Future Project of the Year 2017 imagines Sydney fish market as “a new important public space”

Allen Jack + Cottier’s proposal for a new fish market in Sydney, recently named Future Project of the Year, aimed to “regenerate a whole section of the city”, according to architect Michael Heenan. Australian firm Allen Jack + Cottier designed Sydney Fish Markets as a public square on the harbourside, with a marketplace at its centre. Intended to replace

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World Landscape of the Year 2017 teaches people about China’s farming history, says Turenscape

The Chinese rice farm that was recently named World Landscape of the Year is designed to teach people about traditional agriculture, according to Stanley Lung of landscape architecture firm Turenscape.  Located in China’s Hunan Province, the farm forms part of the Chengtoushan Archaeological Park. It features a network of pathways that allow visitors to walk freely through paddy fields, observing

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World Building of the Year 2017 could help 100 million people, says Edward Ng

This award-winning prototype house developed for a Chinese village destroyed by earthquake could protect millions of people around the world, claims architecture professor Edward Ng in this movie Dezeen filmed at World Architecture Festival 2017. The rammed-earth house was designed by the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) and a team of seismic design experts at the University

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Image of swimming pool with vaulted ceiling named best architecture photograph of 2017

This shot of a dramatically lit swimming pool, taken by Terrence Zhang, has been named architectural photograph of the year. Shanghai-based photographer Zhang was named overall winner in this year’s Arcaid Images Architectural Photography Awards during the World Architecture Festival in Berlin last week. He was awarded the title for an almost symmetrical image, which

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Our latest Pinterest board features the best of WAF and Inside 2017

Our new Pinterest board is full of highlights from 2017’s World Architecture Festival and Inside events, which both took place in Berlin this week. It features the shortlist for best architecture photograph of 2017, as well as the World Building of the Year and Interior of the Year award winners. Follow Dezeen on Pinterest ›

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Post-earthquake reconstruction of Chinese village house named World Building of the Year 2017

A house made using a rammed-earth construction technique developed to rebuild a village destroyed by earthquake has received the title of World Building of the Year 2017 at the World Architecture Festival awards. The Chinese University of Hong Kong developed the technique to help the residents of Guangming Village, which was badly damaged in the 2014 Ludian earthquake,

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Sydney Fish Markets named Future Project of the Year 2017

Plans for the replacement of Sydney’s “dangerous, odorous and dilapidated” fish markets have been named Future Project of the Year 2017 at the World Architecture Festival awards. A reflective, faceted canopy extends out over a harbourside boardwalk surrounding Allen Jack + Cottier Architects’ vision for the new Sydney Fish Markets. “The jury took the view that in this

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World Landscape of the Year 2017 goes to Chengtoushan Archaeological Park

A network of elevated pathways that takes tourists through paddy fields and over an 6,500-year-old archaeological site in China’s Hunan Province has received the title of World Landscape of the Year 2017 at the World Architecture Festival awards. Chinese landscape and architecture firm Turenscape designed the pathways to attract visitors to the archaeological site and surrounding agricultural land

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Watch Kim Cook talk about Burning Man live from World Architecture Festival

Kim Cook wraps up World Architecture Festival 2017 with this talk on building temporary cities for Nevada’s Burning Man festival. Watch the livestream here from 4.40pm UK time. The livestream is now live. You can watch it above or on Dezeen’s Facebook page. Cook, the director of Burning Man, explores how the festival sits in a wider context

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Tune in to hear Terry Farrell’s talk live from World Architecture Festival 2017

British architect and planner Terry Farrell discusses city-making during this lecture at the World Architecture Festival 2017 in Berlin. Watch the livestream here from 12.10pm UK time. The livestream has now ended. You can watch it above or on Dezeen’s Facebook page.  Terry Farrell is the principal of architectural firm Farrells. Among Farells’ most recent work is

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More of the year’s best architecture from day two of World Architecture Festival 2017

A “slightly ugly” shopping centre and a woodland holiday home shaded by two broad roofs are among the category winners announced on the second day of the World Architecture Festival 2017 awards. Now in its tenth edition, the World Architecture Festival (WAF) showcases the best architecture built around the world in the last year. The winner

