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Brave new world: Russian entries at the 2016 WAF Awards

22.09.2016
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:

 

Complete Projects

 

Urban Farm at the VDNKh – Moscow – Wowhaus – Landscape: Urban Projects

 

Urban Farm at the VDNKh

 

Future Projects

 

Park Gate – Moscow – Blank Architects – Commercial Mixed-Use Sponsored by Miele

 

Park Gate, Moscow

Park Gate, Moscow

Park Gate, Moscow

 

New New Arbat – Moscow – Strelka KB in cooperation with Topotek 1 & Tsimailo Lyashenko & Partners – Civic

 

New New Arbat

 

Post-Castle – Kaliningrad – Studio 44 Architects – Competition Entries

 

Post-Castle, Kaliningrad

Post Castle, Kaliningrad

Post Castle, Kaliningrad

 

Atomic Energy Pavilion – Moscow – UNK Project – Competition Entries

 

Atomic Energy Pavilion, Moscow

Atomic Energy Pavilion, Moscow

Atomic Energy Pavilion, Moscow

 

Kaliningrad City Centre – Kaliningrad – Tabinlioglu Architectes – Culture

 

Kaliningrad City Centre

Kaliningrad City Centre

Kaliningrad City Centre

 

Science & Technological Museum – Tomsk – Studio 44 Architects - Culture

 

Science & Technological Museum, Tomsk

Science & Technological Museum, Tomsk

Science & Technological Museum, Tomsk

 

Smart School – Irkutsk – CEBRA Architects – Education

 

Smart School, Irkutsk

Smart School, Irkutsk

Smart School, Irkutsk

 

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: World Architecture Festival reveals 2016 shortlist

 

Read more: Irkutsk Smart School

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