“The design sensibly balances historical context with modern functionality, fostering an environment that is both inviting and relatable.” WAN Awards Judging Panel
“The attention to detail and material choices are fundamental in creating a very welcoming working environment. Beautifully executed,” Michael Sâârensen, Judge
“Turns the typical austere and bright healthcare facility on its head. Spaces for solitude and relaxation help set the overall ambience of the design. The result is a space that feels more like a wellness retreat than a medical facility,” Azlan Nazam, Judge.
“This scheme is humanising the high rise and features good design from the inside out. It has a clean, crisp aesthetic and reusing the existing tower is exceptional,” Hazel Porter, Judge.
“Inventive, whimsical, unexpected. Offers a sense of discovery and that you could walk in here dozens of times and find something new,” Kate Davis, Judge.
“There's something very beautiful about the light infiltration and the sculpture that the different angles of each piece creates. Also, the ribbon like structure creates a break in the adjacent, rectilinear spaces,” Tiara Hughes, Judge.
“The sweeping concrete wave forms bring a creative dynamic to an existing run of the mill shopping mall. The flexible moulds used are innovative and reduce waste. The concrete façade transforms the ordinary into the extra-ordinary,” Yasmin Shariff, Judge.
“The greening of this design runs from the top of the high rise down through the ground floor public spaces. It could influence the way our buildings are inhabited and the ecology of our cities,” Yasmin Shariff, Judge.
“It is beautifully proportioned and the choice of materials, workmanship and design of the development are all of a very high quality,” Yasmin Shariff, Judge.
“The dynowave textured prefabricated concrete panels are great fun and add texture and interest,” Yasmin Shariff, Judge.
“The elevated 360° infinity pool gives this project the wow-factor. The aesthetic is superbly balanced, the area spacious and the connection with the indoors and outdoors works very well,” Jonny Sin, Judge.
“I really liked the way that the architects used upcycled plastic bottles as eco-bricks. This, and other imaginative approaches to sustainability, really set this building apart,” Jacqueline Beckingham, Judge.
“It is refreshing to see a building with roots in sustainability push the boundaries for what sustainable architecture can look like,” Christopher Lee, Judge.
“An elegant sustainable solution within the harshest of climatic conditions. The exterior form sits perfectly with the surrounding desert landscape whilst the naturally daylight infused interior planning flows with ease,” James Twomey, Judge
“I love how it brings the light in and connects the inside with the outside by framing views of the garden and green spaces. I also like how it plays with proportions and enhances the ground level, by unlocking the sunken level,” Roxanne Kaye, Judge