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UK, Turkey Dominate World Architecture Festival

Australia comes a close third out of a total of 343 projects and 58 countries.

Jul 07, 2016 | By Luxuo

When you have 50 projects hailing from one country in the shortlist of 343 projects and 58 countries, you know you’re at the top of your game. This is the case for the UK, which topped all other countries in the number of shortlisted firms in the World Architecture Festival; they are closely followed by Turkey at 28 nominations, and Australia at 25.

To be held for the first time in Berlin from 16-18 November this year, the World Architecture Festival award categories cover almost every kind of structure, from schools and malls to stadiums, transportation hubs and offices. In the House category, Australia dominates with five firms out of 17. This, however, is nothing compared with the UK, where several architecture companies – think Zaha Hadid Architects, Crab Studio and Glenn Howells Architects among others – achieving multiple nominations. Truly impressive.


All 300-plus firms will compete for 32 awards, of which the “World Building of the Year” and “Future Project of the Year” are the most coveted. Last year, the former was awarded to “The Interlace”, a vertical village designed by Buro Ole Scheeren, while the latter was awarded to Vancouver House by the Bjarke Ingels Group. Only time will tell which firms will emerge triumphant this year.

For more details on all the projects nominated for the World Architecture Festival, check out their website here.

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