28 - 30 November 2018, RAI Amsterdam

 

Frequently Asked Questions

Below you'll find answers to the questions we get asked the most about entering and attending the World Architecture Festival

 

ENTRY INFORMATION

 

The WAF Awards are recognised by architects and clients alike. WAF is where your work gains international exposure and where you can make global connections. Only at WAF are you judged by your peers, your heroes and the industry’s power players, all live at the Festival in Amsterdam.  For more information click here

Entry is through our online system, please click here

You will need to:

  • Register your account online or sign-in if you have previously registered
  • Choose the category that you want to enter. You can enter more than one
  • Give us details of your project and upload images
  • Upload artwork for your entry boards. We print the boards for you
  • Submit your entry by the Early Bird deadline of Friday 20th April to receive your 10% discount

Categories are split into:

  • Completed Buildings – 18 in total
  • Future Projects – 13 in total
  • Landscape – 2 in total
  • Interiors – 9 in total but please click here to the dedicated interior entries site

  • All projects in completed building categories must be completed between 1 January 2017 and 1 June 2018
  • There are 18 completed building categories to enter:

Civic and community - Completed Buildings

Projects that can be entered in to the Civic and community completed buildings category include, but are not limited to:

  • Ambulance/fire stations
  • Cemeteries
  • Community centres
  • Consulates and embassies
  • Law courts
  • Parliamentary buildings
  • Prisons/police stations
  • Town halls

Culture - Completed Buildings

Projects that can be entered in to the Culture completed buildings category include, but are not limited to:

  • Cinemas
  • Concert halls
  • Galleries
  • Libraries
  • Museums
  • Performance spaces
  • Theatres

Display - Completed Buildings

Projects that can be entered in to the Display completed buildings category include, but are not limited to:

  • Aquariums
  • Exhibition centres
  • Showrooms
  • Visitor centres
  • Zoos and aviaries

Health - Completed Buildings

Projects that can be entered in to the Health completed buildings category include, but are not limited to:

  • Doctors' and dentists' surgeries
  • Hospitals (large)
  • Hospitals (medium)
  • Hospitals (small)
  • Nursing homes

Higher Education and Research - Completed Buildings

Projects that can be entered in to the Higher Education and Research completed buildings category include, but are not limited to:

  • Research Facilities
  • University/college buildings
  • University/college campuses/masterplans

Hotel and Leisure - Completed Buildings

Projects that can be entered in to the Hotel and Leisure completed buildings category include, but are not limited to:

  • Bars
  • Hotels (large)
  • Hotels (medium)
  • Hotels (small)
  • Restaurants
  • Spas
  • Theme parks

House - Completed Buildings

Projects that can be entered in to the House completed buildings category include, but are not limited to:

  • Conversions
  • Private houses (large)
  • Private houses (medium)
  • Private houses (small)

Housing - Completed Buildings

Projects that can be entered in to the Housing completed buildings category include, but are not limited to:

  • Mixed complexes
  • Private housing
  • Public housing 

Mixed Use - Completed Buildings

New and Old - Completed Buildings

Projects that can be entered in to the New and Old completed buildings category include, but are not limited to:

  • Creative re-use/adaptation
  • Public space/urban design
  • Regenerated city quarters
  • Town centre revitalisation

Office - Completed Buildings

Projects that can be entered in to the Office completed buildings category include, but are not limited to:

  • Call centres
  • Offices (large)
  • Offices (medium)
  • Offices (small) 

Production energy and recycling - Completed Buildings

Projects that can be entered in to the Production, Energy and Recycling completed buildings category include, but are not limited to:

  • Factories
  • Power stations
  • Pumping stations
  • Recycling centres
  • Refuse/sewage treatment centres
  • Warehouse/distribution/agricultural
  • Wineries

Religion - Completed Buildings

Projects that can be entered in to the Religion completed buildings category include, but are not limited to:

  • Cathedrals
  • Churches
  • Monasteries/retreats
  • Mosques
  • Synagogues
  • Temples

School - Completed Buildings

Projects that can be entered in to the School completed buildings category include, but are not limited to:

  • Nursery/infant schools
  • Primary schools
  • Secondary schools
  • Special needs facilities

Shopping - Completed Buildings

Projects that can be entered in to the Shopping completed buildings category include, but are not limited to:

  • Department stores
  • Food markets
  • Shopping centres (large)
  • Shopping centres (medium)
  • Shopping centres (small)
  • Shops

Sport - Completed Buildings

Projects that can be entered in to the Sport completed buildings category include, but are not limited to:

  • Fitness centres/gymnasiums
  • Golf courses/clubs
  • Ski facilities
  • Sports halls
  • Stadiums
  • Swimming pools

