World Architecture Festival 2019 Shortlist: 16 Stand-out Buildings

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COMPILED BY Lindi Brownell Meiring

The World Architecture Festival has released its 2019 shortlist of buildings up for an award this year.

Below, in no particular order, are 16 outstanding examples of projects from the Completed Buildings category.

Civic and Community: Raleigh Campsite in Guizhou, Zhenfeng County, China (Design: Architectural Design Institute of South China University of Technology)

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Civic and Community: The Evans Tree House at Garvan Woodland Gardens, Arkansas, USA (Design: modus studio)

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Display: Swirling Cloud: Bulletin Pavilion for BJFU Garden Festiva, Beijing, China (Design: SUP Atelier)

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Higher Education and Research: Future Africa Campus, Pretoria, South Africa (Design: Earthworld Architects cc)

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Hotel and Leisure: PINE VILLA, Huangshan, China (Design: SHANGHAI JUND ARCHITECTS)

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House: Welcome To The Jungle House, Sydney, Australia (Design: CplusC Architectural Workshop)

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House: EQ House, Tokyo, Japan (Design: TAKENAKA CORPORATION)

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Housing: Freebooter, Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Design: GG-loop)

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Mixed Use: Arc, Sydney, Australia (Design: Koichi Takada Architects)

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Religion: Qasr Al Hosn: Al Musallah, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (Design: CEBRA)

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Religion: Mary Help of Christian Church (Chaweng), Suratthani, Thailand (Design: Juti Architects)

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School: Park Legend Kindergarten, Chengdu, China (Design: Challenge Design)

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Shopping: Coal Drops Yard, London, United Kingdom (Design: Heatherwick Studio)

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Sport: Irina Winer-Usmanova Rhythmic Gymnastics Center in the Luzhniki Complex, Moscow, Russia (Design: CPU PRIDE)

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Transport: Jewel Changi Airport, Singapore (Design: Safdie Architects)

Villa: St Andrews Beach House, St Andrews Beach, Australia (Design: Austin Maynard Architects)

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The winners will be announced at the Festival in Amsterdam from 4 – 6 December. View the full shortlist at You can also view last year’s shortlist and winners.