The WAF is the biggest architecture festival around, bringing together every single year the industry’s latest and greatest. They also like to hand out awards to the buildings that have made a particular impact during the past year (the awards ceremony was held on the 5th of November). Here’s the rundown of the ones that stood out:
World Building of the Year MAXXI National Museum of XXI Arts by Zaha Hadid Architects; Rome, Italy (also the winner of the Culture buildings category).
Future Project of the Year The Arc by Suisman Urban Design; Occupied Palestinian Territory.
Civic and Community Buildings City of Justice by David Chipperfield Architects; Barcelona, Spain.
Display Buildings Spain Pavilion for Shanghai EXPO 2010 by EMBT; Shanghai, China.
Sport Buildings Soccer City National Stadium by Boogertman + Partners and Populous; Johannesburg, South Africa.
Check out the full winners’ list here.