The Blue Planet, the new Denmark's Aquarium, has just won the award for "Best Building" in the prestigious architectural competition World Architecture Festival.
The contest has over 2000 participants from 68 different countries. This new aquarium called in Danish "Den Blå Planet" opened in March 2013 in Kastrup, a suburb of Copenhagen.
Congratulations to all category and award winners at WAF 2013. There is a comprehensive list of all winners below. The shortlisted projects went head to head in the live crit rooms at WAF competing for category awards on day one and two of the festival. On day three, all category winners presented their projects again to compete for World Building of the Year and Future Project of the Year. Then they saw the announcement of the Landscape Award category and the winners of the student competition.
WAF winners day 3
World Building of the Year - Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki (New Zealand), FJMT + Archimedia
Future Project of the Year - National Maritime Museum of China (China), Cox Architecture
Student Competition Winners
- 'Village in a Box', University of San Carlos in Cebu City, Philippines
- Landscape category winners - The Australian Garden, Australia, by Taylor Cullity Lethlean + Paul Thompson
WAF category winners day 2
Civic and Community - Women's Opportunity Centre (Rwanda), Sharon Davis Design
Villa - Namly House (Singapore), CHANG Architects
Health - Rush University Medical Center New Hospital Tower (Chicago), Perkins+Will
Production/Energy/Recycling - A Simple Factory Building (Singapore), Pencil Office
Hotel/Leisure - Citizen M London Bankside (UK), Concrete
Sport - Splashpoint Leisure Centre (UK), Wilkinson Eyre Architects
New and Old - Conversion of the Palais Rasumofsky (Austria), Baar-Baarenfels Architekten
Transport - Sydney Cruise Terminal (Australia), Johnson Pilton Walker Architects
Culture - Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki (New Zealand), FJMT + Archimedia
Future Projects Education - The Urban School In Elsinore (Denmark), EFFEKT, Rubow
Future Projects Competition entries - National Maritime Museum of China (China), Cox Rayner Architects
Future Projects Residential - Siamese Blossom (Thailand), Somdoon Architects Ltd
Future Projects Experimental - White Collar Factory (UK), Allford Hall Monaghan Morris
INSIDE category winners
Bars and Restaurants - Ammo Bar& Restaurant (Hong Kong), Wang
Hotels - PARKROYAL on Pickering (Singapore), WOHA
Education - DPS Kindergarten school (India), Khosla Associates
Residental - Carrer Avinyo (Spain) David Kohn Architects
Display - Hublot Pop-Up Store (Singapore), Asylum Creative Pte Ltd.