Burges Architects.

East Sydney Early Learning Centre by Andrew Burges Architects.

Image: Peter Bennetts

580 George Street Cafe and Integrated Lobby by FJMT.

580 George Street Cafe and Integrated Lobby by FJMT.

Image: Brett Boardman

Shopping

580 George Street Cafe and Integrated Lobby – FJMT

Chadstone Shopping Centre – The Buchan Group

Elizabeth Quay Gelato Kiosk – Iredale Pedersen Hook Architects

Sport

Anna Meares StadiumCox Architecture

Willinga Park – Cox Architecture

Villa

Wilson’s CottageJames Davidson Architect

Landscape

Willinga Park – Cox Architecture

Cleveland and Co – Dangar Group and Black Beetle

Future Projects

Commercial Mixed-Use

The StarFJMT

Culture

Christchurch Convention and Exhibition Centre (Christchurch, NZ) – Woods Bagot

Penguin Parade Visitor CentreTerroir

Waltzing Matilda CentreCox Architecture

A Woman’s Gallery: Awakened – Flor de Maria Juarez

Leisure-led Development

Sydney Fish Markets – Allen Jack and Cottier Architects

Masterplanning

Sydney Fish Markets – Allen Jack and Cottier Architects

Residential

Heritage Traces in Surry Hills – MHN Design Union

Small Projects Prize

580 George Street Cafe and Integrated Lobby – FJMT

Best Use of Colour

Karratha Superclinic – Coda Studio

Fitzroy Crossing Renal Hostel – Iredale Pedersen Hook Architects

Elizabeth Quay Gelato Kiosk – Iredale Pedersen Hook Architects

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