The Shortlist: World Architecture Festival 2017

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COMPILED BY Lindi Brownell Meiring

Will one of these striking structures take 2017’s World Building of the Year title? The category winners, as well as the overall winner, will be announced at the annual World Architecture Festival, to be held from 15 – 17 November 2017 in Berlin, Germany.

We’ve gone through the categorised shortlist of completed buildings and picked 22 architectural gems that really stand out.

Civic and Community: Neri&Hu Design and Research Office, Suzhou Chapel, Suzhou, China

Culture: Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects, Vendsyssel Theatre, Hjørring, Denmark

Display: Alison Brooks Architects, The Smile, London, United Kingdom

Display: Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates, Petersen Automotive Museum, Los Angeles, United States of America

Display: Woods Bagot , Xiangjiang FFC Marketing Display Centre, Changsha, China

Health: Marlon Blackwell Architects, Harvey Pediatric Clinic, Rogers, United States of America

Health: Ntsika Architects, Westbury Clinic, Johannesburg, South Africa

Higher Education & Research: Savage + Dodd Architects, Sol Plaatje University, Kimberley, South Africa

Hotel & Leisure: Artgroup Architect Studio, Artkazal – Reed Apartment, Morahalom, Hungary

Hotel & Leisure: Markus Tauber Architectura, Restaurant Brix 0.1, Bressanone, Italy

Hotel & Leisure: Vo Trong Nghia Architects, Atlas Hotel Hoi An, Hoi An, Vietnam

Hotel & Leisure: WOW Architects and Warner Wong Design, Vommuli Island Maldives, Vommuli Island, Maldives

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House: Andrew Burges Architects, Brick House, Sydney, Australia

House: Daisuke Ibano + Ryosuke Fujii + Satoshi Numanoi, House in the City, Tokyo, Japan

House: Iredale Pedersen Hook Architects, Falcon Beach House, Perth, Australia

Housing: BIG – Bjarke Ingels Group, Urban Rigger, Copenhagen, Denmark

Mixed Use: ACME, Eastland, Ringwood, Australia

New and Old: Architecture Project with Jens Bruenslow, Villa Castro, Naxxar, Malta

Office: Studio Guilherme Torres, Guilherme Torres Studio, São Paulo, Brazil

Production, Energy & Recycling: DSDHA, Alex Monroe Workshop, London, United Kingdom

Religion: WTA Architecture and Design Studio, The Chapel of St. Benedict and St. Scholastica, Pambujan, Philippines

Villa: Hamish & Lyons, Stepping Stone House, Maidenhead, United Kingdom

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