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    Chiangmai Life Architects picks up the award for Sport in Architecture

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    Idris Khan with UAP and bureau^proberts pick up the award for Metal in Architecture

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    WAN Awards 2018

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    atelier PRO pick up the award for Healthcare

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    Skidmore, Owings and Merrill pick up the award for Tall Buildings

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    RSAA/Buro Ziyu Zhuang pick up the award for House of the Year

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    WAN Editor in Chief, Michael Hammond, opens the WAN awards 2018

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    252 East 57th Street, by Skidmore, Owings and Merrill

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    Nordea Bank Headquarters, by Henning Larsen Architects

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    Bamboo Sports Hall, Panyaden International School, by Chiangmai Life Architects


Top global projects triumph in WAN Awards

Jo Smit
21 Nov 2018

SOM’s 252 East 57 th Street tower in Manhattan and Henning Larsen’s Nordea Bank Headquarters in Denmark are among the leading projects that have won top prizes in the World Architecture News Awards 2018. In this year’s prestigious award ceremony, SOM’s tower won the Tall Buildings Award while the Nordea Bank Headquarters took the Commercial Buildings Award.

Both were among an international line-up of projects and architects taking awards across 30 categories in the WAN Awards 2018. The awards recognise current and future projects, as well as the application of new technologies and architecture’s rising stars.

The names of the 2018 winners were revealed at a celebration dinner at the London Hilton Bankside this week, which was attended by architects and industry leaders from around the world.

The full list of winners is:

  • Rising Star Award: Haptic Architects
  • Best Use of Immersive Tech Award: Future Street by Place Design Group. Highly commended: Mental Healthcare Facility, Royal Columbian Hospital, by Stantec
  • Adaptive Reuse Award: Uber Advanced Technologies Group R&D Center, by Marcy Wong Donn Logan Architects. Regional winner EMEA: The Department Store, by Squire and Partners. Highly commended: Gouda Cheese Warehouse by Mei architects and planners
  • Affordable Housing Award: Habitat for Orphan Girls, by ZAV Architects. Highly commended: Ilot 19 La Defense, by Farshid Moussavi Architecture; Primary Stingy Blocks of Flats, by Helin & Co Architects
  • Modern Methods of Construction Project Award: Dalston Works by Waugh Thistleton Architects; Plug-In City 75 by Stephane Malka Architecture
  • Colour in Architecture Award: Khyaung School, by Weston Williamson + Partners. Regional winner Americas: Vegetal Kingdom, Senosiain Arquitectos
  • Concrete in Architecture Award: Foro Boca Concert Hall, by Rojkind Arquitectos. Highly commended: Shui Cultural Center, by West-line Studio
  • Façade Award: Shui Cultural Center, by West-line Studio. Highly commended: Celine Ginza G6, by Casper Mueller Kneer Architects
  • House of the Year Award: Tongling Recluse by RSAA/Buro Ziyu Zhuang. Regional winner EMEA: MK5 House, by ORTRAUM architects. Highly commended: Brick Cave, by H&P Architects
  • Landscape Award: Sydney Park Water Re-Use Project, by Turf Design Studio. Highly commended: Masmo Solhaga Park, by Land Arkitektur
  • Metal in Architecture Award: Wahat al Karama (Oasis of Dignity), by Idris Khan with UAP and bureau^proberts. Highly commended: Healing Pavilion by Ball-Nogues Studio
  • Performing Spaces Award: Congress Center of Jonzac, by TETRARC. Regional winner Americas: George S and Dolores Dore Eccles Theater by Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects
  • Small Spaces Award: Village Lounge in Shangcun, by SUP Atelier/School of Architecture, Tsinghua University. Highly commended: Bellbird Retreat, by Steendijk
  • Sport in Architecture Award: Bamboo Sports Hall at Panyaden International School, by Chiangmai Life Architects. Highly commended: Vestre Fjord Park, by Adept; Mercedes-Benz Stadium, by HOK
  • Sustainable Buildings Award: Bambey University, by Idom. Regional winner Asia: CIFI Sustainable Demonstration Building, by SUP Atelier/School of Architecture, Tsinghua University
  • Tal Buildings Award: 252 East 57 th Street, by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM)
  • Waterfront Development Award: The Coogee Beach Centre by Brewster Hjorth Architects
  • Transport Award: Sound Transit – North Link University Station, University of Washington, by LMN Architects
  • Wood in Architecture Award: The Trondelag Regional Touring Theatre, by Pirll. Highly commended: Stage of Forest, by META-Project; Macquarie University Incubator by Architectus
  • Future Projects – Civic Award: Ponsonby Urban Park, by LandLAB
  • Future Projects – Commercial Award: Campus X, by Form4 Architecture. Regional winner Asia: Oct Xi’an International Center, by EID Architecture
  • Future Projects – Education Award: Carey Baptist Grammar School, by Architectus. Regional winner Americas: Carl H Lindner College of Business, University of Cincinnati, by Henning Larsen, KZF Design
  • Future Projects – Residential Award: Discus by Belatchew Arkitekter. Highly commended: 40-Baagh, by Shift Process Practice
  • Future Projects – Healthcare Award: Stromme Senter – Shared Care Homes for People with Dementia, by FRIIS & MOLTKE Architects
  • Future Projects – Transport Award: LaGuardia Airport New Terminal B, by HOK/WSP
  • Future Projects – Urban Design Award: Belfast Waterside by Henning Larsen
  • Civic Buildings Award: Mulan Weichang Visitor Centre, by Zhang Hai’ao (HDD). Highly commended: Chetian Cultural Center, by West-line Studio
  • Commercial Buildings Award: Nordea Bank Headquarters, Denmark, by Henning Larsen. Highly commended: Place 1, by The_System Lab. Regional winner Asia: The Walled – Tsingpu Yangzhou Retreat, by Neri&Hu Design and Research Office
  • Education Buildings Award: Voxman Music Building, University of Iowa, by LMN Architects. Highly commended: South Melbourne Primary School and Integrated Community Facilities, by Hayball. Regional winner EMEA: Hubert Perrodo Building, St Peter’s College, University of Oxford, by Design Engine Architects
  • Healthcare Buildings Award: Scheldehof Residential Care Centre, by atelier PRO. Highly commended: Mental Health Hospital in Vejle, by Arkitema Architects
  • Residential Development Award: Living on the Altmuhl Riverside, by Behnisch Architekten. Highly commended: Culture Matters – Vanke Big Family Housing Community Center, by Lacime Architects

For further information on the winners, click here.

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