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World Architecture Festival Winners 2011

Friday, November 18th, 2011

Barcelona, November 7, 2011 – Media-TIC, Barcelona, Spain, designed by Cloud 9 based in Spain , has beaten off competition from hundreds of buildings around the globe to win the ‘World Building of the Year 2011’ award at the prestigious World Architecture Festival (WAF) Awards in Barcelona.

The presentation of the WAF Awards took place during the largest global celebration of architecture – the World Architecture Festival, which took place at the Centre Convencions International Barcelona (CCIB) this week.

This is the 4th year the World Architecture Festival Awards have been presented. Previous winners include ‘World Building of the Year 2008’ – Luigi Bocconi University, Milan, designed by Irish practice Grafton Architects; ‘World Building of the Year 2009’ – Mapungubwe Interpretation Centre in South Africa, designed by Peter Rich Architects of Johannesburg, and ‘World Building of the Year 2010’ – MAXXI (National Museum of the 21st Century Arts) in Rome, designed by Zaha Hadid Architects.

Hanimaadaoo International Airport, Maldives, designed by Integrated Design Associates Limited was awarded the ‘Future Project of the Year 2011’ award and the iconic 76-story Beekman Tower at 8 Spruce Street, New York, designed by renowned architect Frank Gehry, won the ‘Structural Project of the Year 2011’ with the prize going to engineer WSP Cantor Seinuk.

The WAF Awards see unsung local buildings take on internationally acclaimed projects in what is the world’s biggest architecture contest. Unlike other architectural competitions, architects present their work in front of leading industry judges and a live public audience as they compete for the accolade of ‘World Building of the Year’.

The list of WAF Award winners are below:
World Building of the Year Award 2011
Media-TIC, Barcelona, Spain, Cloud 9, Spain

The project was commissioned by The Consortium of the Zona Franca CZFB and @22Barcelona, an experimental district in the city. The architects were extremely interested in the digital city model based on information, communication and technology, with the idea of a city where what matters is knowledge, added value and patents.

Media-TIC - World Building of the Year


Zhang Da Qian Museum in Neijang, China by Miralles Tagliabue EMBT

Friday, November 18th, 2011

Article source: Miralles Tagliabue EMBT

The painter Zhang Da Qian was born in Neijiang. He is known as the most legendary master of Chinese painting during the 20th century.

The city is promoting it’s self by emphasizing Zhang Da Qian’s art, the idea is: “Da Qian home town, Culture in Neijiang.” The project, Zhang Da Qian museum is the first step. Purpose of the project is to exhibit Zhang Da Qian’s life, achievements in art, and contribution to Chinese and world art history.

Aerial View (Images Courtesy Miralles Tagliabue - Miralles Tagliabue EMBT)

  • Architect: Miralles Tagliabue EMBT
  • Name of Project: Zhang Da Qian Museum
  • Location: Neijiang, China
  • Category: Future Projects – Cultural
  • WAF Entry: 2011
  • Award: World Architecture Festival 2011 – Category Winner
  • Photography: Miralles Tagliabue – Miralles Tagliabue EMBT


Enignum Furniture by Joseph Walsh Studio

Friday, November 18th, 2011

Article source: Joseph Walsh Studio

We are pleased to announce the upcoming solo exhibition of the Irish designer Joseph Walsh, presenting new works in the Formations & Layering concept. This will be the first occasion for the public to see together a large body of recent work in the Enignum, Erosion and Equinox series, created in the past year.

Enignum Table I - Photo by Andrew Bradley

  • Architects: Joseph Walsh Studio
  • Project: Enignum Furniture
  • Location: County Cork, Ireland
  • Photographs: Andrew Bradley


Casa del Lobo in Federal District, Mexico by Darkitectura

Friday, November 18th, 2011

Article source: Darkitectura

Located near the Lago de Guadalupe in Cuautitlan-Izcalli, where the urban aspect of greaterMexico City begins to fade, this house has an introspective character, with just one balcony overlooking the lake from the master bedroom. The rest is an interplay of cubes contained within the principal box formed by the surrounding walls.

Image Courtesy Jorge Taboada

  • Architects: Darkitectura / Julio Juarez
  • Project: Casa del Lobo
  • Location:Mexico City, Federal District, Mexico
  • Project Team: Brenda Vizcaíno, Ernesto Viterbo
  • Project Area: 380sqm
  • Project Year: 2005
  • Photographs: Jorge Taboada


Honda Big Wing in Ladprao, Thailand by VaSLab Architecture

Friday, November 18th, 2011

Article source: VaSLab Architecture

This big-bike center is a competition winning project awarded to Vaslab Architecture in September 2007. Construction starts in March 2008 and completes in 2009. The client, A.P. Honda Co., Ltd., aims this project to be the first big-bike center in Asia Pacific. It consists of showroom, café, exhibition hall, offices, canteen, lounge, service center, workshop, warehouse, and riding track. The client targets the project to reinforce the manufacturer’s brand and expects it to be the new destination for a community nearby. Furthermore, it should inspire big-bike motorcycle riding as another adventure activity and friendship experience for possible users. By all requirements, the client asks that the building should represent the brand’s corporate identity and it should reflect Honda’s brand uniqueness, good performance, exciting ride and masculinity.

