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14 Aug 2017
WAF Awards 2017
World Architecture Festival 2017 in Berlin
The World Architecture Festival (WAF) will return for its tenth edition at the Arena Berlin in Germany from 15-17 November 2017. World Architecture Festival is now the world’s largest, annual, international architectural event. It includes the largest architectural awards programme in the world, dedicated to celebrating excellence via live presentations to an audience of high-profile delegates and international juries.
World Building of the Year 2016: National Museum in Szczecin – Dialogue Centre Przełomy, Szczecin, Poland by Robert Konieczny- KWK Promes:
The World Architecture Festival Awards programme sits at the heart of the festival, the only global awards programme where architects present their projects live in Berlin to a panel of international judges and delegates. Entries are being welcomed in 31 categories across completed buildings, future projects and landscape. Past winners include Zaha Hadid Architects, BIG, Snøhetta, Isay Weinfeld and Foster + Partners as well as ones to watch Vo Trong Nghia, Farshad Mehdizadeh and Gustavo Penna.
Special awards will be made to exemplary projects, which will be exhibited as part of a tenth anniversary exhibition featuring key winners from the past decade.
World Architecture Festival Awards 2017 Shortlist
2016 was the best attended edition yet, with more than 2,300 of the world’s leading architects and designers attending WAF and its co-located sister event INSIDE World Festival of Interiors for three days of conference programmes, awards, exhibitions and fringe events.
2 Jun 2017
World Architecture Festival 2017 – Final call for entries
Final deadline for entries to this years awards ends tomorrow midnight – 2nd June 2017.
Shortlisted entrants will compete for category prizes on the first two days of the three-day Festival, which will take place in Berlin on the 15, 16 and 17 November 2017. On the final day, category winners will present again to ‘super-juries’ of experienced and respected judges, who will decide on the World Landscape, Future Project and Completed Building of the Year Awards.
World Architecture Festival Awards 2017 Judges
4 Jul 2016
World Architecture Festival Finalists in 2016 – shortlisted buildings + architects news
10 Mar 2015
WAF Awards 2015
World Architecture Festival 2015
The World Architecture Festival (WAF) is set to make its London debut as part of the capital’s architecture festival in June 2015, reports the AJ today. The main event will still take place in Singpaore (for a fourth time), where it moved to from Barcelona in 2012.
WAF – the largest global gathering in the architecture calendar – will run in partnership with the London Festival of Architecture and will host events and a new satellite exhibition.
Running from 24 to 27 June 2015, the WAF London exhibition will showcase the projects shortlisted in its annual high-profile awards.
The schemes will then go on to be presented in front of the international jury at the festival in Singapore in November.
The plans were revealed by Terry Farrell at MIPIM earlier today (10 March). He said: ‘This is a fabulous opportunity to celebrate, educate and extend discourse on global issues as recommended in the Farrell Review.
5+3+2+1 Oct 2014
WAF Awards 2014 Winners
World Architecture Festival 2014 – Awards Winners Announced
WAF Awards 2014 Winners Day 3
After three days of the World Architecture Festival in Singapore, the festival’s super-jury has awarded the prestigiousWorld Building of the Year award to The Chapel, Vietnam, designed by a21studio:
World Building of the Year award
Three other major awards were awarded during tonight’s gala dinner awards ceremony to mark the culmination of WAF 2014:
• Future Project of the Year (sponsored by Far East Organization): Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, Canada, designed by 5468796 Architecture + number TEN architectural
• Landscape Project of the Year: National Arboretum Canberra, Australia, designed by Taylor Cullity Lethlean and Tonkin Zulaikha Greer
• Small Project of the Year: The Pinch, China
Two inaugural prizes were also awarded this evening:
• Colour Prize (sponsored by AkzoNobel): Departments of Law and Central Administration, Vienna University of Economics and Business, Austria, designed by Cook Robotham Architectural Bureau
• Wood Excellence Prize (sponsored by American Hardwood Export Council): Alex Monroe Studio, Snowfields, UK, designed by DSDHA
photo from RIBA
World Architecture Festival has announced the winners of award categories on the opening two days of the event in Singapore. Please find details of the winners below:
WAF Awards 2014 Winners Day 2
