World Architecture Festival 2012 Awards

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More than 300 projects in 33 categories have been shortlisted in the World Architecture Festival Awards and will be judged in a live competition over the course of the three-day festival with the winners of each category competing for the World Building of the Year award.

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Reflections at Keppel Bay is a two-million-sq-ft (93,000-sq-m) residential development in Singapore.

The Vanke Triple V Gallery is situated on the Dong Jiang Bay coast in Tianjin, China.

The iGuzzini Illuminazione Spain headquarters, by MiAS Arquitectes, is a research centre for the development of technical knowledge and expertise in lighting systems, the facilities for which are located both inside and outside the building.

The Cloud House, by McBride Charles Ryan, is an addition to a double-fronted Edwardian house in Fitzroy North, Melbourne, Australia.

The Paul S Russell MD Museum of Medical History and Innovation is located on a prominent site at the entry to the Massachusetts General Hospital’s downtown campus.

The Soweto Theatre, by Afritects, is in the heart of the culturally rich area of Jabulani precinct. The objectives of this project were to provide South Africa with a fitting and versatile venue for the arts.

The Soundforms shell, by BFLS, in London Docklands, is engineered to enhance classical and orchestral performances.

This retreat is an arrangement of freestanding structures around a courtyard above Matiatia Bay on Waiheke Island, New Zealand.

The Yurihonjo City Cultural Center, Japan, combines a theatre, library and community centre around an indoor “gathering street”.

Busan Cinema Center, designed by Coop Himmelblau, the architect’s first project in South Korea, has public and private areas overlapping.

Sven-Harry’s art museum in Stockholm, Sweden, combines commercial activities on the ground floor with an art collection in the penthouse and hall in the core of the building.

In 2008 architects RYRA Studio designed this ski resort 1km (0.6 miles) from the Shemshak piste, 55 minutes drive from Tehran in Iran. The World Architecture Festival takes place in Singapore, 3 – 5 October.

We will be updating with the final result, expected on 1st October mid night.

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