World Architecture Festival is the world's largest, live, truly inclusive and interactive global architectural awards programme. It is a unique meeting point for architects, suppliers and clients, attracting hundreds of entries and visitors from all over the world.
What’s happening at WAF:
Experience the breadth of international architectural excellence in the Gallery, 500+ entries from 65 countries in 2010
Be inspired by the world's greatest architect practitioners, every short-listed architect (250+) will present their award entry in front of their peers and the international judging panel
A curated exhibition showcasing some of the most exciting new projects from around the world
Seminar and keynote programme
Be inspired by some of the most influential, innovative and stimulating individuals and practices today, 2010's seminar speakers included Josep Acebillo, David Chipperfield Architects, Jo Noero, Katheryn Gustafson, Bjarke Ingels and the Singapore Urban Redevelopment Authority
Enables architects and clients to engage face to face with leading suppliers and manufacturers
Experience the latest in product innovation to inform your future projects
Opening night reception
Network with the WAF community - architects, clients, judges, sponsors and the world's media all within the festival hall, celebrating the start of WAF
Watch and support the next generation of architectural talent as they compete for the 'AECOM URBAN SOS prize'
Exclusive dinners for WAF award winners, judges and sponsors held each night in the city
Over 1400 of them! Meet, share, collaborate, make friends and stay in touch using our online portals - Festival Connect, Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn
From over 60 countries, meet the leading critics, documenters and list makers of the international industry
The Festival comes together and culminates with a prestigious awards ceremony celebrating the winners of each category, the student competition and overall awards.
World Buildings Directory
is fast becoming the largest library of international projects - every single entry to the WAF Awards is kept online for future reference.