Completed Buildings – 2014
• New and old: Rethinking the Split House by Neri&Hu
• Civic and community: The Chapel by a21studio
• Culture: Danish Maritime Museum by BIG
• Hotel and leisure: Son La Restaurant by Vo Trong Nghia Architects
• Villa: Dune House by Fearon Hay Architects
• Production energy and recycling: Lune de Sang Sheds by CHROFI
• Transport: Scale Lane Bridge by McDowell+Benedetti
• Health: Chris O’Brien Lifehouse by Rice Daubney
• Sport: Singapore Sports Hub by Singapore Sports Hub Design Team
Future Projects – 2014
• Residential: The Village by Sanjay Puri Architects
• Competition entries: Art Gallery of Greater Victoria by 5468796 Architecture and Number TEN Architectural Group
• Education: FPT Technology Building by Vo Trong Nghia Architects
• Experimental: Skyfarm by Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners and Arup Associates
WAF Awards 2014 Winners Day 1
• House: House for Trees by Vo Trong Nghia Architects
• Office: Liberty Place by Francis-Jones Morehen Thorp
• Higher Education and Research: Dalarna Media Library by Adept
• Display: Te Kaitaka ‘The Cloak’ by Fearon Hay Architects
• Schools: Chobham Academy by Allford Hall Monaghan Morris
• Shopping: Yalikavak Marina Complex by Emre Arolat Architects
• Religion: La Ascension del Señor Church by AGi architects
• Culture: Freedom of the Press Monument by Gustavo Penna Arquiteto & Associados
• Commercial mixed-use: Isfahan Dreamland Commercial Center by Farshad Mehdizadeh Architects
• Health: The Extension of The People’s Hospital of Futian by Leigh & Orange
• Leisure-led development: Antakya Museum Hotel by Emre Amrolat Architects
• House: The Olive Grove by Ian Moore Architects
• Office: Agashiyan by Sanjay Puri Architects
• Infrastructure: Linköping Central Station by Metro Arkitekter (Sweco group)
• Masterplanning: North West Cambridge Masterplan by AECOM Design & Planning
15 May 2014
World Architecture Festival 2014
World Architecture Festival awards 2014: Final call for entries
Architects from around the world have just two weeks left to submit their entries for the world’s largest architectural awards programme, the World Architecture Festival (WAF) awards 2014, ahead of the submission deadline on 30 May.
Last year’s World Building of the Year award winner, the Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, New Zealand, design by Frances-Jones Morehen Thorp:
The WAF awards sit at the heart of the festival, and will see practices from around the world contend for 30 individual category awards and global recognition. Competing across three category groups of completed buildings, landscape projects and future projects, the awards recognise all manner of buildings from residential projects and villas to sporting arenas, factories and hospitals. The architects behind every shortlisted project are invited to present their project live to a panel of judges at the festival, making the case for why their project should win.
The theme for WAF’s main conference sessions in 2014 will be ‘Architects and the City’. Speakers will examine the contribution architects can make, and the way they affect and are affected by, politics, infrastructure, planning, communities and technology. Presentations and panel discussions will feature prominent architects including Richard Rogers; Rocco Yim; and policy makers and urban organisations, including Thomas Wright, Executive Director of the Regional Plan Association of New York.
World Architecture Festival is collocated with INSIDE World Festival of Interiors www.insidefestival.com. INSIDE celebrates the world’s finest interiors of the last year and also has at its heart a live international awards programme. Entries for the INSIDE awards close on 30 May.
For more information visit: www.worldarchitecturefestival.com
15 May 2014
World Architecture Festival 2014 Final Call
Final call for entries – World Architecture Festival awards 2014
Last year’s World Building of the Year award winner Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki by Frances-Jones Morehen Thorp Architects:
Entries have been pouring in from architectural practices across the globe, from small local studios to large international practices including BIG (Denmark); Erginoğlu & Çalışlar (Turkey); Andrew Maynard Architects (Australia); Chiaki Arai Urban and Architecture Design (Japan); Mercurio Design Lab (Italy); Turenscape (China); Architectural Studio Kudin (Ukraine) and Trop (Thailand).
The World Architecture Festival (WAF), the world’s largest inclusive and interactive global architecture event, is returning for its seventh successive year. The festival will once again be taking place at the spectacular Marina Bay Sands resort in Singapore from 1 to 3 October 2014.
