One entry owning the “wow” factor is the Fuzhou Strait Culture and Art Centre situated on the waterfront of Minjiang River. This modern, hybrid complex shaped to reflect ships in a harbor links communities along and over the Taiwan Strait.
Staying with water, the ecologically sound development of five Boat Rooms on the Fuchun River for The Design Institute of Landscape and Architecture China Academy of Art, make for a glorious secluded retreat, inspired inspired by local social custom started in the Ming Dynasty. This project has entered the Civic, Façade and Waterfront categories.
Amongst the most innovative in the really diverse selection of projects is the Raleigh Campsite in Guizhou, an entry in the Education category. The non-profit youth development campsite can be found in a mountain village of the ethnic minority group of 'Buyi and ’Miao', and employs lightweight assembly and local craft in construction.
On a grand, aspirational scale we have Moscow State University. Coming in as an entry for the Future Projects - Urban Design category the expansive images we see encapsulate the vision of a large-scale academic development. This will see the university expand its territory to create a new city centre and connect the Vorobyovy Gory Natural Reserve, the Moskva River embankments and the Park named after the 50th Anniversary of October.
Do you have a project that should be entered into our prestigious Awards? The scope of categories in the 2019 WAN Awards reflect the diversity found in projects from global design studios of all sizes and specialities.
Submissions are being accepted online and can be completed via the following links:
Note the standard deadline for entries is fast approaching, 14th and 16th May respectively.