World Architecture Festival 2023 announces first finalists for the Special Prizes – The Futureglass Prize supported by Aestech
[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 Futureglass Prize, supported by Aestech, is awarded to the project that best demonstrates new ways in which glass and glass technology can be deployed. The shortlisted projects are:
- The Dockside Resort & Marina by Architects’ Studio
- 585 Kendall by CBT
- Wuxi Taihu Bay International Cultural Arts Center by Perkins Eastman/Pfeiffer Studio
- Fisher and Paykel Global Headquarters by RTA Studio
- 55 Pitt Street by Woods Bagot and SHoP Architects
- The Forest by Sanjay Puri Architects
- Taikoo Green Ribbon by ARUP
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.