The World Architecture Festival (WAF) has announced its 2016 awards shortlist, with the UK, Turkey and Australia nominated for the highest amount of projects. The not-so-shortlist features 343 projects from homes to shops, schools and landscape projects, by major firms such as Foster + Partners, Zaha Hadid Architects, AHMM, Bjarke Ingels Group and Neri & Hu, alongside smaller practices unknown outside their home countries, given the opportunity for global recognition.
Below is a small selection of the projects nominated for this year’s awards, which will be judged by a panel at WAF in Berlin from 16—18 November. Winners of 32 categories will compete for World Building of the Year and Future Project of the Year. Last year’s World Building of the Year winner was The Interlace in Singapore by OMA.
- Rosie Matheson’s series, Boys, explores the nuanced nature of modern masculinity
- Heavyweight Foundry on its pragmatic yet inventive approach to typography
- Illustrator Tim Lahan’s latest zine is an “ode to being self-destructive”
- Photographer Nick Ballon's series is a portrait of Bolivia’s second largest city and its people
- Photographer Olivier Degorce's new book lets you snoop in strangers' fridges
- Clean it, beach: Reto Schmid's new fashion series shines light on the plastic waste problem
- Custom Typefaces: are they worth the hype?
- Designer Marc Armand on graphically interpreting the French football team’s kit ahead of the World Cup
- Bonjour Garçon combines photography and graphic design to make "strong and delicate" work
- Iconic film poster designer and illustrator Bill Gold has died aged 97
- "Football's Bayeux Tapestry": behind the scenes of the embroidered BBC World Cup trailer animation
- Matt Groening reveals characters from new animated series Disenchantment (well, partially…)