World Building of the Year

Friday, the World Architecture Festival 2013 wrapped up in Singapore after three packed days of awards, lectures, critiques, and exhibitions. For the festival’s sixth year, more than 2,100 architects and designers from 68 different countries convened at Marina Bay Sands Resort where awards were given to projects across 29 different categories.

Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki by Francis-Jones Morehen Thorp in collaboration with Archimedia nabbed World Building of the Year, the festival’s top honor. Cox Rayner Architects received Future Project of the Year award for their National Maritime Museum in Tianjin, China, and Taylor Cullity Lethlean received Landscape Project of the Year for their garden in Cranbourne, Australia.

Jury members included Ken Tadashi Oshima of the University of Washington, Ken Yeang of Llewelyn Davies Yeang, Patrick Bellow of Atelier Ten, Jeanne Gang of Studio Gang Architects, and Dietmar Eberle of Baumschlager Eberle.

Click through the slideshow to view this year’s top projects.