World Architecture Festival 2016: a Brazilian rainforest house, a spiralling university building in Tenerife and a bulbous blue drawing studio are among the 343 projects shortlisted for awards at the World Architecture Festival in Berlin this November.
img.0Jungle House, Guarujá, São Paulo, Brazil, by Studio MK27
Other firms to make this year's list include Norwegian studio Reiulf Ramstad Architects, Istanbul-based Emre Arolat Architects, Brazilian office Studio MK27, London-based CRAB Studio and Shanghai studio Neri&Hu.
The UK has the largest number of projects this year – including a Maggies' Centre for cancer care by Foster + Partners and a treetop walkway by Glen Howells Architects – followed by Australia and Turkey.
img.1Messner Mountain Museum, Corones, Kronplatz, South Tyrol, Italy, by Zaha Hadid Architects
Winners will be selected from across 32 categories and announced during the festival. One project will go on to win the coveted World Building of the Year title, and another will be named Future Project of the Year.
Judges this year include David Chipperfield, Ole Scheeren, Manuelle Gautrand, and BIG's Kai-Uwe Bergmann.
img.2Drawing Studio, Poole, United Kingdom, by Crab Studio
Last year the World Building of the Year award went to The Interlace, the "vertical village" designed by Buro Ole Scheeren.
Other past winners include a community centre in Vietnam, an art gallery in New Zealand and the Gardens by the Bay tropical park in Singapore.
img.3Salburua Civic Centre, Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain, by IDOM
After four years in Singapore, WAF returns to Europe for 2016. It will take place at Arena Berlin, Germany, from 16 to 18 November, in conjunction with the Inside Festival of interior design.
Dezeen is media partners for both events, and will be at the festival to interview the winners, as well as guests from the speaker programme.
img.4Torre BBVA Bancomer, Mexico City, Mexico, by Rogers Stirk Harbour and Partners and Legorreta + Legorreta
"This is a very exciting year for us, with a record entry and a very high overall standard," said WAF programme director Paul Finch.
"Our move to Berlin, after four successful years in Singapore, has not deterred Asian and Australasian practices from entering the awards, and we have seen big increases from Europe and North America," he added.
See the full shortlist below:
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» Te Oro, Glen Innes, Auckland, New Zealand, by Archimedia» Qianhai International Convention Center, Shenzhen, China, by Shenzhen Huahui Design» Salburua Civic Centre, Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain, by IDOM» The Waterfront Pavilion, Sydney, Australia, by Francis-Jones Morehen Thorp» The Library at Willesden Green, London, United Kingdom, by Allford Hall Monaghan Morris» Multi-aged community centre, Pogio Piccenze, Italy, by Burnazzi Feltrin Architects» Dokk1, Aarhus, Denmark, by Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects» Bhutan Happiness Centre, Bumthang, Bhutan, by 1+1>2 Architects
img.5CKK Jordanki, Torun, Poland, by Menis Arquitectos
» Silesian Museum Katowice, Graz, Austria, by Riegler Riewe Architekten» Messner Mountain Museum, Corones, Kronplatz, South Tyrol, Italy, by Zaha Hadid Architects» The Future of Us, Singapore, by Singapore University of Technology and Design» New Wings at the Asian Civilisations Museum, Singapore, by GreenhilLi» Writers Theatre, Glencoe, Illinois, USA, by Studio Gang Architecture» The Book Stop Project, Makati, Philippines, by WTA Architecture and Design Studio» Australian Army Museum of Military Engineering, Holsworthy, New South Wales, Australia, by BVN» China Pavilion for Expo Milan, Milan, Italy, by Studio Link-Arc» CKK Jordanki, Torun, Poland, by Menis Arquitectos» Montagora Cultural Centre, Barcelona, Spain, by Pere Puig Arquitecte» Mu Xin Art Museum, Wuzhen, China, by OLI Architecture» ZCB Bamboo Pavilion, Kowloon Bay, Hong Kong, by The Chinese University of Hong Kong» Len Lye Centre, Taranaki, New Plymouth, New Zealand, by Patterson Associates» Dokk1, Aarhus, Denmark, by Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects» Akagane Museum, Niihama City, Japan, by Nikken Sekkei» City Library, Bruges, Belgium, by Studio Farris Architects» National Museum in Szczecin, Dialogue Centre Przełomy, Szczecin, Poland, by Robert Konieczny and KWK Promes» Romsdal Folk Museum, Molde, Norway, by Reiulf Ramstad Architects» Moca Yinchuan, Yinchuan, China, by WAA
img.6City Library, Bruges, Belgium, by Studio Farris Architects
» Miyahata Jomon Museum, Fukushima City, Japan, by Furuichi and Associates» Vietnamese Traditional Food Exhibition, Hanoi, Vietnam, by MIA Design Studio» Butterfly Pavilion – Noor Island, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, by 3deluxe transdisciplinary design» Inside the Cloud, Shanghai, China, by Team_BLDG» YKK80 Building, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, Japan, by Nikken Sekkei» The Waterfront Pavilion, Sydney, Australia, by Francis-Jones Morehen Thorp» Floating, Rizhao, China, by Kris Lin Interior Design» Fusion, Xiamen, China, by Kris Lin Interior Design» Future Foundation Pavilion, Office of the Future, Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Killa Design» Port City Talks, Istanbul, Turkey and Antwerp, Belgium, by Tabanlioglu Architects» Airport Pavilion, Sao Paolo, Brazil, by Spadoni
» Ng Teng Fong General Hospital and Jurong Community Hospital, Singapore, by CPG Consultants» Medical Rehabilitation Complex of SRC, Malacca, Malaysia, by Anuar Aziz Architect» Hisham A Alsager Cardiac Center, Kuwait, by AGi Architects» South East Regional Hospital, Bega, Australia, by BVN» Maggie's at the Robert Parfett Building, Manchester, United Kingdom, by Foster and Partners» The New Psychiatric Hospital in Slagelse, Denmark, by Karlsson Arkitekter» New QEII Hospital, Welwyn Garden City, United Kingdom, by Penoyre and Prasad» Nötkärnan, Gothenburg, Sweden, by Wingårdh Arkitektkontor
img.7Maggie's at the Robert Parfett Building, Manchester, United Kingdom, by Foster and Partners