The nominees for Building of the Year 2017 are here.
Last year we saw five of our great architectural projects shortlisted for the World Architecture Festival (WAF) awards, the world's biggest international architecture gathering. Now, there's more good news with three of our projects nominated for the Building of the Year 2017 awards by Archdaily, the world's most visited architecture website.
The awards, which have run now for eight years, calls on readers to vote for their favorite buildings from a filtered list of 80 projects in 16 categories, whittled down from over 3,500 projects. Votes will be collected through Feb 6 with the winners announced on Feb 7.
Here are Thailand's nominees:
Company: Department of Architecture, www.departmentofarchitecture.co.th
Location: The Commons, Thonglor Soi 17, Bangkok, www.thecommonsbkk.com
Category: Commercial Architecture
Shortlisted for the World Architecture Festival awards last year, this Thonglor community mall received a Highly Commended mark in the Shopping Category. Now the food-centric complex has been shortlisted again in the Commercial Architecture category. Archdaily said, “‘The Commons’ also provides a solution answering to a classic challenge of a multi-storey retail building on how to draw people upward to the upper levels. The wide ‘Ground’ with its gradual series of steps and platforms connecting the street level to the second floor naturally draws people to walk up leisurely.”
Place your vote at goo.gl/lg6x2t
Company: Supermachine Studio, supermachine.co
Location: Habito Community Mall, On Nut, www.fb.com/hubbato
Category: Interior Architecture
This spin-off creative space from Bangkok’s most famous co-working name, Hubba, is the biggest drawcard at the recently opened Habito Community mall. Nominated for the Interior Architecture category, this 24-hour venue isn’t your average co-working space, with fun features such as turquoise pipe lines running throughout, a darkroom, a ceramics room, a “maker space” offering 3D printing, a food lab and wood studio. Archdaily says, “The intention is to expand their already wide networks, strengthen the concept of being a “hub” and reinforce their “co-working” philosophy.”
Place your vote at goo.gl/B9kfKo
Company: Secondfloor Architects, www.2ndfl.in.th
Location: Chom View Khao Yai Village, Pak Chong, Nakhon Ratchasima. www.fb.com/yellowsubmarinecoffee
Category: Hospitality Architecture
Nominated for the Hospitality Architecture category, this tres-chic coffee shop integrates with the natural surroundings to provide visitors a relaxing, peaceful caffeine fix amid the leafy trees near the entrance of Khao Yai National Park.Archdaily says, “The enclosed space allows users to not only see but contemplate the things they might have overlooked, from simple human interactions to the humble magnificence of nature.”Place your vote at goo.gl/KbrhEE