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In anticipation of the World Architecture Festival (WAF) to be held in Lisbon, November 30-December 2, 2022, the finalist projects for the Special Awards were recently revealed. These are architectural projects that have been shortlisted for the WAF Awards and which stand out in particular for certain features or materials used to make them, in addition to the best small-scale project and two new special awards.
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The World Architecture Festival (WAF) is approaching, and from November 30 Lisbon will become the world’s architecture capital. According to the well-established formula of the three-day festival, it will be the architects and studios themselves, as creators of the projects, who will present them to the public of professionals and industry experts, as well as to international juries. The winners of the Lisbon Prize, reserved for the best building in the city where the WAF takes place, the Visualisation Prize, for the best architectural renderings of 2022, and the WAFX, for the best future projects of 2022, will also be presented on this occasion. These are joined by the Architecture Drawing Prize, the prize curated by Make Architects, Sir John Soane's Museum and WAF, and supported by Iris Ceramica Group.
The finalist projects for the WAF special awards were recently revealed. These are architectural projects that have already been shortlisted for the WAF Awards, but which stand out in particular for certain features or materials used to make them, in addition to the best small-scale project and two new special awards.
The Best Use of Colour Prize, intended for both the exterior and interior of an architectural structure, is one of these special prizes. The eight award finalists are projects selected for their creative and innovative use of colour to capture the attention of users, becoming a valuable orientation tool within buildings or contributing to the creation of joyful spaces for users.
Eight public and semi-public projects were selected for the Best Use of Natural Light Prize, where the use of natural light is maximised for human well-being as well as to create engaging and dynamic spaces for visitors.
an well-being as well as to create engaging and dynamic spaces for visitors.
The Engineering Prize, is aimed at projects that provide an excellent synergy of architecture and engineering to push the boundaries of construction. They are unique and surprising structures that offer ambitious and sustainable solutions that also improve the user experience.
In the area of materials used for construction, there is a prize (Best Use of Certified Timber Prize) awarded to projects that make innovative, educational or artistic use of certified timber. The eight finalists were selected by a special jury and are both large wooden buildings and small structures where wood is used as a traditional building material reflecting the local culture. For the 2022 edition, a new prize has been introduced, the Futureglass Prize, reserved for projects that demonstrate innovative use of glass. The finalists are buildings clad in glass panels with chameleon-like reflections, or existing structures where glass has been used for innovative interventions. The ‘Small Project of the Year Prize‘ is given to projects that are small but provide innovative solutions, while the new ‘Royal Fine Art Commission Trust International Building Beauty Prize‘ is for those architectural projects that ‘lift the spirit’. The finalists of the special prizes will be presented in Lisbon, and the winner of each category will be revealed during the gala dinner.

(Agnese Bifulco)

All images courtesy of WAF and v2com

Best Use of Colour Prize
Hong Ngoc Phuc Truong Minh General Hospital by MPN + Partners (photo 02, credit: MF Pictures)
Holland Casino Venlo by MVSA BV (photo 01 credit: Corné Clemens)
Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Youth Entrepreneurship zone by Hongkong Huayi Design Consultants (S.Z) Ltd.
The Docks by Meixner Schlüter Wendt
Harvard University District Energy Facility by Leers Weinzapfel Associates with RMF Engineering (MEP) and Thornton Tomasetti (Structural)
Sasipawan Wisdom Center by Architects 49 Limited
John Lewis Elementary School by Perkins Eastman DC
Meadowbank Schools by Woods Bagot (photo 03, credit: Trevor Mein)

Best Use of Natural Light Prize
Sara Culture Centre by White Arkitekter AB (photo 04, credit: Jonas Westling)
University of Warwick Faculty of Arts by Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios
Jakoba Mulderhuis by Powerhouse Company
Dobra 55: The Modern Languages and Applied Linguistics building by Kuryłowicz & Associates
Pingtan Children Library by Condition_Lab (photo 05, credit: Sai Zhao)
Paddington Elizabeth Line station by Weston Williamson + Partners
Agrotopia by van Bergen Kolpa architects + META architectuurbureau
Dining Space at DevaDhare by Play Architecture (photo 06, credit: Bharath Ramamrutham, GRAF Media)

Engineering Prize
Expo 2020 Thematic Districts by Hopkins Architects (photo 07, credit: Marc Goodwin)
The St. Regis Chicago by Studio Gang
Orange Village – Headquarters by Koffi & Diabaté Architectes (photo 08, credit: Francois Xavier)
Quay Quarter Tower by 3XN
Secure Sanand by Studio SAAR
Westfield Mall of the Netherlands by MVSA BV (photo 09, credit: Jon IIsraeli)
SoFi Stadium by HKS Architects
Parkade of the Future by 5468796 Architecture + Kasian Architecture, Interior Design and Planning
Paddington Elizabeth Line station by Weston Williamson + Partners

Best Use of Certified Timber Prize
Sara Culture Centre by White Arkitekter AB
The Alice Hawthorn by De Matos Ryan (photo 10, credit: Hufton + Crow)
Paseo Mallorca 15 by OHLAB (photo 11, credit: José Hevia)
HAUT Amsterdam by Team V Architecture
EDGE Suedkreuz Berlin by TCHOBAN VOSS Architekten
Eric Tweedale Stadium by dwp | design worldwide partnership
Timber Bridge in Gulou Waterfront by LUO studio (photo 12, credit: Jin Weiqi)
Växjö train station and town hall by Sweco Architects

The Futureglass Prize
Depot Boijmans Van Beuningen by MVRDV (photo 13, credit: Ossip van Duivenbode)
Australia 108 by Fender Katsalidis
The Burrell Collection by John McAslan + Partners
Biodome Science Museum by KANVA (photo 14, credit: Marc Cramer)
Heper Lighting Factory by Yazgan Design Architecture
A2A Headquarters by ACPV Architects Antonio Citterio Patricia Viel
Core Wynwood by Perkins&Will
14A Konstitucijos Avenue by RSHP (photo 15, credit Plomp)
Agrotopia by van Bergen Kolpa architects + META architectuurbureau

Small Project of the Year Prize
Denis Goldberg House of Hope by noero architects
Ravenscar House by Patterson Associates
The Moving Kitchen by JC Architecture
Palanga Goat Shelter by Erginoglu & Calislar Architects (photo 16, credit: Hasan Çalışlar, PAAF, Metin Çavuş, Dilara Demiralp, Aram Tufan)
The Chamber Church by Büro Ziyu Zhuang (photo 17, credit: Shengliang Su)
Yao-Fang-Men Park Church by SUYI and W2 Architects (photo 18, credit Chao Shen)
Kings Langley Cricket Club and Amenities by Eoghan Lewis Architects
Dining Space at DevaDhare by Play Architecture
Waiting for WAF 2022 Special Awards Finalists.
Zaha Hadid Architects Jinghe New City Culture & Art Centre
DAAZ Office Jadgal Elementary School Iran
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