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Local Architectural Marvels Make a Short List

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Three new Los Angeles-area projects have made the short list for this year's World Building of the Year contest hosted by the World Architectural Festival, taking place in Barcelona this November. Local robot children and football fanatics in need of a team couldn't be prouder. That's right, the Coop Himmelb(l)au designed Buck Rogers High School (LA Central HS #9) and the still-hypothetical Los Angeles NFL Stadium in the City of Industry, designed by Aedas Sports, have made the list of 272 projects set to duke it out for the title.
Also, making the list, is the Alberta Ferretti boutique on Melrose, designed by UK firm Sybarite.

"The shortlisted projects will compete at this year’s WAF to become World Building of the Year 2009 with architects presenting their schemes live to the public. In a reflection of the current global climate the event is themed around ‘Less Does More’ and will examine the challenges facing architects to produce more value for less cost." A full list of the 272 nominees is provided here.
· 272 shortlisted for WAF Awards 09 [World Architecture News]
· Official Site [WAF]

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