The WAFX Award heralds the world’s most forward-looking architectural concepts, and is awarded to future projects that identify key challenges that architects will need to address in the coming years.
“Chosen from almost 500 shortlisted projects from 62 countries, the winning projects showcase exemplary contributions to the built environment reflecting this edition’s theme: ‘Resetting the City: Greening, Health and Urbanism’. In addition to the completed buildings categories, the annual award also announced Copenhill, designed by Bjarke Ingels Group, as the 2021 World Building, while SLA was awarded Landscape of the Year for its design of Al Fay Park.” the online magazine archdaily.com writes in its comment on the prizes given.
Twelve innovative designs addressing some of the world’s biggest challenges have won awards ranging from pandemic control and the climate emergency, to social equity, cultural identity, aging populations, and food supply. The overall WAFX winner will be presented with their award at the Festival.
See all the winning projects of 2021 in their respective categories on the website of the World Architecture Festival.
About the winners the online magazine archdaily.com says: “Spread across 20 categories of completed buildings and landscapes, the winning projects include a capsule hotel in China, a tennis arena in Australia, a train station in the United States, or a waterfront revitalization project in Russia. BIG, Zaha Hadid Architects, Grimshaw, 3XN or SOM are just some of the architectural practice’s whose recently completed projects received distinctions within the World Architecture Festival.