Australia among top performers in 2018 World Architecture Festival Awards shortlist

The 2018 World Architecture Festival (WAF) Awards shortlist has been announced.

Australian projects or projects being led by Australian architecture practices are well represented across the more than 32 categories that make up the World Architecture Festival awards program, with more than 50 entries across the 536-strong shortlist. Australia submitted the second highest number of entries in 2018. China, the United Kingdom, Turkey and the USA make up the remainder of the top five countries for entries.

The 2018 shortlist builds on the success of Australian projects in previous years, with Hayball’s now-completed South Melbourne Primary School, for instance, returning in the shortlist after receiving the award for Future Project of the Year in 2016.

The work of Australian architects has been recognized across most building types, with particularly strong showings in the program’s four residential categories.

Finalists will be invited to present their projects to WAF Awards juries at the World Architecture Festival in Amsterdam from 28 to 30 November.

The Australian entries on the 2018 WAF Awards shortlist are:

Maitland Riverlink by CHROFI with McGregor Coxall.

Maitland Riverlink by CHROFI with McGregor Coxall.

Image: Simon Wood

Completed Buildings

Civic and Community

Australian Embassy Bangkok – BVN

Maitland RiverlinkCHROFI with McGregor Coxall

Warrumbungle National Park Visitor Centre – Tanner Kibble Denton Architects

The Piano Mill by Conrad Gargett.

The Piano Mill by Conrad Gargett.

Image: Marc Treble

Culture

MPavilionOffice for Metropolitan Architecture

The Piano MillConrad Gargett

Health

Bendigo Hospital – Silver Thomas Hanley with Bates Smart

Sunshine Coast University HospitalHDR and Architectus Brisbane

Macquarie University Incubator by Architectus.

Macquarie University Incubator by Architectus.

Image: Brett Boardman

Higher Education and Research

Learning and Teaching Building – John Wardle Architects

Macquarie University IncubatorArchitectus

Hotel and Leisure

Freycinet Lodge Coastal Pavilions – Liminal Architecture

Krakani Lumi – Taylor and Hinds Architects

Bardon House by Bureau Proberts.

Bardon House by Bureau Proberts.

Image: Alicia Taylor

House

Bardon House Bureau Proberts

Boneo Country House – John Wardle Architects

Gibbon St – Cavill Architects

Iron Maiden House – C plus C Architectural Workshop

King Bill – Austin Maynard Architects

Short Lane by Woods Bagot.

Short Lane by Woods Bagot.

Image: Trevor Mein

Housing, Small Scale

Elwood House – Woods Bagot

Peel Street – DKO Architecture

Short Lane – Woods Bagot

Banksia, New Quay by McBride Charles Ryan.

Banksia, New Quay by McBride Charles Ryan.

Image: Dianna Snape

Housing, Large Scale

Banksia, New Quay – McBride Charles Ryan

Urbanest Darling Square Building 1 – Allen Jack and Cottier

Watsons Grove – BKA Architecture

Huaku Sky Garden (Taiwan)– WOHA

Mixed Use

Sunshine Insurance Plaza – Woods Bagot

Kampung Admiralty (Singapore) – WOHA

Nanjing GEI Centre Tower B – LAB Architecture Studio

Victorian College of the Arts School of Art Former Mounted Police Stables by Kerstin Thompson Architects.

Victorian College of the Arts School of Art Former Mounted Police Stables by Kerstin Thompson Architects.

Image: Trevor Mein

New and Old

Victorian College of the Arts School of Art Former Mounted Police StablesKerstin Thompson Architects

La Comedie de St-Etienne (France) – Studio Milou

Office

Synergy, CSIRO – BVN

International House SydneyTzannes

Religion

Emanuel Synagogue – Lippmann Partnership

School

Artemis Centre, Melbourne Girls Grammar School – BVN

Highgate Primary School New Teaching Spaces – Iredale Pedersen Hook Architects

South Melbourne Primary Hayball

South Melbourne Primary by Hayball.

South Melbourne Primary by Hayball.

Image: Dianna Snape

Sport

Optus StadiumHassell, Cox Architecture and HKS Sport and Entertainment

Tanderrum Bridge by John Wardle Architects with NADAAA and Oculus.

Tanderrum Bridge by John Wardle Architects with NADAAA and Oculus.

Image: Kristoffer Paulsen

Transport

Kangaroo Island Air Terminal – Ashley Halliday Architects

Tanderrum Bridge –­ John Wardle Architects with NADAAA and Oculus

Shopping

Barossa Co-op – NH Architecture

Westfield Chermside - Outdoor Dining and Leisure Precinct – Urbis

Captain Kelly’s Cottage by John Wardle Architects.

Captain Kelly’s Cottage by John Wardle Architects.

Image: Trevor Mein

Villa

Captain Kelly’s CottageJohn Wardle Architects

Glen Forrest House and Church – Iredale Pedersen Hook Architects

Kiama House – Allen Jack and Cottier

Lune de Sang PavilionCHROFI

Panopticon House ­– Bild Architecture

Future Projects

Commercial Mixed-Use

Melbourne Innovation PrecinctWoods Bagot

Younghusband Woolstore Redevelopment Woods Bagot

Competition Entries

Melbourne University Innovation Precinct, Student Accommodation Hayball

Darwin Bombings Memorial – Shane Thompson Architects

EPCM and Science park – Koning Eizenberg with Estudio Teddy Cruz and Fonna Forman and Spurlock Landscape Architects

Culture

Sydney Fish Market3XN Architects with BVN, Aspects Studio and Wallner Weiss

The Ian Potter National Conservatory – CHROFI

Education

Carey Baptist Grammar School – Architectus

Carlton Connect – BVN

University of Technology Sydney – FJMT

St Mary’s Calne School Library (UK) – Woods Bagot

Health

Sydney University Health Precinct - Stage 1 – HDR.

House

Sydney Harbour Residence – SJB Architects

Leisure-led Development

FOMO (Fremantle)– HDR

Landscape

Rural projects

Koondrook Wharf – Terroir

Urban Projects

Darling Harbour Public Realm – Hassell

Optus Stadium and Stadium Park – Hassell

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