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    Australian projects finish strong at the 2017 World Architecture Festival

    Nicholas Rider

    Last week, the 2017 World Architecture Festival (WAF) took place in Berlin. A number of Australian projects were recognised during the three days of the program, including East Sydney Early Learning Centre (ESELC) by Andrew Burges Architects, the EY Centre by FJMT, and Sydney Fish Markets by Allen Jack+Cottier (AJ+C) and NH Architecture.

    On the third day of the festival, the final awards were distributed. Among these were two Australian projects: Sydney Fish Markets by AJ+C and NH Architecture, and the Fitzroy Crossing Renal Hostel by Iredale Pedersen Hook Architects.

    AJ+C and NH Architecture’s reference design for the Sydney Fish Markets was awarded the Future Project of the Year title for “the great transformation it offers to the area”. The project also won the Masterplanning – Future Projects category on day two of WAF.

    15052_sydney_fish_markets_hirez_01_0-1.jpgSydney Fish Markets by Allen Jack+Cottier and NH Architecture

    The Fitzroy Crossing Renal Hostel by Iredale Pedersen Hook Architects was recognised with the Best Use of Colour Prize. The project – which the judges found the use of colour to be “sensitive, elegant and well-balanced” – is a long-term accommodation facility for Aboriginal people from outlying communities receiving renal dialysis.

    16_170518_fitzroy_crossing_renal_0472.jpgFitzroy Crossing Renal Hostel by Iredale Pederson Hook Architects 

    Another award that was given out on the final day was the prestigious World Building of the Year. This year, the Chinese University of Hong Kong’s Post-Earthquake Reconstruction Project in Guangming Village took out the coveted prize.

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    Post-Earthquake Reconstruction/Demonstration Project of Guangming Village by the Chinese University of Hong Kong  

    All of the winners from day three of the World Architecture Festival:

    WORLD BUILDING OF THE YEAR

    Post-Earthquake Reconstruction/Demonstration Project of Guangming Village (China) by The Chinese University of Hong Kong
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    FUTURE PROJECT OF THE YEAR

    Sydney Fish Markets (Australia) by Allen Jack+Cottier Architects and NH Architecture
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    LANDSCAPE OF THE YEAR

    Peasants and Their Land: The Recovered Archaeological Landscape of Chengtoushan (China) by Turenscape
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    SMALL PROJECT OF THE YEAR

    Streetlight Tagpuro (Philippines) by Eriksson Furunes + Leandro V. Locsin Partners + Jago Boase
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    BEST USE OF COLOUR PRIZE

    Fitzroy Crossing Renal Hostel (Australia) by Iredale Pedersen Hook Architects
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    IRAN SPECIAL PRIZE

    Pars Hospital (Iran) by New Wave Architecture
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    ARCHITECTURAL PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR AWARD

    Swimming Pool, New Campus of Tianjin University (China) by Terrence Zhang (designed by Atelier Li Xinggang)
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    Images: Supplied 

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