COMPILED BY Lindi Brownell Meiring
The winners of the 2019 World Architecture Festival have been announced, including World Building of the Year.
This year, the overall award went to a renovated locomotive shed, namely the LocHal Public Library in Tilburg in The Netherlands, designed by Civic Architects (lead), Braaksma & Roos Architectenbureau, Inside Outside/Petra Blaisse and Mecanoo. The 11 200 m² space is home to not only public libraries and co-working spaces, but a city hall made for events and exhibitions.
Here, in no particular order, are the winner’s from the 2019 Completed Buildings category.
Civic & Community – Gaobu Book House, Hunan Province, China (Condition Lab – School of Architecture CUHK & UAL Studio – School of Architecture and Urban Planning GZU)
Culture – LocHal Public Library, Tilburg, The Netherlands (Civic architects (lead architect), Braaksma & Roos Architectenbureau, Inside Outside / Petra Blaisse)
Video via: Civic Architects
Display – Vessel, New York, USA (Heatherwick Studio)
House – Castle Cove House, NSW, Australia (TERROIR)
Housing – Cedrus Residential, Tehran, Iran (Nextoffice)
New & Old – The Bower, London, United Kingdom (Allford Hall Monaghan Morris)
Office – A4+B2 Plot Design, Shenzhen, China (FCHA – Vanke Liuxiandong Design Community)
Production, Energy & Recycling – The Macallan Distillery and Visitor Experience, Craigellachie, United Kingdom (Stirk Harbour + Partners)
Schools – YM Nursery, Yonago, Japan (HIBINOSEKKEI / Youji no Shiro / KIDS DESIGN LABO)
Sport – TURÓ DE LA PEIRA’S SPORTS CENTER AND LAYOUT OF THE INTERIOR URBAN BLOCK, Barcelona, Spain (Anna Noguera, Javier Fernandez)
Transport – MACTAN CEBU INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT TERMINAL 2, Cebu, Philippines (Integrated Design Associates)
Health – Bayalpata Regional Hospital, Achham, Nepal (Sharon Davis Design)
Higher Education and Research – KOKUGAKUIN UNIVERSITY Learning Center, Tokyo, Japan (NIKKEN SEKKEI)
Hotel and Leisure – Lindis Lodge, Omarama, New Zealand (Architecture Workshop)
Mixed Use – Oasis Terraces, Singapore (JAEGER: Serie + Multiply Architects)
Religion – Qasr Al Hosn: Al Musallah, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (CEBRA)
Shopping – Coal Drops Yard, London, United Kingdom (Heatherwick Studio)
Villa – Villa B, Munich, Germany (Powerhouse Company)