Projects by Zaha Hadid, Ronald Lu & Partners, Aedas and more will go on to compete in the finals in October.
Top image: Jockey Club Innovation Tower by Zaha Hadid – Higher Education & Research category (completed building)
Now in its seventh year, the 2014 World Architecture Festival Awards has attracted entries from more than 50 countries, with a significant increase in submissions coming out of Asia.
Close to 300 buildings have been shortlisted for the awards this year, with seven – four of which are ‘future projects’ – coming from Hong Kong.
The Hong Kong projects include:
– Jockey Club Innovation Tower by Zaha Hadid (see our story here)
– Redevelopment and expansion of King George V School Performing Arts Block by Ronald Lu & Partners
– Hong Kong Velodrome by P&T Architects and Engineers
– Hong Kong Arcology Skyscraper by Studio Cachoua Torres Camilletti
– Redevelopment of Island School by Ronald Lu & Partners
– District open space, sports centre and library in Area 74, Tseung Kwan by Ronald Lu & Partners
– Mongkok Residence by Aedas (see our story here)
The shortlisted firms will be competing across 27 award categories, spanning completed buildings, landscape projects and future projects at the World Architecture Festival, which will be held from 1 to 3 October at Singapore’s Marina Bay Sands.
Firms will be making their case to a live international judging panel and the festival delegates, and the winners of each future project and completed building category will then go on to compete for the World Building or Future Project of the Year award, presided over by the festival’s ‘super-jury’.
Led by renowned British architect Lord Richard Rogers, this year’s super jury includes Rocco Yim (Hong Kong), Julie Eizenberg (USA), Enric Ruiz Geli (Spain) and Peter Rich (South Africa).
World Architecture Festival (WAF) will be held from 1 – 3 October 2014. For more information and the full shortlist, visit worldarchitecturefestival.com. WAF is colocated with INSIDE World Festival of Interiors.