The shortlist for this year’s World Architecture Festival (WAF) Awards has been released, and it’s Australian projects which are some of the most well-represented in the bevy of brave and iconic new buildings.
Exhibiting both future and completed projects across 32 separate categories, the WAF Awards program invites finalists to present their projects to juries in Amsterdam later this year. Australian-led projects feature across 18 of the 20 completed project categories, and make up the second highest number of entries submitted in 2018.
Local entries among this year’s shortlist include OMA’s 2017 MPavilion, Tzannes’ International House Sydney, Hassell’s Optus Stadium and Woods Bagot’s upcoming Younghusband Woolstore Redevelopment.
See below for a selection of Australian entries on the 2018 WAF Awards shortlist.
Office for Metropolitan Architecture - MPavilion, VIC (Culture Category)
CHROFI with McGregor Coxall - Maitland Riverlink, NSW (Civic & Community Category)
Tzannes - International House Sydney, NSW (Office Category)
Hassell - Optus Stadium and Stadium Park, WA (Urban Projects, Sport Categories)
Urbis - Westfield Chermside Outdoor Dining and Leisure Precinct, QLD (Shopping Category)
Silver Thomas Hanley with Bates Smart - Bendigo Hospital, VIC (Health Category)
Woods Bagot - Younghusband Woolstore Redevelopment, VIC (Commercial Mixed-Use Category)
3XN Architects with BVN, Aspects Studio and Wallner Weiss - Sydney Fish Market, NSW (Culture Category)
The 2018 World Architecture Festival will take place in Amsterdam from 28 to 30 November.
Click here for the full shortlist, including over 50 Australian entries.
Cover Image: OMA