Architecture projects from 68 different countries have been shortlisted for awards at this year's World Architecture Festival, including a concept for ever-expanding housing in Syria, a plant-covered hotel in Vietnam and a sprawling museum in Palestine.
Dezeen is the media partner for the World Architecture Festival 2017, which takes place in Berlin for a second time this November.
World-leading firms including BIG, Heatherwick Studio, Zaha Hadid Architects and Viñoly Architects all have projects on the WAF 2017 awards shortlist, along with established local studios including Vo Trong Nghia Architects, Neri&Hu, Stanton Williams and CEBRA.
Let's have a look at the shortlisted architecture projects;
"This year's short list has a hugely diverse geographic range," said WAF programme director Paul Finch.
"The use of water has been striking and there is evidence of real interest in climate modifications using novel techniques. Colourful architecture makes a strong showing and many of the smaller projects we have shortlisted will punch above their weight."
Winners will be selected in more than 30 categories and announced during the festival, which takes place at Arena Berlin from 15-17 November 2017.
Completed buildings will go on to battle for the coveted World Building of the Year title, while conceptual projects will compete to be named Future Project of the Year. These awards will be judged by a super jury, including MVRDV director Nathalie de Vries, London architect Ian Ritchie and AIA chief executive Robert Ivy.
Last year's World Building of the Year was a subterranean museum in Poland with a huge public space on its roof.
Other previous winners include Ole Scheeren's "vertical village" and Frances-Jones Morehen Thorp's Auckland Art Gallery.
Writer: Amy Frearson
Source : Dezeen