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
A warm welcome from GROHE
GROHE is the world’s number one manufacturer of premium sanitary fittings. Our products combine award-winning design with the most sophisticated technologies and the highest-quality materials.
As the founder sponsor of the World Architecture Festival, we are proud to support this important event for the sixth consecutive year. In addition to presenting our latest collections, we’ll be offering complimentary food and drinks every day, making the GROHE stand an ideal rendezvous point during the event.
In the last year we have introduced over 350 new products and launched our new GROHE SPA™ collections. Perfect for high-end residential and hotel projects, GROHE SPA™ offers an extensive choice of luxury fittings for all points of interaction in the bathroom
Pass by our stand this year and be the first to see the world unveiling of our latest collections at the Festival.
GROHE products are found in some of the most exciting examples of contemporary architecture in the world. Complimentary hard copies of our projects reference book, Water Enjoyment Volumes 1,2 & 3 will be available from our stand during WAF.
We’ll be serving food and drinks in addition to hot and cold beverages made using GROHE Blue® and GROHE Red™, our two kitchen water systems. If you’re arriving straight from the airport, enjoy a light breakfast on the GROHE stand with our compliments. Whilst you are in Singapore, take a trip to the GROHE Live! Center and join the study tour on Tuesday afternoon.
GROHE is founding partner of the World Architecture Festival and has loyally supported the event ever since. Good design is one of the company’s brand values, which is why GROHE promotes the dialogue and cooperation with architects, designers and planners around the globe. At this year’s event at the exclusive Marina Bay Sands Hotel in Singapore the company will reprise its sponsorship of the “World Building of the Year”. Moreover, GROHE will continue its commitment to this renowned festival of architecture in the future.
GROHE is keeping fingers crossed for all entrants and looks forward to exploring their creative projects as well as exchanging ideas and inspirations on site in Singapore.
AkzoNobel is a leading global paints and coatings company and a major producer of specialty chemicals. We supply industries and consumers worldwide with innovative products and are passionate about developing sustainable answers for our customers. Our portfolio includes well known brands such as Dulux, Sikkens, International and Eka. Headquartered in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, we are consistently ranked as one of the leaders in the area of sustainability. With operations in more than 80 countries, our 55,000 people around the world are committed to excellence and delivering Tomorrow’s Answers Today™.
SWISSPEARL® façade panels are the unparalleled paragon standard for integrally coloured cement composite panels for high profile buildings. The premium Swiss quality panels are available in some 100 shades, more than 2000 custom colours and various distinctive finishes. Additional surface treatments such as perforations, 3-D ornaments, etc. are additional possibilities to achieve exclusive designs.
The panels are installed following the ultimate technology of uninterrupted rear ventilation which ensures a long life span to the whole building and important energy savings. The fascinating range developed to meet the architects’ creative needs rests on following collections:
- CARAT SL: the monolithic material aspect with its delicate vein texture provides a noble expression to buildings with special character.
- REFLEX: the coloured through panel core bears an iridescent surface. Changing lighting and angle of vision produce fascinating nuances in the colours.
- XPRESSIV: this unique, very vivid cement structure is available in 8 shades.
The natural elegance of these authentic and sober materials offers much flexibility and tremendous design potential, all the more as the seductive colours and textures can be easily combined and also blend harmoniously with other materials. Thanks to the outstanding product features and the long time proven Swiss quality, Swisspearl façade panels are particularly suited for contemporary buildings of any size and scope with a uniquely attractive architecture. More than 15 million m2 delivered since 1990 on 5 continents.
FIGUERAS INTERNATIONAL SEATING is a worldwide company based on innovation and specializing in the design development, production and installation of seating systems for public facilities such as conference halls, convention centres, theatres, auditoriums, waiting areas, airports, cinemas, large multipurpose spaces, sport facilities, hospitals, universities, educational centres or hotels.
In line with its commitment to innovation, the company has created Figueras Design Centre, a research and development centre which creates new concepts systems and investigates the use of new materials and technologies. New concepts created for application in seating systems seek to make optimal use of space and applied technology while also ensuring profitability. The centre's mission is to colaborate with designers and architects to develop custom products for their own project.
At Figueras we are aware that respect for the environment is a competitive tool. That's why the company committed itself to implementing an environmental management system which guarantees a series of commitments in terms of eco-design and production.
Rider Levett Bucknall is a global, independent property and construction consultancy with over 2,500 people operating from more than 100 offices.
This international reach enables the firm to combine global best practice with local insight, utilising the latest cost data and innovations to deliver property solutions across a number of sectors including commercial, residential, energy, sport and infrastructure.
