28 - 30 November 2018, RAI Amsterdam

​Main Stage

​10.00 - Welcome to WAFX

Paul Finch, Programme Director, World Architecture Festival

  • The idea of performance
  • Looking back over the last decade
  • The WAFX awards programme

10.20 - 11.00 - KEYNOTE - Performance as space, time and architecture

Rafael Viñoly, Founder and Principal, Rafael Viñoly Architects

  • Rafael Viñoly is a former super-jury chair and keynote speaker at WAF
  • How does the concept of performance apply in his varied work?
  •  How does projects range from the Tokyo Forum complex include a temporary mobile performance space he is designing in Berlin.

11.10 - 11.50 - Performance in Context

Richard Francis-Jones, Design Director, Francis-Jones Morehen Thorp

  • Richard Francis-Jones is a multiple WAF award-winner
  • How does the approach to performance vary in his work?
  • Do we need to think about commercial buildings, residential and cultural as fundamentally different, or fundamentally similar?

12.00 - 12.40 - Performance spaces

Alison Brooks, Principal and Creative Director, Alison Brooks Architects
Jacob Kurek, Partner, Henning Larsen

  • Alison Brooks is the Architects' Journal architect of the year, and was the recent Women in Architecture winner
  • How do you assess success in the way residential projects work?
  • Jacob Kurek is Partner in charge of international projects at Henning Larsen, with substantial experience designing complex cultural projects and site-specific public works.
  • How to design successful performance spaces? What are the key factors behind award-winning concert halls and opera venues?

13.00 - 13.40 - Lunch time lecture

Francis Kéré, Principal and Founder, Kéré Architecture

14.20 - 15.00 - Performance & nature, a collaborative story

Christoph Hesse, Architect and Urban Designer, Christoph Hesse Architects

  • How can we successfully combine man-made environments with the natural?
  • What happens when international practices collaborate on the same programme?
  • What is the role of nature within buildings themselves?

15.10 - 15.50 - The Scenography of Space

The panel explores how the architecture of concert halls creates multi-faceted spaces for experience, but also asks critical questions about public space, how architecture can facilitate inclusiveness and accessibility to the arts, and the role culture plays in shaping the city. A panel of experts will review renowned case studies and discuss contemporary complexities of this building typology.

Andrés Ramirez, Managing Partner, PLANE-SITE in conversation with:

Tateo Nakajima, Acoustics and Theatre Designer, Arup
Michel Cova, Founder, Ducks Sceno
Jakob Kurek, Partner, Henning Larsen

16.00 - 16.40 - Digital Performance - London newly modelled

Jason Hawthorne, Director, and Gordon Ingram, Director, VU.CITY

How we developed the first fully interactive 3-D model of a major city (London)

  • The implications and possibilities of this technology for designers
  • How can planning perform better as a result of accurate city modelling?

16.50 - 17.30 - 30:70 Icons vs. Background. Textures of building surfaces

Sergei Tchoban, Partner, Tchoban Voss Architects

  • How can texture enhance the experience of building users?
  • What role does contrast play in establishing identity?
  • How does the idea of performance apply in buildings such as his Berlin Drawing Museum?

The lecture is dedicated to the German release of Sergei’s book “30:70. Architektur als Balanceakt”, written together with the renowned Russian architectural historian Vladimir Sedov

18.15 - 19.15 - Performative architecture: Robotics

Mathias Kohler, Co-Founder, Gramazio Kohler Architects

  • How will robotics affect the performance of the construction industry?
  • What are the implications of greater automation for architectural practice?
  • What design activities could be replaced by machines?

19.15 - 19.25 - Category winner announcements

​Festival Hall Stage

11.50 - 12.30 - WAFX winner presentation and discussion

​14.20 - 15.00 - Designing buildings to perform

Paul Bavister, Associate Director, Flanagan Lawrence

15.10 - 15.50 - Berlin Cube project

Kim Neilsen, Founder and Principal, 3XN

16.00 - 16.40 - Performative architecture: Energy and carbon

Simon Sturgis, Managing Director, Sturgis Carbon Profiling

​16.50 - 17.30 - WAF Book Club

Professor David Dunster
Patrick Bellew

Moderator: Jeremy Melvin

​INSIDE 2017 Stage

12.00 - 12.40 - The spatial language of performance

  • The geometry of drama and how it shapes the city
  • Auditorium and stage and how they coexist
  • Up close at the cinema; framing and the framed
  • Enveloping the user in performative experience

