World Architecture Festival 2023 announces first finalists for the Special Prizes – Small Project of the Year 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 Small Project of the Year Prize is awarded to the best-completed project that is small for its type. These finalist projects represent the ingenuity and craftsmanship of architects designing within restricted parameters. The Prize celebrates projects small in scale but big on innovation. The shortlisted projects are:
- Torch Community by PONE Architecture
- Kaomai Museums and Tea Barn by PAVA architects
- Project Plum Grove: Experimental Restoration in Mui Tsz Lam by the School of Architecture, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
- Karuizawa Commongrounds Bookstore by Klein Dytham architecture
- Bamboo Dome for G20 Bali Summit by Biroe
- The Great Glenorchy Alpine Base Camp by RTA Studio in association with Bureaux
- Naviva, A Four Seasons Resort by Luxury Frontiers
- Toagosei Hydrogen station Tokushima by Osamu Morishita Architect and Associates
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.