The tenth edition of the World Architecture Festival has wrapped up in Amsterdam with a number of Australian firms recognised in their respective categories.
The three-day conference saw some of the world’s leading architects awarded from a record shortlist of 535 projects divided into two categories: completed buildings and future projects.
Shortlisted architects from 57 countries presented to live juries over the three-day conference, which culminated in the announcement of the 2018 World Building of the Year, WOHA’s Kampung Admiralty in Singapore.
The 11-storey retirement community comprises public housing for seniors, integrated with healthcare, wellness and eldercare facilities, and a childcare centre.
Australia was well-represented with five projects receiving recognition in their respective categories.
Maitland Riverlink by Chrofi and McGregor Coxall was judged the winner of the civic and community – completed buildings category while the Piano Mill by Conrad Gargett was judged the winner of the culture – completed buildings category.
John Wardle Architects’ Captain Kelly was also highly commended in the villa – completed buildings category.
The Australian Embassy Bangkok by BVN was awarded the winner of the civic, culture and transport category.
BVN’s Fraser Property Australia head office was highly commended in the offices category and Russell and George’s Space and Time was highly commended in the creative re-use category.