Winner, Built: Milanofiori Residential Complex, Milan, Italy by OBR Open Building Research S.r.l.
The design of the Milanofiori Residential Complex seeks the symbiosis between architecture and landscape, so that the synthesis of artificial and natural elements could define the quality of living and the sense of belonging by the inhabitants to the site.
Winner, Unbuilt: Beirut Observatory, Beirut, Lebanon by Accent Design Group
This centrally located residential tower takes inspiration from the urban form of Beirut. Situated near the Ring Highway that connects East and West Beirut, and overlooking the city center, Martyrs Square and the seacoast, this residential tower operates as an ‘observatory', composed of a smoothly rising stack of glazed-unit apartments, offering diversity while simultaneously creating a sense of unity.
Shortlisted: Xian Lake City Residential
Development (Lot 3), Xian, China by Leigh &
Located in South Lake region of Xian, a cultural city with over 3,000 years of history, the primary task of this project is to harmonise modern dwellings with the local tradition which unanimously illustrates itself in heritages, art works, historical motifs and ornaments throughout the city.
Shortlisted: The Apple Orchard, Gothenburg, Sweden by White Arkitekter AB
The Apple Orchard is a successful example of the densification often called in the debate. The former monotonous suburban area is treated to a green supplement.
Shortlisted: Centre Village, Winnipeg, Canada by 5468796 Architecture Inc.
Centre Village is a 25-unit housing co-operative located on a small infill lot in Winnipeg’s Central Park neighbourhood. The project strives to create a true community - a housing village - within modest means.
Shortlisted: Jõekaare Residential Tower, Tartu, Estonia by Atelier Thomas Pucher
Jõekaare Residential District is a project that came out as the winning scheme of an invited international competition in 2006. The site is located on a former industrial area in the southern suburbs of the City of Tartu, Estonia's second largest city with over 100,000 inhabitants.
Shortlisted: Norwegian Wood, Stavanger, Norway by AART architects
The vision behind Norwegian Wood is to create the largest and most sustainable wooden building complex in Northern Europe with a view to positioning Norway internationally and Stavanger as a pioneer city in the field of modern wooden architecture.