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World Architecture Festival Awards 2013 shortlist announced

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Emporia shopping center by Wingårdh Arkitektkontor
Emporia shopping center by Wingårdh Arkitektkontor
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Al Bahr Towers by Aedas
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Al Bahr Towers by Aedas
Benson Radiology by Tridente Architects
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Benson Radiology by Tridente Architects
Bethel Assembly of God Church by LAUD Architects
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Bethel Assembly of God Church by LAUD Architects
Chesapeake Building 12 by Michelle Jameson
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Chesapeake Building 12 by Michelle Jameson
Diamond House by Alan Tay
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Diamond House by Alan Tay
Emporia shopping center by Wingårdh Arkitektkontor
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Emporia shopping center by Wingårdh Arkitektkontor
Fazenda Boa Vista by Isay Weinfeld
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Fazenda Boa Vista by Isay Weinfeld
Heydar Aliyev Centre by Zaha Hadid Architects
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Heydar Aliyev Centre by Zaha Hadid Architects
Jianamani Visitor Centre by Teamminus
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Jianamani Visitor Centre by Teamminus
Kaap Skil, Maritime & Beachcombers Museum by Mecanoo
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Kaap Skil, Maritime & Beachcombers Museum by Mecanoo
Kontum Indochine Cafe by Vo Trong Nghia Architects
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Kontum Indochine Cafe by Vo Trong Nghia Architects
L'Avenue Shanghai by Leigh & Orange
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L'Avenue Shanghai by Leigh & Orange
Rush University Medical Center New Hospital Tower by Penkins+Will
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Rush University Medical Center New Hospital Tower by Penkins+Will
The Blue Planet aquarium by 3XN
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The Blue Planet aquarium by 3XN
Emporia by Wingardh Arkitktkontor
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Emporia by Wingardh Arkitktkontor
Emporia by Wingardh Arkitktkontor AB
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Emporia by Wingardh Arkitktkontor AB
Halley VI Research Station by Hugh Broughton Architects
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Halley VI Research Station by Hugh Broughton Architects
Halley VI Research Station by Hugh Broughton Architects
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Halley VI Research Station by Hugh Broughton Architects
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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
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
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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2 comments
flylowguy
The Emporia seems too golden, shiny, sterile, and contrived. Architecture ought to be about more than just what computers can do with geometry.
payatz
Rush University Medical Center New Hospital Tower by Penkins+Will Nice "modernization" of http://www.vma.mod.gov.rs/zgrada-vma-6-4.jpg