The World Architecture Festival (WAF) has announced its 2016 awards shortlist, with the UK, Turkey and Australia nominated for the highest amount of projects. The not-so-shortlist features 343 projects from homes to shops, schools and landscape projects, by major firms such as Foster + Partners, Zaha Hadid Architects, AHMM, Bjarke Ingels Group and Neri & Hu, alongside smaller practices unknown outside their home countries, given the opportunity for global recognition.
Below is a small selection of the projects nominated for this year’s awards, which will be judged by a panel at WAF in Berlin from 16—18 November. Winners of 32 categories will compete for World Building of the Year and Future Project of the Year. Last year’s World Building of the Year winner was The Interlace in Singapore by OMA.
- Parallel Teeth's cheery world of egg eyes, animated cut-outs and weird illustrated characters
- Will Dohrn directs dreamy video “Ribbons” for Club Kuru
- Inès Longevial’s deliciously rich geometric paintings
- Illustrator Richard Ellis’ joyfully large-breasted and bare-bottomed characters
- Graphic design grad Georgia Cranstoun reconsiders authorship with a “bootleg” book
- Bohuy Kim’s “strange but splendid” poster designs
- Petition launched against winner of Foam Paul Huf photography award for “stereotyping and sexism”
- Exclusive: rediscover graphics from Fiorucci’s archival 1984 Panini collaboration
- Kirsten Lepore’s creepy clay character is oddly soothing in this brilliant animation
- Me & EU project will send creative postcards across Europe on trigger date of Article 50
- Phaidon book gathers together 500 of the most iconic graphic designs of all time
- Atelier Brenda: the alter ego of three female designers you need to get to know