World Architecture Festival and Awards, WAF

28 - 30 November 2018, RAI Amsterdam


World Architecture Festival 2018

The World Architecture Festival 2018 is now over! This year we saw more delegates attend and shortlisted practices present than ever before. Congratulations to all the award winners - see them all here.

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Category Winners



2018 Keynote speakers

Across two stages, the World Architecture Festival programme will present key-notes, discussions and debates led by world-renowned architects who will look at some of the most critical challenges facing the architecture and design industry.     

Sir David Adjaye
Sir David Adjaye, Adjaye Associates
Jeanne Gang
Jeanne Gang, Studio Gang
Rem Koolhaas
Rem Koolhaas, OMA 
Li Xiaodong
Li Xiaodong, Li Xiaodong Atelier, Tsinghua University School of Architecture

2018 Super Jury

Natalie de  Vries
Natalie de Vries
Lesley Lokko
Lesley Lokko
Manuelle Gautrand
Manuelle Gautrand
Mohsen Mostafavi
Frederick Cooper Llosa
Li Xiaodong
Li Xiaodong

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


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