World Building of the Year 2013
shortlist announced

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Wuzhen Theatre by Kris Yao Architects

News: the shortlist for awards at this year's World Architecture Festival in Singapore features over 280 projects, including a pleated theatre in China, a giraffe house in New Zealand, a research station in Antarctica and a whirlpool-shaped aquarium in Denmark.

The Blue Planet by 3XN
Above: The Blue Planet by 3XN, Top: Wuzhen Theatre by Kris Yao Architects

The World Architecture Festival shortlist includes entries from almost 50 countries, with buildings by Zaha Hadid, Tadao Ando and Robert A.M. Stern, as well as many projects by emerging practices.

Halley VI Antarctic Research Station by Hugh Broughton Architects
Halley VI Antarctic Research Station by Hugh Broughton Architects

Winners will be selected from across 29 categories and announced during the festival, plus one project will be named World Building of the Year.

Diamond House by Formwerkz Architects
Diamond House by Alan Tay

Taking place from 2-4 October, the World Architecture Festival is being held at the Marina Bay Sands hotel and conference centre in Singapore for a second year.

Mary Rose Museum by Wilkinson Eyre and Pringle Brandon Perkins+Will
Mary Rose Museum by Wilkinson Eyre and Pringle Brandon Perkins+Will

Dezeen are media partners for the World Architecture Festival and you can watch a series of movies we filmed with programme director Paul Finch as part of our coverage of the event.

Kontum Indochine Cafe by Vo Trong Nghia Architects
Kontum Indochine Cafe by Vo Trong Nghia Architects

Last year's overall winner was Gardens by the Bay, a tropical garden in Singapore. Watch an interview we filmed with Wilkinson Eyre Architects' Paul Baker just moments after the announcement. See more of last year's winners.

Damiani Holz&Ko Office Headquarters by MODUS architects
Damiani Holz&Ko Office Headquarters by MODUS architects

Read on for the full shortlist:


Civic and community

» New Funeral Home in Sant Joan Despi, Spain by Batlle & Roig Architects
» Women's Opportunity Centre, Rwanda by Sharon Davis Design
» Dailai Conference Hall, Vietnam by Vo Trong Nghia Architects
» University of Aberdeen New Library - Sir Duncan Rice Library, UK by Schmidt Hammer Lassen
» Eyup Cultural Centre and Marriage Hall, Turkey by Emre Arolat Architects
» Frederiksberg Courthouse, Denmark by 3XN
» Community Institution for Special Youth Support 'De Zande', Belgium by BURO II & ARCHI+I
» West Kimberley Regional Prison, Australia by TAG Architects and Iredale Pedersen Hook Architects
» Marysville Police Station, Australia by Kerstin Thompson Architects
» Bad Aibling Rathaus, Germany by BEHNISCH Architekten
» Docked, France by Atelier Arcau

Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum by Zaha Hadid Architects
Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum by Zaha Hadid Architects

Culture

» Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki, New Zealand by Francis-Jones Morehen Thorp, fjmt + Archimedia
» Jasper Place Branch Library, Canada by Hughes Condon Marler Architects
» Eli & Edythe Broad Art Museum, USA by Zaha Hadid Architects
» Kaap Skil, Maritime and Beachcombers Museum, Netherlands by Mecanoo Architecten
» Louisiana State Museum and Sports Hall of Fame, USA by Trahan Architects
» Museum for Architectural Drawing, Germany by SPEECH Tchoban & Kuznetsov
» Mary Rose Museum, UK by Wilkinson Eyre Architects and Pringle Brandon Perkins+Will
» George W. Bush Presidential Centre, USA by Robert A.M. Stern Architects
» Heydar Aliyev Centre, Azerbaijan by Zaha Hadid Architects
» Wuzhen Theatre, China by Artech Architects
» Niigata City Konan Ward Cultural Centre, Japan by Arai Urban and Architecture Design
» The STAR, Singapore by Aedas

Museum for Architectural Drawing by SPEECH Tchoban & Kuznetsov
Museum for Architectural Drawing by SPEECH Tchoban & Kuznetsov

