Australian projects shortlisted in 2024 World Architecture Festival awards

More than 40 Australian projects have been shortlisted in the 2024 World Architecture Festival (WAF) Awards.

In 2024, almost 500 projects from 71 countries have made the selection, with Australia among the top five countries with the most shortlisted projects, along with China, the United Kingdom, India and Singapore.

“Another terrific set of entries made shortlisting projects a tough process. Once again, the range of geographies represented was wide and we look forward to seeing architects across the world at this year’s Festival,” said WAF program director Paul Finch.

Shortlisted entrants will present to juries at the World Architecture Festival, to be held at Marina Bay Sands in Singapore from 6 to 8 November, before winners of the 33 categories will be announced. Category winners will be eligible for the World Building of the Year, World Landscape of the Year, and Future Project of the Year Awards.

The awards will be accompanied by a conference program themed “Tomorrow,” which will explore the directions in which architecture is taking in the 21st century.

On the shortlist are:

Completed Buildings

Civic and community

Bendigo Law Courts – Wardle

Blacktown Animal Rehoming Centre (BARC) – Sam Crawford Architects

Embassy of Australia, Washington D.C. – Bates Smart

Liverpool Civic Place – FJC Studio


MPavilion 10 – Tadao Ando Architect and Associates

The Round – BKK Architects and Kerstin Thompson Architects


Paula Fox Melanoma and Cancer Centre – Lyons

Prince of Wales Hospital Acute Services Building – BVN with Terroir

Sunshine Mental Health and Wellbeing Centre – NTC Architects and NH Architecture

Higher Education and Research

Saint Teresa of Kolkata – Lyons

Hotel and Leisure

The StandardX – Woods Bagot

House and Villa (Urban/Suburban)

Ararat House – SJB

Back to Front House – Ian Moore Architects

House for 100 years – Common ADR

Little Young Street 4A and 4B – David Langston-Jones

House and Villa – (Rural/Coastal)

Burnt Earth Beach House – Wardle

Hillside Residence – Rob Mills Architecture and Interiors

Holocene House – C Plus C Architectural Workshop


443 Queen St – Woha and Architectus

Beach House – Bureau Proberts

Canvas – Bureau Proberts

Nightingale Village – Architecture Architecture, Austin Maynard Architects, Breathe, Clare Cousins Architects, Hayball, and Kennedy Nolan

The Oxlade – Bureau Proberts

Mixed Use

555 Collins Street – Cox Architecture in association with Gensler

88 Walker – Fitzpatrick and Partners

Production energy and logistics

Merlot 3 – HDR


Darlington Public School – FJC Studio

Mosman High School – Woods Bagot

St. Patrick’s College: Scientia Building – BVN


National Rugby Training Centre – Blight Rayner Architecture

Parramatta Aquatic Centre – Grimshaw and Andrew Burges Architects with McGregor Coxall


Preston Level Crossing Removal Project – Wood Marsh Architecture

Future Project

Commercial mixed-use

Marion Park Mixed Use – Contreras Earl Architecture

Competition entries

Flow Lines – Bradfield Central Park – TCL


New Performing Arts Venue (NPAV) – Blight Rayner and Snøhetta


University Technology of Sydney – National First Nations Centre – Warren and Mahoney in association with Greenaway Architects, Oculus and Finding Infinity

University of Tasmania Forestry Building – Woods Bagot


New Footscray Hospital – Cox Architecture and Billard Leece Partnership

Leisure Led Development

Bronte Surf Life Saving Club – Warren and Mahoney in association with Greenaway Architects, Greenshoot Consulting and Oculus

Minerva – Woods Bagot


Jabiru Lakeside Precinct Plan – Common ADR and Enlocus

The Greenline Project Master Plan – Aspect Studios, TCL, City of Melbourne


Yennora Multigate Medical Campus – AJC Architects


Transforming Southbank Boulevard – TCL

To view the full shortlist, head to the World Architecture Festival website.

Source: Architecture - architectureau

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