Architecture – The 420-strong 2022 shortlist has been selected from hundreds of entries from over 50 countries. It includes projects by Foster + Partners, Zaha Hadid Architects, Studio Gang, MVRDV, and Mecanoo, along with numerous smaller practices. [Check the complete WAF 2022 shortlist HERE].
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The selection celebrates the best newly completed buildings and landscapes, ranging from rural and coastal villas to contemporary religious buildings to the latest healthcare buildings completed since the pandemic began. The WAF 2022 shortlist also includes Future Projects, showcasing the most inspiring new architectural concepts.
Architects and designers behind each shortlisted project compete for 43 category prizes. Category winners will then compete against each other on the festival’s final day for the ultimate accolades of World Building of the Year, Landscape of the Year, Future Project of the Year, and Interior of the Year.
Under the theme Together, the World Architecture Festival will explore and debate how architecture is responding to the renewal of collective post-pandemic life and in the light of commitments to combating climate change.
“The number and quality of entries this year has been very encouraging, and we are looking forward to meeting in person to carry out category judging and then our best-in-show awards.” Commented the WAF programme director Paul Finch. “This year, WAF celebrates its 15th year. We are delighted to be hosting the event in the magnificent city of Lisbon, and we look forward to re-engaging with our architect and designer friends from across the world.”
This is the first time WAF has been hosted in the Portuguese capital, following previous editions in Amsterdam, Barcelona, Singapore, and Berlin. WAF and its co-located event, INSIDE World Festival of Interiors, will welcome the world’s leading architects and designers to Lisbon for three days of talks, programmes, awards, exhibitions, and fringe events, showcasing leading international practices, the best new projects, and the most pressing live debates.
Photos: courtesy of WAF 2022.