Display

» The Blue Planet, Denmark by 3XN
» Ecorium of the National Ecological Institute, South Korea by Samoo Architects & Engineers, Grimshaw Architects
» Artipelag, Sweden by Nyréns Arkitektkontor
» Peace Pavilion, UK by Atelier Zündel Cristea
» The Warratah Studio, Australia by studio505
» Janamani Visitor Centre, China by Atelier TeamMinus
» Archifest Zero Waste Pavilion, Singapore by WOW Architects
» Australian Age of Dinosaurs Visitor Centre, Australia by Cox Rayner Architects
» Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Visitor Center, USA by Olson Kundig Architects
» Brooklyn Botanic Garden Visitor Centre, USA by Weiss/Manfredi Architects
» The National Arboretum, Australia by Taylor Cullity Lethlean, Tonkin Zulaikha Greer
» Auckland Zoo Giraffe House, New Zealand by Glamuzina Paterson Architects and Hamish Monk Architecture

North London Hospice by Allford Hall Monaghan Morris
North London Hospice by Allford Hall Monaghan Morris

Health

» Knowledge Centre, St. Olavs Hospital, Norway by Nordic Office of Architecture
» Rush University Medical Centre New Hospital Tower, USA by Perkins+Will
» Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital, USA by Perkins+Will
» Psychiatric Hospital, Sweden by Tengbomgruppen AB
» Ballarat Regional Integrated Cancer Centre, Australia by Billard Leece Partnership
» Clienia - Lino Castle, Switzerland by Dan Pearlman Marken Architektur GmbH
» The Kinghorn Cancer Centre, Australia by BVN Donovan Hill
» Livsrum - Cancer Counseling Centre, Denmark by EFFEKT
» North London Hospice, UK by Allford Hall Monaghan Morris

RMIT Swanston Academic Building by Lyons
RMIT Swanston Academic Building by Lyons

Higher education/research

» Halley VI Antarctic Research Station, Antarctica by Hugh Broughton Architects
» Sanford Consortium for Regenerative Medicine, USA by Fentress Architects, Davis Davis Architects
» Kent Vale - Faculty Housing, Singapore by MKPL Architects
» John & Frances Angelos Law Centre, USA by BEHNISCH Architekten, Ayers Saint Gross
» Sunshine Construction Futures, Australia by Cox Architecture
» Knox Innovation, Opportunity and Sustainability Centre (KIOSC), Australia by Woods Bagot
» Kangan Institute, Automotive Centre of Excellence, Stage 2, Australia by Gray Puksand
» The University of Queensland Advanced Engineering Building, Australia by Richard Kirk Architect, HASSELL
» Translational Research Institute, Australia by Wilson Architects + Donovan Hill
» Rikkyo Lloyd Hall, Japan by Nikken Sekkei
» Swanston Academic Building, RMIT University, Australia by Lyons
» Centro Roberto Garza Sada de Arte Arquitectura y Diseño, Mexico by Universidad de Monterrey, Tadao Ando Architect & Associates
» On the Crest, France, by Atelier Arcau
» University of Exeter: Forum Project, UK by Wilkinson Eyre Architects

Bamboo Courtyard Teahouse by HWCD Associates
Bamboo Courtyard Teahouse by HWCD Associates

Hotel/leisure

» Tea House-Bamboo Courtyard, China by HWCD
» CitizenM London Bankside, UK by Concrete
» Vivanta by Taj - Gurgaon, India by WOW Architects
» PARKROYAL on Pickering, Singapore, by WOHA
» W Guangzhou Hotel & Residences, China by Rocco Design Architects
» Akmani Legian, Indonesia by TWS&Partners
» Nippondaira Hotel, Japan by Nikken Sekkei
» Casa De La Flora, Thailand by VaSLab Architecture
» Mug Hakdong, South Korea by Hyunjoon Yoo Architects
» Hotel Indigo, Hong Kong by Aedas
» The Floating Islands: Palm Island, Chongqing, China by HASSELL
» Kontum Indochina Café, Vietnam by Vo Trong Nghia Architects
» Fazenda Boa Vista | SPA, Brazil by Isay Weinfeld
» Kami SPA Parioli, Italy by Carlo Berarducci Architecture
» Treehouse, USA by Sharon Davis Design

