White Arkitekter, Powerhouse Company, Heatherwick Studio and Herzog & de Meuron are among the World Architecture Festival 2019 category winners announced on the second day of the event held in Amsterdam. The festival’s judges recognised a diverse array of completed and unbuilt projects across 15 categories.
The winners of the ‘Hotel and Leisure – Completed Buildings’ category, supported by GROHE, were Architecture Workshop for Lindis Lodge – a five-bedroom luxury lodge in a remote glacial valley in the New Zealand Southern Alps. The site is exposed to an extreme climate ranging from plus 35 degrees in summer to minus 16 degrees in winter with severe winds as a regular occurrence. Judges described the project as ‘poetic’, ‘inspiring’ and ‘sensitively considered’ with sustainability at its best ‘from water treatment, heating, cooling, natural ventilation and insulation’.