Brave new world: Russian entries at the 2016 WAF Awards
Earlier on in 2016, WorldBuild365 chose its favourite hopeful entries shortlisted for the 2016 World Architecture Festival awards. This was a globe-spanning selection, with entries from the UK, The Netherlands and Bhutan, represented.
Now, attention turns to Russia and the country’s contribution to the 2016 WAF awards shortlist. Multiple projects from across the world’s largest country are competing for top honours – many of them in the Future Projects category.
So what have some of Russia’s leading architectural studios worked up to be worthy of WAF nominations? Conceptual designs for a new Moscow park, a sci-fi inspired hotel and a timber-fronted scientific and technical museum are just some of the bold, varied Russian projects that made the 2016 WAF shortlist.
While the majority of Future Projects do eventually make the leap from intangible ideal to bricks and mortar reality, one entry isn’t a concept piece at all – rather a living, breathing urban farm at the former site of the All-Russia Exhibition Centre (VDNKh) in the heart of the capital Moscow.
See below for images of WorldBuild365’s pick of the Russian projects competing to win big at the 2016 WAF awards, including each location, architectural studio and competition category:
Urban Farm at the VDNKh – Moscow – Wowhaus – Landscape: Urban Projects
Park Gate – Moscow – Blank Architects – Commercial Mixed-Use Sponsored by Miele
New New Arbat – Moscow – Strelka KB in cooperation with Topotek 1 & Tsimailo Lyashenko & Partners – Civic
Post-Castle – Kaliningrad – Studio 44 Architects – Competition Entries
Atomic Energy Pavilion – Moscow – UNK Project – Competition Entries
Kaliningrad City Centre – Kaliningrad – Tabinlioglu Architectes – Culture
Science & Technological Museum – Tomsk – Studio 44 Architects - Culture
Smart School – Irkutsk – CEBRA Architects – Education
Winners will be announced at a two day ceremony in Berlin, Germany held on 16-18 November 2016. Not only will entries be vying to win their respective categories, but awards for the overarching World Building or Future Project of the Year award. Explore the full list of 2016 WAF Awards entrants here.
Read more: Irkutsk Smart School
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