Shortlist announced for Commercial sector

12 vie for top Commercial project in prestigious WAN AWARDS

by Niki 27 November 2009
Two juries met this week to contemplate the winners of the penultimate WAN Awards sector for 2009. The Commercial sector was divided into built and unbuilt categories, each with a jury of the highest calibre in the field. In jury sessions that were described by jury member Robert Fry as 'fascinating, enjoyable and ultimately intellectually exhausting and worthwhile', the following shortlists were chosen from 163 entries...

55 Baker Street - Make
Citroën Flagship Showroom - Manuelle Gautrand Architecture
201 Bishopsgate and Broadgate Tower - SOM
Virginia Beach Convention Center - SOM
wNw Cafe - Vo Trong Nghia Co., ltd
Square -Brussels Meeting Center - A2RC ARCHITECTS

Honorary mention
Cocoon HQ - Camenzind Evolution
Elithis Tower - Arte Charpentier

Reliance Energy HQ - Edifice Consultants Pvt. Ltd
LM Harbour Gateway - Steven Holl Architects
European Corporate HQ - Woods Bagot
Zhoushan Opera House - gresham, smith and partners
DMC Landmark - Naru Tower - Gensler
The Frame Hotel - IAD

Honorary mention
Caserne de Bonne Shopping Center - Groupe-6

Comments on the shortlist will follow with the announcement of the winner in next Tuesday's News Review

The jury for WAN Awards 2009 Commercial Sector is comprised:

Patrik Schumacher, Partner, Zaha Hadid Architects
Arthur Benedetti, Founding Partner, 5+design.
Robert Fry, Principal and Managing Director, Swanke Hayden Connell Architects, Europe
Richard Kauntze, Chief Executive, British Council for Offices
Adrian Griffiths, Director, Chapman Taylor
Kwamina Monney, Director, Amanda Levete Architects
Graeme Rapley, Principal, Woods Bagot
Adam West, Partner, CZWG Architects
Tony Grist, Head of Architecture, HASSELL
Nigel Lea, Award-winning architect
Gordon Carey, Founder, Carey Jones
Morten Schmidt, Founder, Schmidt Hammer Lassen
David Leventhal, Partner, PLP Architecture

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