World Architecture Festival Awards 2015 Day Two Winners Announced

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Globe Architecture Festival 2015: the award winners from day two at the Planet Architecture Festival include a ballet school in Russia, a New York transport hub and a local community facility for a flood-wrecked town.

The tasks will go on to compete for the titles of Creating of the Yr and Potential Task of the Yr tomorrow along with yesterday’s winners, which variety from a bamboo neighborhood centre in Vietnam to a “vertical village” in Singapore.

Dezeen is media spouse for each the Planet Architecture Festival and Inside Festival, held at the Marina Bay Sands hotel and conference centre in Singapore.

Scroll down to see today’s winning projects:


Culture: Soma City Residence for All, Soma-shi, Japan, by Klein Dytham Architecture

Soma City Home for All, Soma-shi, Japan, by Klein Dytham Architecture

This neighborhood centre in Fukushima was made by Klein Dytham as element of Toyo Ito’s Home-for-all earthquake relief undertaking, which won a Golden Lion at the 2012 Venice Architecture Biennale. Soma City functions a latticed wooden ceiling, supported by tree-like columns that double as up tables.


Overall health: Walumba Elders Centre, Warmun, Australia, by Iredale Pedersen Hook Architects

Walumba Elders Centre, Warmun, Australia, by Iredale Pedersen Hook Architects

A catastrophic flood devastated the town of Warmun in 2011, so Iredale Pedersen Hook was tasked with generating a replacement community facility and elderly people’s house. Raised by 3 metres, the structure stands over the flood level, and is linked to the ground by walkways and stairs.


Transport: Fulton Center, New York City, USA, by Grimshaw

Fulton Center, New York City, USA, by Grimshaw

Grimshaw’s New York subway station and retail space comprises a glass box topped by a massive glass and steel dome spanning 37 metres. It is created to accommodate over 300,000 every day commuters, supplying a gateway to Reduced Manhattan.


Hotel and Leisure: Lanserhof Lake Tegern, Bavaria, Germany, by Ingenhoven Architects

Lanserhof Lake Tegern, Bavaria, Germany, by Ingenhoven Architects

Situated on the Tegernsee lake in southern Bavaria, this well being resort was developed by Ingenhoven Architects to consider advantage of its scenic setting with massive windows facing out above the each water and a close by golf program. Offering each hotel facilities and health care care, it contains 70 rooms, every single conceived as a “little residence”.


Sport: San Mames Stadium, Bilbao, Spain, by ACXT-IDOM

San Mames Stadium, Bilbao, Spain, by ACXT-IDOM

San Mames Stadium is the new property of football crew Athletic Bilbao. Found beside the Ría de Bilbao river, it attributes a sculptural facade of twisted ETFE plastic that is illuminated by evening.


Religion: Qatar Faculty of Islamic Studies, Doha, Qatar, by Qatar Foundation

Qatar Faculty of Islamic Studies, Doha, Qatar, by Qatar Foundation

Created to have a “campus-like atmosphere”, this four-storey building for the Qatar Faculty of Islamic Research houses six academic programmes. It includes five columns, representing the 5 pillars of Islam, as properly as library and classrooms.


New and outdated: Courtyard Property Plugin, Beijing, China, by People’s Architecture Workplace

Courtyard House Plugin, Beijing, China, by People's Architecture Office

People’s Architecture Office developed this panelling method to make the ageing structures of Beijing’s hutong districts habitable once more. The lightweight and non-long lasting solution provides structure, insulation, interior and exterior surfaces, all moulded into single panels.


Colleges: Ballet College, St. Petersburg, Russia, by Studio 44 Architects

Ballet School, St. Petersburg, Russia, by Studio 44 Architects

Studio 44 Architects created this ballet school inside of two existing buildings – a former cinema and a neighbouring home. Facades attribute QR-code reliefs to aid visitors navigate the campus utilizing their smartphones, whilst translucent glass partitions let light to penetrate all components of the interior.


Manufacturing, power and recycling: Fabrica de Oliva, Uruguay, Marcelo Daglio Arquitecto

Fabrica de Oliva, Uruguay, Marcelo Daglio Arquitecto

Fabrica de Oliva is an olive oil factory in Uruguay. The judges explained it “illustrates what architecture can do to lift the all-too-frequently banal factory form and language to a sublime exemplar”.


Future tasks:

» Training: Wellington University Doing Arts Centre, United Kingdom, by Studio Seilern Architects
» Experimental: House Farm, Singapore, by Spark
» Competitors entries: Quay Quarter, Sydney, Australia, by Francis-Jones Morehen Thorp
» Residential: Vancouver House, Vancouver, Canada by Huge
» Commercial mixed-use: Gardens by the Waterway Neighbourhood Centre and Polyclinic, Singapore, by Serie and Multiply Architects


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