16 Amazing Buildings Shortlisted For The WAF 2015 Awards

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The World Architecture Festival, which runs from 4 – 6 November 2015 in Singapore, has just released the list of this year’s finalists. Finalists were chosen from over 700 entries from 47 countries (including South Africa). Browse the gallery above for a look at 16 stand-out finalists across the Completed Buildings categories.

1. Zhonghe Community Sports Center, New Taipei City, Taiwan

Category: Civic and Community

Lead Architects: Q-LAB

2. Australian Pavilion, Venice, Italy

Category: Culture

Lead Architects: Denton Corker Marshall

3. Cardedeu, Santa Ana, El Salvador

Category: Religion

Lead Architects: Eva Hinds EMC Arquitectura

4. House TU14, Vilnius, Lithuania

Category: House

Lead Architects: Trimonis architeks

5. Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Category: Higher Education And Research

Lead Architects: Heatherwick Studio and CPG Consultants

6. MIT Manukau & Transport Interchange, Auckland, New Zealand

Category: Transport

Lead Architects: Warren and Mahoney Architects Ltd

7. Rehabilitation of the Dorm, Shenzhen, China

Category: New and Old

Lead Architects: O-office Architects

8. Hönekulla by, Mölnlycke, Sweden

Category: Housing

Lead Architects: Sweco Architects

9. Zhiyang National Resort, Lintong, Xi’an, China

Category: Mixed Use

Lead Architects: La Cime International

10. Penleigh and Essendon Grammar Middle Girls School, Melbourne, Australia

Category: Schools

Lead Architects: McBride Charles Ryan

11. 102 Rivonia – EY Head Office, Johannesburg

Category: Office

Lead Architects: Boogertman + Partners Architects

12. Sandibe Safari Lodge, Okavango Delta, Botswana (read our full feature on this beautiful spot)

Category: Hotel And Leisure

Lead Architects: Michaelis Boyd Associates

13. Hiroshi Senjyu Museum Karuizawa Cafe&Shop, Karuizawa, Japan

Category: Shopping

Lead Architects: Hideo Yasui

14. London Aquatics Centre, England

Category: Sport

Lead Architects: Zaha Hadid Architects

15. Al-Ghanim Ali Mohammed Thunayan Al-Ghanim Center, Kuwait

Category: Health

Lead Architects: AGi architects

16. Brazilian Pavilion at Expo Milan 2015, Milan, Italy

Category: Display

Lead Architects: Studio Arthur Casas + Atelier Marko Brajovic

For more information, visit worldarchitecturefestival.com.