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Revealed: The 7 Hong Kong Buildings Shortlisted for the WAF Awards

Projects by Zaha Hadid, Ronald Lu & Partners, Aedas and more will go on to compete in the finals in October.

Jockey Club Innovation Tower


BY Janice Seow

July 11th, 2014


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.

King George V School Performing Arts Block
Redevelopment and expansion of King George V School Performing Arts Block by Ronald Lu & Partners – Schools category (completed building)

Close to 300 buildings have been shortlisted for the awards this year, with seven – four of which are ‘future projects’ – coming from Hong Kong.

Velodrome
Hong Kong Velodrome by P&T Architects and Engineers – Sport category (completed building)

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

islandschool
Redevelopment of Island School by Ronald Lu & Partners – Competition Entries category (future project)

– 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)

Mongkok residences
Mongkok Residence by Aedas – Residential category (future project)

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.

districtopenspace
District open space, sports centre and library in Area 74, Tseung Kwan by Ronald Lu & Partners – Leisure Led Development category (future project)

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’.

Arcology Skyscraper
Hong Kong Arcology Skyscraper by Studio Cachoua Torres Camilletti – Commercial Mixed-Use category (future project)

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.