International Architecture Platform Rethinking The future has announced the Results for annual Award Series Architecture, Construction & Design Awards 2018. The competition received about 768 Entries from more than 50 Countries, under 36 building categories. Renowned firms like B+H Architects, Atelier PRO, FGMF Architects, Rottet Studio, Chapman Taylor, RAW-NYC Architects, C P Kukreja Architects, Cube 3, Traverso-Vighy Architetti, Rechner Architects and many more are among the Winners this year. Rethinking The Future has been hosting Awards for Six years now, some of the past Winners includes, Bjarke Ingels Group & Dialog, Perkins Eastman, Page, RTKL, AHR, Aecom, Henning Larsen, CAZA, DLR Group, Behnisch Architekten, UNstudio, HOK, Gensler, HKA, LMN Architects, LAN Architecture, WOW Architects, EYP Inc., Line and Space LLC, IDOM UK Ltd, Sanjay Puri Architects, Christopher Charles Benninger Architects, etc.
Following are the highlights of the Winners, for more details kindly visit the RTF Official Website.
The Dock Building by MGA | Michael Green Architecture
1st Award – Commercial (Built)
The Dock Building, located on Jericho Beach in Vancouver, Canada, serves a large marina of sailboats. The facility provides washrooms and showers, offices for the Harbour Master, instruction space for children, and a variety of workshops to maintain boats, sails, and gear.
Shatek El Qurum Mall by Distance Studio Consultants
1st Award – Commercial (Concept)
Our staff closely collaborates on creative concepts and technical details, working together to produce innovative, sustainable environments with carefully coordinated systems and aesthetics that bespeak style and individuality.
Farzi Cafe | Modern Indian Bistro by Headlight Design
1st Award – Commercial Interior (Built)
Being situated in the vicinity of India’s largest airport, the restaurant was designed as an ode to the most romanticised era of aviation. Every detail is befitting the style and panache of Pan Am flyers and crew.
Equinox Culver City by Retail Design Collaborative
1st Award – Commercial Interior (Concept)
This recently opened Equinox club is prominently located in the in the 8-story, 363,000 square foot One Culver building within the heart of Downtown Culver City. A pedestrian scaled urban context surrounds this 1986 mid-rise building which was recently transformed into a mixed-use destination that formerly served as the HQ office of Sony Pictures.
Mead Johnson Nutrititon by Partners By Design
1st Award – Corporate Interior (Built)
Project Description: Taking full advantage of its new location, this infant formula manufacturer’s headquarters brings the aesthetic of the outside in. Situated at 444 West Lake with proximity to the Chicago River, the layout was influenced by the architecture of the building along with the river’s natural bordering edge. Melding the client’s desire for natural design with the need to express their unique corporate culture, Partners by Design created organic, 3-dimensional ceiling planes in the elevator lobbies and atrium space.
BKM – Graubünden Museum Of Fine Arts by Barozzi / Veiga
1st Award – Cultural (Built)
BKM – Graubünden Museum of Fine Arts | Barozzi / Veiga
The extension of Villa Planta, which will accommodate the Bündner Kunstmuseum, is an exercise in integration within an urban ensemble. Despite the stringent limitations of the plot, the design strives to minimize its exterior volume by inverting the programme’s order.
Ur-Ban-Chan Farmers Market & Atrium by Griffin Enright Architects
1st Award – Cultural (Concept)
Ur-Ban-Chan Farmers Market creates a new urban kitchen marketplace, pedestrian atrium and rooftop terrace through a series of interlocking multi-story courtyards organized along a semi interior, pedestrian street. This urban promenade supports pedestrian activity with distinctive spaces, restaurant seating areas, and multi-level pass through.
Bar-K: Canine Social Club by Clockwork
1st Award Bar-K: Canine Social Club | Clockwork
Bar-K Canine Social Club is a unique social destination combining a thoughtfully designed, fully-staffed two-acre dog park with a modern bar, restaurant and coffeehouse crafted from repurposed shipping containers. Bar-K brings engaged, community-minded people and their dogs together to share connections with their pups and each other in a fun, unique and creative place.