The firm prides itself on taking a proactive, entrepreneurial approach to projects with a clear commitment to providing value and building long term relationships with customers and partners.
Rider Levett Bucknall provides a range of services including Cost Management, Project Management and Advisory. It is highly cost aware and committed to delivering ‘more with less’ – more services, utilisation and efficiency with less resources, money and waste.
To deliver this philosophy the firm has developed a new area of service delivery called ‘Responsible Management’. This is based on helping clients to spend less money and delivering more efficient, cost conscious and environmentally sustainable results.
Aedas is a leading global architecture and design practice, focused on creative excellence and diversity in the built environment. Our company is a global platform for the most talented designers. With vision, inspiration and shared international knowledge we deliver solutions that are appropriate for their location, communities and our clients.
Our international network across Asia, Europe, the Middle East and Americas provides clients with a breadth of design-led expertise and knowledge in architecture, interior design, building consultancy, master planning, landscape and urban design.
With a multi-cultural staff base in offices across 33 cities around the world, we also bring a depth of understanding of diverse local cultures, economies and environmental conditions. Our design leadership and combined knowledge is fluid and accessible to all clients rather than fixed in a global headquarters. This unique, adaptive structure gives us the ability to respond to the different places and societies in which we work with both plurality and quality in design.
We are committed to bringing together innovative design and international experience to improve the natural and built environments, always informed by research and a comprehensive sustainable approach. Working across sectors as diverse as civic, commercial, cultural, hospitality, retail, health, education, industry and transport we are experts in high density, mixed use development. We are global master planners leading the creation of the new Asian cities, as well as addition to and maintenance of the established cities of Europe.
UOL Group Ltd is one of Singapore’s leading public-listed property companies with an extensive portfolio in investment and development properties, hotels and serviced suites.
With a track record of nearly 50 years, UOL strongly believes in delivering product excellence and quality service in all its business ventures. Its impressive list of property development projects includes bestselling residential units, award-winning office towers, shopping centres, hotels and serviced suites. UOL, together with its listed hotel subsidiary Pan Pacific Hotels Group Limited (PPHG), owns two acclaimed brands namely Pan Pacific and PARKROYAL. PPHG now owns, manages and/or markets over 25 hotels in Asia, Australia and North America with over 8,000 rooms in its portfolio.
UOL has garnered international recognition with prestigious awards such as the FIABCI Prix d’Excellence Award, the Urban Land Institute Awards for Excellence and Singapore’s President’s Design Award. UOL’s developments also clinched the highly-acclaimed Aga Khan Award for Architecture, as well as the Best Condo Development (South East Asia) Award at the 2011 South East Asia Property Awards, attesting UOL’s unwavering commitment to design and quality excellence.
Far East Organization, Singapore’s largest private property developer, has built more than 700 developments in the residential, hospitality, retail, commercial, and industrial sectors. Owning and operating the largest residential leasing and hospitality portfolio in Singapore, it also has two publicly-listed companies, Orchard Parade Holdings Limited, a hotel and property group, and Yeo Hiap Seng Limited, a 112-year-old industry pioneer of food and beverage products in Southeast Asia.
Led by the belief that the places in which we live, work and play have an important influence in nurturing progress and success, Far East Organization is committed to constantly innovating and creating effective spaces that will improve and inspire better lives. As a forerunner of the Community and Sports Facilities Scheme, Far East Organization actively draws from its real estate development capabilities, gifting purpose-built community spaces at its projects to charity foundations and non-profit organisations, creating real estate value and a lasting legacy for the community.
Awarded Best Developer in South East Asia and Singapore at the Inaugural South East Asia Property Awards 2011, Far East Organization is the only developer in the world to be bestowed six FIABCI Prix d’Excellence Awards, underscoring its unique achievements in the regional and international real estate arena.
KONE is one of the global leaders in the elevator and escalator industry. The company has been committed to understanding the needs of its customers for the past century, providing industry-leading elevators, escalators and automatic building doors as well as innovative solutions for modernization and maintenance.
The company's objective is to offer the best People Flow® experience by developing and delivering solutions that enable people to move smoothly, safely, comfortably and without waiting in buildings in an increasingly urbanizing environment. In 2011, KONE had annual net sales of EUR 5.2 billion and on average 35,000 employees. KONE class B shares are listed on the NASDAQ OMX Helsinki Ltd in Finland.
The company developed the Texlon® climatic envelope over thirty years ago. Texlon® consists of pneumatic cushions restrained in aluminium extrusions and supported by a lightweight structure.
