22 Stand-out Buildings From The World Architecture Festival 2018 Shortlist

COMPILED BY Lindi Brownell Meiring

The annual World Architecture Festival is back with its awards shortlist of some of 2018’s most iconic buildings.

The winners, which includes the overall winner of World Building of the Year, will be announced at the Festival, to be held from 28 to 30 November 2018 in Amsterdam.

Below is a selection of 22 stand-out examples from this year’s Completed Buildings category.

Civic and Community: Kieran Timberlake, US Embassy in London, London, United Kingdom

Image: Richard Bryant via kierantimberlake.com

Civic and Community: ONG&ONG, Heartbeat @ Bedok, Singapore, Singapore

Image via: ong-ong.com

Culture: Beijing Institute of Architectural Design, Zhuhai Opera House, Zhuhai, China

Image via: syeint.com

Culture: Rojkind Arquitectos, Foro Boca Concert Hall, Boca Del Río, Mexico

Image: Jaime Navarro via rojkindarquitectos.com

Culture: Dorte Mandrup, Wadden Sea Centre, Ribe, Denmark

Image via: dortemandrup.dk

Display: Grimshaw, Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science, Miami, United States of America

Image: Robin Hill via grimshaw.global

Higher Education and Research: Zaha Hadid Architects, King Abdullah Petroleum Studies and Research Centre KAPSARC, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Image: Hufton+Crow via zaha-hadid.com

Hotel and Leisure: 70F architecture, Hof van Duivenvoorde, Voorschoten, Netherlands

Image via: 70f.com

Hotel and Leisure: KEY OPERATION INC. / ARCHITECTS, Kanda Terrace, Tokyo, Japan

Image via: keyoperation.com

House: Austin Maynard Architects, King Bill, Melbourne, Australia

Image: Maynard Swalwell via maynardarchitects.com

House: Bernardes Arquitetura, Peninsula House, Guarujá, Brazil

Image: Fernando Guerra via bernardesarq.com

Housing, Small Scale: TDCoffice, Saba Residence, Tehran, Iran

Image via: tdcoffice.com

Housing, Large Scale: RT+Q Architects, Fennel, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Image via: rtnq.com

Mixed-use: Fluid Motion Architects, Ava Center, Tehran, Iran

Image via: fma-co.com

New and Old: Heatherwick Studio, Zeitz MOCAA, Cape Town, South Africa

Image: Iwan Baan

Office: Aedas, Lè Architecture, Taipei, Taiwan

Image: Terrence Zhang via aedas.com

Office: stu/D/O Architects Co., Inter Crop Group Headquarter, Bangkok, Thailand

Image: stu-d-o.com

Religion: Plano Humano Arquitectos, Chapel Our Lady of Fátima, Castelo Branco, Portugal

Image via: planohumanoarquitectos.com

Sport: Chiangmai Life Architects, Bamboo Sports Hall at Panyaden International School, Chiang Mai, Thailand

Image via: bamboo-earth-architecture-construction.com

Transport: aLL Design, Pioneer Village, Toronto, Canada

Image via: all-worldwide.com

Villa: Reiulf Ramstad Arkitekter, Two-In-One House, Ekeberglia, Norway

Image: Ivar Kvaal via reiulframstadarchitects.com

Villa: Crosson Architects, DNA House, Coromandel, New Zealand

Image via: crosson.co.nz

View the full shortlist at worldarchitecturefestival.com. You can also view last year’s shortlist and winners.