This week saw two of the most highly qualified juries in architecture come together in London to analyse and rank the merits of some of the most exciting developments both built and on the drawing board today.
WAN’s mission in this venture is to bring new architects and projects to the table from a wide range of countries to compete with higher profile practices and the more familiar schemes. This year was no exception with a mix of plazas, bridges, landscape designs, airports and master-plans from Sydney, Vancouver, New York, Rio de Janeirio, Beijing, Kosovo, Heidelberg, Nicosia, Graz, Mexico City and many more. One of the judges, Sherin Aminossehe, VP for the planning team in HOK London summed this up nicely exclaiming, “I’m stunned by the diversity…”
The two shortlists represent a snapshot of excellent architecture hard won against a total of 107 entries. Well done!
Editor in Chief
La Place des Festivals, Montreal, Canada Daoust Lestage Inc
Darwin Waterfront, Darwin, Australia HASSELL
St Patrick's Square, Auckland, New Zealand Boffa Miskell Limited
Paddington Reservoir Gardens, Sydney, Australia Tonkin Zulaikha Greer with JMD Design & City of Sydney
Canada Line - Olympic Village SkyTrain Station, Vancouver, Canada Stantec Architecture Limited
Pier 1 of Brooklyn Bridge Park, New York, United States Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates
Nanhe River Landscape Bridge, Xinjin, China WXY architecture + urban design
Terra Karavana, Tbilisi, Georgia J. Mayer H. Architects
Chicago Central Area DeCarbonization Plan, Chicago, United States Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture
Ningbo Central Park, Ningbo, China SWA Group
Beijing’s Central Business District East Expansion, Beijing, China Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP
Lusk Urban Plan, Lusk, Ireland McCullough Mulvin Architects