Slideshow: Solarge Town and
Community Building by Arcau


World Architecture Festival 2012: architects Arcau won the civic and community category at the World Architecture Festival this week for a community building in the French town of Pornic that references traditional local storehouses for salt.

Comprising two gabled blocks, the Solarge Town and Community Building matches the forms of the local architecture, but also features louvred timber facades that conceal a structure of concrete and glass behind.

We've now announced winners for all the awards, including World Building of the YearFuture Project of the Year and Landscape of the Year, as well as all the category winners from day one and day two.

Dezeen is media partner for the World Architecture Festival, which took place at the Marina Bay Sands hotel and conference centre in Singapore. You can follow all our coverage of the event here, including a series of movies we filmed with programme director Paul Finch.

We're also filming movies with some of the winners, which we'll be featuring on Dezeen very soon.

  • bonus

    These slide shows are covering the right column, not working out too well. I, for one, prefer to just look at the images one by one. Can you please go back to the old style or offer both? Thank you.

    • Can you send a screenshot and let us know what operating system and broswer (including version) you’re using please Bonus?

      We usually do offer both a slideshow and regular images. We’re only doing it this way for the WAF category winners as we only have a few images of each and no text or plans etc.


    • George

      It works well, but really slows down my Chrome on W7. I also prefer images one by one. I think this is not the best for mobile devices etc. I’m used to open many Dezeen windows and I can always tell when I’m opening new window with your slideshow.

      At least make it without fading transition, I think that’s the main cause of freezing.