The WAF entry and judging process
Only at WAF are you judged by your peers, your heroes and the industry’s power players, all live at the Festival in Amsterdam. Submit your work in 35 categories across completed buildings or future projects.
2018 winners presentations, live from WAF
World Architecture Festival 2018 saw more award entrants than ever before. Judges were impressed by the high standard of projects and had difficult decision choosing the worthy winners.
Live Finalist Presentations
Why do architects enter WAF?
The World Architecture festival is the only event where all shortlisted architects present their projects live in crit rooms to their peers. WAF’s unique, rigorous judging process will strengthen your credibility and sets you apart from the competition. Our finalists, judges and attendees span the globe allowing you to develop an invaluable international network that you can seek advice from, partner with and win work from.
Watch the 2018 highlights film to discover why it is so important for architects from across the globe to enter the WAF awards.
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