World Architecture Festival

1 - 3 December 2021, Lisbon

World Architecture Festival 2021

Full WAF Shortlist & WAFX 2021 Prize Winners Announced Revealed!

We are very excited to reveal that the full WAF shortlist has now been announced!

Huge congratulations to all those who made the list. We had a record number of entries this year and so the competition is fiercer than ever.

All shortlisted architects will now go on to compete in front of a live judging panel and an audience of their peers at the festival in Lisbon in December.

Purchase your WAF delegate package today and you will receive a passcode which will give you access to view the full shortlist project details, including images, on the World Buildings Directory once all the finalists have been announced.

View the Full Shortlist

PLUS! Twelve big-picture architectural initiatives addressing some of the world’s most pressing challenges have won the first of this year’s WAF Awards!

The WAFX Award winners are all selected from entries to the Future Projects category in the WAF Awards Programme, for their ambition and scope.

Register for FREE for WAF Futures, sponsored by GROHE, to watch the WAFX winners present their projects followed by a conversation on the topic with our expert studio guests.

View the WAFX Winners

The Inside World Festival of Interiors shortlist has also been announced! Consisting of over 100 of the very best designed interior projects by some of the world's foremost design and architecture firms across more than 20 countries you can view the full list here.

Join the conversation #WAF2021 #WAFutures.

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.

"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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