Honda big wing view from the main road

  • Architects: VaSLab Architecture
  • Project: Honda Big Wing
  • Location: Praditmanutham Rd., Ladprao, Bangkok, Thailand
  • Project owner: A.P. Honda Co., Ltd.
  • Architect Team: VaSLab Architecture; Vasu Virajsilp and Boonlert Deeyuen (principals), Ratthaphon Sujatanond (project architect), Navarat Vashiratragool, Songsak Onsuwan, Boonkuan tang (project team)
  • Structural engineer: M-Square Engineering and Management Co., Ltd.
  • Interior designer: Whitespace
  • Lighting designer: Inverse Lighting Design
  • Photographer: Spaceshift Studio
  • Software used: AutoCAD, SketchUp, and 3dS Max


New Taipei City Museum of Arts \”Green Cell\” in New Taipei City, Taiwan by Kengo Kuma & Associates

Friday, November 18th, 2011

Article source: Kengo Kuma & Associates

New tower museum uses Green Cell as a symbol for Yingge and New Taipei City.The cells consist of diverse materials, aggrupated in different functions, in order to adapt to different programmatic needs.A new technology based on a double skin is proposed for the museum. It serves as structure but also plays a key role in environmental sustainability.It provides a chance to regenerate and redefine the urban scape.

Rendering 01

  • Architect: Kengo Kuma & Associates
  • Name of Project: New Taipei City Museum of Arts \”Green Cell\”
  • Location: New Taipei City, Taiwan
  • Joint participants: Masato Araya – OAK Structural Design Office, Atsuro Oka – P.T. Morimura & Associates, LTD.


Fusillo: Social seating for public space by Marco Goffi (designed using Rhino)

Friday, November 18th, 2011

Article source: Marco Goffi

Looking at its form makes clear the functional point of departure that Fusillo aspires to: the “fauteuil conversation” a real place for socialising and cultural exchanges. With everyone comfortably seated in his or her own “space,” there is interaction, encouragement of relationships: this is Fusillo’s intention, created by Marco Goffi’s pencil around a section design. A three-pointed star, which with its simultaneous rotation and transferral movement generates the form, and the underlying support structure materialises. The “skin” of a living species in perpetual movement, an organic and functional sign, an interpretation of the multiple seating which offers the possibility of becoming infinite by adding more Fusillo-modules.

On site

  • Architects: Marco Goffi
  • Project: Fusillo: Social seating for public space
  • Function: multiple seating
  • Designer: Marco Goffi (
  • Dimensions: W. cm 282 x D. cm 116 x H. cm 100)
  • Materials: Fibreglass polished lacquer or leather finishing (indoor), Coloured polyethylene (PE) – (outdoor)
  • Fusillo won the Red Dot design award 2010: design concept
  • Software used: Rhino


Tree House in Ljubljana, Slovenia by Robert Potokar

Friday, November 18th, 2011

Article source: Ravnikar Potokar Architectural Office

This freestanding house-by-a-tree is a multipurpose wooden play structure, standing on its own construction. It can be erected close to trees that are unable to support additional weight. This tree house, conceived with contemporary design principles, is not modelled on any of the classic tree house forms that take their inspiration from either real houses or garden sheds. Instead, children are offered a different understanding of shapes, new spatial experiences and new forms of play.

Images Courtesy Robert Potokar, Andraž Kavčič and Robert Marčun

  • Architect: Robert Potokar from Ravnikar Potokar Architectural Office
  • Name of Project: Tree House
  • Location: Trnovo, Ljubljana, Slovenia
  • Designer: Robert Potokar
  • Co-designer: Janez Brežnik


Artificial Topography in Kobe city, Japan by Ryumei Fujiki

Friday, November 18th, 2011

Article source: Ryumei Fujiki

Big Furniture Like a Cave. My idea is to hollow out the volume inside a container in order to build amorphous space like a cave. This “Artificial Topography” is made of only plastic material as same as my famous work “Aqua-scape”. About 1000 sheets of the soft plastic material of 10-mm thickness were cut down in contour line form, and were laminated like a stratum. This is not only art work but also one big furniture. Because all the portions are soft like a sofa, and person who enter into this space can relax by finding the place suitable for the form of its own body.

Image Courtesy Ryumei Fujiki

  • Architects: Ryumei Fujiki
  • Project: Artificial Topography
  • Location: Kobe city, Japan
  • Client: Kobe Biennial Committee
  • Design team: Fujiki Studio, KOU::ARC, Kensuke Kawamura, Yoshiki Tachi, Shun Simoya, Kohaku Furihata, Yuki Sakurada, Toshihiko Hatori, Yoshito Fukaya, Yuji Uemura, Yuki Ishigami
  • Collaborators: Yukiko Sato (F.A.D.S)
  • Material: Polyolefin firing resin board
  • Completion Date: 29th Sep. 2011
  • Photographer: Masahiro Hoshida, Ryumei Fujiki
  • Software used: RHINOCEROS which was the 3D modeling software. The project is based on Digital Fabrication.


ODA’s Oscillate Series Vertical – Horizontal by Office for Design & Architecture

Friday, November 18th, 2011

Article source: Office for Design & Architecture

ODAs Oscillate Series blends interaction and dynamism with practicality.  Each piece shares a pivoting glass element that resonates collectively.  The Oscillate Series is designed to underscore the easiness and lightheartedness of time spent at leisure, aiming to challenge the static relationships in furniture design.

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