Nigel Coates, Creative Director, INSIDE World Festival of Interiors

14.00 - 14.40 - Interior as a performance

  • Visible Invisible
  • Inside Outside
  • Pop-up as a Performance

Annabel Karim Kassar, Founder, AKK Architects

15.00 - 15.40 - A sense of theatre

  • How design creates a complete movie-viewing experience
  • Coexistence of aesthetics and functionality
  • The role of design in reviving cinema industry

Virginia Lung, Co-Founder, One Plus Partnership

16.00 - 16.40 - Shop till you drop

  • Retail as leisure and pleasure
  • Shopping and the promenade
  • Appealing to the senses: colour, sound and light

Shabbar Sagarwala, Principle, Eight Inc
Shanwei Weng, AN Design

17.00 - 17.40 - Design & Pathos

Synthesizing his readings and studies in music, sociology, philosophy, semiology, architecture and linguistics, Koray Malhan talks about his inspirations and the philosophy behind Koleksiyon designs

Koray Malhan, Chief Design Officer, Koleksiyon

​Main Stage

10.15 - Welcome

Paul Finch, Programme Director, World Architecture Festival

​10.20 - 11.00 - Intergrated performance - the World of WOHA

Richard Hassell and Wong Mun Summ, Founders of WOHA

  • How can different aspects of performance be integrated in significant housing projects?
  • How can landscape improve and enhance buildings and public spaces?
  • How can designers balance individual user desire with community values?

11.10 - 11.50 - Movement spaces

Charlotte Skene Catling, Co Founder, Catling de la Pena Architects, and Andrew Whalley, Deputy Chairman, Grimshaw Architects

  • Narratives and movement / choreography in relation to space. The Fidelio performance as a site specific piece, staged in a former Gulag in Siberia.
  • What happens at the scale of Disney's Tomorrowland in Shanghai?
  • Does performance have the same meaning in small and large projects?

12.00 - 12.40 - Starchitecture and the city

Davide Ponzini, Associate Professor of Urban Planning, Politecnico di Milano, and Michele Nastasi, Photographer

  • How the world of ‘starchitecture’ is homogenising cities globally
  • What is the impact of the same towers everywhere?
  • What lessons could we take from the visual mess that often results?

13.00 - 13.40 - ​Lunch time lecture

Salute the heroes - Sir Peter Cook, Architect

In Defence Of The Big Personality - Sir Peter Cook, Architect

14.20 - 15.00 - Designing Spaces for Music

Jason Flanagan, Design Director, Flanagan Lawrence

The crisis of middle-ground architecture

Andrew Todd, Director, Studio Andrew Todd

15.10 - 15.40 - Transforming environmental performance

Manit and Sonali Rastogi, Co-Founders, MORPHOGENESIS

  • Can exemplary environmental performance be achieved in a climate such as India's?
  • What strategies can make a truly significant difference?
  • What performance measurements are relevant in assessing results?

16.00 - 16.40 - Louisa Hutton, Founding Partner, Sauerbruch Hutton

16.50 - 17.30 - Performing, performative, performance - an architectural comparison

Professor Stephen Gage, Professor of Innovative Technology, University College London and Fiona Zisch, PhD student, University College London

  • What roles can architecture play in respect of the broad idea of performance?
  • How do buildings play a part in the stage-set of the city?
  • What is the effect of different design attitudes to temporary and permanent?

18.15 - 19.15 - KEYNOTE- The Elbphilharmonie, Hamburg, discussed

Pierre de Meuron, Founding Partner, Herzog & de Meuron, and Charles Jencks, Architecture Critic and Theorist

  • Critic Charles Jencks will present the recently completed Elbphilharmonie in Hamburg; Pierre de Meuron will respond to the presentation in a 'performance' where the role of critic and architect are reversed

19.15 - 19.25 - Category winner announcements

​Festival Hall Stage

10.40 – 11.20 - Performative architecture – social ritual and public space

Design conceived as street theatre
​Creating a performance space as part of our social ritual

John Marx, Form 4 Architecture
Will Alsop, Director, ALL Design

11.30 - 12.10 - Performance and technology

Michael Seum, Chief Designer, Grohe
John Kubassek, President, Engineered Assemblies

​14.20 - 15.20 - NICHE PANEL: Educational Performance

In this panel we want the three professors of the three Berlin universities that teach architecture explain the main emphasis of their educational profile and debate their teaching ideas and methods to prepare their students for their future work life.

Moderator:

Professor Jörg Stollmann is an architect and urban researcher based in Zurich and Berlin. He is co-founder of urbaninform.

