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More of 2016's best buildings revealed at day two of World Architecture Festival 2016

The award winners from day two at the World Architecture Festival include a stone church in Germany, MVRDV's glass-brick shop and a shiny silver building by Zaha Hadid Architects.

The awards aim to showcase the best architecture of the last 12 months.

All of the category winners from today will go on to compete for the titles of Building of the Year and Future Project of the Year tomorrow, along with yesterday's winners, which include from a Mallorca house made up of four white blocks, a Swedish cultural complex and a renovated Turkish library.

Dezeen is media partner for both the World Architecture Festival and Inside, which are taking place at Arena Berlin in Germany until 18 November.

Scroll down to see today's winning projects:


Religion: St Trinitatis Church, Leipzig, Germany, by Schulz und Schulz

Schulz und Schulz used bricks made from Rochlitz porphyry – a type of crystalline stone – to build this church for a German parish community.

Triangular in plan, the building also features a rectilinear bell tower and a large central courtyard.


Health: Nötkärnan, Gothenburg, Sweden, by Wingårdh Arkitektkontor

This private health clinic was designed for a Gothenburg suburb that has a high influx of Somalian refugees. The death-rate among Somalian children is the highest in the world, so the centre provides treatment for mothers.

The building's glass facade displays a spectrum of colours, designed to offer a contrast to the surrounding concrete.


Transport: #LightPathAKL, Auckland, New Zealand, by Monk Mackenzie Architects

A redundant highway ramp was overhauled to create this vibrant pedestrian and cycle path in Auckland.

Pink resin and aggregate surfacing was used to give the 600-metre-long path its distinctive colour, while 300 LED lighting boxes creating a glowing wall along its edge.


Higher education and research: Investcorp Building for Oxford University's Middle East Centre at St Antony's College, United Kingdom, by Zaha Hadid Architects

Envisioned as a reflective tunnel suspended in space, this new facility at the University of Oxford is a centre for studying Middle Eastern culture.

Zaha Hadid Architects designed the building to look contemporary but to also match the scale and massing of existing buildings on the historic campus. It provides a new lecture theatre, library and archive.


Hotel and leisure: Fushengyu Hotspring Resort, Mianyang, China, by Aim Architecture

A glass walkway wraps a steamy geothermal pool at the heart of this spa resort in rural China, while timber-clad villas create sleeping quarters among the vegetation.

Built around hot springs at the foot of a mountain, the resort offers a variety of spa, yoga and dining facilities.


Shopping: Crystal Houses, Amsterdam, Netherlands, by MVRDV

MVRDV used a pioneering glass technology to replace the brick facade of a former townhouse in Amsterdam with a transparent replica, more suited to the building's new use as a Chanel boutique.

The innovative facade uses glass bricks, windows frames and architraves to recreate the city's traditional architectural style.


Sport: Grandview Heights Aquatic Centre, Surrey, British Columbia, Canada, by HCMA Architecture and Design

An undulating roof oversails this swimming pool, which hosts competitive diving and swimming, synchronized swimming and water polo events.

Douglas fir was used to create the curving roof panels, and they were prefabricated in a factory to ensure a speedy build.

Future projects:

House: Arthur Residence, Winnipeg, Canada, by 5468796 Architecture
Education: South Melbourne Primary School, Australia, by Hayball
Residential: Muscat 19, Istanbul, Turkey, by Emre Arolat Architecture
Commercial mixed-use: Kampung Admiralty, Singapore, by WOHA
Masterplanning: Naerheden, Copenhagen, Denmark, by Arkitema Architects
Competition entries: Chengdu City Music Hall, Chengdu, China, by Aedas
Health: Shelter for Battered Women, Israel, by Amos Goldreich Architecture and Jacobs Yaniv Architects
Leisure-led development: Ayla Golf Academy and Clubhouse, Aqaba, Jordan, by Oppenheim Architecture
Culture: Wangari Mutha Mathai House, Johannesburg, South Africa, by Boogertman and Partners