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Watch the Pierre de Meuron and Charles Jencks discuss Elbphilharmonie live from World Architecture Festival

Herzog & de Meuron’s Pierre de Meuron and architecture critic Charles Jencks swap roles in this panel discussion at the World Architecture Festival 2017 in Berlin. Watch the livestream here from 5.15pm UK time. The livestream has now ended, but you can still watch the talk in full above or on Dezeen’s Facebook page. In

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Watch Jaime Oliver and Rossana Hu discuss designing for collective experience at World Architecture Festival

Architects Rossana Hu and Jaime Oliver discuss designing religious, arts and civic facilities for the collective experience at the World Architecture Festival 2017 in Berlin. Watch the livestream here from 2pm UK time. The livestream is now live and you can watch it above or on Dezeen’s Facebook page. Jaime Oliver is the director of OHLAB, the

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Watch Will Alsop and John Marx talk about performative architecture live at World Architecture Festival 2017

Tune in to hear British architect Will Alsop and American architect John Marx in the first talk on on day two of World Architecture Festival 2017 in Berlin. The livestream has not started yet. You will be able to watch it here or on Dezeen’s Facebook page from 9.40am (UK Time). Alsop and Marx will discuss performative architecture, design

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Best architecture of 2017 revealed at day one of World Architecture Festival

A huge smile-shaped structure in London and a study centre in the Philippines are among today’s category winners at the World Architecture Festival 2017 awards. Now in its tenth edition, the World Architecture Festival (WAF) showcases the best architecture built around the world in the last year. Further category winners will be revealed tomorrow, with the

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Watch Matthias Kohler speak about robotic construction live from World Architecture Festival 2017

Matthias Kohler of Gramazio Kohler wraps up the first day of talks at World Architecture Festival 2017 in Berlin with his talk about the effect of robotics on the architecture and construction industries. The livestream has not started yet. You will be able to watch it here or on Dezeen’s Facebook page from 5.15pm UK time. The

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Watch our livestream of Diébédo Francis Kéré’s lecture at World Architecture Festival 2017

Diébédo Francis Kéré, designer of this year’s Serpentine Pavilion, is the next architect to take to the main stage at World Architecture Festival 2017. Tune in at 12.00pm UK time to watch his talk live. The livestream has now ended, but you can still watch the talk in full above or on Dezeen’s Facebook page. Originally from

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Watch Alison Brooks and Jacob Kurek speak about performance spaces live at World Architecture Festival 2017

Architects Alison Brooks and Jacob Kurek speak on the theme of performance spaces in the second talk Dezeen is streaming live from World Architecture Festival 2017 in Berlin. The livestream is now live and you can watch it above or on Dezeen’s Facebook page from 11.00am UK time. Alison Brooks, founder of Alison Brooks Architects,

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Watch Rafael Viñoly’s keynote presentation live from World Architecture Festival 2017

Architect Rafael Viñoly discusses the concept of performance in architecture in the opening keynote seminar at World Architecture Festival 2017 in Berlin. Watch the livestream here from 9.20am UK time. The livestream has not started yet. You will be able to watch it here or on Dezeen’s Facebook page from 9.20am UK time. Viñoly, the architect behind

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Shortlist unveiled for best architecture photograph of 2017

A concrete-framed gymnasium in China, a seemingly endless atrium in South Africa and a flag-covered facade in Singapore all feature among the images vying to be named architecture photograph of the year. There are 20 photographs recognised in the Arcaid Images Architectural Photography Awards 2017. The photographer with the most entries on the list is Shanghai-based

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World Building of the Year 2017 shortlist announced

Architecture projects from 68 different countries have been shortlisted for awards at this year’s World Architecture Festival, including a concept for ever-expanding housing in Syria, a plant-covered hotel in Vietnam and a sprawling museum in Palestine. Dezeen is media partner for the World Architecture Festival 2017, which takes place in Berlin for a second time this November. World-leading firms including

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