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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

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Interwoven landscape in Veneto, Italy by Mirco Bianchini

Friday, November 11th, 2011

Article source: Mirco Bianchini

The project of an environmental enhancer for the Nogara mare highway in Veneto (Italy) provides the unique chance to bring together ecological thinking, host interaction and active materials. Its location (an open country planar area among cultivated fields) enucleates as critical variables the impact of pollutants and the phenomenon of dazzling.

Chemistry

  • Architect: Mirco Bianchini
  • Name of Project: Interwoven landscape
  • Location: Veneto, Italy
  • Thesis supervisors: Alessio Erioli, and co-supervisors Mirko Daneluzzo, Enrico Fontanari and Alberto Bertagna
  • Software used: Rhinoceros, Grasshopper, Script c#, Cinema4d, illustrator and photoshop

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Inhabitable Instalulation Structured in New York City by Light – Shadow

Tuesday, November 8th, 2011

Article source: Light – Shadow

TWINS is an installation by Lawrence Lek and Onur Ozkaya. Two identical wings are captured at the moment of splitting apart. Floating out of the darkness, the suspended skins form an S-shaped route into an artificial cave, where two projectors cast shadows that draw the viewer towards the enclosure within.

The twins float together

  • Architects: Light – Shadow
  • Project: Inhabitable Installation Structured
  • Location: New York City

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Hole 19 – Golfclub St. Oswald in St. Oswald, Upper Austria by X Architekten

Thursday, November 3rd, 2011

Article source: X Architekten

Corporate Golf Space

The golf course as an integrated design landscape and topography nestles up to the soft downs of the Mühlviertel. The club house merges with the landscape and integrates consistently into the natural surroundings, almost being completely absorbed by it. Its outer and inner rooms are designed as a seamless transition into the golf course and become one with the surrounding sports grounds. The inner court offers possibilities for multi-functional activities in a sheltered atmosphere – as a garden for visitors as well as a location for events and award ceremonies. Towards the south west the court opens up into a covered terrace as far as the driving range. On the northern side, it serves as a reception area for players returning from the 18th Hole. The inner court presents itself as the “19th Hole” and the club house as the “19th Green” of the golf course and they resemble the Start as well as the Finish in the movement of club members and visitors.

Image Courtesy Dietmar Tollerian

  • Architects: X Architekten
  • Project: Hole 19 – Golfclub St. Oswald
  • Location: Am Golfplatz1, A-4271 St. Oswald, Upper Austria
  • Client: Golf und Tourismusförderung
  • Planning data: Architecture Competition 2002
  • Start of planning: 2002
  • Start of construction: May 2003
  • Handing over: June 2004

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Saivu in Nordland, Norway by Eriksen Skajaa Architects + Pushak Architects + Bjørbekk & Lindheim Landscape Architects

Friday, October 14th, 2011

Article source: Eriksen Skajaa Architects + Pushak Architects + Bjørbekk & Lindheim Landscape Architects

1st prize in a competition for new gateways to the Sjunkhatten National Park. Nordland, Norway.

”Saivu” is a sami word for a portal to another world. Based on the magic realism of the sami people and their understanding of nature, the construction system of their ”lavvo”, and an interpretation of old sami signs, we made the proposals for three gateways to the Sjunkhatten National Park. The park has a focus on children and the jury found the proposal’s focus on the mythical fit suitable to enrichen children’s experience of nature.  It is a dramatic and beautiful  landscape close to Bodø in northern norway between fjords and snow covered mountain peaks.

The golden information disc

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Sretenka Design Week in Moscow, Russia by OKRA

Thursday, October 13th, 2011

Article source: OKRA

OKRA realizes architectonic intervention in Moscow at Sretenka Design Week

At the opening of the Sretenka Design Week two objects, designed by OKRA are placed on a prominent spot on Tsvetnoy Bul’var in Moscow. The objects are designed as a demonstration model for interventions in public realm in Sretenka, one of Moscow’s oldest neighbourhoods. The objects are exemplary for the way interventions in public realm can take place, being a catalyst for development of spaces.

