Student Charrette

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WAF Student Charrette 2022 - 'Together'

The World Architecture Festival 2022 is coming to Lisbon, and we are inviting student teams to take part in a two-day charrette where they complete designs for a building or group of buildings which address the theme of ‘Together’.

Ideally teams should comprise 6 to 8 students from one school, plus one tutor chosen by the team. A maximum of eight teams will be selected to take part in the Charrette.

The application, should include a short synopsis of the project, and a few relevant images, together with the names of all participants, including the tutor, and their respective emails.

In order to be considered to be one of the 8 teams competing in the WAF Student Charrette 2022, we must receive the Team’s application by the 20th of October 2022.

Decision on the finalist teams will be made by the 30th of October, and all participants of these teams will receive will receive complimentary three-day delegate passes allowing them to attend the World Architecture Festival 2022.

All teams will need to be present at a briefing on the evening of Tuesday 29 November, where an additional task will be requested of each team. Judging of projects will take place on the morning of the 2nd of December 2022, and the winning team will be invited to the Gala Dinner and receive their award on stage. All other teams will receive a certificate of participation.

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Topics that could generate a programme for the building(s) and site, which should be in or near Lisbon include:

  • Buildings for debate and discussion – parliaments, town halls, universities, social spaces
  • Combining the solitary and the communal:
    • hospital
    • hotel
    • housing
    • office
    • public realm
  • Up close – the ever-present dilemmas around the intensity of clubland
  • Sports buildings/stadiums – synthesising proximity, safety and intensity
  • Performance – seating and ventilation strategies in the worlds of cinema and theatre
  • Shopping – restoring intimacy and pleasure to the worlds of retail and fashion
  • Contemplation – buildings based on religious or secular belief

In all cases, the programme should respond to thinking about health in the post- Covid world; the implications of climate change for architecture; and the inclusivity requirements of contemporary buildings.

Contact for submitting the application: