The annual World Architecture Festival is about more than just awards: attendees can check out a pretty packed line-up of talks and crits, browse galleries and installations, and hob-nob with fellow folks from the biz from students to bold-named stars.
But for those of us who didn't make it to Singapore's ultra-luxe Marina Bay Sands Resort for this year's three day built environment bacchanal (I'm picturing an infinity pool overrun with architects...), it's still possible to experience a bit of the action, as the winners of the competition have just been announced. Between the three major categories — Completed Buildings, Landscape Projects and Future Projects — there's a lot of eye candy to ogle at, with globe-spanning entries in a pretty remarkably wide-range of styles.
Check out our faves below, then head over to Archinect to ooh and ahh at all the winners. And if you've got a super structure of your own you'd like to see in the spotlight, there's still time to submit to the Architizer A+ Awards. [Archinect, Bustler]
World Building of the Year and Culture Winner: Auckland Art Gallery, New Zealand by Francis-Jones Morehen Thorp, fjmt + Archimedia - Architects in Association
Future projects house: Meditation House, Lebanon by MZ Architects
Future Project of the Year, Future projects competition and Future projects culture: National Maritime Museum of China by Cox Rayner Architects
Display: Denmark's Aquarium - The Blue Planet by 3XN
Shopping: Emporia, Sweden by Wingårdh Arkitektkontor
Religion: sancaklar mosque, Turkey by EAA-Emre Arolat Architects
Production/energy/recycling: A Simple Factory Building, Singapore by Pencil Office
Civic and community: Women's Opportunity Centre, Rwanda by Sharon Davis Design
Lead image: Office: Statoil Regional and International Offices, Norway by a-lab