Chaung Tha Andaman Resort by Ensemble Studio Pte Ltd
1st Award – Hospitality (Concept)
Appropriating the idea of the tiered base found in traditional Burmese Pagodas, the villas are layered to the site’s terrain with infinity pools and turfed roofs. The architectural concept of terraced land forms are also synonymous with local tea farming and thus draw a harmonious geographic relationship.
Raw-Wrap by RAW-NYC Architects
1st Award – Housing (More than 5 Floors) (Concept)
Al Furjan is a residential development near Jebel Ali in the United Arab Emirates currently being developed by Nakheel. The high-rise residential building is designed to provide accommodations for the affordable luxury market in an area where budget-conscious families are flocking to.
Scheldehof Residential Care Centre by Atelier PRO
1st Award – Housing (Upto 5 Floors) (Built)
Atelier PRO was set up in 1976, and is an architectural practice in The Hague. A team of professionals is actively engaged in architecture, urban development, interior and design and building. The design approach for architecture is based on genius loci and context. Starting from these principles, atelier PRO creates surprising and pioneering architecture with a strong social engagement.
Gautam Buddha University by C P Kukreja Architects
1st Award – Institutional (Built)
The site plan is derived out of the understanding of the basic structure of Lord Buddha in meditation position. This image is superimposed and various architectural block units are derived. The head marks the placement of the Library which is also the source for the information flow in the University. The body is the faculty buildings, accommodating different subjects taught provided in the University’s curriculum.
The Arbour’ – George Brown College Tall Wood Building by Moriyama & Teshima Architects & Acton Ostry Architects
1st Award – Institutional (Concept)
Located on George Brown College’s (GBC) expanding Waterfront Campus in Toronto, The Arbour will be the home to GBC’s School of Technology and the Tall Wood Research Institute. This 10-storey tall wood, low carbon building will be the first of its kind in Ontario, featuring ecological innovation across its entire life cycle and be a model for 21st Century smart, sustainable, green building innovation throughout Canada.
Phase Shifts Park by Mosbach Paysagistes
1st Award – Landscape Design (Built)
Gateway Park forges dynamic interactions between environments and the populations that inhabit them. Park facilities allow residents to become aware of life-sustaining resources and, furthermore, to enjoy their value within an everyday lifestyle.
Corte Bertesina, Vicenza by Traverso-Vighy Architetti
1st Award – Mixed Use (Built)
Corte Bertesina is a project where environmental, social and agricultural values intersect: an 8-hectare forest which encloses vegetable gardens and farmland, a social farm, an agricultural food processing center and shop, a bed and breakfast, a visitor’s center for educational activities and residences.
Lattice Studio by Wooji Choi
1st Award – Mixed Use (Concept)
Lattice Studio is an architectural proposal for a publishing studio based in Seoul, South Korea. While the upper floors of the studio are only allowed to staffs and clients associated with the publishing business, the lower floors are opened to the general public who are willing to read and purchase books.
Turkish Contractor’S Association Headquarters by Avcı Architects
1st Award – Office Building (Built)
The Contractor’s Association had already set the bar at a high level by asking the competition entrants to not only design a compact efficient, building that represents the best of the contracting industry, but to put it close to the cutting edge of sustainable design in every respect.
Living In The Wall by Little
1st Award – Office Building (Concept)
Living in the Wall explores what happens when the building envelope aspires to become more than “a line on a page”, but instead a multi-dimensional blur between people and the environment, technology and humanity, the inside and the outside. Through the tenets of Air, Water, Light + Well, the design rethinks the concept of skin, expanding the definition beyond that of the vertical plane, into an overarching idea for envelope and building performance.
Webb Chapel Park Pavilion by Studio Joseph
1st Award – Pop-Ups and Temporary (Built)
As part of a program of Design Excellence, the Dallas Department of Parks and Recreation is replacing dozens of decayed, 1960s shelters in metropolitan public parks. In the case of Webb Chapel, the design also called for relocating the structure in order to provide seating and shade to the recreational areas. Sandwiched between a soccer field and toddler playground, the pavilion unites community activities. As a shelter for families, it embraces a passive cooling system that becomes one with the spatial design.
