The winners of the biggest prizes at the 2018 World Architecture Festival were announced at a gala dinner in Amsterdam concluding the festival on 30 November. The Kampung Admiralty mixed-use facility designed by WOHA and built in Singapore was named World Building of the Year 2018.
Three days of winners and prizes featuring important international speakers, with 130 judges representing fully 35 countries: the best architecture in the world was on show in Amsterdam at the 2018 World Architecture Festival.
The Mies van der Rohe Award, a prize for contemporary architecture presented by the European Union every two years, was won by residential projects in both categories for the first time in 2017. While awaiting the 2019 edition of the award, an exhibition opening on August 23 at the Architeckturzentrum in Vienna focuses on the finalists and winners in the 2017 competition.
SALT is a new project recently completed in Amsterdam by Dutch architectural studio MVRDV, an office building responding to the needs of today’s new creative industries. The façade with its reinforced concrete frames in relief unifies the different operative units in the building, allowing their individuality to show through the differences in the 5 x 4 m module of the windows.
The MVRDV architects made the Club House for the IJburg Tennis Club, finishing the surface of the building in an interesting manner, transferring their knowledge of the car-making industry to it for the painting
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