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HKS Wins 2017 World Architecture Festival Award for Sport (Completed Projects)

By HKS on November 15, 2017

Today in Berlin, HKS won the Sport category (completed projects) at the World Architecture Festival (WAF) for our design of U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA.

Known as the ‘Oscars of architecture’, WAF is in its 10th year, and attracts architects and design professionals from across the world to explore, debate and celebrate the built environment. A key feature of the festival is the awards program, which includes live judging. Competing architects have just 10 minutes to present their designs, and judging takes place in real time.

The finalists in each category then present to the 2017 Super Jury who select the winners of the 2017 World Building of the Year, Future Project of the Year and Landscape of the Year awards. Finalists’ presentations will be streamed live on the ArchDaily Facebook page. Winners will be interviewed by Dezeen, and the films will be available on the Dezeen site.

This year, three HKS projects were shortlisted:

  • US Bank Stadium, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA (WINNER, Completed Projects: Sport), presented by Lance Evans
  • Kuwait Children’s Hospital,  Kuwait City, Kuwait (Future Project: Health category), presented by Dan Flower
  • Royal Arena, Copenhagen, Denmark (Completed Projects: Sport), presented by 3XN

The judging panel comprised 100 architects and sector specialists from across the world.

The 2017 Super Jury:

  • Chaired by James Timberlake of Kieran Timberlake
  • OMA partner Ellen van Loon,
  • WOHA founder Mun Summ Wong
  • Ian Ritchie of Ian Ritchie Architects
  • Christoph Ingenhoven of Ingenhoven Architects.

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