The world’s largest architectural award program is scheduled to be held this year in Amsterdam. It has attracted more participants this year than ever before, with more than 1,000 entries /projects from 81 countries, among which 17 projects are from Iran in diverse categories.
As in previous years, the event has three main categories: Completed Buildings, Future Projects, and Landscapes (Urban and Rural); the first two are further subdivided into smaller groups.
Among the projects introduced for the category of Completed Buildings, nine are in Iran, which include the White Gallery in Tehran and Falahatian Yard-House in Isfahan (in culture and house sections respectively), both of which are designed by Shift Process Practice Construction Studio.
House of Saba in Tehran designed by TDC Architecture Office is in the housing -- small scale section.
The other Iran-based projects in the category are: Meygoun Residential Complex in Tehran, designed by New Wave Architecture in the housing - large scale section; Ava Center (Tehran) by Fluid Motion Architects in mixed-use section; System Warehouse in Alborz Province designed by Mehran Khoshroo in the production, energy, recycling section; Vali-e-Asr Mosque in Tehran by Fluid Motion Architects in the religion section; Noor-e-Mobin School in Bastam, a city in Semnan Province, work of FEA Studio in school section and Safadasht Dual in Tehran by Next Office in the villa section.
The Future Projects’ shortlist has introduced eight Iranian designs, three of which are in commercial mixed-use section, including Chitgar Commercial Bridge (Tehran) designed by Caat Studio; Tehran World Trade Center designed by Fluid Motion Architects and The Floating City in Mazandaran Province by Kamran Heirati Architects.
Other projects in the category include Guyim Vault House designed by Next Office to be built in Shiraz, Fars Province, in the house section; Turbo Seal Tech Headquarter in Tehran by New Wave Architecture in the office section; Tehran Trade Towers by Tabanlioglu Architects also in office section; Niavaran Residential (Tehran) by Opia in residential section and Sadra Civic Center in Shiraz also designed by Next Office.
In the landscapes category there is no entry from Iran. At the 2018 World Architecture Festival, over the course of three days in November, the shortlisted teams will be invited to present their designs to a jury of 100 international judges, who will determine the best projects within the completed and future project categories.
The finalists will present their projects to the ‘Super Jury’ who will determine the winners.
World Architecture Festival program will also present discussions and debates by world-renowned architects with a focus on some critical challenges facing the architecture and design industry.
Source: Financial Tribune