Lord Foster gets the day off

Niki May Young
Thursday 23 Oct 2008

Foster absolved from his Jury duty at World Architecture Festival

There was always a predictability about Lord Foster’s role as heading up the super-jury at the World Festival of Architecture Awards, given that six of his projects were in the running for the top spot. But only one was to knock him out of the jury and into the winners circle, Smithsonian Institution in the USA.

Eight further categories winners were also announced and will go on to the final day where the super-jury minus the super-powers of Lord Foster will be judged based on a strict and extensive set of criteria which include strong ideas on sustainability, aesthetics and architectural language.

The winners of the nine categories presenting today are as follows:

New and Old Robert & Arlene Kogod Courtyard, Smithsonian Institution by Foster + Partners
Office Duoc Corporate Building by Sabbagh Arquitectos
Pleasure Sheep Stable by 70FProduction BMW Welt by Coop Himmelb(l)au
Religion and Contemplation Dornbusch Church by Meixner Schlüter Wendt Architekten
Sport Sports Hall Bale by 3LHD Architects
Shopping K:fem by Wingårdh Arkitektkontor AB
Private House Final Wooden House by Sou Fujimoto Architects
Transport Nordpark Cable Railway by Zaha Hadid Architects

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