Hisham A. Alsager Cardiac Center by AGi architects, the international design firm led by architects Joaquin Perez-Goicoechea and Nasser Abulhasan, have been shortlisted by the World Architecture Festival to compete for a WAF award 2016 in the Completed Buildings Health category. The project (see details), built in Kuwait, will face other seven finalists located in Malaysia, Australia, Singapore, United Kingdom, Denmark and Sweden. Now in its ninth year, this year’s awards received more entries than ever before. The 343 strong shortlist includes projects from 58 countries across 32 categories.
All finalists will go on to compete at the World Architecture Festival in November in Berlin, after four editions held in Singapore. AGi architects’ experience in health architecture has been awarded with several WAF prizes in previous editions. Last year, Ali Mohammed T. Al-Ghanim Clinic was Highly Commended in the Completed Buildings Health category, and this project had already won the WAF Award 2013 in the Future Projects Health category, when it was under construction. Also the Kuwait Children’s Hospital won the WAF award 2010 in the Future Projects Health category. Source and photos Courtesy of AGI Architects.
Article by Marco Rinaldi