The World Architecture Festival is underway at the Marina Bay Sands in Singapore, and numerous world-famous architectural studios are competing to be named World Building of the Year 2015. The finalists include Foster & Partners, Zaha Hadid Architects, Herzog & de Meuron, OMA/Ole Scheeren, Rogers Stirk Harbour, Rafael Vinoly Architects, BIG, Grimshaw, Heatherwick Studio, Carlos Ott and Allford Hall Monaghan Morris, winner of the Riba Stirling Prize 2015.
While awaiting announcement of the winner of this year's award, let’s look back at a number of projects presented in Floornature which were finalists in previous editions and winners of WAF Awards in their categories.
In 2014 two projects by Vo Trong Nghia Architects were shortlisted, Son La Restaurant in the Restaurants category and House for Trees in the Private houses (medium) category, as well as the Danish Maritime Museum by BIG - Bjarke Ingels Group in the Museums category. In 2013 Denmark's Aquarium - The Blue Planet by 3XN was shortlisted in the Aquariums category, and the famous Liyuan Library by Li Xiaodong Atelier was shortlisted in the Libraries category in 2012.
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