The World Architecture Festival is the world’s most hotly-anticipated architecture awards event, so we’re excited to learn that some of our favorite projects are featured in this year’s recently announced shortlist. The shortlist features more than 300 projects from 50 countries in categories ranging from housing to culture, sport, and schools, just to name a few. Some of the most recognizable architects that have been shortlisted for the 2013 World Architecture Festival include bamboo architecture master Vo Trong Nghia, Tadao Ando, and Zaha Hadid. Click through our gallery to see a small selection of the shortlisted projects!

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“Following such strong competition at last year’s awards, expectations were understandably high for the WAF Awards 2013, and the entries did not disappoint,” said Paul Finch, WAF Program Director. “From the subtle to the spectacular, from a four room house to an 80-story tower, the sheer quality and diversity reflected in the array of projects shortlisted today demonstrates the increasingly global nature of the event. All eyes are now on the festival’s venue, the Marina Bay Sands in Singapore, where the architects will battle to win their individual categories, with the victorious projects competing for the coveted World Building of the Year award.”

The sixth annual World Architecture Festival will take place from October 2 – 4 in Singapore, and given the caliber of architects and projects that are competing, this year’s show promises not to disappoint.

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