The gateway to global recognition, WAF is where the world architecture community meets to celebrate, learn, exchange and be inspired. WAF 2015 is taking place at Suntec in Central Singapore. Following a $180 million modernisation programme, the redesigned space is hosting WAF’s soundproofed crit rooms, auditorium and Festival Hall Stage. WAF 2015 layer-cake of content includes three thematic conference streams, a gallery of WAF Award entries and an exhibition of high-end products and services.
EAA Emre Arolat Architects was the big winner of WAF’s first day, with two category wins and one highly commended project. The practice’s visionary approach won plaudits from judges, winning the Future Projects: Culture category for its Museum of Painting and Sculpture and the Furture Projects: Infrastructure category for itsCukurova Airport, both located in the practice’s native Turkey.
The best future Masterplan was Kaliningrad Development Concept in Russia by Studio 44 Architects. The project promises to be a human revival of a city brutalised by its history. Judges praised the strategy of using buried basements, the only surviving elements of the area’s urban fabric, to make direct connections between the city’s past and present. click here to read full article….