S Cube Chalet by AGi Architects
S Cube Chalet by AGi Architects

House

» Lavender Bay Boatshed, Australia by Stephen Collier Architects
» S Cube Chalet, Kuwait by AGi Architects
» Courtyard House, Singapore by Formwerkz Architects
» Diamond House, Singapore by Formwerkz Architects
» Extended House, Singapore by Formwerkz Architects
» Hourglass House, France by Atelier Arcau
» THR350, Hong Kong by Aedas
» S11 House, Malaysia by ArchiCentre Sdn Bhd
» Planalto House, Brazil by Flavio Castro Architects
» Distort House, Indonesia by TWS&Partners
» Arena House, by Singapore by Prow Architects
» Artist's House and Atelier, Italy by MODUS architects
» The Left-Over-Space House, Australia by Cox Rayner Architects, Casey and Rebekah Vallance
» Murugan House, India by KSM Consultants
» HOUSE House, Australia by Andrew Maynard Architects
» The Nest, Vietnam by a21studio

The Nest by a21studio
The Nest by a21studio

Housing

» B11, Norway by MAD arkitekter
» Oracle, Australia by DBI Design
» 387 Tamaki Drive, New Zealand by Ian Moore Architects
» Via 31, Thailand by Somdoon Architects Ltd
» Ideo Morph 38, Thailand by Somdoon Architects Ltd
» Aria, Australia by MPR Design Group
» Comercio 117, Mexico by Archetonic
» Ipera 25, Turkey by Alatas Architecture & Consulting
» 6 Remez Tower, Israel by Moshe Tzur Architects and Town Planners
» 360º Building, Brazil by Isay Weinfeld
» Shunde Lakeside Condominium, China by New Space Architects
» Ascentia Sky, Singapore by P&T Consultants
» 8 flats low cost renovation, Spain by Miralles Tagliabue
» One Eagle Place, UK by Eric Parry Architects
» 28th Street Apartments, USA by Koning Eizenberg Architecture
» Barajas Social Building Block, Spain by Miralles Tagliabue
» Vicem Bodrum Residences, Turkey by Emre Arolat Architects

Fai Fah by Spark
Fai Fah by Spark

New and Old

» Whakatane Library & Exhibition Centre, New Zealand by Irving Smith Jack Architects
» Fai Fah, Thailand by Spark
» Dardanel Administration Building, Turkey by Alatas Architecture & Consulting
» Nova Scotia Power Corporate Headquarters, Canada by WZMH Architects
» Place de la Republique, France by Atelier Arcau
» Chedworth Roman Villa Conservation and Visitor Building, UK by Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios
» Väla gård, Sweden by Tengbomgruppen
» L'Oréal Academy, Spain by Miralles Tagliabue
» Conversion of the Palais Rasumofsky, Austria by Baar-Baarenfels Architekten
» Benson Radiology, Australia by Tridente Architects
» One Eagle Place, UK by Eric Parry Architects

Statoil regional and international offices by A-Lab
Statoil regional and international offices by A-Lab

Office

» Administrative Building for the World Intellectual Property Organisation, Switzerland by BEHNISCH Architekten
» One One One Eagle Street, Australia by Cox Rayner Architects
» Yokohama Mitsui Building, Japan by Nikken Sekkei
» Lazona Kawasaki Toshiba Building, Japan by Nikken Sekkei
» Statoil Regional and International Offices, Norway by a-lab
» Pearl River Tower, China by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill
» Al Bahr Towers, UAE by Aedas
» Point 92, Malaysia by ZLG SDN. BHD.
» Chesapeake Building 12, USA by Elliott + Associates Architects
» Astana Media Center, Kazakhstan by Tabanlioglu Architects
» Esas Aeropark, Turkey by Tabanlioglu Architects
» Botanic House, UK by Formation Architects
» One Eagle Place, UK by Eric Parry Architects
» Damiani Holz&Ko Office Headquarters, Italy by MODUS architects
» 72 Screens, India by Sanjay Puri Architects
» Väla gård, Sweden by Tengbomgruppen
» 48 North Canal Road, Singapore by WOHA

Chesapeake Building 12, USA by Elliott + Associates Architects
Chesapeake Building 12, USA by Elliott + Associates Architects

