Spanish vying for victory in World Architectural Awards

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Spanish vying for victory in World Architectural Awards

By James Bryce

A HOST of Spanish entries are vying for victory in the World Architectural Awards (WAF), taking place in Barcelona this November.

Around half a dozen Spanish designers are hoping to repeat the success of the country in last year’s ceremony.

Confirmed entries so far include Madrid’s new Coca Cola HQ designed by firm DL+A, as well as Tenerife-based GPY Architects, who have designed buildings including the Ravelo Medical Clinic.

Last year saw over 500 entries from more than 55 countries, with Spain enjoying success in several categories. 

The Spanish Pavilion at the Shanghai World Expo 2010 won the Completed Buildings category, while Barcelona’s City of Justice won the Civic and Community gong.

Meanwhile, Spanish firms Menis Architecture and AGi Architects enjoyed success in the Future Projects category.

In total there are 38  awards up for grabs including the coveted World Building of the Year 2011.

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