The Playscape won the Landscape Project of the Year in Dezeen Awards 2021


The Playscape won the Landscape Project of the Year in Dezeen Awards 2021


Dezeen Awards is an annual awards programme, now in its fourth year. It identifies the world’s best projects in architecture, interiors and design, as well as the studios producing the most exceptional work.


Organised by Dezeen, the world’s most popular and influential architecture and design magazine in the world, Dezeen Awards is the benchmark for international design excellence. This year, more than 4,700 entries were received from over 87 countries across five continents. There were 1,551 entries for the architecture categories at this year’s Dezeen Awards. Of these, 56 were shortlisted by our jury of 25 leading figures from the world of architecture, including Massimiliano Fuksas and Cecil Balmond.


The Landscape Project Shortlist:


Heito 1909 – ECG International Landscape Consultants

Haoxiang Lake Park – eLandscript

Sunac Yunyang In Huanan – Qidi Design Group

Back to the Neighbourhood: The Playscape, children’s community centre – waa

Alpine Garden: Preserve Indigenous Culture and Native Plants – Z’scape


And the winner is “Back to the Neighbourhood: The Playscape, children’s community centre” by waa.

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WeMarket Fashion Shared Space won Finalist in 2020 WAF World Architecture Festival


Waa WeMarket Fashion Shared Space won the WAF 2021 Jury Special Recommendation


INSIDE World Festival of Interiors is a three-day global event for interior design professionals and architects. It is the only interior design festival in the world that combines awards, on-site selection, conferences and exchanges to provide designers with knowledge and inspiration.


INSIDE is the sister festival of the World Architecture Festival (WAF), which is held every year in different cities around the world. It is dedicated to celebrating and sharing the outstanding works of architecture and interior design on a global scale, providing a global communication platform for outstanding architects and designers from all over the world.

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waa won the Jury Prize/Commended Project in 2020 WAF World Architecture Festival


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The World Architecture Festival announced the award-winning list of WAF 2020. “Wemarket fashion commons”, a project designed by waa, located on the L2 floor of yidigang, Chaoyang District, Beijing, stands out from many entries and is finally recommended by the WAF awards 2020 jury.
What kind of feeling will the Commons of fashion retail bring? How do designers embody their identity in the crowd? WAA thinks that the shared space needs to adapt to the different activities of future designers. The essence of business model is to transform the fixed place into a mobile, deconstructive and regenerated space system. Architectural solutions are adopted to minimize the construction of decoration. The combination and composition of space are all solved through a kind of construction – movable door frame.
Using the technology of driving architecture to develop components, three kinds of mobile display shelves are designed, which are linear, rotary and flat shelf. The design uses the panel as the element of separation to create three kinds of space volume: 5 square meters (capsule space) / 10 square meters (leisure space) / 20 square meters (full size space). Each designer can display and sell the design in the area of 2.7m x 1.8m. They will have at least 3 movable panels, 4 bases and 1 led logo. Each designer can create his own unique field, and the collection of these unique fields gives the space a shared atmosphere. The use of panel elements also enables people to have multiple choices when they need to expand the open space, so as to provide flexible space for artists’ installation, fashion show, exhibition and other activities.


About WAF China| 2020

The jury of the 2020 WAF · China competition is composed of 42 expert judges from more than 20 countries. It is composed of six Super giants from the international architectural design industry. There are 203 works from 90 units in Greater China. There are as many as 12 hosts in the competition, and 213 Chinese candidates including designers and reporters With more than 20 backstage staff, they presented a visual feast for the public.

World Architecture Festival (WAF) is known as the Oscar of Architecture Festival. This competition in Greater China will let more Chinese young architects go abroad and let the world see more charm of Chinese architecture design.

waa won the AIA 2020 Shanghai | Beijing Honor Award Best in Show for Architecture 2020


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For the project in Fuyang District, Hangzhou, designed by waa, Eagle studio won the AIA Shanghai | Beijing Honor Award Best in Show for Architecture 2020.
Eagle studio is an art education institution with a building area of about 74000 m2, which can accommodate more than 3000 students. As the most important users of Eagle studio, these students who are facing the art examination will spend 8 months of intensive study here. Starting from “place”, the design intends to create a space that can make users have a similar sense of identity and belonging, and create a building related to learning, competition, living and dreams.


About AIA Shanghai|Beijing Design Awards 2020

AIA Shanghai | Beijing Design Awards is dedicated to the recognition of innovative architectural, interior and planning projects in China, regardless of scale, budget, style and category. The awards cover four categories: urban design, architectural design, interior design and unfinished projects. AIA members and non members who practice in China can sign up for the competition.
The members of this jury are first-class scholars, architects, critics and theorists in the construction industry at home and abroad, including Professor Shao Yong, senior expert in cultural heritage protection of Tongji University, academician of AIA and founder of j.j.pan, founder of Jeannette Kuo, Professor Jeannette Kuo of Tongji University and partner of OMA Chris van Duijin, senior construction media person, Clifford Pearson, publishing director of KPF. The award adopts anonymous evaluation. The name of the design company should be hidden when all the entries are submitted. Only the design project itself is used as the basis for evaluation. After strict selection and fierce academic discussion, the experts of the evaluation committee finally select the winning project. The jury and evaluation procedure make the award highly academic and professional.

waa was nominated for emerging interior practice of the year by World Interiors News Awards 2016


waa was given prize for “Best Design Partner” for its exhibition work at Beijing Design Week 2016 – 751 Design Library


