It's that time of year again; the 2013 World Architecture Festival (WAF) Awards shortlist has been announced. The event will feature over 300 projects, spread over 29 individual categories and three groups: Completed Buildings, Landscape Projects, and Future Projects.

The shortlist includes several structures which have previously appeared on Gizmag, including Al Bahr Towers, which features a "smart-skin" claimed to reduce sunlight-caused interior heat gains by around 50 percent.

Al Bahr Towers by Aedas

The Blue Planet aquarium, based in Denmark and designed by EXNl, is also given the nod by WAF. Blue Planet currently holds bragging rights to being the largest aquarium in Northern Europe.

In addition, the Halley VI Research Station by Hugh Broughton Architects makes the shortlist. Halley VI currently offers UK scientists a cutting-edge facility to perform experiments in Antarctica.

Halley VI Research Station by Hugh Broughton Architects

Head to the gallery to see some more notable examples, including the Diamond House by Alan Tay, Azerbaijan's Heydar Aliyev Centre, by Zaha Hadid architects, and Luis Vuitton's Shanghai store, L'Avenue, by Leigh & Orange.

The WAF awards will be held in Singapore's Marina Bay Sands Resort between October 2nd and 4th.

Source: WAF

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