WAF is the only architecture event where keynote talks from the industry’s most influential figures sit alongside live crit presentations and judging of over 500 award finalists, global networking, a 500 project strong gallery and an international product exhibition.
Book your ticket today to join the 2000+ senior architects and designers.
This year there are 35 categories available to enter across both Completed Buildings and Future Projects – click here to view the full 2018 shortlist.
2017 Winners Presentations
View the winning presentations from 2017 to see what it takes to win a prestigious WAF award including the World Building of the Year winning presentation!
Amsterdam has a unique architectural landscape, and the exclusive tours will allow us to tap into the its magnificent architectural heritage, first-class contemporary buildings and the vibrant architectural scene. This year, WAF presents the best art spaces and most intriguing building projects, exciting protagonists and iconic locations. Click here to select your tour.
WAF is your opportunity to meet the world’s architectural elite, showcase your products, make contact with award winners and judges and increase your brand recognition on a global scale.
Find out how you can become a partner of WAF 2018.
World Architecture Festival 2017 - Delegate Highlights
The World Architecture festival is a three-day event for architects and interior design professionals. WAF is where the world architecture community meets to celebrate, learn, exchange ideas and be inspired.
Watch the delegate highlight video to discover what WAF is truly like and to gain inspiration for your 2018 visit!
This was a real eye opener and a brilliant event in that everything happening around the world is brought to a single event. I was really impressed with the topics and speakers especially on how architecture see's the future of the world and the global issues that are being addressed.
Gansen Govender, Senior Project Manager, GHD
Winning the award is a great encouragement for what we have done, for refreshing ourselves, our architecture. After WAF, we have been well-known from around the world and it gives us chances to meet and talk to different people, this is very important to us, especially when we are always searching for doing something new.
Sanjay Puri, Founder, Sanjay Puri Architects
WAF is a wonderful mix of theory and the reality of everyday practice in the presentations, the jury-comments, the lectures, the debates and exhibitions. The excursions, parties and joined dinner offer excellent opportunities to network. WAF is the most inclusive cross-border event on the architectural horizon!
Brigitte Van Bakel, Principal Architect, Am