Tenderstream members celebrate success at World Architecture Festival
Visionary designs receive top awards in Lisbon
Tenderstream members are celebrating wins at the World Architecture Festival (WAF) 2022, which took place at the FIL exhibition and congress centre in Lisbon, Portugal. The unique live-judged awards programme was at the heart of the event, with finalists presenting their projects to international jury panels. 3XN, Allford Hall Monaghan Morris, Henning Larsen, SLA Architects, William Matthews Associates, UNStudio and Grimshaw are among the Tenderstream members rewarded for their visionary designs across many categories - with 3XN taking the top prize.
Quay Quarter Tower in Sydney, Australia by 3XN was announced as World Building of the Year Winner 2022, as well as receiving the award for Completed Office Building. The project, located in Circular Quay in Sydney’s Central Business District, marks a milestone achievement – it is the most comprehensive transformation project ever completed, stripping back the existing AMP Centre at 50 Bridge Street and giving it new life. “This award emphasizes the importance of daring to reimagine how we approach the future of our built environment,” stated 3XN founding partner Kim Nielsen. “Perhaps we can imagine skylines and towers across the world being transformed in the years to come.”
Meanwhile, Allford Hall Monaghan Morris were recognised for Lansdowne House, 330 Gray’s Inn Road and the Alder Centre for Child Bereavement, which were all WAF Awards category winners. On the festival’s first day, Lansdowne House, a major new office building for developer CO-RE located on the historic Berkeley Square in Mayfair, won the Future Project: Office category. The Alder Centre, which offers a unique place for counselling and wellbeing for people who have experienced the loss of a child, won the INSIDE: Health category. On day two, 330 Gray’s Inn Road, a masterplan for the former Royal National Throat, Nose and Ear Hospital in the King’s Cross, won the Future Project: Commercial Mixed Use Award. The firm also won a WAFX award - which celebrates design approaches that tackle global challenges such as climate change - for the transformation of the former Holloway Prison in London into an integrated and reconnected residential masterplan with 985 new homes, together with a 1.4 acre public park.
Henning Larsen were successful with Sundby School, which was announced the overall winner in the Future Projects: Education category. Developed in collaboration with Skala Architecture, BO-HUS, ETN Arkitekter, Autens, and MOE Consulting Engineers, the jury praised the design for its distinguished circular form and integration into the landscape. "We are extremely proud to receive this great recognition for Sundby School on an international stage. Sundby School is designed at the intersection between learning and landscape. It is not just about the learning that takes place in the building, but the whole route to and from the school and the way the school will connect to the local community," said Eva Ravnborg, Denmark country market director at Henning Larsen.
Another Henning Larsen project, Downsview, with landscape design by SLA Architects, gained a double accolade as the WAF Future Project: Masterplanning winner, and as the recipient of a WAFX award. In collaboration with Toronto-based firm KPMB Architects, Urban Strategies Inc., and engineers Ramboll and Transsolar, the design re-imagines the future of an expansive, 520-acre former airfield site in north Toronto’s Downsview district.
80 Collins, designed by UNStudio and Woods Bagot, took home the prize for mixed-use building. Located in Melbourne, and surrounded by history, luxury and business opportunity, the project's high-rise additions to the 80 Collins precinct transform the address into a flexible, world class, mixed-use complex.
William Matthews Associates and Ney & Partners were highly commended in the International Building Beauty Prize for the Tintagel Castle Footbridge. The new bridge links the remains of Tintagel Castle in Cornwall to the mainland, with two independent cantilevers that reach out and almost touch in the middle. The project has won multiple awards including the Urban Design Infrastructure of the 2022 AZ Awards, the Institute of Civil Engineers Showcase Award, the inaugural Bridges Award, RIBA South West Award, RIBA National Award and was shortlisted for the 2021 RIBA Stirling Prize.
Grimshaw won a WAFX award for the YTL Arena Bristol, which will adapt existing hangars to accommodate the UK’s fourth largest arena, comprising the centrepiece of a new neighbourhood for Bristol. At the heart of the project’s design is the creation of a truly environmentally and financially sustainable development.
Congratulations to the winners, and we wish them all further success in 2023.
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