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14 Stand-Out China Entries on the World Architecture Festival 2019 Awards Shortlist

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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.

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Here are the Chinese Projects That Made the World Architecture Festival 2018 Shortlist

Courtyard No.7 at The Drum Tower RSAA/ Büro Ziyu Zhuang

Courtyard No.7 at The Drum Tower in Beijing, RSAA/ Büro Ziyu Zhuang

Tian Han Cultural Park, China WCY Regional Studio

Tian Han Cultural Park in Changsha, WCY Regional Studio

Children's Bamboo Community Library Zhang Hai'ao

Children’s Bamboo Community Library
Zhang Hai’ao

Yun Shang Xi Tang wetland community center IAPA Jiangmen china

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

Viewing Platform of Nujiang (Salween River) 72-turnings Canyon in Basu Tibet, ARCH-HERMIT (planned)

Nanjing International Youth Cultural Centre, Zaha Hadid Architects

Nanjing International Youth Cultural Centre, Zaha Hadid Architects

Yunnan wetland park

Yǒu Lanscape Architecture Design, On the Pastoral Urban Edge – A Bountiful Wetland Park in Southwest China, Yunnan

Daxing Ecological Civilization Education Park

Daxing Ecological Civilization Education Park in Shanghai, by Cobblestone Design Canada

Pine Villa in Huangshan, Shanghai JUND Architects

Pine Villa in Huangshan, Shanghai JUND Architects

Tianmen Longevity Memorial Garden China Architectural Design Research Institute

Funeral Home of Tianmen Longevity Memorial Garden
China Architectural Design Research Institute (planned)

Gaobu Book House Condition Lab - School of Architecture CUHK Hunan Province

Gaobu Book House in Hunan Province, Condition Lab – School of Architecture CUHK

Shenzhen Huahui Design Co.,Ltd Chongqing Tiandi Art Museum

Chongqing Tiandi Art Museum, Shenzhen Huahui Design Co.,Ltd

Tibetan Intangible Cultural Heritage Museum Shenzhen Huahui Design Co

Tibetan Intangible Cultural Heritage Museum Shenzhen Huahui Design Co

Raleigh Campsite in Guizhou Architectural Design Institute of South China University of Technology Zhenfeng County, China

Raleigh Campsite in Guizhou, Architectural Design Institute of South China University of Technology, Zhenfeng County

All photos courtesy of WAF.

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