Panellists:

Professor Bettina Götz, UDK (Universität der Künste Berlin) is an architect and has been Professor of Design and Building Construction at Berlin University of the Arts since 2006. In 1985 she founded ARTEC Architekten with Richard Manahl in Vienna and won the Prize of the City of Vienna for Architecture in 2005. In October 2017 she was appointed Member of the Advisory Board for Urban Development and Planning for the City of Vienna.

Professor Robert Demel is the head of the Department of Sustainable Building at Beuth Hochschule für Technik Berlin. He is concerned with making the process of planning transparent, so that the architectural development and the performance of a building interlock efficiently.

Matthias Von Ballestrem is a guest professor at the TU Berlin since 2013. Besides his work for the Chair for Construction and Design by Prof. Regine Leibinger he runs his architecture office Studio Ballestrem.

15.30 - 16.10 - Disruptive Design: Sensor technology

Building technology that responds to behaviour and movement

Nick Tyler, Chadwick Professor of Civil Engineering, UCL

16.20 - 16.40 - Dynamic Future of Facades

Bruce Nicol, Head of Global Design Merck Window Technologies

16.50 - 17.30 - Specifying Automation in Buildings

David Shephard, Project & Specification Engineer: Building Automation, Door Entry & Security, ABB

  • What to know about building automation when consulting a client
  • How to clearly point out the advantages of smart technologies in buildings
  • How to tailor simple & elegant user interfaces to suit various applications such as office, home and hotel projects.
  • How complex control solutions can be affordable even on projects with tight budgets.

​INSIDE 2017 Stage

12.00 - 12.40 - Designing for performance

  • What are the particular challenges of performance interiors?
  • How technology and materials are helping innovative design
  • Combining physical, spatial and digital

Paul Bavister, Associate Director, Flanagan Lawrence
William Lim, Managing Director, CL3 Architects

14.00 - 14.40 - Performance Space , curated by NICHE

This panel introduces three artists who work on the intersection between architecture and performance. Panellists will exchange their views on the relation between space and art.

Moderator:

Christina Landbrecht  is an art historian. As a Caroline von Humboldt stipend, she is currently completing her dissertation titled "Potential and Problem of Artistic Research". She also works as a freelance art critic for art magazines and national radio stations. In 2015, she founded the French-German network L'espace feminin to foster the exchange between women working in fields such as art history, cultural studies, sociology, architecture and city planning.

Panellists:

Jean-Pascal Flavien researches the impact of architecture on the realm of experience by constructing unusual but usable spaces, such as the folding house (2016) at Nouveau Musée National de Monaco.

Nile Koetting works with a diverse range of media. He explores new perceptions of resonance and sensing through pieces such as "Sustainable Hours” (2016), which appeared at Maison Hermes Le Forum Tokyo etc.

Isabel Lewis stages so-called »Occasions« in institutions such as Palais de Tokyo or Kunshalle Basel that resemble social gatherings while the immersive environments recruit every sensory perception of the audience.

15.00 - 15.40 - Performance and audiences

  • Designing for collective experience
  • Religion, theatre and civic facilities
  • Intimacy and social sharing compared

Jaime Oliver, Director, OHLAB/Oliver Hernaiz Architecture Lab
Rossana Hu, Founding Partner, Neri & Hu

16.00 - 16.40 - Moving parts: the set as interior and interior as set

  • Seeing interiors through a lens: the world of set design for film
  • Creating scenarios in the real world – the office as performance space
  • Furniture as scenery

Eisuke Tachikawa, Director, Nosigner

16.40 – 17.20 - Scenographic Spaces – or how to make architecture talk

Scenographic architecture is dynamic space with distinctive character or a choreographed sequence of spaces following a narrative thread. Scenography is a contemporary, multidisciplinary and holistic design discipline, that makes use of the dramatic structures in literature, theatre, opera, audio, drama and film. This structures are reflected by dramatized parcours that takes into account the altered cognitive bearing of the recipients and subsequently reflects upon interface between space and people. Good scenography creates spaces of poetic resistance. When yet these staged spaces become the messenger or interpreting medium, we use the term "narrative space" – this is when architecture starts talking. The different aspects of scenographic architecture will be exemplified by featuring projects of ATELIER BRUECKNER such as the Cyclebowl Pavilion (Expo Hannover, 2000), the BMW Museum (Munich, 2008), the National Maritime Museum (Amsterdam, 2011), the smac (Chemnitz, 2015) or the Grand Egyptian Museum (Cairo–Gizeh 2018).

