World Architecture Festival 2018: Who made the shortlist?

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The World Architecture Festival is an event that is hotly anticipated by Architects and construction fanatics around the world, and at DNL Klos this is no different!


As a construction company that partners with London Architects, we were particularly excited to see  London’s Royal Academy of Music Theatre and Recital Hall make the shortlist for the World Architecture Festival Awards.


Last week, an article published by BBC News provided some images of the stunning designs that have been shortlisted this year, and the accompanying details of the Architects and design teams involved.


The categories in the award include:

  • Civic – Future project
  • Commercial mixed-use
  • Competition entries – Future project
  • Culture – Future project
  • Education – Future project
  • Experimental – Future project
  • Health – Future project
  • House – Future project
  • Infrastructure – Future project
  • Leisure Led Development
  • Masterplanning – Future project
  • Office – Future project
  • Residential – Future project
  • Civic and community – completed buildings
  • Culture – completed buildings
  • Display – completed buildings
  • Health – completed buildings
  • Higher Education and Research – completed buildings
  • Hotel and Leisure – completed buildings
  • House – completed buildings
  • Housing – completed buildings
  • Mixed use – completed buildings
  • New and Old – completed buildings
  • Office – completed buildings
  • Production energy and recycling – completed buildings
  • Religion – completed buildings
  • School – completed buildings
  • Shopping – completed buildings
  • Sport – completed buildings
  • Transport – completed buildings
  • Villa – completed buildings
  • Landscape – rural projects
  • Landscape – urban projects


Amongst the 81 countries that made the list for the Awards:

  • Portugal – Our Lady of Fatima Chapel

Submitted in the Religious Buildings category by Plano Humano Arquitectos


  • China – The Village Lounge of Shangcun in Jixi

Submitted by SUP Atelier


  • Italy – Bamboo Stalactite

Designed by Vo Trong Nghia Architects


  • Tasmania – Freycinet Lodge Coastal Pavilions

Submitted in the Hotel & Leisure category by Liminal Architecture


  • Ireland – The Palas Cinema

Submitted and designed by dePaor


  • England – London’s Royal Academy of Musical Theatre and Recital Hall

Designed by Ian Ritchie Architects


  • Norway – Ulleval Tarn

Submitted by Code Arkitektur to the Small Scale Housing Category


  • Brazil – Peninsula House

Designed by Bernardes Arquitetura


  • Iran – Vali-e-asr

Submitted by Fluid Motion Architects


  • South Africa – Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art, Africa

Designed by Heatherwick Studio


  • Norway – Cabin

By Lund Hagem architects


  • Saudi Arabia – The King Abdullah Petroleum Studies and Research Centre

By Zaha Hadid Architects


  • Spain – Cottage in the Vineyar in Fontanars dels Alforins

Submitted by Ramon Esteve Estudio


  • Italy – housEmotion

Designed and submitted by Tavanlioglu Architects


  • England – Exeter College Cohen Quadrangle

Designed and submitted by Alison Brooks Architects


  • Greece – House

Designed by OOAK Architects


All entries are stunningly creative, we couldn’t decide on our favourite here but we’ll definitely be backing the British entries! Head to the original article here to look at the images.


DNL Klos partner with London Architects to create designs that are practical and functional but also aesthetically very enjoyable for homeowners. Speak to a member of our team today if you are thinking about refurbishing or renovating your property.



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