World Architecture Festival Retrospective
Ahead of this year’s awards, it’s time to look back at our previous trips to the festival.
3rd Nov 2017
With the 2017 World Architecture Festival (WAF) fast approaching, we take a look at our last few years at the event.
We’ve had projects featured there since 2012, when both our Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama and Soundforms were shortlisted in the Built – Culture category. Soundforms went on to win a high commendation.
Acoustic Shells was shortlisted twice in 2014, in both the Built – Culture and Small Projects categories. It took home the high commendation in the latter, starting a subsequent run of press and awards publicity including its shortlisting for the Stephen Lawrence prize.
2015 was the year of Shepherd’s Bush Pavilion Hotel, which was shortlisted for three awards – New and Old at WAF, and Creative Reuse and Hotel at INSIDE, WAF’s sister festival of interiors. The scheme went home with the top prize for the Creative Reuse category, recognising the excellent work that went into the renovation of the former cinema, with its art deco inspired interiors. In addition, our Wembley Theatre project was highly commended for the Future Projects – Culture category.
Last year we continued our presence there with three nominations, for Live Works, Szczecin Amphitheatre, and Wembley Park Masterplan. Live Work’s shortlisting kicked off a year of widespread awards coverage, culminating in a RIBA National Award, three RIBA Regional Awards, and a Civic Trust Award.
This year we once again have a busy schedule at the event, with several speaking engagements, and two projects shortlisted: FLINT’s The Nova Building is shortlisted at the INSIDE Festival, in the Residential category, while Flanagan Lawrence’s R&D department are listed in the Future Projects – Experimental category with their ‘Economically Sustainable Aquaponics Farm’ project. We’ll be featuring each further soon!