Exterior View

  • Architect: OKRA
  • Name of Project: Sretenka Design Week
  • Location: Moscow, Russia

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Chapel Student Workshop, MEDS 2011, Istanbul in Turkey by BREATHNACH DONNELLAN O’BRIEN + MEDS

Friday, October 7th, 2011

Article source: Kieran Donnellan

‘Chapel’ Student Workshop Description:

This project was built as part of the student event MEDS, Meeting of European Design Students, during a two week period in August 2011 by a team of 18 students. This team was led by tutors Kieran Donnellan, Darragh Breathnach and Paul O’Brien. The concept for the pavilion involved the exploration of spatial concepts relating to religious typologies from the Western and Eastern cultures that have shaped Istanbul. This was in response to the event theme of ‘Bridging Cultures’. The name of the project is inspired by its origins in religious typologies, but the intention was simply to create a space that offers repose.

 

Beach (Images Courtesy Chapel Workshop Team)

  • Architect: BREATHNACH DONNELLAN O’BRIEN + MEDS
  • Name of Project: Chapel Student Workshop, MEDS 2011, Istanbul
  • Location: Istanbul, Turkey
  • Credits: Breathnach Donnellan O’Brien with MEDS Participants
  • Year: August, 2011.
  • Area: 6m2
  • Photo Credits: Chapel Workshop Team – (Kieran Donnellan, Jirayr Iskenian, Lana Petrak and Paul O’Brien)
  • Software used: Student edition of AutoCad and a basic elements version of Photoshop

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Train Store in Ribes de Freser in Girona, Spain by Sau Taller d’Arquitectura

Friday, October 7th, 2011

Article source: Sau Taller d’Arquitectura

This Train Store in Ribes de Freser (Girona, Spain), was conceived in order to solve the climatic problems of the station and to shelter the railrack trains from the vandalism. With this aim this big and diaphanous volume was realized.

Exterior View - Photo by Albert Camps Pla.

  • Architect: Lluís Jordà Sala – Sau Taller d’Arquitectura
  • Name of Project: Train Store in Ribes de Freser
  • Location: Ribes de Freser, Girona, Spain
  • Year: 2006-2009
  • Surface: 1300m2
  • Budget: 1.310.000 euros
  • Photos: Albert Camps Pla.

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Exhibition stand Rising Dragon Tech in Pool Spa Patio Expo, Las Vegas by Chris Collaris Design

Sunday, September 25th, 2011

Article source: Chris Collaris Design

Exhibition stand Rising Dragon Tech

Pool Spa Patio Expo, Las Vegas (USA), November 2011

In November 2011 the Pool Spa Patio Expo will take place in Mandalay Bay Convention Center Las Vegas, Nevada (USA). Pool Spa Patio Expo is an international leading trade exhibition for pool/spa builders/installers, retailers, service companies, designers and landscape architects. Over 400 exhibitors will participate in the trade exhibition.

Model 01

  • Architect: Chris Collaris Design
  • Name of Project: Exhibition stand Rising Dragon Tech
  • Location: Pool Spa Patio Expo, Las Vegas, USA
  • Year: November 2011
  • Budget: Undisclosed
  • Floor area: 74 m2
  • Client: Rising Dragon Tech China

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ARTIC Mass-Painting in Anaheim, California by Emergent Tom Wiscombe

Sunday, September 18th, 2011

Article source: Tom Wiscombe

This proposal is based on creating a complex visual oscillation between two and three dimensional realms. Somewhere between the disciplines of sculpture and painting, the piece registers as a mass but also as a graphic. Loopy, spotted patterns flow over manifold surfaces, simultaneously dissolving the mass and re-establishing it. Transparent zones allow people to view deep inside the object, their gaze pulled into involutions in interior surfaces. They can see the inside of the mass-painting.

ARTIC Mass-Painting

  • Architects: Emergent Tom Wiscombe
  • Project: ARTIC Mass-Painting
  • Location: Anaheim, California
  • Client: City of Anaheim Dept. of Public Works
  • Design Team: Tom Wiscombe, Robbie Eleazer, Mitch Rocheleau, Mo Harmon
  • Art Consultant: Rebecca O’Leary
  • Type: Public Art

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