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WAN Civic Building Award shortlist

Samy Mansour
Tuesday 28 Jul 2009

From the excellent range of civic entries received, six have been selected for the final shortlist

The WAN AWARDS Civic sector attracted the biggest number of entries yet, outstripping both Education and Healthcare. As would be expected, the variety of projects was immense, from a booth in Times Square to a vast exhibition centre in China.

The judges had their work cut out to select a shortlist of six. As is often the case with WAN jury sessions, it wasn’t just the big schemes that attracted interest. The Creative Exchange by 5th Studio, not a huge budget building, managed to provoke a lot of discussion with its original approach. Similarly, Library España in Medellín, Colombia by Giancarlo Mazzanti taxed the jury immensely with differing perceptions of its success.

Finally, however a shortlist was agreed.

Shortlisted Projects (in alphabetical order)

Alice Tully Hall by Diller Scofidio + Renfro in collaboration with FXFOWLE Architects

Amsterdam Public Library by Jo Coenen

Manchester Civil Justice Centreby Denton Corker Marshall

Nelson Atkins Museum by Steven Holl

Norwegian Opera House by Snoehetta

United States Courthouse by Moshe Safdie and Associates

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