Retail Rethink: Air by Little
1st Award – Pop-Ups and Temporary (Concept)
A dying commercial power center. A vacating anchor tenant at a regional mall, with no options for leasing. A vacant urban property, readying for redevelopment. Wherever there is space that lacks a sense of place and purpose, a solution awaits with Air.
Oak Hill Residence by Gigaplex Architects
1st Award – Private Residence (Built)
The reverse side of the Nobel Prize medal depicts Mother Nature (the obverse is a bust of Alfred Nobel) emerging from the cloud mist (dust to cosmologists). A mortal beauty — Science — unveils her. Mother Nature is holding a cornucopia. The universe appears nothing if not binary. This is a traditional couple, each of whom leads lives that appear to hold cornucopias themselves, and they were about to unleash offspring — the intention also being two. Two-ness overflowed, abundance and nourishment.
YHT House by Artem Babayants Architects
1st Award – Private Residence (Concept)
Perhaps all of us dream of their own house somewhere in the forest or on a sea coast. Far away from city rush and closer to the natural silence. Because of big expenses for building and supplying a house it’s not always possible to have a second house.
Llegado by Taeg Nishimoto
1st Award – Product Design – Fashion, Lifestyle, and Accessories (Concept)
Llegado is a series of stool made of pulp from the recycled paper. It is an exploration in the use of paper pulp’s structural strength and a search for a new kind of material authenticity for the recycled paper pulp.
City Market by Rechner Architects
1st Award – Public Building (Built)
City market is a public, open area. It is not only a place where people sell their goods, but also a place where they meet, spend time together and engage in daily social interactions. The market is located in the city centre, and can be accessed by any route.
The River Oaks by Rottet Studio
1st Award – Resi The River Oaks | Rottet Studio
The River Oaks embodies a classic sense of modernist architecture that is sought after and deeply appreciated. The landmark building has been transformed into a 250,000 square-foot luxury condominium, offering exclusive high-rise living in Houston’s most prestigious neighborhood. The project is located at 3433 Westheimer, between Edloe and Buffalo Speedway, in the heart of River Oaks. Houston architect Cameron Fairchild designed the original building, previously known as The River Oaks Apartments, in the early 1960’s. dential Interior (Built)
Modern City Home by Susan Strauss Design
1st Award – Residential Interior (Concept)
Our clients for this project are a fabulous, sophisticated couple. The best kind of client, who truly appreciates great design, has vision, and is willing to take “risks” to attain breathtaking results. They each have a busy work life, and a very large social circle. The objective for their home was to fuse a contemporary, calm and pleasing ambiance for them to come home to at the end of a long day, while still cultivating the ultimate space for the many parties they host.
Tamboré Jaguariúna Complex by FGMF Architects
1st Award – Sports & Recreation (Built)
A decisive factor for the concept of this project was the narrow, long terrain, on a soft slope with its largest face towards the lake. Also, the fact of being in a closed townhouse made fences and walls unnecessary.
Aggregate – Cooperative Ownership Of An Urban Stadium by Cube 3
1st Award – Sports & Recreation (Concept)
This proposal re-imagines the form, function, and funding of the stadium typology to ensure its vitality while activating an underutilized parcel in a developing metropolis. The former Olusosun Landfill in Lagos Nigeria offers an open site for development within one of the world’s fastest growing cities, a city which has historically struggled to maintain a world class stadium despite public demand.
Sriracha TOD by Chapman Taylor
1st Award – Transportation (Concept)
The Sriracha TOD Development project is located in Chonburi Province, Thailand. A strategic location between several important nodes such as Laem Chabang, Chachoengsao, Pattaya, Utapao and Rayong. Sriracha is well known as an industrial capital of Thailand with over 10 industrial estate and 1300 factories.
Hamlet Waterfront Residential Development by B+H Architects
1st Award – Urban Design (Concept)
The Challenge: Through phased planning and development aimed at increasing access to and within the site via waterways, linear parks, streets, and walkways, the long-term vision positions the development as an active urban sub-center. Using Biomimicry as a design parameter in order to set design principles for the site at the level of concept master planning has been more descriptive than regulatory in its application.