An unbuilt Melbourne school has won one of the top four awards at the World Architecture Festival in Berlin.

The South Melbourne Primary School designed by Hayball architects won the Future Project of the Year award, the London-based festival said over the weekend.

Last week it also won the future award – for buildings that have only been designed and not realised – in the education category. But while some entries for a future project in the annual global competition never see the light of day, construction work has started on the $44 million primary school due to open for the 2018 school year.

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