In the ten years since its founding, the World Architecture Festival has gained a reputation as one of the most wide-ranging and influential architectural events. The festival, which will be held in Amsterdam following a five tenure in Berlin, brings together leading voices in the field from around the world, this year including Rem Koolhaas, Jeanne Gang, David Adjaye, and Li Xiaodong.
While famed for its wide-ranging talks program, the World Architecture Festival (WAF) is also known for its awards, recognizing works from practices around the world. The past ten years of awards have honored buildings across 30 categories, culminating in the selection of the World Building of the Year. As this year’s event approaches (it will be held in Amsterdam 28-30 November), it’s a good moment to review the past laureates.
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2017: Post-Earthquake Reconstruction Project in Guangming Village / The Chinese University of Hong Kong & Kunming University of Science and Technology
2016: National Museum in Szczecin Dialogue Centre Przelomy / KWK Promes
2015: The Interlace / OMA / Ole Scheeren
2014: The Chapel / A21 Studio
2011: Media-ICT / Cloud 9