Production/energy/recycling

» Lecor, Sweden by Kjellgren Kaminsky Architecture
» A Simple Factory Building, Singapore by Pencil Office
» Farsons New Brewhouse, Malta by Architecture Project
» District Heating Plant, Italy by Markus Tauber Architectura
» Adelaide Desalination Plant and Kauwi Interpretive Centre, Australia by Woodhead
» Landscaping, France by Atelier Arcau
» Medhurst Winery, Australia by Folk Architects

Bethel Assembly Of God Church, Singapore by LAUD Architects
Bethel Assembly Of God Church, Singapore by LAUD Architects

Religion

» Dapto Anglican Church Auditorium, Australia by Silvester Fuller
» Singapore Life Church, Singapore by LAUD Architects
» Bethel Assembly Of God Church, Singapore by LAUD Architects
» Chigasaki zion Christian church/Mihato kindergarten, Japan by Tezuka Architects
» St Barnabas Church, Australia by Francis-Jones Morehen Thorp
» Sancaklar Mosque, Turkey by Emre Arolat Architects
» Congregation Or Hadash Synagogue, USA by BLDGS
» Water-Moon Monastery, Taiwan by Artech Architects
» Ekleshai Devi Temple, India by AEMMXII + Architects
» Singapore Bible House, Singapore by LAUD Architects

Schools

» Preschool, Kindergarten and Family Centre, Italy by MODUS architects
» Xiuning Shuanglong Primary School, China by WSP ARCHITECTS
» Dallas Brooks Community Primary School, Australia by McBride Charles Ryan
» Fontys Sports College, Netherlands by Mecanoo Architecten
» Kingswood Academy, UK by Allford Hall Monaghan Morris
» Kohler Environmental Centre, USA by Robert A.M. Stern Architects

L'Avenue Shanghai, China by Leigh & Orange
L'Avenue Shanghai, China by Leigh & Orange

Shopping

» Buyaka, Turkey by Uras Dilekçi Architects
» Emporia, Sweden by Wingårdh Arkitektkontor
» L'Avenue Shanghai, China by Leigh & Orange
» Starhill Gallery, Malaysia by Spark
» Mackelvie Street, New Zealand by RTA Studio
» No Name Shop, Iran by Ayeneh Office

Wanangkura Stadium by ARM Architecture
Wanangkura Stadium by ARM Architecture

Sport

» Ice Hockey Arena of Ondrej Nepela, Slovakia by Atelier Fischers
» Mall of Asia Arena, Philippines, by Arquitectonica
» Perth Arena, Australia by ARM Architecture
» Wanangkura Stadium, Australia by ARM Architecture
» Palace of water sports, Russia by SPEECH Tchoban & Kuznetsov
» Splashpoint Leisure Centre, UK by Wilkinson Eyre Architects
» Prince Alfred Park + Pool Upgrade, Australia by Neeson Murcutt Architects

Perth Arena, Australia by ARM Architecture
Perth Arena, Australia by ARM Architecture

Transport

» Sydney Cruise Terminal, Australia by Johnson Pilton Walker Architects
» Marina Bay Cruise Centre, Singapore by RSP Architects Planners & Engineers
» Barrakka Lift, Malta by Architecture Project
» Wulai Parking Structure, Taiwan by Q-Lab
» Oshiage Bicycle Parking, Japan by Nikken Sekkei
» South Morang Rail Extension, Australia by Cox Architecture
» Bengbu High Speed Rail Plaza, China by Verse Design
» CTA Morgan Station, USA by Ross Barney Architects

Villa

» Alexandra Tent House, New Zealand by Irving Smith Jack Architects Ltd
» Namly House, Singapore, by CHANG Architects
» Informal House, USA by Koning Eizenberg Architecture
» LM Guest House, USA by Desai Chia Architecture
» Six Senses Winegallery, Italy by Markus Tauber Architectura
» JKC2, Singapore by ONG&ONG
» Stone House, Vietnam by Vo Trong Nghia Architects
» Point King Residence, Australia by HASSELL
» Villa Schöneiche, Germany by Hammoodi & Partner
» Pinheiro house, Brazil by StudioMK27
» MM House, Brazil by StudioMK27

