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World Architecture Festival 2023 – Day Two Winners of International Architectural Awards

1 Dec 2023

Location: central London

WAF 2023 – Day Two Winners of International Architectural Awards, London

The second round of award winners of the 2023 World Architecture Festival have been announced, following Day Two of live presentations at Marina Bay Sands in Singapore, in which hundreds of shortlisted projects were presented by practices from around the world. Amongst today’s category award winners of the world’s largest international live-judged architectural event there were six projects from Australia and four projects each from Iran and the United Kingdom.

Victorian Heart Hospital
photo © Peter Bennetts

Health: Victorian Heart Hospital by Conrad Gargett (now merged with Architectus) + Wardle in Australia

• Tergooi MC by Wiegerinck in the Netherlands was also highly commended in the Health category:
Tergooi MC the Netherlands
photo © Your Captain

Religion: Santa Maria Goretti Church by Mario Cucinella Architects in Italy

• New Temple Complex by James Gorst Architects in the United Kingdom was also highly commended in the Religion category:
New Temple Complex UK
photo © Rory Gardiner

Higher Education & Research: Boola Katitjin by Lyons with Silver Thomas Hanley, Officer Woods, The Fulcrum Agency and Aspect Studios in Australia

• John A. Paulson Center by Davis Brody Bond, KieranTimberlake in the United States was also highly commended in the Higher Education & Research category:
John A. Paulson Center USA
photo © Connie Zhou – JBSA

Hotel & Leisure, sponsored by GROHE: Lanserhof Sylt by ingenhoven associates GmbH in Germany

• Kilyawan Farm Resort by Dominic Galicia Architects in the Philippines and Iron Creek Bay Farm Stay by Misho + Associates in Australia were also highly commended in the Hotel & Leisure category:
Kilyawan Farm Resort in the Philippines
photo © Michael Angelo Reyes

Mixed-Use: Battersea Power Station Phase Two by WilkinsonEyre in United Kingdom

• Regeneration Project of Shougang Oxygen Factory Southern Area by CCTN Design in China was also highly commended in the Mixed-Use category:
Regeneration Project of Shougang Oxygen Factory Southern Area
photo © CCTN Design

Retrofit: Vast Gallery & Artist Residency by Persian Garden Studio in Iran

• Ombú by Foster + Partners in Spain was also highly commended in the Retrofit category:
Ombú Spain
photo © Nigel Young

Shopping: Shanghai Suhe MixC World by Kokaistudios in China

• Namak Abroud Plaza by FMZD + MARZ in Iran and LIANGZHU BIRLAND by QINGMO Architects in China were also highly commended in the Shopping category:
Namak Abroud Plaza China
photo © Parham Taghioff

Transport: Elizabeth Line by Grimshaw in the United Kingdom

The judges of the Completed Buildings categories reflected on the considered and beautiful articulation of this year’s projects. Overall, they were impressed with the timeless quality, spatial composition and technical resolutions.

Judges felt that many of the winning projects were city-changing with thoughtful responses to historical elements including preservation of found architecture, retrofitting and change of use – all making a significant contribution to their locales.

Commercial Mixed-Use: Belgrove House by Allford Hall Monaghan Morris in the United Kingdom:
Belgrove House UK
photo © AHMM

• Albert Bridge House by Studio Egret West in the United Kingdom and Lighthouse at Darling Park by Henning Larsen, Architectus in Australia were also highly commended in the Commercial Mixed-Use category:
Albert Bridge House UK
photo © NBV Studio

Culture: Osaka Pavilion by StudioMK27 in Japan

• Glenbow Revitalization by DIALOG in Canada and Al Ain Museum by Dabbagh Architects in United Arab Emirates were also highly commended in the Culture category:
Glenbow Revitalization UAE
photo © DIALOG

Education: Resource Recovery Learning Centre by TERROIR in Australia

• The Anthony Timberlands Center for Design and Materials Innovation by Grafton Architects with modus studio in United States was also highly commended in the Education category:
The Anthony Timberlands Center
photo © Picture Plane

Experimental: The Probiotic Tower, Cairo by Design and More International in Egypt

• HydroSKIN: Façade for Urban Rainwater Retention and Evaporative Cooling by University of Stuttgart in Germany was also highly commended in the Experimental category:
photo © Sven Cichiwicz, University of Stuttgart, Christina Eisenbarth

Health: Alexandria Health Centre by Warren and Mahoney in Australia:
Alexandria Health Centre Australia
photo © Warren and Mahoney

House: DIGGING FOR LIGHT (Ganats villa) by Kalbod Studio in Iran

• Nefaar by Nextoffice, Studio of Architectural Research & Design in Iran was also highly commended in the House category:
Nefaar Iran
photo © Next Office

Residential: Kuzeh Valley by FMZD in Iran

Discussing the Future Projects, judges praised the experimental and holistic approach to tomorrow’s environment. This year’s category winners resonated with the jury for their rethinking of architectural approaches, including design and material, to give new meaning to architecture in the modern world. Projects addressed either urgent sustainability challenges, becoming new ‘pedagogical instruments’ and sensitively embedding into the fabric of existing communities.

