Welcome to the first edition of the WAN Waterfront Focus. This edition showcases our winner from 2015 and our esteemed jury panel for 2016. We are also pleased to present the newest entries so far into the WAN Waterfront Award getting this category off to a sensational start.
WAN speaks exclusively to Richard Coutts, Co-founder and Director of Baca Architects Ltd on research into flood risk management and on their interesting waterfront schemes: Life Project, Amphibious House and floating homes. We also feature the newly completed floating hotel on the Seine designed by Gérard RONZATTI, the president of Seine Design.
The WAN Waterfront 2016 Award now in its second year will celebrate and highlight architecture that embrace and exploit the benefits of sites in proximity to water.
WAN AWARDS are proud of both the geographical range and variety of entrants making our global awards truly accessible to any architect, anywhere. At time of release, we already have entrants from across the globe including; Australia, USA, Korea, Denmark, Norway, Spain, Portugal, Germany and the UK.
Q & A with Richard Coutts
WAN AWARDS speaks exclusively to Richard Coutts, Co-founder and Director of Baca Architects Ltd on research into flood risk management and on their interesting waterfront schemes: Life Project, Amphibious House... Read More
Taking to the water in Paris
A new floating hotel on the Seine designed by Gérard RONZATTI, the president of Seine Design, has just opened its doors in Paris. The hotel merges with the city via its right and left banks and the twin hulls of the hotel itself... Read More
The quality of judges involved in the WAN AWARDS are always truly impressive. Over the past years our extensive panel of top international experts have committed not only their valuable time but their wealth of experience, objectivity and above all, their passion for good design.
We have the pleasure of showcasing some of the world's best known names, who are involved in this year's WAN Waterfront Award:

Richard Coutts
Baca Architects Ltd
Co-founder and Director

Pablo Lazo
Arup
Associate Director of Urban Planning

Morten Schmidt
schmidt hammer lassen architects
Partner and Co-founder

Torben Skovbjerg Larsen
AART architects
CEO and Partner

David Walker
PWP Landscape Architecture
Design Partner

WAN Waterfront Winner 2015:
Barangaroo Reserve, Sydney, Australia PWP Landscape Architecture
"It is an honor winning the 2015 WAN Waterfront Award for Barangaroo Reserve in Sydney, Australia. The award has brought worldwide attention to this important precedent of urban design, sustainable development, and waterfront typology which successfully integrates the cultural imperatives of a monument to Aboriginal culture while producing robust and innovative solutions to very challenging construction sequences. Barangaroo Reserve has become an instant “Must See” for tourists visiting Sydney. We believe that the WAN Waterfront Award has created great exposure to one of the most innovative, large-scale city building efforts in the world." David Walker - Design Partner, PWP Landscape Architecture
The WAN Waterfront Award 2016 is open for entries until 31 August, but if you would like to benefit from many more weeks of international exposure before the final deadline enter and upload your submission today. For further information about this award and how to enter, please contact Christina Ingram at christina.ingram@builtenvironmentmedia.com.
WAN Waterfront Award 2016 entries so far:
The Waterfront Pavilion, Sydney, Australia
fjmt studio
Solis Apartments, Sydney, Australia
Fox Johnston
Surf Club Building and Commercial Development City Beach, City Beach, Australia
CHRISTOU Design Group
Sevitsome (Seoul Floating Islands), Seoul, Korea
HAEAHN Architecture + H Architecture PC
Aalborg Waterfront Stage 1, Aalborg, Denmark
vibeke roennow landscape architects
OneOcean Port Vell, Barcelona, Spain
SCOB Architecture & Landscape
Owensboro Riverfront, Owensboro, United States
EDSA
Rockaway Boardwalks, New York City, United States
WXY Architecture and Urban Design
Lake Cabin, Northern Bohemia, Czech Republic
Feilden+Mawson LLP
Leixões Cruise Terminal, Matosinhos, Portugal
Luis Pedro Silva, Arquitecto Lda
Viewpoint, Harbour Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany
RENNER HAINKE WIRTH ARCHITEKTEN
The Waterfront Promenade at Aker Brygge, Oslo, Norway
LINK Landskap
Cultural Complex and Theatre "Il Maggiore"_C.E.M., Verbania, Italy
Salvador Perez Arroyo + Sbarch Bargone Associati + Gruppo Stones
Sun Moon Lake Visitor Center, Nantou Province, Taiwan
Norihiko Dan and Associates
British Airways i360, Brighton, United Kingdom
Marks Barfield Architects
TESTIMONIALS | CALENDAR | SHARE
IMAGE CREDITS
Editorial: 1: Richard Coutts, 2: Seine Design
Past Winner / Testimonial: Barangaroo Delivery Authority
Entries - 1: Brett Boardman, 2: Brett Boardman, 3: Just Gravity, 4: Yongkwan Kim, 5: Vibeke Reonnow, 6: SCOB Architecture & Landscape
7: EDSA, 8: Albert Vecerka - Esto Photographics Inc, 9: Tomas Bale, 10: Luis Pedro Silva - Arquitecto Lda, 11: Christoph Gebler
12: Tomasz Majewski, 13: Sbarch Bargone Associati, 14: Norihiko Dan and Associates, 15: British Airways i360