The world's largest festival and live awards for the global architecture community: debate, learn and be inspired
2-4 October 2013
Marina Bay Sands
It has been amazing to be part of the WAF award winning team. When you look across the range and quality of projects put forward for the WAF Awards, to be short listed and then become associated with the overall winner is a momentous achievement for Grant Associates.
Director - Grant Associates
WAF is a haven of creativity, where talented architects from every country of the world, regardless of their experience or status, gather to celebrate the purity of brilliant building design. Whoever you are and whatever your building, WAF is the place where success comes solely from the real quality of your work, not your reputation. Enter your project into the WAF awards to be judged in the awards that really matter.
WAF entrants range from internationally known names such as Zaha Hadid to, until know, unknown practices that through WAF are able to present their work on a truly global platform.
Attend WAF and you will hear directly from all shortlisted WAF awards entrants, and be informed and inspired by the most exciting architectural projects of the last year from all corners of the world. Enter WAF and you could be the ones presenting! With entries from over 66 different countries you will have the opportunity to extend your scope, expand your ideas and compare your work with that of your peers from around the world. Buy your visitor pass when you enter and save xxx.
WAF is the best in terms of breadth and depth of architects. Mostly you don't get a meeting of world architects, but here you do. It's the number one.
Charles Jenks, Architect, Lecturer and Author
WAFâ€™s diverse and packed programme provides you with the incomparable array of inspirational architecture from around the world.
WAF has over 60 hours of thrilling and informative content, packed into three days of pure design inspiration. Keep up to date with the world's most innovative and exciting architecture with stimulating debates and keynote talks from world renowned architects and thinkers including Dietmar Eberle, Jeanne Gang and Patrick Bellew.
WAF award finalists sit at the heart of this hubbub of creative energy. All finalists present live at the Festival in open crits, just like when you were at school! Finalists will receive feedback from highly experienced and acclaimed architects from around the world. Remember why you love architecture and show that you are proud of what you do. Enter the WAF awards today.
At WAF you have serious discussions about architecture and start to see where weâ€™re going to be in the future. Itâ€™s that dialogue face to face, with people that are doing amazing things that makes this one of the most important things that happens in architecture each year.
Michael Heenan, Principal - Allen Jack + Cottier Architects
All WAF awards judging takes place live at the festival, which means you get to hear directly from our acclaimed international jurors on what they think of the schemes that are contending for one of 32 WAF awards. You will hear the thoughts of and many more! See all the 2012 judges here.
Will they think as you do or will their insights lead to questions you had yet to consider? The only way to find out is to be there!
WAF is unique, it brings me back to my college days, itâ€™s the only place in the world where you can come and hear some of the best architects in the world.
Shane Oâ€™Toole, Architect - Historian, Ireland
Revive your motivation by taking in all of the WAF 2013 entries, in detail, in our extensive awards gallery. Last year there were more than 500 projects to ponder over, study and revive your creative energy. Compare what went through, what didn't and see your own work against the work of your peers, and those you most respect. The only way to get your work into the WAF awards gallery is to enter and every single project entered is displayed so start your entry today.
Witness the next generation of design talent flex their creative muscles in WAF's live and nail-biting student charrettes. Be prepared to see new ideas and fresh perspectives to the real challenges you face day to day. Learn from the architects of the future and refresh your ideas today. Find out more about the student competition here.
Sponsors can contribute to the WAF journey of inspiration by working with us on one of our WAF's specially commissioned feature areas. Each feature area is a unique piece of design, meaning they are not only festival highlights but that they also receive global coverage in the build-up to and post event. Download the WAF sponsorship opportunities brochure here to find out more.
Why not speak to us about the bespoke opportunities available. For partnership opportunities please contact:
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