Bars & Restaurants: Sage by Office AIO in China

Education: Center for Computing & Data Sciences at Boston University by KPMB Architects in the United States

Public Buildings: V&A Photography Centre by Gibson Thornley Architects in United Kingdom

Residential (Housing, more than one dwelling), sponsored by Miele: Residence with art museum & depot U40 by TRIMONIS architects in Lithuania

Residential (Single Dwelling): 19 Waterloo Street by SJB in Australia

Retail: Bijou Shop in Tehran Grand Bazaar by Nextoffice, Studio of Architectural Research & Design in Iran

• Presented by Riyadh by External Reference Architects in Saudi Arabia was also highly commended in the Retail category


Use: Eucalyptusdom by SJB in collaboration with Richard Leplastrier AO and Vania Contreras in Australia

The judges were impressed by the quality of the presentations across the Inside category winners and highlighted the exemplar qualities of projects for creating ‘magic experiences’ and ‘using local material in a poetic way’. Judges felt that each winning studio had immaculate responses that fulfilled the client’s brief while ensuring consideration of the wider impact on society and the environment.

World Architecture Festival Day Three
Tomorrow, on the final day of the festival, prize winners across all 44 categories winners announced so far will compete for the ultimate accolades of World Building of the Year, World Interior of the Year, Future Project of the Year and Landscape of the Year.

All the overall winners will be announced at a grand finale Gala Dinner at Marina Bay Sands along with a host of Special Prizes, including the International Building Beauty Prize, on December 1st.

About World Architecture Festival (WAF) and

World Architecture Festival and INSIDE World Festival of Interiors will take place at Marina Bay Sands, Singapore, on the 29 November – 1 December 2023.

WAF is where the world architecture community meets to celebrate, learn, exchange and be inspired.

WAF is the world’s largest annual, international, live architectural event. It includes the biggest international architectural awards programme in the world, dedicated to celebrating excellence via live presentations to an audience of high-profile delegates and international juries.

The 2023 World Architecture Festival (WAF) comprises:
– Events programme and keynote talks
– Live judging of finalists’ projects
– Gallery of all award entries
– Exhibition area
– Networking and social events including partner fringe events
– Gala dinner announcing the overall winners

Inside World Festival of Interiors runs alongside WAF, with its own awards and conference programme. Delegates have access to both events.

WAF and Inside are organised by EMAP, publishers of The Architectural Review and The Architects’ Journal.

Founder Partner:


GROHE is a leading global brand for complete bathroom solutions and kitchen fittings. Since 2014 GROHE has been part of the strong brand portfolio of LIXIL, a manufacturer of pioneering water and housing products. In order to offer “Pure Freude an Wasser”, every product is based on the brand values of quality, technology, design and sustainability. The brand offers life-enhancing product solutions as well as services with its dedicated portfolio, including its premium sub-brand GROHE SPA.

As the founder sponsor of the World Architecture Festival, GROHE is proud to support this world-recognized event for the 16th consecutive year. The brand is looking forward welcoming architects and design community at its booth with a showcase of its revitalized premium sub-brand GROHE SPA. The broad portfolio ranges from elaborate faucet collections, customizable ceiling showers and intricate ceramics to complementary accessories. In addition to showcasing these exclusive products which create unique luxurious wellbeing areas, the brand expresses the GROHE SPA ‘Health Through Water’ concept through a water-inspired installation.

Headline Partners:


ABB is a leading global technology company that energizes the transformation of society and industry to achieve a more productive, sustainable future. By connecting software to its electrification, robotics, automation and motion portfolio, ABB pushes the boundaries of technology to drive performance to new levels. With a history of excellence stretching back more than 130 years, ABB’s success is driven by about 105,000 talented employees in over 100 countries.

ABB technologies help architects to design buildings with a focus on CO2 neutrality, better building performance and significant higher living comfort.


Miele is the world’s leading manufacturer of premium domestic appliances including cooking, baking and steam-cooking appliances, refrigeration products, coffee makers, dishwashers and laundry and floor care products. Their product portfolio also includes dishwashers, washing machines and tumble dryers for commercial use as well as washer-disinfectors and sterilisers for use in medical and laboratory applications. Founded in 1899, the company has eight production plants in Germany, one each in Austria, the Czech Republic, China, Romania and Poland as well as two production plants belonging to its Italian medical technology subsidiary Steelco.

Sales in the 2022 business year amounted to around € 5.43 bn. Miele is represented with its own sales subsidiaries and via importers in almost 100 countries/regions. Throughout the world, the family-run enterprise, now in its fourth generation, employs a workforce of around 23,300, of which approx. 11,900 employees work in Germany. The company has its headquarters in Gütersloh in Westphalia.

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