2 Russian buildings claim to be the Best building in the world


The world architecture festival has released the list of finalists who will claim the title of «Best building in the world 2014″. Every year the organizers of the international festival of architecture selected worldwide more than 600 prominent and iconic buildings built in the last year, including in the far, exotic and the most visited countries.

This year the list of finalists came as international stars of architecture (for example, two buildings by Zaha Hadid), and lesser-known architects from Iran, Vietnam, Mexico. Among the nominees there is also a Russian company WOWHAUS with the implementation of the «the documentary film Center» in Moscow.

This team belongs to another application — a set of modules kiosks for the reconstruction of the Embankment of the Sparrow hills in Central Park of culture and rest in Moscow. In the short list among the nominees in the category «the Future» (in this category are just the projects, but not the implementation) it turned out so well and working in Moscow, the company of Polish architects BLANK ARCHITECTS with project Centre for contemporary art «Drummer» in Moscow and the project Welness center. Recall that the winners of the contest for the project of reconstruction «Drummer» steel Bureau Arata Isozaki & Associates from Japan, Stephan Braunfels Architekten from Germany and Robbrecht en Daem architecten (Belgium).

The world architecture festival is the most striking architectural show the planet and the most significant event in global architecture. The festival itself is a huge exhibition of architectural projects (in the main program involved only implementations) and varied programme of lectures and seminars, which are the most vivid and influential architects in the world. In addition, the festival provides plenty of opportunities for young architectural teams from around the world to show their work to as large an international jury and a large number of professionals from all over the world who come annually to the festival. This year the world architecture festival will be held from 1 to 3 October in Singapore. More info about the festival can be found

Projects of the Russian companies included in the list of nominees, but do not reach the final of the competition «Best building in the world»:

Welness center, BLANK ARCHITECTS (Russia).

The center for contemporary art, Udarnik, Moscow. BLANC ARCHITECTS (Russia).

Embankment of the Vorobyovy hills, Moscow. WOWHAUS (Russia).

The documentary film centre, Moscow. WOWHAUS (Russia).

The finalists «Best building in the world 2014″ world architecture festival:

Cultural center of the district akiha also States that-ku, Niigata, Japan. Chiaki Arai Urban and Architecture Design (Japan).

Residential house Stamp House, Queensland, Australia. Charles Wright Architects (Australia).

Multifunctional centre of Yalikavak, Bodrum, Turkey. EAA-Emre Arolat Architects (Turkey).

Lecture case Aula Medica at Karolinska Institutet, Solna, Sweden. Wingårdh Arkitektkontor AB (Sweden).

Buddhist temple Wat Ananda Metyarama, Singapore. Czarl Architects (Singapore).

Social and business center Dongdaemun Design Plaza, Seoul, South Korea. Zaha Hadid Architects (UK).

The administrative building of the University of Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University, Suzhou, China. AEDAS (China).

Youth center Spotlight, London, UK. Astudio (UK).

Residential house Narigua House, Nuevo Leon, Mexico. P+O Architecture (Mexico).

Building a private art gallery Garangula Gallery, New South Wales, Australia. Fender Katsalidis Mirams Architects (Australia).

The building of the National Bank of Australia in Melbourne. Woods Bagot (Australia).

The visitor centre of the Botanic gardens of Christchurch, New Zealand. Patterson Associates Ltd (New Zealand).

Office complex Bravo Group Pazhou, Guangzhou, China. AEDAS (China).

A Coffee Shop Salvaged Ring, Nha Trang, Vietnam. A21studio (Vietnam).

Danish national Maritime Museum. Helsingor, Denmark. BIG — Bjarke Ingels Group (Denmark).

Individual residential house in Abadan, Iran. Architect Farshad Mehdizadeh (Iran).

The small form of Acoustic Shells, Littlehampton, UK. Flanagan Lowernce (UK).

Residential house Oxley, Singapore. LOUD Architects Pre, Ltd. (Singapore).

Case School Of Design Polytechnic University Of Hong Kong Jokery Club Innovation Tower, Hong Kong, China. Zaha Hadid Architects (UK).

The library of Birmingham, UK. Mecanoo (Netherlands).

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