Vector Foiltec now has offices and production facilities worldwide including the USA, Europe, the Middle East, China, Russia and Australasia and employs over 200 people with a turnover in excess of 50 million Euros. Architects and engineers from around the world have called upon Vector Foiltec for projects including Olympic venues, public spaces and corporate atria.
Founded in 1949, ARDEX is the global quality and innovation leader for specialty building products including construction materials for tile and stone installation, subfloor preparation, toppings and concrete restoration, designer walls and floors, wall preparation and smoothing, flooring adhesives and waterproofing.
ARDEX remains a family-owned business which allows for a strong and on-going focus on uncompromising product quality, unmatched service, in-depth training and expert technical support.
Headquartered in Witten, Germany with 36 subsidiaries, ARDEX has
representation in over 50 countries. This structure ensures consistent
quality, as well as maximum responsiveness to local market needs.
Intelligent building technology from Gira represents future-fit technology and flexible solutions, combined with a high quality of design: automatic light control, time-dependent temperature control, distribution of music in all rooms, convenient door communication, the integration of security systems and many other functions for more comfort, security and value.
In Radevormwald, Germany, approximately 1,000 employees produce switches and socket outlets as well as system components for intelligent building technology, for example devices for the KNX/EIB system. Gira products are marketed exclusively via the specialist trade.
Welcome to a company that knows it can. We are Interface: Global in presence, thought and action. We design some of the most beautiful and responsible carpet tiles in the world. We’ve been making them for almost 40 years now. We love our work. We love our customers. We are fiercely proud of influencing our industry towards more sustainable solutions.
We are design with purpose.
Boral is at the forefront of Asia Pacific’s building and construction industry. We have effective solutions for all your ceiling and internal wall partition needs in both residential and commercial buildings and are playing a key part in creating a sustainable future for our industry. That’s what we mean by Building Something Great.
Boral Gypsum Division is Asia Pacific’s largest international manufacturer of Gypsum board with production facilities in Australia, Malaysia, South Korea, China, Vietnam, Indonesia, Thailand and India, with additional distribution branches in Singapore, Philippines, U.A.E and Hong Kong.
Boral Gypsum Asia offers a comprehensive range of Plasterboard products and systems that meet the fire, acoustic, thermal and structural performance requirements for both new build and refurbishment projects. These systems are widely used in the housing, commercial, industrial, leisure and public sectors.
The range of performance systems is further complemented by specialized design orientated products that allow the architect and designer the opportunity to translate their exciting visual concepts into actual on-site reality.
The combination Centraalstaal International offers engineering, production and assembly of complex free form steel structures for the architectural markets. By combining fascinating shapes with the integrated way of working that we are used to in the shipbuilding industry, Centraalstaal International creates new solutions and opens new doors for the realization of complex projects on sites all over the world.
ORO editions is an international publishing, distribution and media company specialising in books & e-books on architecture, design, photography and related disciplines. Employing rigorous graphic design, provocative editorial content and the finest quality print and production standards, ORO editions creates artistically crafted, culturally diverse books which express the unique spirit of each "object d'art" that we produce. This award-winning collection of elegantly illustrated books is distributed worldwide.
Based in London, Thames & Hudson is the world's leading publisher and distributor of books on the visual culture.
Within the wide spectrum of its programme, architecture and design occupy a prominent position in the international markets. Its long list of publications focuses on themes and figures in the worlds of contemporary architecture and design. Recent major monographs at the vanguard of practice, including Zaha Hadid, David Adjaye, Thomas Heatherwick and Kengo Kuma, complement a dynamic range of books on the latest digital developments, new tendencies in education and the most innovative ideas in three-dimensional design.
Established in London in 1991, Laurence King Publishing is now recognised as one of the world's leading publishers of books on architecture and the creative arts. Our books are acclaimed for their beautiful design and authoritative text as well as the quality and care taken over their production. For professionals we publish the bestselling Detail in Contemporary Architecture series and we are building our range of books for architecture students.
Established in 1983, The Images Publishing Group is one of the world's most prestigious publishers of architecture and design books, with over 800 titles on its backlist.
IMAGES specialises in lavishly illustrated and beautifully designed books, the fruit of extensive collaboration with leading architects from around the globe, combined with attention to detail, aesthetic sophistication and editorial rigour. Headquartered in Melbourne, Australia, IMAGES is supported by a dedicated team of editors, international writers and an extensive network of distributors who ensure that titles reach their target market, and beyond. Examples of IMAGES' work range from monographs on leading architectural firms from as far afield as California to Taiwan, to volumes on interior design, urban chic and sustainable housing in the 21st century.
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