Prof. Ruth Berktold,Founder, YES Architecture

17.30 – 17.40 - Design as spectacle

  • Art, architecture, design, fashion – a fluid world
  • City life – the streetscape as interior
  • Design as performance, products as performers

Fabio Novembre

​Main Stage

9.40 - 13.10 - World Building of the Year

13.10 - 13.40 - Lunch time lecture

Citymaking

Sir Terry Farrell, Principle, Farrells

14.00 - 17.00 - World Building of the Year

​17.40 - 18.40 - Shaping Space - Disruption, Imagination, and Possibility in the Urban Environment

Kim Cook, Director of Art & Civic Engagement, Burning Man

In this talk Kim Cook, Burning Man Project’s Director of Art & Civic Engagement, explores how the culture of Burning Man sits within the larger context of the urban commons and reflects on the strategies both temporary and permanent that can alter the human experience in our cities and places of inhabitance.

Festival Hall Stage

10.40 - 11.40 - NICHE PANEL: The Future of Architecture

Speaker will make a brief 5-minute presentation sharing insights into their very diverse spatial practices, followed by a discussion on the hot topics that architects face now and in the future.

Moderator: Ludwig Engel works as a futurist and urbanist on questions dealing with long-term strategy, the future city and urban utopias. He currently teaches Strategic Foresight and Futurology at University of Fine Arts Berlin and the Architecture Design Innovation Program at Technical University Berlin.

Panellists:

Johanna Meyer-Grohbrügge, Architect, June14 - After graduating from the ETH Zürich she worked for SANAA in Tokyo for five years. In 2010 she founded the office June14 Meyer-Grohbrügge & Chermayeff and in 2015 Büro Johanna Meyer-Grohbrügge. Johanna is a guest professor at DIA Dessau. She also taught at Columbia GSAPP, the Northeastern University Boston and the Washington University St. Louis.

Daria Grouhi, Director, Kühn Malvezzi - The German-Iranian architect was trained at the Technical University Berlin and London’s Metropolitan University. Daria Grouhi is a guest critic at TU Berlin. In 2010 Daria joined Kuehn Malvezzi architects and is now one of the three female directors of the practice.

Anna Heilgmeir, Planner and Architect

In teaching and researching Anna’s focus lays on the built space as common property, cooperative and collective models for living forms and their production, reproduction and the risk of external levy. She is cofounder of the planning and research cooperative coop.disco. Since 2016 she is teaching at the CUD, Chair for Urban Design and Urbanization, at the TU-Berlin.

11.50 – 12.30 - Emerging Architect Winner

This year’s Emerging Architect winner will discuss their winning project with Jeremy Melvin, Curator, World Architect Festival, and Manon Mollard, deputy editor, the Architectural Review

