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Australian projects in 2019 World Architecture Festival shortlist revealed

The organizers of the 2019 World Architecture Festival (WAF) have announced the shortlist for this year’s awards program, signalling a focus on sustainability in the face of climate emergency.

Referencing the Architects Declare movement, which saw top UK firms declare a climate emergency, with numerous global signatories, the organizers noted that the shortlisted entries include designs that demonstrate how buildings can play a major role in a more sustainable future.

“I think architects now take it as read, that part of any project needs to include an environmental program, reducing energy consumption, or actually being net positive generators,” said Paul Finch, the festival’s program director.

The shortlist includes 534 projects from 70 countries, with Australia, China and Hong Kong, the UK, United States and India fielding the most entries.

WAF will convene in Amsterdam from 4 to 6 December – the second time the event has been hosted in the Dutch capital, following previous editions in Barcelona, Singapore and Berlin.

Presentations of the shortlisted designs will be made to more than 100 international juries in front of festival delegates. Category winners will then compete against each other on the final day of the festival for the highest accolades of World Building of the Year, Future Project of the Year, Interior of the Year and Landscape of the Year.

The shortlisted Australian projects are:

Completed Buildings

Civic and Community

Bunjil PlaceFJMT

The Frank Bartlett Library and Community Centre – FJMT

Anzac Memorial Centenary Project – Johnson Pilton Walker with the Office of the New South Wales Government Architect

The Frank Bartlett Library and Community Centre by FJMT.

The Frank Bartlett Library and Community Centre by FJMT.

Image: John Gollings

Culture

Cairns Performing Arts Centre – Cox Architecture and CA Architects

MPavilion 2018Estudio Carme Pinós

Green Square Library and PlazaStudio Hollenstein in association with Stewart Architecture

Dangrove – Tzannes

Display

Bilya Koort Boodja – Centre for Nyoongar Culture and Environmental Knowledge – Iredale Pedersen Hook Architects

DoublegroundMuir and Openwork

Doubleground by Muir and Openwork.

Doubleground by Muir and Openwork.

Image: Peter Bennetts

Health

Northern Beaches Hospital – BVN

Perth Children’s HospitalJCY Architects and Urban Designers, Cox Architecture and Billard Leece Partnership with HKS

Pondok Indah Bintaro Jaya Hospital (Jakarta, Indonesia) – Silver Thomas Hanley (Lead Architect), Arkonin (Architect of Record)

Higher Education and Research

Faculty of Arts and Social SciencesArchitectus

The Ian Potter Southbank CentreJohn Wardle Architects

Hotel and Leisure

The Tiing, Tejakula (Bali, Indonesia) – Nic Brunsdon

House

Minka Twins – Bureau Proberts

Welcome to the Jungle House – CplusC Architectural Workshop

Redfern Warehouse – Ian Moore Architects

Cloud House – Neil Cownie Architect

Powell Street House – Robert Simeoni Architects

Castle Cove House – Terroir in collaboration with Pascale Gomes-McNabb Design

Castle Cove House by Terroir in collaboration with Pascale Gomes-McNabb Design.

Castle Cove House by Terroir in collaboration with Pascale Gomes-McNabb Design.

Image: Brett Boardman

Housing

Walan – Bureau Proberts

537 Elizabeth Street – Woods Bagot

Mixed Use

ArcKoichi Takada Architects

Yagan SquareLyons in collaboration with Iredale Pedersen Hook Architects and Aspect Studios

Production Energy and Recycling

Brunswick Power Terminal Station – Beca

Dangrove – Tzannes

School

Adelaide Botanic High SchoolCox Architecture and Designinc

Northcote High School Performing Arts and VCE Centre – Kerstin Thompson Architects with Openwork

Northcote High School Performing Arts and VCE Centre by Kerstin Thompson Architects with Openwork.

Northcote High School Performing Arts and VCE Centre by Kerstin Thompson Architects with Openwork.

Image: Kerstin Thompson

Shopping

Grand Central Shopping Centre – FJMT and Buchan

Sport

The Club StandBates Smart

Pingelly Recreation and Cultural Centre – Iredale Pedersen Hook Architects with Advanced Timber Concepts Studio

Transport

Caulfield to Dandenong Level Crossing Removal – Cox Architecture and Aspect Studios

Barangaroo Ferry WharfCox Architecture

Mernda Rail Extension – Grimshaw

Villa

St Andrews Beach House – Austin Maynard Architects

Bellbird Retreat – Steendijk

St Andrews Beach Villa – Woods Bagot

Bellbird Retreat by Steendijk.

Bellbird Retreat by Steendijk.

Landscape – Urban

Caulfield to Dandenong Level Crossing Removal Project – Aspect Studios and Cox Architecture

Yagan SquareLyons in collaboration with Iredale Pedersen Hook Architects and Aspect Studios

Future Projects

Civic

New Zealand Internatioanl Convention Centre (Auckland, New Zealand) – Warren and Mahoney Architects in association with Moller Architects and Woods Bagot

Commercial Mixed-Use

77 Market Street – FJMT

88 Harris Street – SJB

Southbank by BeulahUN Studio and Cox Architecure

Culture

Puffing Billy Lakeside Station – Terroir

Education

Monte Sant’ Angelo Mercy College – Fox Johnston and Tribe Studios

Arran Marine Discovery Centre (Isle of Arran, Scotland) – Woods Bagot

Experimental

Warrane Walk – Aspect Studios

House

Bryon Bay – Rob Mills Architecture and Interiors

Puffing Billy Lakeside Station by Terroir.

Puffing Billy Lakeside Station by Terroir.

Image: Terroir

Leisure Led Development

Marchwiel Estate – John Wardle Architects

Arrábida Retreat (Arrabida, Portugal) – Nic Brunsdon

Office

210 George StreetGrimshaw Architects

Residential

Greenland Centre – BVN

505 George StreetIngenhoven Architects and Architectus

To see the full shortlist, head here.

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