The winners of each category are put forward to compete for the coveted World Building of the Year award, presided over by the festival’s ‘super-jury’. Winners of Future Project and Landscape categories compete for Future Project and Landscape of the Year respectively. The Festival’s organisers, i2i Events Group, have today unveiled this year’s ‘super jury’ comprising of a selection of the world’s leading architects and designers, led by renowned British architect Richard Rogers. Rogers will be joined on the super-jury by Rocco Yim, Julie Eizenberg, Enric Ruiz Geli and Peter Rich.
27 Mar 2014
WAF Awards 2014
World Architecture Festival awards 2014: Open for entries
Richard Rogers to preside over awards as chair of the super-jury
26 March 2014 – The annual search has begun to find the best new buildings on the planet as the World Architecture Festival (WAF) awards 2014, the world’s largest architectural awards programme, is now open for entries. The deadline for all entries will be 30th May 2014
The World Architecture Festival (WAF), the world’s largest, live, inclusive and interactive global architecture event, is returning for its seventh successive year. The festival will once again be taking place at the spectacular Marina Bay Sands resort in Singapore from 1st to 3rd October 2014.
World Building of the Year Award 2013 – Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki, New Zealand:
photo : John Gollings
The WAF awards sit at the heart of the festival, and will see practices from around the world compete across 28 individual award categories for global recognition. Competing across three category groups of completed buildings, landscape projects and future projects, previous WAF award entrants have ranged from renowned global architectural firms to small local practices. Architects of every shortlisted project are invited to attend the festival to give a live presentation to a panel of judges, asserting their case for why their project should win. The winners of each category are put forward to compete for the coveted World Building of the Year award, presided over by the festival’s ‘super-jury’, with the presentation of the award being the culmination of WAF 2014.
The Festival’s organisers, i2i Events Group, have today unveiled this year’s ‘super jury’ comprising of a selection of the world’s leading architects and designers, led by renowned British architect Richard Rogers. Rogers will be joined on the super-jury by Rocco Yim, Julie Eizenberg, Enric Ruiz Geli and Peter Rich.
Paul Finch, WAF Programme Director said: “This year’s awards will yet again demonstrate the tremendous strength and depth of talent of the global architectural community. Many hundreds of entries are expected, with practices of all sizes set to compete across numerous awards category in the hope of securing the festival’s biggest accolade, the World Building of the Year award.”
“We’re delighted to have Richard Rogers chairing this year’s super-jury. Over the course of a truly brilliant career, Richard has been responsible for some of the world’s most innovative, emotive and captivating buildings. We look forward to working with him and the rest of the super-jury with the difficult task of distinguishing the most compelling aspects of what we expect to be the most competitive edition of the awards to date.”
Auckland Art Gallery in New Zealand – World Building of the Year Award 2013:
photo : John Gollings
The theme for WAF’s main conference sessions in 2014 will be ‘Architects and the City’. Speakers will examine the contribution architects can make, and the way they affect and are affected by, politics, infrastructure, planning, communities and technology. Presentations and panel discussions will feature prominent architects including Richard Rogers (UK); Rocco Yim (Hong Kong); and policy makers and urban organisations, including Thomas Wright, Executive Director of the Regional Plan Association of New York.
World Architecture Festival is collocated with INSIDE World Festival of Interiors www.insidefestival.com. INSIDE celebrates the world’s finest interiors of the last year and also has at its heart a live international awards programme. Entries for the INSIDE awards close on 30th May.
For more information visit: www.worldarchitecturefestival.com
4 Oct 2013
WAF Awards 2013
World Building of the Year Award 2013
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki, New Zealand
Design: Francis-Jones Morehen Thorp and Archimedia
photo : John Gollings
WAF Awards 2013 Overall Winners
Following three eventful days at the World Architecture Festival in Singapore, the festival’s super-jury has awarded the prestigious World Building of the Year Award 2013 to Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki, New Zealand, designed by Francis-Jones Morehen Thorp and Archimedia.
