The World Architecture Festival WAF is underway at Marina Bay Sands in Singapore. While awaiting the announcement of this year's winners, we look back at a number of projects published in Floornature which have been shortlisted for or won WAF Awards in recent years.
The renovation project of the Saint-Jean school complex in Strasbourg designed by the architectural studio Dominique Coulon et associés, Architectes, is a perfect example of expertise in doing away with the monotonous and repetitive features of a rational sixties building.
The building designed by Heneghan Peng Architects for the University of Greenwich is in the Maritime Greenwich area, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and contains the university’s central library and the departments of Architecture, Landscape and Arts.
In Kim Yam Road, in the heart of Singapore, Park+Associates designed its own offices in a renovated 1960s school building. The architects' intention was to create a building that would break with all the conventional ideas about what a workspace is like.
Paul Cocksedge designed a staircase as a space for socialisation and relaxation in the Ampersand offices in London: a liveable spiral twelve metres high where the creative artists and designers working in the building constructed by Resolution Property can take a break.
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