Live awards crits

In a truly unique format, WAF features live crit presentations from all of the award finalists

All shortlisted architects will present their designs to an international judging panel. Each day there will be up to 17 crits running at any one time, all running to a finely tuned schedule so you can jump from one to the other. Hear the inside story on hundreds of projects, from schools to cinemas, museums to mosques. These live presentations are what make the festival a unique experience for all of our delegates.

How does the judging work?

  • The category judging takes place on the first two days of the festival
  • Each category has a panel of three international judges
  • Each presentation takes place in one of the 17 "crit rooms" that delegates can freely watch
  • All presentations take 10 minutes and juries have eight minutes to ask questions and discuss the project with the architect
  • Once all of the category finalists have presented, the judges decide on a winner
  • Category winners are announced at the end of each day on the Main Stage
  • The category winners go on to present to the Super Jury on the final day for the four ‘best-in-show’ awards covering Completed Buildings; Interiors; Future Projects; and Landscape

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