World Architecture Festival

From October 23-25 this year, at the inaugural World Architecture Awards in Barcelona, an international jury of architecture luminaries performed an impressive number crunch. Three days, 63 countries, 722 entries, 96 building types, and only 18 awards to announce: 17 category winners, from which they would then choose the big one, 2008 Building of the Year. The task was immense, the field competitive and the standards high, but in the end, the victors emerged. We take a look at some of the first ever World Architecture Festival award winners.