Berlin, world capital of architecture 2016

The world of architecture will have in just a few weeks a new capital in Berlin, where the new edition of the World Architecture Festival will be held from November 16th to 18th. Three days and four nights that will provide a global overview of the year’s best proposals. Conferences (some of them carried out by illustrious professionals such as Patrik Schumacher, Ole Scheeren or Peter Cook), seminars, visits to Berlin guided by architects and networking activities will be some of the main elements of this new edition of the WAF in which 411 projects have been shortlisted for their annual awards.

More than 2,000 professionals from 65 countries are expected to visit the festival´s epicenter at Arena Berlin, whose activities will be inspired by the slogan ‘home for all’: a reflection about the variety of influences and the raising  importance on architecture of social migration crises and disasters, with conferences focused on “the growing understanding of how global demographics and urbanization are forcing change.”

The festival will award prizes in a total of 31 categories, divided into three main sections: Completed Buildings, Future Projects and Landscape. In addition, all applications will become part of the WAF file (World Building Directory Online Database), where works can be traced by current situation, country, year, award and keywords.

Once again, the jury formed by Louisa Hutton (Sauerbruch Hutton), David Chipperfield (David Chipperfield Architects) or Sanjay Puri (Sanjay Puri Architects) among others will have the difficult task of reward this year ´s best ideas in architecture. We in Inalcotrends will stay tuned to this interesting reflection within the architecture world, looking for new trends, ways and possibilities.

_Health AGi architects, Hisham A. Alsager Cardiac Center, Al Sabah Medical Campus, Kuwait

_Health
AGi architects, Hisham A. Alsager Cardiac Center, Al Sabah Medical Campus, Kuwait

_Transport Kris Yao | Artech, Taiwan High Speed Rail Changhua Station, Changhua, Taiwan

_Transport
Kris Yao | Artech, Taiwan High Speed Rail Changhua Station, Changhua, Taiwan

_Procuction,Energy&Recycling Arq.Agr, The Coffee Cathedral, Talpa de Allende, Jalisco, Mèxico

_Procuction,Energy&Recycling
Arq.Agr, The Coffee Cathedral, Talpa de Allende, Jalisco, Mèxico

_Education&Research Caas Arquitectes, CFPA - Automotive Technology Center, Barcelona, Spain

_Education&Research
Caas Arquitectes, CFPA – Automotive Technology Center, Barcelona, Spain

_Culture Reiulf Ramstad Architects, Romsdal Folk Museum, Molde, Norway

_Culture
Reiulf Ramstad Architects, Romsdal Folk Museum, Molde, Norway

_Display Kris Lin International Design, Floating, Rizhao, China

_Display
Kris Lin International Design, Floating, Rizhao, China

_Shopping MVRDV, Crystal Houses, Amsterdam, Netherlands

_Shopping
MVRDV, Crystal Houses, Amsterdam, Netherlands

_Infrastructure ingenhoven architects, Main Station Stuttgart, Stuttgart, Germany

_Infrastructure
ingenhoven architects, Main Station Stuttgart, Stuttgart, Germany

_SmallProjects Kodasema OÜ    KODA Walking Concrete     Tallinn, Estonia

_SmallProjects
Kodasema OÜ KODA Walking Concrete Tallinn, Estonia

_Office/Future Kohn Pedersen Fox    390 Madison Avenue    New York, USA

_Office/Future
Kohn Pedersen Fox 390 Madison Avenue New York, USA

_Culture/Future Studio 44 Architects    Scientific and Technical Museum    Tomsk, Russia

_Culture/Future
Studio 44 Architects Scientific and Technical Museum Tomsk, Russia

_Competition Entries Aedas, Chengdu City Music Hall, Chengdu, China

_Competition Entries
Aedas, Chengdu City Music Hall, Chengdu, China

_Commercial Mixed Used 3XN Architects, Quay Quarter Tower, Sydney, Australia

_Commercial Mixed Used
3XN Architects, Quay Quarter Tower, Sydney, Australia

_Experimental CAZA    Costa Rica Congress Hall    San Jose, Costa Rica

_Experimental
CAZA Costa Rica Congress Hall San Jose, Costa Rica

_Vladimir Djurovic Landscape Architecture with Landscape Architects of Record Moriyama & Teshima Planners    Aga Khan Park    Toronto, Canada

_Vladimir Djurovic Landscape Architecture with Landscape Architects of Record Moriyama & Teshima Planners Aga Khan Park Toronto, Canada

_Turenscape    Quilting the terrain: Quzhou Luming Park    Quzhou City, China

_Turenscape Quilting the terrain: Quzhou Luming Park Quzhou City, China

_Turenscape    Fishponds Transformed: Yichang Yunhe Park    Yichang City, China

_Turenscape Fishponds Transformed: Yichang Yunhe Park Yichang City, China

_TROP : terrains + open space    Under the Ficus shade : The Garden at Ad Lib Hotel    Bangkok, Thailand

_TROP : terrains + open space Under the Ficus shade : The Garden at Ad Lib Hotel Bangkok, Thailand