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World Architecture Festival's award shortlist

World Architecture Festival's award shortlist

World Architecture Festival's award shortlist

We thought buildings were simply a matter of four walls and a roof, with an assortment of doors and windows thrown in for good measure. How wrong we were.

The following collection of bold curves, stark lines and camera-grabbing spectacles make up just some of those buildings shortlisted for this year's World Architecture Festival awards. The winners of all 29 categories (including Housing, New and Old, and Religion) will be announced over the course of the festival, held in Singapore between 2-4 October.

For a closer look, click on the images below:

Heydar Aliyev Centre

Architect: Zaha Hadid Architects

Location: Azerbaijan

Award category: Culture


L'Avenue Shanghai

Architect: Leigh & Orange

Location: China

Award category: Shopping


Fazenda Boa Vista

Architect: Isay Weinfeld

Location: Brazil

Award category: Hotel/Leisure


Bethel Assembly of God Church

Architect: LAUD Architects Pte

Location: Singapore

Award category: Religious Buildings


The Blue Planet

Architect: 3XN

Location: Denmark

Award category: Display


Kontum Indochine Cafe

Architect: Vo Trong Nghia Architects

Location: Vietnam

Award category: Hotel/Leisure


Kaap Skil, Maritime & Beachcombers Museum

Architect: Mecanoo

Location: Netherlands

Award category: Culture


Emporia

Architect: Wingardh Arkitktkontor AB

Location: Sweden

Award category: Shopping


Benson Radiology

Architect: Tridente Architects

Location: Austrialia

Award category: New and Old


Al Bahr

Architect: Aedas Ltd

Location: UAE

Award category: Office


Rush University Medical Center New Hospital Tower

Architect: Perkins+Will

Location: USA

Award category: Health


Diamond House

Architect: formwerkz architects

Location: Singapore

Award category: House


Chesapeake Building 12

Architect: Elliott + Associates Architects

Location: USA

Award category: Office


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