Middle East projects win big at World Architecture Festival 2017

The World Architecture Festival (WAF), known for awarding the best buildings and concepts from around the world, just closed its 10th edition and recently announced the overall winners for 2017.

Projects from across the region and its immediate neighbours, like Turkey and Pakistan, were recognised across the board, making up seven out of 66 winners.

Among the regional countries, Turkey was a repeat winner, while projects from the UAE, Iran and Palestine were also acknowledged. Other countries that repeated wins included the Philippines, South Africa, Sweden and the UK.

Here is the full list of the regional projects that won awards at WAF 2017:
Iran Special Prize Winner
New Wave Architecture, Pars Hospital, Tehran, Iran
Production, Energy & Recycling – Completed Buildings
Slash Architects and Arkizon Architects, The Farm of 38-30, Afyonkarahisar, Turkey

 

Civic – Completed Buildings

edgeARCH, Consulate Building, Staff Housing & School Complex, Karachi, Pakistan

Experimental – Future Projects

3deluxe Transdisciplinary Design, Sharjah Observatory, Mleiha National Park, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates

 
Leisure Led Development – Future Projects

Tabanlioglu Architects, Bodrum Loft, Bodrum, Turkey

 
Residential – Future Projects

EAA Emre Arolat Architecture, Göksu Residences, Istanbul, Turkey

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