World Architecture Festival 2023 announces first finalists for the Special Prizes – Best Use of Colour Prize
[Text provided by World Architecture Festival 2023] World Architecture Festival (WAF) has announced the first of the 2023 Special Prize shortlists, ahead of this year’s festival which takes place at Marina Bay Sands in Singapore from 29 November – 1 December. The projects shortlisted for the Special Prizes are selected from across the greater WAF Awards shortlist to shine a light on the submissions that demonstrate architectural excellence in a particular area.
The Best Use of Colour Prize celebrates the creative use of color in architecture, both inside and out. The eight finalists for the Prize employ bright and bold colors innovatively to catch the eye, to provide a wayfinding tool, or to create joyful spaces for its users. The shortlisted projects are:
- Vast Gallery & Artist Residency by Persian Garden Studio
- Façade Renewal of the University Road in Huaxiba by JZFZ Architectural Design Co., Ltd.
- G39 by ARQMOV WORKSHOP
- Iron Creek Bay Farm Stay by Misho + Associates
- Turrell Pavilion by Studio MK27
- Shanghai YuYuan Metro Station: An Underground Arcade of Lighting Ripples by XING DESIGN
- MPavilion 2022 by all(zone)
- Learning Community at Quest by KSM Architecture
The finalists for the Special Prizes will go on to compete live at WAF Lisbon and the overall winner of each will be revealed at the Gala Dinner. Other prizes to be announced at WAF include the inaugural Architecture Book of the Year Award, The Visualisation Prize, supported by Lumion, which celebrates this year’s best architectural render, WAFX, which celebrates the best of this year’s future projects, and The Architecture Drawing Prize, curated by Make Architects, Sir John Soane’s Museum and WAF, and supported by Iris Ceramica Group.