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John Southall and Ian Taylor will present Spreehalle Berlin and the Aga Khan Academy Dhaka at the World Architecture Festival 2017.
Spreehalle is the regeneration of the former AEG Kabelwerk industrial buildings to create a community of live/work ateliers on the River Spree. The series of ateliers in the existing main halls retain the aesthetic of ‘raw space’ for artists, creative users and small businesses to fit out as required. The insertion of a new central courtyard between the linear halls provides a communal outdoor space, away from the more public exterior, for collaboration and enjoyment. The project has been shortlisted in the ‘New & Old – Completed Buildings’ category.
Aga Khan Academy Dhaka is a 1200 student school with residential facilities on a 20ha site in Bangladesh. The Aga Khan Academies are a new network of 18 schools across Africa, the Middle East and Central and South Asia, which focus on providing an international standard of education and strong leadership experience to talented students, regardless of socioeconomic background and supporting long-term national and regional development by nurturing future home-grown leaders. The Academy has been shortlisted in the ‘Education - Future Projects’ category.
Both projects will be presented to an international jury and world architecture community at the World Architecture Festival in Berlin, 15-17 November 2017.
Keith Bradley was a shortlisting judge and will be chairing the judging panel for the Housing category.