Two Rafael Viñoly Architects-designed projects, New Stanford Hospital and The Hills at Vallco have been shortlisted for the 2017 World Architecture Festival (WAF) Awards. In its 10th year, the festival and awards program brings together the world architecture community for knowledge exchange, discourse and celebration.
The Hills at Vallco was nominated in the Future – Masterplanning category. The master plan revitalizes a disused shopping mall in Cupertino, California into a vibrant and sustainable new neighborhood with the largest green roof in the world sheltering a 769,140-square-meter mixed-use complex under a 30-acre, fully accessible public park. The New Stanford Hospital, a state-of-the art healthcare facility in Stanford, California, was nominated in the Future – Health category. The hospital (currently under construction) features a modular plan that can be easily adapted for a variety of uses and allows both for incremental expansion of the hospital building and a horizontal development strategy that complements the low-rise campus context of Stanford University and its Medical Center.
The award finalists will present their projects to judges at the festival in Berlin, Germany on 15-17 November; winners will be announced at an awards ceremony on the last evening of the event. More information on the awards here.