The World Architecture Festival was first held in 2008. It is a three day festival and awards competition dedicated to celebrating architecture from across the globe. During the first four years, the festival was held in Barcelona, and since 2012 in Singapore. Each year, hundreds of projects are entered in the competition for the awards and more than 200 of these are shortlisted for live presentation at the festival. All the presentations of the entries are collected in the World Buildings Directory. The architects pay a submission fee to enter a project for a WAF Award and travel to where the festival is arranged to present the project live if it is shortlisted. The entries are voluntary and the festival does not control who submits projects.
This year, the festival will be held in Amsterdam on Nov 28-30. The shortlist for their 2018 awards features 536 projects ranging from small family homes, to schools, stations, museums, large infrastructure and landscape projects. Known as the world’s largest architectural award program, the WAF Awards saw more participation this year than ever before, with more than 1000 entries received from projects located in 81 countries across the world.
The 2018 World Architecture Festival Super Jury
Christopher Brandon, Managing Principal, Perkins & Will
Nigel Coates, Director, Nigel Coates Firm
Päivi Meuronen, Interior architect, JKMM Architects
Lyndon Neri, Founding Partner, Neri & Hu Design
Nesna Petresin, Visiting Fellow at Goldsmiths, University of London
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