With this yearOn the theme of “Resetting the City: Greening, Health and Urban Planning,” WAF Program Director Paul Finch said the organizers “are delighted with both the quantity and the quality of this year’s entries. It promises to be the most competitive awards program we’ve ever hosted, and we look forward to meeting the shortlisted architects in Lisbon.
Architects from the shortlisted projects will present their designs live to over 100 international jurors in Lisbon, with category winners eligible to win prestigious awards such as ‘World Building of the Year’ and ‘Future Project of the Year’.
The nine shortlisted New Zealand projects are:
Higher education and research
Scion Innovation Hub, Te Whare Nui o Tuteata, Rotorua – RTA Studio and Irving Smith Architects
Hospitality and Leisure
Holiday Inn Express and Suites, Queenstown – McAuliffe Stevens
House & Villa (Rural / Nature)
Light mine, Kuaotunu – Crosson Architects
Shapeshifter’s House, Omaha Beach – Crosson Architects
Waiheke House, Auckland City – George Gregory in collaboration with Nat Cheshire, Cheshire Architects
Buckleton Boathouse, Auckland – Studio RTA
AUT A1 Health Sciences and Student Center, Auckland – Jasmax
Huruhi House, Auckland – Monk Mackenzie Architects
Amaru, Auckland – Monk Mackenzie Architects