World Architecture Festival – Winner!

Future Projects – Experimental

The Arts Alliance Mobile Performance Venue project continues to get attention and win international design awards. This time at the World Architecture Festival in Barcelona, Spain.

Jim Dodson of Various Architects and Stephen Melville of Ramboll UK presented the project to a live jury and audience of fellow architects. The jury says the following about the project:

With very different kinds of projects in this category, the winner we selected was the Mobile Performance Venue, submitted by Various Architects office. This is a project that uses an inflatable skin to create a striking image for temporary events. It is designed straightforward in application and there is a well-defined demand.

The World Architecture Festival was a great opportunity to meet other architects, and to see some great lectures. We congratulate Peter Rich for winning the WAF Building of the Year award for the Mapungubwe Interpretation Centre.We also enjoyed the great work of Woha, winners of the Housing category with their project The Met in Singapore. All of the winners on the second day of the festival were invited to dinner in the Mies Van Der Rohe Barcelona Pavilion, which was a great treat in itself.

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Photos courtesy of: Ethel Baraona Pohl / Various Architects