In pictures: World Architecture Festival 2014 shortlist

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image captionProjects from more than 50 countries have been shortlisted in the 2014 World Architecture Festival Awards. The Akiha Ward Cultural Centre in Niigata City, Japan, was submitted in the culture category by Chiaki Arai Urban and Architecture Design.
image captionThe winners will be judged over the course of the three-day festival in Singapore in October. The Stamp House, a residence in Cape Tribulation, Australia, is designed by Charles Wright Architects.
image captionThis year’s jury, led by British architect Lord Richard Rogers, includes some of the world’s leading architects and designers, such as Rocco Yim (Hong Kong), Julie Eizenberg (USA), Enric Ruiz Geli (Spain) and Peter Rich (South Africa). The Yalikavak Marina Complex in Bodrum, Turkey, by EAA-Emre Arolat Architects was submitted in the shopping category.
image captionThe Aula Medica at the medical university Karolinska Institutet in Sweden was designed by Wingardh Arkitektkontor AB.
image captionThis renovation design for the Wat Ananda Metyarama Thai Buddhist Temple in Singapore, by Czarl Architects, is a future project submitted in the culture category.
image captionThe Dongdaemun Design Plaza, Seoul, South Korea, was designed by the established global practice Zaha Hadid Architects.
image captionThe Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University Administration Information Building in Suzhou, China, was designed by Aedas.
image captionThe Spotlight Youth Space in London "offers free, state-of-the-art sound, film, design, art and broadcasting facilities, alongside performance, dance, boxing, fashion, styling and chill areas" and was designed by Astudio.
image captionNarigua House, El Jonuco, Mexico, by P+0 Architecture is a residence with panoramic views.
image captionThe Garangula Gallery in New South Wales, Australia, by Fender Katsalidis Mirams Architects houses an extensive private collection of Aboriginal art.
image captionThe National Australia Bank, at 700 Bourke Street in Melbourne, was designed by Woods Bagot.
image captionThe Duke and Duchess of Cambridge opened Christchurch Botanic Garden's visitor centre in April 2014. It was designed by Patterson Associates Ltd.
image captionThe Bravo Group Pazhou is a mixed-use project in Guangzhou, China, submitted by Aedas, in the office category.
image captionVietnamese architecture firm A21 Studio transformed salvaged wood into a coffee shop in Nha Trang, Khanh Hoa.
image captionThe Danish Maritime Museum in Helsingor, designed by Bjarke Ingels Group, opened in October 2013. The project was submitted in the culture category.
image captionThis residential apartment in Abadan, Iran, was designed by Farshad Mehdizadeh Architects.
image captionFlanagan Lawrence designed these "acoustic shells" beside the beach in Littlehampton, West Sussex.
image captionOxley by LAUD Architects Pte Ltd is a housing development in Singapore.
image captionThe Jockey Club Innovation Tower, home to the Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) School of Design, is another shortlisted entry by Zaha Hadid Architects.
image captionThe £189m Library of Birmingham by Mecanoo, which houses a collection of one million books, was officially opened in September 2013 by Malala Yousafzai, the teenager in Pakistan shot by the Taliban for championing women's rights.