Four Broadway Malyan projects have been longlisted for the World Architecture News (WAN) Awards 2017 Future Projects category.
The internationally acclaimed award aims to “champion creations and concepts that have pushed their specific typology forward” and accepts entries for projects in progress as well as speculative designs and unrealised competition wins.
Coventry University Science and Health Building (UK) and Nexus International School (Singapore) have both been successful in the initial stage of the Education sub-category.
The masterplan for Luanda has been listed in the Urban Design category and the $100m Miami Cruise Terminal rounds off the achievement, moving into the second stage of the transport sub-category.
Over 250 projects were entered into the awards, with 153 moving forward to this next stage.
Six projects will be selected for the final shortlist, which will be announced 21 February, 2017. The final winner will be announced 14 March, 2017.
Other sub-categories include Healthcare, Civic Buildings, Residential and Commercial.
About the projects:
Miami Cruise Terminal – Broadway Malyan won an international competition to design Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd’s new cruise terminal earlier in the year, beating a number of high profile competitors.
Nicknamed the ‘Crown of Miami’ because of its shape, the terminal is formed of two linked buildings; the waterfront terminal on the north and car parking and arrivals on the south.
The building profile has been designed to provide a dynamic addition to the port and the proposals centre on making the most of the arrivals experience.
Nexus International School (Singapore) – The new school will cater for 2,000 students and is located on a tight urban site bordered by a main expressway and a canal. To make the most effective use of the land available, the design concept is a “vertical campus”.
Different age groups will be located on separate floors, although a number of shared facilities are arranged in the middle of the building to facilitate interaction, including the library and playdeck.
Flexibility has been prioritised, with large open classrooms designed with bespoke, moveable furniture so that various learning spaces can be created as required.
Coventry University Science and Health Building – The new state-of-the-art Science and Health Building forms part of Coventry University’s new city centre Health and Life Sciences Quadrant.
Stakeholder workshops with both academics and students formed an important cornerstone of the project, challenging the traditional science and health pedagogy and shifting the emphasis from the traditional cellular teaching model towards a more active and practical approach to learning. Highly specialised facilities such as simulated hospital wards have been designed that replicate the patient journey, from accident and emergency right through to recovery.
Plano Director Geral Metropolitano de Luanda (PDGML) – The PDGML is a strategic masterplan for the long-term expansion of Angola’s capital city and province, Luanda. Approved by the Angolan government in 2015, the 5,300km² plan will be developed over the next fifteen years.
Broadway Malyan worked with the city authorities and government to develop a strategy to upgrade the city’s infrastructure, transport and living conditions to accommodate the large projected population growth. The plan also supports aims to diversify the economy away from its dependence on the oil industry and promote Luanda as a major regional and global city.