MOCA yinchuan was nominated for Cultural Building of the Year by WAF 2016


The Showroom was nominated for Display Category by INSIDE Award 2016


Opening of the Yinchuan Biennale 2016


Yinchuan Biennale 2016 opened on September 9t.Including work by over 100 Artists including:
Anish Kapoor, laim Gillick, Song Dong, Yoko Ono, Robert Montgomeery

Women in Architecture Awards 2016: shortlists revealed


We are pleased to announce our Principal Partner Di Zhang has been nominated for Emerging Woman in Architecture 2016 by Architectural Review UK, for candidate interview please visit the link below:

Camdinate Interview

In Honor of Women’s Day, 15 Exceptional Projects


We blushed a little bit earlier this month when in honour of Womens day Archdaily selected ’15 exceptional projects’ flying the flag for gender equality. Highlighting Di alongside other more esteemed established practitioners including Zaha Hadid and Kazuyo Sejima.

Emerging Architecture Award


We are pleased to announce waa was recently commended at the Architectural Reviews Emerging architecture Awards. The Award is the most prestigious in the world for early career architects under 40.Now in their 17th year, the AR Emerging Architecture Awards are the world’s most popular and prestigious prize for up-and-coming architects, giving emerging practices invaluable impetus on their trajectory to wider recognition and success. Previous winners of the Awards have included Sou Fujimoto (Japan), Thomas Heatherwick (UK), Sean Godsell (Australia) and Li Xiaodong (China).

At MOCA Yinchuan Opening exhibition on the 8th August 2015


At MOCA Yinchuan Opening exhibition on the 8th August 2015 At MOCA Yinchuan Opening exhibition on the 8th August 2015 At MOCA Yinchuan Opening exhibition on the 8th August 2015 At MOCA Yinchuan Opening exhibition on the 8th August 2015 At MOCA Yinchuan Opening exhibition on the 8th August 2015

Exclusive Interview from 一条


Merry Christmas


waa opening exhibition


waa participating BjDW 2014 Design Hop


Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) Yinchuan‘s Cladding under construction


BD’s annual celebration-Architect of the Year Awards


Di and Jack attending award ceremony for waa nomination of the Architect of the Year Awards 2013 by Building Design, London UK

The Valley Resort Reception building phase 1 site walk


See project: The Valley Resort

Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) Yinchuan GRC 1:1 visual mockUp review


AYA awards


waa has been shortlisted for International Breakthrough Architect of the Year for  Building Designs anual Awards. The annual event which seeks to reward UK practices in 11 different sectors. The event will take place in London on the 3rd December.

Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) Yinchuan Base Build Completed


AMI exhibition opens for Beijing Design Week 2013


See project: Thatching

«New Museum In China»


waa appears in new publication entitled New Museum In China. A book by Claire Jacobson  documents the most recent boom of china’s cultural development sector, consisting of 51 of the most notable buildings of the last 10 years.You can read more: Princeton Architectural Press

See project: Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) Yinchuan

Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) Yinchuan, Interior

The Valley Resort Reception building one under construction


See project: The Valley Resort

Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) Yinchuan under construction


The partners Di Zhang and Jack Young attended press conference for MOCA yinchuna at HK Art Fair 2012


waa Office BBQ


MOCA Yinchuan (Museum of Contemporary Art Yinchuan) launching press conference at HongKong Art Fair 2012


waa celebrates 2012


Yinchuan Art Museum Facade Mock Up


waa partakes in Beijing Design Week


See Project: Timeout Pavilion BjDW

Xi’an Wetland Park Competition Win


waa and Xian university of Technology and Architecture institute is pleased to announce our recent successful pitch to design XIAN’s new cultural hub. The Scheme incorporates 9 museums 3km south of central Xian. The Council envisages the project as an investment for future growth in the rapid modern technology’s and design sector to benefit the next generation of young Artists, designers and Animators. It is hoped that Xian can progress from the success of the recent Ecological world expo and fuse itself in the minds of the International consciousness.

The scheme largely drew on the influences of Xian’s rich cultural heritage. Once the capital and the gateway to the west through the trade of silk being the driver for Chinas ancient status on the world map. We were interested in re-appropriating the process of silk fabric manufacture in particular the process of harvesting this precious material.

The Landscape has retained the existing topography of this valley site with the water dropping from east to west along 3km of wetland. To the far right of the site Plot 7 is sensitively situated on a historical axis between the Pagoda to the North West, and the Han cemetery mounds to the south east reference the Jade Dragon from Han dynasty, resulting in a fragmented island approach. Reference to the burial mounds has been incorporated in-between a continuous ribbon of water stretching the full length of the 3km site. The Landscape segments are stretched into place almost as twine is reeled onto spindles the museum zones acting as pivots in this process. Special ribbed strips have been incorporated in the hope to harvest the force of weathering, permitting the continuous morphing of the landscape over time. Planting has a seasonal touch allowing for visitors encountering new experiences on multiple trips.

see project:  QuJiang Wetland Competition


waa Commissioned to Design a Series of Holiday Villas in Beijing


waa 受委托着手设计位于北京郊外的精品温泉度假酒店

see project: The Valley Resort

Spring Office BBQ


waa 春季烤肉会在我们位于建外soho的屋顶平台举行

waa Commissioned to Design Foreign Return Museum in ZhuHai


waa 受委托着手设计位于珠海的留学生博物馆

Planning Granted for Commercial Development in Yin Chuan


We are pleased to announce the planning approval of a new 50,000sqm retail and office development in the City of Yinchuan Ningxia province. It is hoped work will commence on site late August 11.

See project:Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) Yinchuan

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