Luxury fittings company Grohe honored the four Filipino finalists of the World Architecture Festival (WAF) with the first-ever Grohe Zeitgeist Design Awards.
The four WAF finalists were selected from a total of 400 entries from 68 countries in a variety of categories. Project Streetlight Tagpuro (which rebuilt an orphanage that was destroyed by Typhoon Haiyan) by Eriksson Furunes, Leandro V. Locsin Partners and Boase won the Civic and Community-Completed and Small Projects categories of the WAF, while the Chapel of St. Benedict and St. Scholastica by WTA Architecture and Design Studio was shortlisted for the Religion-Completed and Best Use of Color categories. In the Future Projects category, the New Supreme Court Design Concept of Jorge Yulo Architects & Associates and One Ayala by Visionary Architecture were shortlisted for the Civic and Infrastructure sub-categories respectively.
The designs of the four finalists were exhibited at the Promo Garden of Central Square Mall in BGC, where the Grohe Zeitgeist Design Awards were launched. With this award, Grohe aims to bring annual recognition of excellence in the Philippine architecture industry.