Stone House by Vo Trong Nghia
Stone House by Vo Trong Nghia

Landscape Projects

» Qunli Stormwater Park: A Green Sponge for a Water-Resilient City, China by Turenscape
» Central Plaza Chiang Rai, Thailand by Shma Co., Architects 49 Limited
» Gebran Tueni Memorial, Lebanon by Vladimir Djurovic Landscape Architecture
» Hariri Memorial Garden, Lebanon by Vladimir Djurovic Landscape Architecture
» Eastside City Park, UK by Patel Taylor
» Hornsbergs strandpark, Sweden by Nyréns Arkitektkontor
» The Australian Garden, Australia by Taylor Cullity Lethlean, Greg Burgess Architects, Kirsten Thompson Architects
» Prince Alfred Park + Pool Upgrade, Australia by Neeson Murcutt Architects
» WYNE, Thailand by Sanitas Studio, DS Studio

Future Projects - Commercial mixed-use

» Latitud 19, Mexico by Arqmov Workshop
» Commercial at Wakad, Pune, India by Architect Seema Puri &Zarir Mullan
» Halaskargazi Mixuse, Turkey by Tabanlioglu Architects
» Hong Kong Arcology Skyscraper, Hong Kong by Weston Williamson + Partners
» Shopping Mall Butovo, Russia by Blank Architects
» The One, Vietnam by Arquitectonica
» Mecidiyekoy Towers, Turkey by Emre Arolat Architects
» New Office in Central London, UK by Allford Hall Monaghan Morris

Al Bahr Towers by Aedas
Al Bahr Towers by Aedas

Future Projects - Competition entries

» Busan Opera House, South Korea by Designcamp Moonpark
» New National Stadium Japan, Tokyo by Tabanlioglu Architects
» Kucukcekmece College Campus, Turkey by Tabanlioglu Architects
» San Giacomo Church, Italy by Miralles Tagliabue
» Mardin Artuklu University Religious Complex, Turkey by Emre Arolat Architects
» National Maritime Museum of China, China by Cox Rayner Architects

Future Projects - Culture

» Sejong Art Center, South Korea by Designcamp Moonpark, Abline
» Grangegorman Library Complex, Ireland by Ruble Yudell Architects & Planners, DMOD
» World Confucianism Sunbi Culture Park & Korean Cultural Theme Park, South Korea by Samoo Architects & Engineers
» Museum of Ancient Chinese Oracles of Anyang, China by TONTSEN Fangda Design Group
» Southbank Centre, UK by Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios
» Syrian Orthodox Church in Istanbul, Turkey by Suyabatmaz Demirel Architects
» Museum of the Built Environment, Saudi Arabia by FXFOWLE, N/A
» National Maritime Museum of China, China by Cox Rayner Architects

Kaap Skil, Maritime and Beachcombers Museum, Netherlands by Mecanoo Architecten
Kaap Skil, Maritime and Beachcombers Museum, Netherlands by Mecanoo Architecten

Future Projects - Education

» THE COMPASS Innovative Bioclimatic European School Complex, Greece by OFFICETWENTYFIVEARCHITECS
» Khalifa University Extension, UAE by RSP Architects Planners & Engineers
» MEB Campus in Milas, Turkey by Studio Evren Basbug, Tamirci Architects
» Kucukcekmece College Campus, Turkey by Tabanlioglu Architects
» Melbourne Girls Grammar School, Australia by BVN Donovan Hill
» University of Reading, Malaysia by Scott Brownrigg
» University of Amsterdam, Netherlands by Allford Hall Monaghan Morris
» The Urban School in Elsinore, Denmark by EFFEKT, Rubow

Future Projects - House

» Jewellery Artist House - Atelier, Saudi Arabia by MZ Architects
» Meditation House, Lebanon by MZ Architects
» Braga House, Brazil by GPA&A, Gustavo Penna Arquiteto & Associados
» Towerhouse Salten Tomanegg, Italy by Markus Tauber Architectura
» Ahmet Oran Atelier, Turkey by Suyabatmaz Demirel Architects
» Flag House, Canada by StudioMK27

Janamani Visitor Centre, China by Atelier TeamMinus
Janamani Visitor Centre, China by Atelier TeamMinus

Future Projects - Infrastructure

» Siem Reap International Airport Terminal, Cambodia by Pascall+Watson
» The New Tom Bradley International Terminal at LAX, USA by Fentress Architects, BASE Architecture, HNTB Architecture
» Heads up Highway! Cultivating Energy 2050, Italy by MODUS architects
» Dubai Metro Purple Line, UAE by RMJM
» Brisbane Ferry Terminals Post-Flood Recovery, Australia by Cox Rayner Architects
» London's New Hub Airport at Luto, UK by Weston Williamson + Partners

