The World Architecture Festival has announced the shortlist for its 2019 awards — and China is all over the various prize categories. The awards themselves won’t be handed out until December, but WAF have already narrowed down the 1,000+ entries, the majority of which came from China-related projects, which saw a 68% rise from last year.
We’ve waded through all of those to pick out a few of the most eye-catching and notable projects. Scroll on below for a nice dose of #architectureporn via everything from sleek wetland community centers to bamboo children’s libraries, in no particular order.
Here are the Chinese Projects That Made the World Architecture Festival 2018 Shortlist
Courtyard No.7 at The Drum Tower in Beijing, RSAA/ Büro Ziyu Zhuang
Tian Han Cultural Park in Changsha, WCY Regional Studio
Children’s Bamboo Community LibraryZhang Hai’ao
Yun Shang Xi Tang Wetland Community Center, IAPA Jiangmen (also cover image above)
Viewing Platform of Nujiang (Salween River) 72-turnings Canyon in Basu Tibet, ARCH-HERMIT (planned)
Nanjing International Youth Cultural Centre, Zaha Hadid Architects
Yǒu Lanscape Architecture Design, On the Pastoral Urban Edge – A Bountiful Wetland Park in Southwest China, Yunnan
Daxing Ecological Civilization Education Park in Shanghai, by Cobblestone Design Canada
Pine Villa in Huangshan, Shanghai JUND Architects
Funeral Home of Tianmen Longevity Memorial GardenChina Architectural Design Research Institute (planned)
Gaobu Book House in Hunan Province, Condition Lab – School of Architecture CUHK
Chongqing Tiandi Art Museum, Shenzhen Huahui Design Co.,Ltd
Tibetan Intangible Cultural Heritage Museum Shenzhen Huahui Design Co
Raleigh Campsite in Guizhou, Architectural Design Institute of South China University of Technology, Zhenfeng County
All photos courtesy of WAF.
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