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WAN Awards 2020: final category winners announced

Second virtual ceremony names winners of 14 categories

by Alison Carter 20 November 2020 2020 Architect of the Year / Practice of the year

Over the course of a virtual ceremony on 19 November the gold, silver and bronze winners for the remaining 14 categories (listed below) of the WAN Awards 2020 were announced.

 The awards judging was completed by top international experts to reinforce the awards’ truly global outlook and the winning entries all clearly demonstrated the creative, outstanding work of the innovative and imaginative architects worldwide.

All architecture has a vital impact on our lives.  This year, a year not without its challenges and uncertainty, the WAN Awards give a vision of the creative, outstanding work of innovative and imaginative architects worldwide.

Alison Carter, editor, World Architecture News

Category Winners

Concrete in Architecture

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

Silver: Santa Rosa Junior College Burbank Auditorium - Mark Cavagnero Associates

Bronze: Bechtel Family Center for Ocean Education and Leadership - Monterey Bay Aquarium - Mark Cavagnero Associates


Gold: Qingxi Culture and History Museum in Sangzhou - The Architectural Design & Research Institute of Zhejiang University

Silver: Buhais Geology Park and Museum - Hopkins Architects

Bronze: Financial City Community Center - Lacime Architects

Glass in Architecture

Gold: Trees-Parency - Archi-Solution Workshop


Gold: adidas World of Sports ARENA - Behnisch Architekten

Silver: Apple Aventura - Foster + Partners

Bronze: The Edge - Dub Architects


Gold: The Ark, Noah's Ark Children's Hospice - Squire & Partners

Silver: Christian Doppler Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Hospital Salzburg - Kleboth und Dollnig ZT Gmbh in cooperation with Kaufmann + Partner ZT Gmbh

Bronze: Health center under gunren Boqi - BAZUO Architecture Studio


Gold: University of Lethbridge - Science Commons - KPMB Architects / Stantec Architecture

Silver: Lumion Amsterdam - atelier PRO architects

Bronze: Stanley Pauley Engineering Building - Stantec Architecture


Gold: Fogo Island Shed - Saunders Architecture

Silver: Tanjing Sales center - Shanghai PTArchitects

Bronze: Snyder Center, Phillips Academy Andover - Perkins and Will

Mixed Use

Gold: The Borderless Community of Zi Ni Twelve Portals - Fei Architects

Silver: Guardian Art Center - Taikang Healthcare Investment Holdings

Bronze: Diamond Exchange, Capital C Amsterdam - ZJA in collaboration with Heyligers design + projects


Gold: Hadohilljo Townhouse - UNITEDLAB Associates

Silver: Kita Aoyama - Conran and Partners

Bronze: Living in the Spinnereipark, Y-Houses - Behnisch Architekten

Wood in Architecture

Gold: Adohi Hall - Leers Weinzapfel Associates, Modus Studio, Mackey Mitchell, OLIN

Urban Landscape

Gold: Barrocal Park - Topiaris Landscape Architecture

Silver: Sankt Kjelds Square and Bryggervangen - SLA

Bronze: Køge Kyst / Køge Shore - Juul | Frost Architects

Outstanding Project of the Year

Overall Winner: Shui Wei 3D Community - Doffice

Rising Star / Emerging Practice of the Year

Overall Winner: Office Off Course

Architect / Practice of the Year

Overall Winner: Lacime Architects

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