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WAN Awards 2020: nine category winners announced in first of two ceremonies

Gold, silver and bronze winners named during virtual ceremony on 18 November 2020

by Alison Carter 19 November 2020 2020 Future Projects

The WAN Awards, which are now in their 12th year, support a broad range of categories which enable individuals and companies of all sizes to enter.  The judging was completed by top international experts to reinforce the truly global outlook of the awards. 

A second ceremony will take place on 19 November at 2pm GMT to announce the winners of the remaining categories. 

The winning entries all clearly demonstrate the creative, outstanding work of the innovative and visionary architects worldwide.

Despite coronavirus meaning this has to be a virtual awards we are really pleased to amplify and celebrate the hard work of all the finalists to our global audience.  This is a chance to celebrate some really positive news for the global sector so thank you once again to all of you who took the time to enter in earlier in the year.

Alison Carter, Editor, World Architecture News

Category Winners

Future Projects - Civic

Gold: The Panda Pavilions - EID Architecture

Silver: Yangtze River Estuary Chinese Sturgeon Nature Preserve - Ennead Architects

Bronze: Impression Tai Chi Theatre - Architectural Design and Research Institute of Tsinghua University


Future Projects - Healthcare

Gold: Immersed in Nature- The Taikang Gui-Garden Elderly Care Community Center - SUNLAY

Silver: Taikang Community Daqinggu - Taikang Healthcare Investment Holdings

Bronze: Sanikiluaq New Health Centre - Regis Côté and Associates


Future Projects - Mixed Use

Gold: Hydroelectric Sculpture Gallery - Margot Krasojević Architecture

Silver: Victor Hugo Eco-district - Ameller Dubois

Bronze: Shenzhen Meilin Dongguan Sci-Tech Building - Yijing Architectural design


Future Projects - Transport

Gold: HS2 Interchange Station - Arup Architecture, Ove Arup and Partners


Future Projects - Education

Gold: Future Schools of Kuwait - Pace

Silver: University of Guelph - Ontario Agricultural College Honey Bee Research Centre - Moriyama & Teshima Architects

Bronze: Hoppet – Preschool and innovation project for fossil-free building - LINK arkitektur


Future Projects - Leisure

Gold: Fulham FC Riverside Stand Redevelopment - Populous

Silver: Penghu North Sea Visitor Center, Taiwan - JJP Architects and Planners

Bronze: Transformer Factory Theatrical District - Atelier Alter Architects


Future Projects - Commercial

Gold: Shenzhen Longgang Vanke Bantian Air Conditioning Factory - Yijing Architectural design

Silver: MC2 - Masdar City - Woods Bagot


Future Projects - Urban Design

Gold: Development of Ras Al Khor Wildlife Sanctuary - AE7

Silver: Tank Park - LandLAB

Bronze: Communities in Landscape - Mahindra World City Jaipur - Arup


Future Projects - Residential

Gold: BaseCamp Lyngby - Lars Gitz Architects

Silver: Guest Artist Space - Elsie Owusu Architects

Bronze: Oaks Phase 1, Prague - JTP, Chapman Taylor and McGarry Moon


House of the Year

Gold: Four Leaves - KIAS (Kentaro Ishida Architects Studio)

Silver: Boulder house - AtelierJun

Bronze: Vertical Courtyard House - Montalba Architects


Affordable Housing

Gold: Shui Wei 3D Community - Doffice


Sustainable Buildings

Gold: Olympic House, IOC Headquarters - 3XN in collaboration with IttenBrechbühl

Silver: Zero House - Tianjin Tenio Architecture and Engineering Co.,Ltd.

Bronze: BaseCamp Lyngby - Lars Gitz Architects


Colour in Architecture

Gold: Mosaic Apartments - Tony Owen Partners


Small Spaces

Gold: Saint Mary's Student Chapel - Mark Cavagnero Associates

Silver: Liva Riverside Book Bar Reconstruction - Lacime Architects

Bronze: MPavilion - Naomi Milgrom Foundation



Gold: Liva Riverside Book Bar Reconstruction - Lacime Architects

Silver: Community Center of Sandu Poetic Residence of Vanke - QIYUE Architects

Bronze: City Crown—The Dragon Lake Public Art Center - Studio A+



Gold: Mosaic Apartments - Tony Owen Partners

Silver: Miami Beach Convention Center Renovation and Expansion - Fentress Architects

Bronze: Wuhan Gemdale, Gelin Exhibition Center - Shanghai PTArchitects


Adaptive Reuse

Gold: Capsule hostel and Bookstore in Village Qinglongwu - Atelier tao+c

Silver: Pocket Plaza, Yongjia Road - Atelier Archmixing

Bronze: Hutong Bubble 218 - MAD Architects


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