10 of the world's most extraordinary new architecture projects

A floating city in Iran, tree houses in Mexico and a giant wind turbine in the centre of New York Cityhave all been shortlisted for awards at this year's World Architecture Festival (WAF) Awards 2018 – the largest architectural awards programme on the planet.

The2018 awards shortlist features 536 extraordinary projects, ranging from small family homes, to schools, stations, museums, large infrastructure and landscape projects.

This yearthe WAF Awards saw more participation than ever before, with more than 1000 entries received from projects located in 81 countries across the world.Major world architects are competing against many smaller practices.

The winners will be revealed at the 2018 World Architecture Festival in Amsterdam in November, wherethe shortlisted teams will present their designs to a jury of more than 100 international judges.The chosen finalists will then move on to present to the 2018 Super Jury which will determine the winners of the 2018 World Building of the Year, Future Project of the Year, Interior of the Year and Landscape of the Year.

Although all the projects bring something new and exciting to the table, there are ten projects that stood out here at Livingetc HQ.

View the full shortlist here.

1. TheShiva Museum in Jaipur, India

This project is bySanjay Puri Architects.

2.The Floating City in Salmanshahr, Iran

This project is byKamran Heirati Architects.

3.Helea tower, Puebla, Mexico

This project is byby Bulnes Arquitectos.

4.Tree houses, Acapulco, Mexico

This project is by Sordo Madaleno Arquitectos.

5.Wuyi Yuansu hot Springs Resort, Yuansu, China

This project isby CLOU Architects.

6.The Wind Turbine, New York City, USA

Project byScott Brownrigg with Crown Architecture & Consulting.

7.Tehran World Trade Centre inTehran, Iran

Project by Fluid Motion Architects.

8.Wuxi Taihu Theatre, Wuxi, China

Projectby Steven Chiltern Architects.

9.Troodos Star Observatory, Agridia, Cyprus

Projectby Kyriakos Tsolakis Architects.

10. Mosque in Dubai, UAE - by Afsarmanesh Architects

Lotte Brouwer

Lotte is the Digital Editor for Livingetc, and has been with the website since its launch. She has a background in online journalism and writing for SEO, with previous editor roles at Good Living, Good Housekeeping, Country & Townhouse, and BBC Good Food among others, as well as her own successful interiors blog. When she's not busy writing or tracking analytics, she's doing up houses, two of which have features in interior design magazines. She's just finished doing up her house in Wimbledon, and is eyeing up Bath for her next project.