Two other major prizes were awarded during tonight’s gala dinner awards ceremony to mark the culmination of WAF 2013: • ‘Landscape of the Year’ and ‘Future Project of the Year’:
WAF2013 Future Project of the Year
– National Maritime Museum of China
Cox Rayner Architects
picture from WAF
WAF2013 Landscape Project Award
– The Australian Garden
Taylor Cullity Lethlean + Paul Thompson
WAF2013 student competition
– Village in a Box
students from University of San Carlos in Cebu City, Philippines
WAF Awards 2013 Day 2 Winners
– Civic and Community: Women’s Opportunity Centre (Rwanda), Sharon Davis Design
– Villa: Namly House (Singapore), CHANG Architects
– Health: Rush University Medical Center New Hospital Tower (Chicago), Perkins+Will
– Production/Energy/Recycling – A Simple Factory Building (Singapore), Pencil
– Office Hotel/Leisure – Citizen M London Bankside (UK), Concrete
– Sport – Splashpoint Leisure Centre (UK), Wilkinson Eyre Architects
– New and Old – Conversion of the Palais Rasumofsky (Austria), Baar-Baarenfels Architekten
– Transport – Sydney Cruise Terminal (Australia), Johnson Pilton Walker Architects
– Culture – Aukland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki (New Zealand), Frances-Jones Morehen Thorp and Archimedia
– Future Projects Education – The Urban School In Elsinore (Denmark), EFFEKT, Rubow
– Future Projects Competition entries – National Maritime Museum of China (China), Cox Rayner Architects
– Future Projects Residential – Siamese Blossom (Thailand), Somdoon Architects Ltd
– Future Projects Experimental – White Collar Factory (UK), Allford Hall Monaghan Morris
PARKROYAL On Pickering, Singapore, WOHA:
photo : Patrick Bingham-Hall
WAF Awards 2013 Day 2 INSIDE Category Winners
– Bars and Restaurants – Ammo Bar& Restaurant (Hong Kong), Wang
– Hotels – PARKROYAL on Pickering (Singapore), WOHA
– Education – DPS Kindergarten school (India), Khosla Associates
– Residential – Carrer Avinyó (Spain), David Kohn Architects
– Display – Hublot Pop-Up Store (Singapore), Asylum Creative Pte Ltd.
WAF Awards 2013 Day 1 Winners
– Completed Building House – The Left-Over-Space House (Australia), Cox Rayner Architects, Casey and Rebekah Vallance
– Completed Building Housing – 28th Street Apartments (USA), Koning Eizenberg Architecture
– Completed Building Office – Statoil Regional and International offices (Norway) A-Lab
– Completed Building Higher Education and research – University of Exeter: Forum Project (UK), Wilkinson Eyre Architects
– Completed Building Display – The Blue Planet (Denmark), 3XN
– Completed Building Religion – Sancaklar Mosque (Turkey), EAA – Emre Arolat Architects
– Completed Building Schools – Fontys Sports College (Netherlands) Mecanoo
– International Completed Building Shopping – Emporia (Sweden), Wingardh Arkitektkontor
– Future Projects Health – New Sulaibikhat Medical Center (Kuwait) AGi Architects
– Future Projects House – Meditation House (Lebanon), MZ Architects
– Future Projects Commercial Mixed Use – New Office in Central London (UK), Allford Hall Monaghan Morris
– Future Projects Office – Selcuk Ecza Headquarters (Turkey), Tabanlioglu Architects
– Future Projects Leisure-Led Development – Singapore Sports Hub (Singapore), Arup Associates + DP Architects + AECOM
– Future Projects Masterplanning – Earls Court Masterplan (UK) Farrells
– Future Projects Infrastructure – Brisbane Ferry Terminals Post-Flood Recovery (Australia), Cox Rayner Architects
Emporia Malmö, Sweden by Wingardh Arkitektkontor
photo : Tord-Rikard Soderstrom
University of Exeter Forum Project, UK by Wilkinson Eyre Architects
photograph © Hufton+Crow
Sancaklar Mosque, Turkey by EAA – Emre Arolat Architects
picture from architects
Fontys Sports College, Holland by Mecanoo
photo : Christian Richters
Statoil Offices Oslo, Norway by A-Lab
picture : Placebo Effects
WAF Awards 2013 : more images + links
WAF 2013 Discussion
Educational values: what are we teaching and why?
Speakers, incl. Charles Jencks:
photos from Frazer Hay
• Are there universally recognized values underlying architectural education across the world?
• Does our approach need change to equip students to face shifting set of global challenges?
• What should be the balance between technical and process issues, and aesthetics, history and theory?
• How can critical thinking and its effects be incorporated into curricula?
