2015 WAF Awards Shortlists announced

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Novo Nordisk Nature Park by SLA Architects makes the WAF Awards shortlist

The World Architecture Festival has announced the finalists of the WAF  2015 Awards. There were more than 700 entries from architects and designers across the world with projects from 47 countries making this year’s shortlist. Shortlists were announced for 25 categories including Urban Project – Landscape with 7 projects making the shortlist.
Winners will be announced at the World Architecture Festival in Singapore held in early November. For the list shortlist…..

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Undulating Bridge | Hoofddorp Netherlands | LODEWIJK BALJON landscape architects

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The Undulating Bridge establishes a direct connection for pedestrians and cyclists between the train and bus station of Hoofddorp and the Office Park Beukenhorst. Coming from the station the bridge enables two possible routes, and therefore has a flared shape. The two curved lines of the bridge in plan, are strengthened by a vertical motion. The arc for cyclists is enhanced by a slight bulge, while pedestrians are brought closer to the water through a hollow. The Undulating Bridge has a distinctive smooth and graceful shape.

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STUDENT PROJECT | Rethinking the Rez | Jeff M. Jones

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This is a conceptual graduate student project that was undertaken as part of a studio led by Laurie Olin at the University of Pennsylvania in the spring semester of 2014. It focused on revitalizing Crownpoint, New Mexico, USA, a small town on the Navajo Reservation, in one of the poorest counties in the United States. The design creates a new cultural route to promote Navajo heritage and to provide a new source of income for the community. A swale along the route collects storm water and uses it to irrigate community gardens at the center of the city. Both the route and the swale work with the existing topography to minimize the cost of regrading, since their budget is limited.

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Park n’ Play | Northern Harbor, Denmark | Active City Transformation

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The parking facility PARK N’ PLAY is ACTs ambitious competition proposal that seeks to reinvent the parking house typology. The project that was developed in January 2014 amplifies the urban qualities and activities by prolonging the range of these up through the elevations and on to the roof. With a breathing and adaptable façade system the four facades are designed specifically for their four very different urban relations. Through an adaptable façade system of steel frames and stretch metal sheets a green strategy is incorporated to give shelter from sun and rain and yet offer an added value to the interior of the building complex.

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Gardenworks creates diverse range of experiences in Debrecen, Hungary

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The park of Békás-tó is situated in the middle of Nagyerdő, parkforest of the city of Debrecen (the center of the north-east Hungarian region). Nearly 20 hectares of neglected forest were turned into a vivid, popular public park, which is able to act like a representative “green core” of the city and a place for citizens, tourists and nature-lovers to relax, interact with each other at the same time.

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