Aga Khan Park shortlisted for 2016 World Architecture Festival awards

Aga Khan Park by Vladimir Djurovic has been shortlisted for the World Architecture Festival (WAF) awards 2016 – the world’s biggest architectural awards programme.

Entries will be evaluated by an international panel of judges at the World Architecture Festival in Berlin from November 16-18, 2016.

Aga Khan Park by Vladimir Djurovic Landscape Architecture. Photo courtesy of WAF
Photo courtesy of World Architecture Festival (WAF)

“This is a very exciting year for us, with a record entry and a very high overall standard. Our move to Berlin, after four successful years in Singapore, has not deterred Asian and Australasian practices from entering the awards, and we have seen big increases from Europe and North America.”

 

– Paul Finch, World Architecture Festival, Programme Director

Seven Canadian projects shortlisted for 2016 WAF awards

by Canadian Architect  July 7, 2016

Seven Canadian projects have been shortlisted for the 2016 World Architecture Festival (WAF) awards – the world’s biggest architectural awards program.

Now in its ninth year, WAF has received a record number of award entries for November’s annual event.

The truly international shortlist extends to include architects from 42 different nations with projects based across 58 countries.

All types and sizes of architectural projects are represented on the 343-strong shortlist, with entries ranging from private homes, shops and schools to large commercial developments and ambitious landscape projects.

The Canadian finalists include:

  • Vladimir Djurovic Landscape Architecture, Aga Khan Park, Toronto, Canada
  • KPMB Architects | HCMA Architecture + Design Architects in joint venture, Robert H. Lee Alumni Centre, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
  • Core Architects, 12 Degrees, Toronto, Canada
  • HCMA Architecture + Design, Grandview Heights Aquatic Centre, Surrey, Canada
  • Kanva Paroi Vivante: Biodôme Natural Science Museum, Montreal, Canada
  • Cannondesign + Neuf architect(e)s, Centre Hospitalier de l’Université de Montréal, Montréal, Canada
  • 5468796 Architecture, Arthur Residence, Regina, Canada

Aga Khan Park by Vladimir Djurovic Landscape Architecture. Photo courtesy of WAF

In addition to the awards, WAF includes a conference programme based around the Festival’s 2016 theme ‘Housing for Everyone,’ which will debate the growing understanding of how demographics and global urbanization are forcing change in the way we think about housing.  With imperatives to create shelter at one end of the spectrum, and sufficiency for occupation and investment at the other, the programme will examine the significant contribution that architects can make.

Sources:

Highlights of WAF 2015

 


Research, Insight & Perspective by A. Maherali


2 thoughts

  1. I am delighted to read The Aga Khan Park Toronto has been shortlisted for the 2016 WAF award, and hope it
    will be nominated for the best Award.

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