World Architecture Festival 2012: it's day two of the World Architecture Festival in Singapore and today 17 more award winners have been announced, including a house for New Zealand, a school with caged balconies and three projects by architects Hassell.
The winners have been selected from over 300 shortlisted entries in the sections of completed buildings, landscape and future projects. The completed buildings will also go forward to compete for the prize of World Building of the Year 2012, chosen by a jury that includes architects Ben van Berkel, Moshe Safdie, Mok Wei Wei, J. Mayer H. and Yvonne Farrell.
Above: photograph is by Nacasa & Partners
The award for best shopping centre goes to Klein Dytham Architecture for Daikanyama T-Site (above), a bookstore covered in a lattice of T-shapes that subtly reference the logo of the brand. Louvred steel bridges link up with aisles inside the three blocks that make up the complex, which sit between several large trees. The judges said the project "proposes a new direction combining retail with a social experience, and integrating on-line retail with a tactile, physical experience." Read more about the project in our earlier story.
The winner in the villa category is Shearer's Quarters (above), a house on a working sheep farm on North Bruny Island, Tasmania, by John Wardle Architects. With a galvanised iron exterior and a timber interior, the building houses shearers and other guests on tree-planting weekends and holidays. The judges described it as "a deceptively simple, spatial and three-dimensional internal outcome" that "reflects the in-depth research undertaken by the designers of the history and physical specificity of its site and region."
Turkish firm Tabanlıoğlu Architects has won the award in the transport category for the Bodrum International Airport terminal (above). The steel and glass structure contains large column-free spaces, with clear signage to direct passengers around the terminal. The judges commented that "the complexity of the airport brief is resolved with openness and clarity".
Above: photograph is by Hiroyuki Oki
Architecture practice Vo Trong Nghia has picked up a second award (after winning best house yesterday) in the schools category, for Binh Duong School (above) in Vietnam. Caged balconies provide open-air corridors along the sides of the building, sheltered from both harsh sunlight and tropical rain. The judges praised the "effortless critical regionalism" of the project and called it "a series of humanely scaled spaces and places." Read more about the project in our earlier story.
Above: photograph is by Hufton + Crow
The new campus for London art and design college Central Saint Martins (above) by Stanton Williams is the winner in the higher education and research category. Located in and around a Victorian granary and two former transit sheds, the building provides studios either side of an indoor street, with overhead bridges and an arched, ETFE plastic roof. The judges described the building as "complex and challenging, but very well executed, showcasing a sensitive relationship between old buildings and new volumes." Read more about the project in our earlier story.
Above: photograph is by Shannon McGrath
The award in the health category goes to The Royal Children's Hospital in Melbourne by Billard Leece Partnership and Bates Smart. The architects drew inspiration from the surrounding park to create a six-storey atrium containing grass-like green spaces, a meerkat enclosure and an aquarium, while rooms in the each of the wards offer views over the gardens and courtyards. The judges said the building "successfully overcame the stigmas often attached to hospitals" and "blends with the surrounding environment whilst at the same time being a demonstration of iconic architecture."
Designs for a jumbled stack of apartments in Montenegro (above) by Indian firm Sanjay Puri Architects has picked up the future projects residential award. The studio was inspired by the organic patterns made by rooftops in a nearby old town to create the unusual shapes on the facade of Terasa 153, which will contain nine floors of apartments above two commercial floors. The judges explained that "the project was selected for its original connection to context, inspired by the local architectural language transposed into a new built form."
The Beijing Artist Village Gallery (above) by Aedas wins the award in the future projects culture category. Comprising a museum and two artists' residences, the proposed buildings will have forms derived from a Chinese watercolor painting, but will be constructed using hand-made local bricks. The judges liked how the plans will "recycle common materials into an extraordinary project reminiscent of an old Chinese village while incorporating contemporary use of traditional materials."
The prize in the future projects commercial, leisure-led development category is awarded to proposals in Oman for the Junoot Eco Resort, an environmentally-friendly 100-hectare development of buildings that will be constructed using low-skilled labour with cheap and sustainable materials. To demonstrate their ideas to the client, engineers SSH built a prototype structure (above) with help from local residents. Judges said the project "demonstrated an engaging social process" and "represented a rethinking of resort masterplanning."
A former textile factory in Turkey that Emre Arolat Architects are converting into a university campus (above) picks up the award in the future projects education category. The AGU City City Campus will include an educational and administrative building in a converted warehouse, which will have its roof replaced to create an arcade, as well as new buildings and an orangerie. "A very deliberate and sensitive decision was made to retain the old structures and walls, integrating them successfully into the new masterplan as well as architecture," said the judges.
Architects Hassell have won the award for the future projects competitions category, with their proposals for Perry Park, a sports and recreation centre on a park and wetland site outside Sydney (above). The architects propose a series of buildings and facilities to accommodate basketball and hockey, including a sports hall with a plywood frame and polycarbonate roof. The judges thought the project showed "a sensitive and appropriate use of materials and architectural vocabulary that contributes to a sense of place."
Hassell picks up a second award in the future projects transport category with designs for a transport interchange (above) in the new district of Binhai in Tianjin, China. The Tianjin Binhai Transport Interchange will create a connection between a high-speed rail network and three metro lines, as well as bus services and a taxi pickup, and will featured raised gardens along one edge to shield passengers from cold winds. "The structures are humanised and create spaces which are full of light and cleverly landscaped," said the judges.
A factory and office building (above) under construction in Japan by Osamu Morishita Architect & Associates has won the award for future projects commercial, mixed-use. Once complete, the JST Product Complex will accommodate an electric connector manufacturer and will feature a folded steel facade that the designers compare to origami. The judges commented that "the exploration of origami for the facade and structure roots the project in Japanese culture."
Designs by RTA Studio for a carbon-neutral house for a family of four (above and top) have won the future projects residential award. C3 House will be located within the scenic landscape of the Southern Lakes of New Zealand and will be almost entirely constructed from local stone. The judges praised its "highly-considered approach to energy use, both in terms of fuel requirements and the embodied energy use in materials."
The winner in the future projects office category is 120 Fenchurch Street (above), a 14-storey building proposed for the city of London by Eric Parry Architects. A series of setbacks and recesses will create public spaces at ground level, plus the building will have a garden on its roof. The judges said they were "excited by the potential of a fully-accessible roof garden in the centre of London."
Plans for a north wing at the Rigshospitalet hospital in Copenhagen (above) by 3XN receive the award in the future projects health category. The competition-winning proposals include a series of V-shaped buildings with gardens for patients located in between. The judges said it "goes beyond the simplistic design of a typical hospital, allowing for architectural value."
Finally, the award in the future project experimental category goes to Hassell with their concept to use waste material from the dredging of a reservoir in China to construct a series of man-made islands (above). The judges called it "a clearly realisable experiment with the ability to be more widely applied."
Tomorrow we'll announce which project has been awarded the prize of World Building of the Year 2012, and will also be publishing interviews with some of the winners in the upcoming weeks. You can follow our coverage here or click here to see which projects picked up awards yesterday.
Dezeen is media partner for the World Architecture Festival, which is taking place at the Marina Bay Sands hotel and conference centre until 5 October - click here to see a series of movies we filmed with programme director Paul Finch in the build-up to the event and click here for details of our Dezeen Watch Store pop-up at the event.
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