WAF and Awards, WAF

1 - 3 December 2021, Lisbon

World Architecture Festival 2021

World Architecture Festival will now take place on the 1-3 December 2021 in Lisbon. We want to ensure WAF and Inside offer a safe and enjoyable experience for all our attendees. We believe our previous dates of 23-25 June may be too soon to guarantee this. However, we feel confident that mass vaccination programmes across the world will have proved effective by the autumn. Read the full announcement.

If you have entered the awards in 2020 you do not need to do anything and your entry is still valid. Shortlist judging will take place in June and you will be informed by 13 July 2021 if you are a finalist. All shortlisted entrants will go on to present their project in Lisbon in December.

Awards entries are now closed. Thank you so much to everyone who has supported WAF by entering the awards. We have seen an unprecedented number of entries and the high quality of the projects has been astounding as always. Watch this space to find out who has made the coveted shortlist this year, announcement coming soon! 

Delegate tickets for the Festival in December are available, click below to book yours now!

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"WAF will blow your mind." Layton Reid, Director, Desitecture

A festival like no other... Dedicated to celebrating and sharing inspirational architecture, WAF is the only architecture event where keynote talks from the industry’s most influential figures sit alongside live-judging presentations from over 550 award finalists Lisbon. Watch the 2019 highlights film to hear the reasons why architects from across the globe attend WAF each year.






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