Transport - Completed Buildings

Projects that can be entered in to the Transport completed buildings category include, but are not limited to:

  • Airports
  • Bridges
  • Bus and coach stations
  • Car parks
  • Cycle facilities
  • Railway stations/underground stations

Villa - Completed Buildings

Projects that can be entered in to the Villa completed buildings category are standalone houses in landscape settings to include

  • Country houses
  • Chateaux
  • Castles

There are 13 future projects to enter:

Civic - Future Project

Projects that can be entered in to the Civic - Future Project category include, but are not limited to:

  • Ambulance/fire stations
  • Cemeteries
  • Community centres
  • Consulates and embassies
  • Law courts
  • Parliamentary buildings
  • Prisons/police stations
  • Town halls

Commercial mixed-use - Future Project

Competition entries - Future Project

The Competition Future Projects category is open to any submissions for architectural competitions.

Culture - Future Project

Projects that can be entered in to the Culture - Future Projects category include, but are not limited to:

  • Cinemas
  • Concert halls
  • Galleries
  • Libraries
  • Museums
  • Performance spaces
  • Theatres

Education - Future Project

Projects that can be entered in to the Education Future Project category include, but are not limited to:

  • Nursery/infant schools
  • Primary schools
  • Secondary schools
  • Special needs facilities

Experimental - Future Project

Projects that can be entered in to the Experimental Future Projects are conceptual projects or proposals that challenge conventional thinking.

Health - Future Project

Projects that can be entered in to the Health Future Project category include, but are not limited to:

  • Doctors' and dentists' surgeries
  • Hospitals
  • Nursing homes

House - Future Project

Projects that can be entered in to the House Future Project category include, but are not limited to:

  • Conversions
  • Private houses (large)
  • Private houses (medium)
  • Private houses (small)

Infrastructure - Future Project

Leisure Led Development - Future Project

Projects that can be entered in to the Leisure-led Development - Future Projects category include, but are not limited to:

  • Bars
  • Department stores
  • Fitness centres/gymnasiums
  • Food markets
  • Golf courses/clubs
  • Hotels (large)
  • Hotels (medium)
  • Hotels (small)
  • Restaurants
  • Shopping centres (large)
  • Shopping centres (medium)
  • Shopping centres (small)
  • Shops
  • Ski facilities
  • Spas
  • Sports halls
  • Stadiums
  • Swimming pools
  • Theme parks

Masterplanning - Future Project

Office - Future Project

Projects that can be entered in to the Office Future Projects category include, but are not limited to:

  • Call centres
  • Offices (large)
  • Offices (medium)
  • Offices (small) 

Residential - Future Project

Projects that can be entered in to the Residential Future Projects category include, but are not limited to:

  • Mixed complexes
  • Private houses (large, to include country houses/chateaux/castles)
  • Private houses (medium)
  • Private houses (small)
  • Public housing

There are 2 landscape categories to enter:

  • Landscape – Rural Projects
  • Landscape – Urban Projects

There are 9 interior categories to enter but please click here to the dedicated interior entries site

Bars & Restaurants

Projects that can be entered in to the Bars & Restaurants category include, but are not limited to:

  • Bars
  • Cafes and coffee shops
  • Restaurants (large)
  • Restaurants (medium)
  • Restaurants (small)

Civic, Culture & Transport

Projects that can be entered in to the Civic, Culture & Transport category include, but are not limited to:

  • Airports
  • Ambulance/fire stations
  • Bus and coach stations
  • Car parks
  • Cathedrals
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Community centres
  • Concert halls
  • Consulates and embassies
  • Galleries
  • Infrastructure
  • Law courts
  • Libraries
  • Monasteries/retreats
  • Mosques
  • Museums
  • Parliamentary buildings
  • Performance spaces
  • Prisons/police stations
  • Railway stations/underground stations
  • Synagogues
  • Temples
  • Theatres
  • Town halls

Creative Re-use

Projects that can be entered in to the Creative Re-use category include, but are not limited to:

  • Conversions
  • New interventions/adaptations to existing buildings

Display

Projects that can be entered in to the Display category include, but are not limited to:

  • Exhibitions
  • Installations
  • Pavilions
  • Pop-ups
  • Showrooms

Health & Education

Projects that can be entered in to the Health & Education category include, but are not limited to:

  • Community health centres
  • Doctors' and dentists' surgeries
  • Hospitals (large)
  • Hospitals (medium)
  • Hospitals (small)
  • Nursery/infant schools
  • Nursing homes
  • Primary schools
  • Rehabilitation Centres
  • Secondary schools
  • Special-needs facilities
  • University/college buildings