Future Projects - Leisure led development

» Ice Hotel, New Zealand by RTA Studio, Spi.rus Limited Architecture
» Park Inn Hotel, Saudi Arabia by MZ Architects
» North Byron Beach Resort Stage 1, Australia by Shane Thompson Architects
» Singapore Sports Hub, Singapore by Arup Associates, DP Architects
» Temporary Market Place and Social Development in Istanbul, Turkey by Suyabatmaz Demirel Architects
» Hillside Retreat 405, India by Sanjay Puri Architects
» Summer Homes at Munnar, India by Arkind Consultants

Fazenda Boa Vista by Isay Weinfeld
Fazenda Boa Vista by Isay Weinfeld

Future Projects - Masterplanning

» Singapore Sports Hub, Singapore by Arup Associates, DP Architects
» Place Lalla Yeddouna, Morocco by Mossessian & Partners, Yassir Khalil Studio
» Comprehensive Master Plan of The Chinese University of Hong Kong (Shenzhen Campus), China by Rocco Design Architects, Gravity Partnership, Wang Weijen Architecture
» The Creative Corridor: A Main Street Revitalization for Little Rock, USA by University of Arkansas Community Design Center, Marlon Blackwell Architect
» New Smart City Dao Viet, Vietnam by T-studio
» Earls Court Masterplan, UK by Farrells
» Bandar Malaysia Cultural Hub, Malaysia by AECOM
» Television Centre, UK by Allford Hall Monaghan Morris
» GDIS, Kuwait by AGi Architects

Future Projects - Office

» Turkey Ministry of Transport and Maritime Affairs and Communication Building, Turkey by Ven Architecture
» Dorf Ketal Administration Building, India by Arqmov Workshop
» Consulting Suites, Australia by Shane Thompson Architects
» Selcuk Ecza Headquarters, Turkey by Tabanlioglu Architects
» Shatin Communications & Technology Centre, Hong Kong by Arquitectonica
» METU-research centre, Turkey by Emre Arolat Architects

Ipera 25 by Alataş Architecture & Consulting
Ipera 25 by Alataş Architecture & Consulting

Future Projects - Residential

» SkyTerrace @ Dawson, Singapore by SCDA Architects
» Siamese Blossom, Thailand by Somdoon Architects Ltd
» Bell Tower, USA by Fentress Architects
» Floatyard, USA by Perkins+Will
» Zero Energy House 3, USA by Georgia Institute of Technology
» BioIstanbul, Turkey by Tabanlioglu Architects
» Sanskriti, India by Sanjay Puri Architects
» Dragos Residences, Turkey by Suyabatmaz Demirel Architects
» Heritage Residences, India by Sanjay Puri Architects
» Sky Habitat, Singapore, by DCA Architects
» Skyon, India by Sorg Architects
» Eco Villas Catuçaba, Brazil by StudioMK27
» Istanbul Inn Levent, Turkey by Mental Design Works
» Ege Perla, Turkey by Emre Arolat Architects

Future Projects - Health

» Quanzhou Guangquian Hospital, China by Lian Hua Architecture Co.
» New Sulaibikhat Medical Center, Kuwait by AGi Architects
» The Simulation Center at Hamad Medical City, Qatar by Perkins+Will

Strawscraper by Belatchew Arkitekter
Strawscraper by Belatchew Arkitekter

Future Projects - Experimental

» 2050 Ultra Flood Plain, Thailand by Shma Co.
» Strawscraper, Sweden by Belatchew Arkitekter
» Home-on-the-Drift, China by GROUNDWORK
» Aero City Towers, Nigeria by Desitecture
» Al Barahat Square, Qatar by Mossessian & Partners
» White Collar Factory, UK by Allford Hall Monaghan Morris

  • http://www.aurelia-m.com aurelia-m

    It will be difficult to choose a winner because each project is very interesting.

  • south

    I think it’s due to the placement of the words “world” and “shortlist” in the headline, but I keep reading it as “Worst Building of the Year 2013″.