World Architecture Festival: Houses of the Year 2017

Full shortlist in pictures...

Now in their tenth year, the World Architecture Festival Awards are really gaining traction. Entries for this year’s gongs have come in from 68 countries, and from high-profile practices including Zaha Hadid Architects, BIG, Neri & Hu, Allford Hall Monaghan Morris, AL_A, Nikken Sekkei, Rafael Vinoly Architects, Grimshaw and Heatherwick Studio. It’s also a good chance for smaller firms to pitch against the big guys, so the shortlists tend to be nice and varied.

The finalists will now go head-to-head in live judging sessions at the Festival in Berlin on 15th-17th November, with each hoping to win their category and go on to compete for the accolades of World Building of the Year, Future Project of the Year and Landscape of the Year.

There’s 17 project in the running for the House (Completed Buildings) category, with a particularly strong showing from Australian studios. Pilbrow & Partners’ effort in London’s Orme Square (pictured above) is in with a chance though…

Here’s the full shortlist…