Hotels

Projects that can be entered in to the Hotel category include, but are not limited to:

  • Casinos
  • Hotels (large)
  • Hotels (medium)
  • Hotels (small)
  • Spas

Offices

Projects that can be entered in to the Office category include, but are not limited to:

  • Offices (large)
  • Offices (medium)
  • Offices (small)

Residential

Projects that can be entered in to the Residential category include, but are not limited to:

  • Mixed complexes
  • Private houses (large, to include country houses/chateaux/castles)
  • Private houses (medium)
  • Private houses (small)
  • Public housing

Retail

Projects that can be entered in to the Retail category include, but are not limited to:

  • Department stores
  • Food markets
  • Shopping centres (large)
  • Shopping centres (medium)
  • Shopping centres (small)
  • Shops

You can be considered for additional WAF prizes at no extra cost. They are:

  • Best Use of Certified Timber
  • Best Use of Colour Prize
  • Small Project Prize
  • WAFX Prize

Please tick the appropriate box within your entry form

All projects will be considered

Entering into additional WAF Prizes carries no extra fee

  • There is no limit on the number of projects that can be submitted
  • All projects in completed building categories must be completed between 1 January 2017 and 1 June 2018
  • Within your online entry you will need to include the following:
    1. 6 x low resolution photographs of the project (maximum of 20)
    2. 3 x further images of a site plan, floor plan, key section
    3. Explanatory text (maximum of 1000 words)
    4. 3 high resolution images that may be used by our media partners should your project feature in any editorial coverage
    5. 2 x Entry Board Artwork of your Project in A2 Size, ready for printing

  • All entrants must submit two electronic A2 boards with their entry
  • Your boards should include a combination of images, plans and text
  • To view an example entry board please click here
  • The boards will be the only information that the judges will see during shortlisting so are the crucial part of your entry
  • All entries will remain anonymous, so please do not include any practice information on the designs
  • Uploaded files must be less than 12 MB each
  • Preferred file types are jpeg, png or pdf
  • Your entry boards will be printed by the World Architecture Festival ahead of judging on foamex using

  • Each entry costs 899.00 Euro until 20 April 2018, after which, they will increase to 999.00 Euro
  • For three entries or more a discount of 15% will be applied
  • Entries can be paid via invoice but the last invoices will be issued 5 weeks from the entry deadline
  • After this, payment must be via credit card
  • Alternatively, credit card payments can be taken throughout the entry period

  • The deadline for submitted entries is Friday 11 May 2018
  • You do not need to complete your entry all at once.  You can 'Save for later' and then add or change any aspect of your entry at a later date.  Although, completed entries must be submitted by the deadline
  • Enter before 20 April 2018 and you will save an extra 100 Euros per entry
  • Please note that you must pay in full for your entry to be considered by the judging panel
  • Once your entry has been processed on the system, you will receive a confirmation email to say it has been accepted.  Please note that payment still needs to be made before the judging panel will review the entry.

  • Entry judging will take place in London in June 2018 by a judging panel of international architects and experts
  • The judging panel will review the entry boards by category and in turn will create a shortlist for each one
  • Shortlisting  of the additional WAF prizes will take place at the same time
  • Entrants will be informed by the end of June 2018 whether they have been successful or not
  • Those who have been successful and shortlisted will be expected to purchase a minimum of two passes to the festival to present their project live to a judging panel in Amsterdam on 28th or 29th November 2018

  • For any entry query please contact the WAF team on +44 203 953 2540 or via email at info@worldarchitecturefestival.com
  • For queries relating to board printing please contact Ellie Pringle at ellie.pringle@emap.com.  Ellie is available Monday to Friday between 09.00 – 17.00 GMT

 

PAYMENT, INVOICING & RECEIPTS

 

  • All entries must be paid in full prior to the judging day
  • Entries that are not paid in full will not be considered by the judging panel

  • Invoices will be issued for entry payments up until five weeks before the entry period
  • Please make sure that you send us the correct contact and address for invoices and any relevant PO numbers before submitting the entry
  • Invoices must be paid immediately.  Failure to pay your invoice will result in your entry not being viewed by the judging panel
  • To request a copy of your invoice please contact our finance team by phone on +44 203 953 2650 or via email at credit.control@emap.com

  • If you have purchased your entry via credit card you will have received a receipt on your confirmation email
  • If you would like to receive a paid invoice receipt please contact our finance team by phone on +44 203 953 2650 or via email at credit.control@emap.com

  • For any finance queries please feel free to contact the WAF finance team by phone on +44 203 953 2650 or via email at credit.control@emap.com
 

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