The world's largest festival and live awards for the global architecture community: debate, learn and be inspired
2-4 October 2013
Marina Bay Sands
It has been amazing to be part of the WAF award winning team. When you look across the range and quality of projects put forward for the WAF Awards, to be short listed and then become associated with the overall winner is a momentous achievement for Grant Associates.
Director - Grant Associates
Date posted: 05/11/09
The diversity of the transport category was interesting; from heavy built urban spaces/structures to whimsical, artistic pedestrian bridges that were structural feats in themselves. One aspect which links the shortlisted projects is the understanding of structure and the structural feats in each presentation. Structure was integrated in the designs and exploited in creative ways - from predominant forms, to having no actual form to structural forms encapsulating architecture.
The winning architect, WOHA from Singapore, easily took the prize because of its sensitive approach towards the project in not actually creating a built structure. Instead it gave precedence to the surrounding, historically important, colonial structures, creating a piazza-like urban space to the station underneath. The handling of the station underneath is as poetic and functional in its design approach, especially the filtration of light through a basin of water.
Visit the World Buildings Directory
Our hashtag for this years event is #waf2013
Containing information on event highlights, past sponsors and partners, ways to sponsor, delegate breakdown and much much more.