– Chaired by George B. Johnston, Professor and Chair, School of Architecture, Georgia Institute of Technology
– Leon van Schaik AO, Professor of Architecture, Innovation Chair – Design Practice Research, RMIT University
– Odile Decq, Principal, Studio Odile Decq, Head of Architecture, Ecole Spéciale d’Architecture
– Frazer Macdonald Hay, Director of Glasgow School of Art in Singapore
The 2013 World Architecture Festival launched with more socials, study tours and launch parties than ever before.
– 30 architects attended the Singapore Sports Hub tour
– 58 architects attended a bus tour through Singapore’s main architectural areas
– 6 people went head to head in our annual Pecha Kucha night including Mr Pecha Kucha himself Mark Dytham, Pernilla Ohrstedt and Chris Bose
1 Oct – Images from today, kindly shared by e-architect Editorial Board member Frazer Macdonald Hay who is Head of Glasgow School of Art in Singapore:
PechaKucha night starts off WAF with the man that started the presentation format in Tokyo:
photos © Frazer Hay
Register now and join us in taking over Singapore for the years’ only festival dedicated to global architecture. Download the festival brochure to see what’s going on at WAF or see the brief overview below:
– 1 Oct: Singapore Sports Hub
– 1 Oct: Singapore architecture tour and Grohe Live Center
– Throughout the festival: Behind the scenes at Marina Bay Sands
• The value of infrastructure: Singapore Sports Hub as a model driving economic and social value: Jonathan Rose, Principal, Aecom / Teoh Hai Pin, Director, DP Architects / Clive Lewis, Associate Director, Arup / Yu Khing, Chief Operating Officer, Singapore Sports Hub Session
• The value of art and architecture: Will Alsop, Principal, All Design / Chris Wilkinson, Principal, Wilkinson Eyre / Mark Wee, Chairman Council Member, Singapore Institute of Architects / Theodore Chan, President, Singapore Institute of Architects
• Value of BIM: technology update Richard Waterhouse, Chief Executive, RIBA Enterprises
• Japan: reconstruction and recovery Akihiko Hamada, Principal, Nikken Sekkei Tatsuya Hatori, Architect Nikken Sekkei Akira Tsujimoto, Nikken Sekkei Research Institute
• The value of communication: Peter Murray, Chairman, New London Architecture and Wordsearch Communications
• New materials update: Ben Morris, Managing Director, Vector Foiltech
Keynote WAF Speakers
– Designing for Delight – Nigel Coates, Principal, Nigel Coates Studio
– The Values of Architecture – Charles Jencks
– The New Luxury – Rob Wagemans, Principal, Concrete Architecture Studio
– The Purpose of Architecture – Dietmar Eberle, Principal, Baumschlager Eberle
– Architecture and Urbanism – Sou Fujimoto, Principal, Sou Fujimoto Architects
WAF hosts architecture’s most exciting awards showdown. Practices big and small compete live for awards in 38 categories on Wednesday 2 October and Thursday 3 October in front of acclaimed juries in the WAF crit rooms. On Friday 4 October the winners of the awards go on to compete in front of a super jury for a chance of winning on of two of the architecture communitie’s ultimate accolades: World Building of the Year and Future Project of the Year.
Practices and architects presenting in the WAF crit rooms include:
• Zaha Hadid Architects
• Robert A. M. Stern Architects
• Studio MK27
• Miralles Tagliabue EMBT
• Wilkinosn Eyre Architects
• Cox Rayner Architects
The festival hall
From meeting contacts new and old, media and clients the exhibition is a networking hub where you can enjoy a drink at the WAF bar anytime of the day. Register now to being networking with media, clients and architects straight away with our pre-event networking app.
Location: Centre Convencions International Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
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World Building of the Year Award 2012
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Media-TIC : World Building of the Year 2011
CCIB Building, Diagonal Mar, Barcelona, Spain
WAF Awards venue : CCIB Barcelona
World Building of the Year 2010
WAF Awards Overall winner
MAXXI, Rome, winner of World Building of the Year 2010
MAXXI Rome by Zaha Hadid Architects
WAF Awards 2010 – Festival Events
World Building of the Year 2009
Mapungubwe Interpretation Centre, South Africa
Peter Rich Architects
WAF Building of the Year 2009
World Building of the Year 2008
Universita Luigi Bocconi, Italy
WAF Building of the Year 2008
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WAF Awards 2008 : 2008
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