Now in its 15th year, the annual World Architecture Festival (WAF) is the ONLY global architectural prize where all shortlisted entrants present their projects live to the jury and receive instant, career-enhancing feedback.
Why enter WAF?
- Your project will gain worldwide acclaim by featuring on the World Buildings Directory and in international media.
- Join an exclusive, global network of industry professionals that you can learn from, partner with, and win work from.
- Winning a prestigious yellow trophy after our unique, rigorous judging process will strengthen your international credibility
- The perfect platform to share and recognise your team’s outstanding architectural achievements on a public stage.
It's time to start your WAF journey
Extended entry deadline: 27 May 2022
The World Buildings Directory is the only place to view all the projects entered into past and present awards. The site includes some of the most innovative and ground-breaking designs in the world.
Click here to browse the most innovative projects from across the globe entered into the World Architecture Festival Awards & Inside World Festival of Interiors Awards.
WAF hosts a series of special prizes awarded to projects from the main shortlist. Click here to view the 2022 prizes including WAFX, The Drawing Prize, Visualisation Prize, Lisbon Prize, Best Use of Certified Timber, International Building Beauty Prize, Best Use of Natural Light Prize, Architectural Photography Awards and many more.
The Word Architecture Festival is a rare if not unique occasion bringing together a large number of the finest architects from around the world under one roof, to exchange and share ideas and to learn from each other.
The presenters and speakers were an incredible who's who of the architectural and interior world. Nothing like getting all your networking for a year done in three days!
It's good to know what's happening around the world and what other people are doing in other parts of the world.
Winning the WAF award has given credibility and respect to the work of the practice, an unquestionable kudos which speaks for itself - we are taken seriously and shown respect.
It has been amazing to be part of an award-winning team. When you look across the range and quality of projects put forward for the WAF Awards, to be shortlisted and then become associated with the overall winner is a momentous achievement for us.
Great opportunity to connect with international architects and understand what happens in the global context.
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 dinner offer excellent opportunities to network. WAF is the most inclusive cross-border event on the architectural horizon!
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