Boogertman + Partners has announced that its New Cairo Capital City Stadium, a competition proposal, has been listed as a shortlist finalist in the Future Competition category in the World Architecture Festival 2019. Now in its 12th year, the World Architecture Festival (WAF) is an annual festival and awards ceremony for the architecture industry. It is the world’s largest peer reviewed awards program that attracts thousands of entries from across the globe. At the festival this year, 538 shortlisted projects from 70 countries will present their projects in a 10-minute session to a judging panel and compete for awards in 31 categories. One of these projects is awarded the World Building of the Year title. All the entries are published in the World Buildings Directory online database and each year the World Architecture Festival publish a list of the winners of the awards. This year the live judging and presentations will be held in RAI Amsterdam on the 4th to the 6th of December. Alasdair Forsyth, Associate Director and team leader for this project, will be representing the Boogertman + Partners team and presenting in this prestigious forum.
When asked what it felt like to be a WAF shortlist finalist, Alasdair answered, “We are very excited to once again be engaging with the international architectural community at WAF. Boogertman + Partners is committed to finding contextually considered solutions to global building types on the African continent. The fact that we were able to pull this scheme together in record time (10 days) to a very tight proposed budget speaks to the depth of our in-house expertise. I am looking forward to debates with our peers over some delicious Dutch beers in Amsterdam in December.”
Boogertman + Partners has been an active participant in the WAF awards program and has often featured as shortlist finalists. Twice they won the Best of Category Award: In 2010 Soccer City, South Africa won the Complete: Sports and Leisure category, and in 2016 Wangari Muta Maathai House, Kenya won the Future: Culture category. In 2017 the New Eye Sight Hospital received a Highly Commended certificate in the Future: HealthCare category.
Further, Boogertman + Partners director Bob van Bebber has served as a category judge four times previously (2012, 2013, 2017, 2018) and will serve again for the fifth year in Amsterdam in November this year.