WAF has announced the finalists for The Futureglass Prize, supported by Aestech. These are 9 architectural projects of already built and to-be-created buildings, which best demonstrate new ways of using glass and glass technologies in the exterior.
Among the finalists are various projects with spectacular and beautiful use of glass: from chameleon buildings with glass panels to innovative glass inserts in existing buildings. The jury included the following projects in the nomination
- Depot Boijmans Van Beuningen by MVRDV
- Australia 108 by Fender Katsalidis
- The Burrell Collection by John McAslan + Partners
- Biodome Science Museum by KANVA
- Heper Lighting Factory by Yazgan Design Architecture
- A2A Headquarters by ACPV ARCHITECTS Antonio Citterio Patricia Viel
- Core Wynwood by Perkins+Will
- 14A Konstitucijos Avenue by RSHP
- Agrotopia by van Bergen Kolpa architects + META architecture bureau
"Glass is a trend in architecture and urban planning for the next several decades. It is eco-friendly, stylish, and very beautiful. We initiated and supported the nomination of The Futureglass Prize within the WAF 2022 to honor architects who boldly experiment with glass and demonstrate its wide possibilities for the most complex architectural solutions," says Leonid Lazebnikov, CEO of Aestech.
The Futureglass Prize is a special award of the World Architecture Festival 2022, which is designed to celebrate the best use of glass in architecture. The award partner is the Aestech company, a manufacturer of insulated glass units with higher stiffness for modern architectural solutions. The winner will be announced at the end of November during the WAF 2022 gala dinner in Lisbon.