Three projects designed by BVN have been shortlisted in seven award
categories in the World Architecture Festival (WAF) being held in Singapore
More than 2,000 architects from around the world will gather in
Singapore from 1 October until 3 October for the prestigious WAF event.
Two of the nominated BVN projects, the ASB North Wharf, Auckland and the
Regional Terminal, Christchurch Airport are located in New Zealand, and have each
been shortlisted in three different categories. While ASB North Wharf has been
nominated in the Office Buildings, Office Interior and Colour prize categories,
the Regional Terminal is shortlisted in the Transport, Transport Interior and Timber
The third BVN-designed project is the Australian Plant Bank at Sydney’s
Mt Annan Botanic Gardens that has been shortlisted in the Higher Education and
All three projects have already received multiple awards including the
New Zealand Architecture Medal to ASB and a Public Architecture Award to Plant Bank.
BVN National Director Mr James Grose observes that Australia has been well
represented at this year’s WAF with fifteen Australian architects, many of them
with multiple projects, nominated in the highly competitive WAF programme that
has 283 projects shortlisted across 29 categories, representing 60 different
Mr Grose adds that having multiple Australian projects being shortlisted
in the World Architecture Festival awards is a tremendous confidence booster
for Australian architects.