14.20 – 15.00 - Shortlisted Emerging Architects

Finalists will share presentations on their shortlisted projects

Moderator: Manon Mallard, Deputy Editor, Architectural Review

15.10 – 15.50 - Shortlisted Emerging Architects

Finalists will share presentations on their shortlisted projects

Moderator: Jeremy Melvin, Curator, World Architect Festival

16.00 – 16.40 - Shortlisted Emerging Architects

Finalists will share presentations on their shortlisted projects

Moderator: Manon Mallard, Deputy Editor, Architectural Review

​INSIDE Stage

World Interior of the Year, Supported by Miele

10.00 - 10.20 - Bars and Restaurants

10.20 - 10.40 - Retail

10.40 - 11.00 - Offices

11.00 - 11.20 - Hotels

11.40 - 12.00 - Residential - sponsored by Miele

12.00 - 12.20 - Creative Re-Use

12.20 - 12.40 - Civic, Culture and Transport

12.40 - 13.00 - Health and Education

13.00 - 13.20 - Display

WAF Main Stage

World Building of the Year – supported by GROHE

09.40 - 10.00 - House

10.00 - 10.20 - Housing - supported by GROHE

10.20 - 10.40 - Production, Energy and Recycling

10.40 - 11.00 - New and Old

11.00 - 11.20 - Civic and Community

11.30 - 11.50 - Display

11.50 - 12.10 - Mixed Use - supported by ABB and Busch-Jaeger

12.10 - 12.30 - Office

12.30 - 12.50 - Health

12.50 - 13.10 - Schools

14.00 - 14.20 - Transport

14.20 - 14.40 - Sport

14.40 - 15.00 - Hotel and Leisure - supported by GROHE

15.00 - 15.20 - Religion

15.20 - 15.40 - Shopping

15.40 - 16.00 - Higher Education and Research

16.20 - 16.40 - Villa

16.40 – 17.00 - Culture

​Crit Room 11

Future Project of the Year, supported by ABB and Busch-Jaeger

10.00 - 10.20 - Education

10.20 - 10.40 - Infrastructure

10.40 - 11.00 - Commercial Mixed-Use – supported by Miele

11.00 - 11.20 - Masterplanning

11.40 - 12.00 - Competition Entries

12.00 - 12.20 - Health

12.20 - 12.40 - Leisure Led Development

12.40 - 13.00 - Culture

14.00 - 14.20 - Civic

14.20 - 14.40 - Residential - supported by Grohe

14.40 - 15.00 - Experimental

15.00 - 15.20 - Office

15.40- 16.00 - House

​Crit Room 6

Landscape of the Year

10.00 - 10.20 - Bostanl Sea Square, Izmir, Turkey

Studio Evren Basbug Architects

10.20 - 10.40 - Yishun Nature Park, Yishun, Singapore

ONG&ONG

10.40 - 11.00 - Cleveland & Co, Sydney, Australia

Dangar Group + Black Beetle + SJB

11.00 - 11.20 - Mapletee Business City II, Singapore

Shma Company

11.40 - 12.00 - The Recovered Archaelogical Landscape of Chengtoushan, China

Turenscape

12.00 - 12.20 - Willinga Park, Bawley Point, Australia

Cox Architecture

12.20 - 12.40 - Garden of the Mind, Berlin, Germany

P Landscape

12.40 - 13.00 - Noble Ploenchit, Bangkok, Thailand

P Landscape

14.00 - 14.20 - Bostanl Footbridge & Sunset Lounge, Izmir, Turkey

Studio Evren Basbug Architects

14.20 - 14.40 - Oxygen Park, Doha, Qatar

AECOM

14.40 - 15.00 - Oasia Downtown Hotel, Singapore

STX Landscape Architects

10.00 - 10.20 - Bars and Restaurants

10.20 - 10.40 - Retail

10.40 - 11.00 - Offices

11.00 - 11.20 - Hotels

11.40 - 12.00 - Residential - sponsored by Miele

12.00 - 12.20 - Creative Re-Use

12.20 - 12.40 - Civic, Culture and Transport

12.40 - 13.00 - Health and Education

13.00 - 13.20 - Display

​Crit Room 3

Small Project of the Year

10.00 - 10.20 - The Smile, London, UK

Alison Brooks Architects

10.20 - 10.40 - Urban Rigger, Copenhagen, Denmark

BIG – Bjarke Ingels Group

10.40 - 11.00 - The Cutting Edge Pharmacy, Himeji City, Japan

Matsuya Art Works/KTX archiLAB

11.00 - 11.20 - Streetlight Tagpuro, Tacloban, Philippines

Eriksson Furunes + Leandro V.Locsin Partners

11.40 - 12.00 - HouseBoat, Poole, Dorset, UK

Mole Architects (Executive Architect: Rebecca Granger Architects)

12.00 - 12.20 - Alex Monroe Worksop, London, UK

DSDHA

12.20 - 12.40 - Mrs Fan’s Plugin House, Beijing, China

People’s Architecture Office

12.40 - 13.00 - Tent House, Auckland, New Zealand

Chris Tate Architecture

14.00 - 14.20 - 580 George Street Café and Integrated Lobby, Sydney, Australia

Francis-Jones Morehen Thorp

14.20 - 14.40 - Insect Hotel, El Masnou, Barcelona, Spain

Batlle I Roig Arquitectura

14.40 - 15.00 - Digital Ornithology, Ribe, Denmark

Jason Bruges Studio

​Crit Room 15

Best Use of Colour, supported by Eastman

10.00 - 10.20 - Fitzroy Crossing Renal Hostel, Australia

Iredale Pedersen Hook Architects

10.20 - 10.40 - Tuchfabrik, Berlin, Germany

Tchoban Voss Architekten

10.40 - 11.00 - Printemps Haussmann, Paris, France

UUfie

11.00 - 11.20 - Elizabeth Quay Gelato Kiosk, Perth, Australia

Iredale Pedersen Hook Architects

11.40 - 12.00 - Mercers Walk, London, UK

Ian Ritchie Architects

12.00 - 12.20 - The Chapel of St Benedict and St Scholastica, Pambujan, Philippines

WTA Architecture and Design Studio

12.20 - 12.40 - New Scotland Yard, London, UK

Allford Hall Monaghan Morris

12.40 - 13.00 - Sol Plaatje University Building C002, Kimberley, South Africa

Savage + Dodd Architects

​Crit Room 7

Iran Special Prize

10.00 - 10.20 - Zafaraniyeh Commercial Project, Tehran

Emerat-E-Khorshid

10.20 - 10.40 - The Pause, Shiraz

Ashari Architects

11.00 - 11.20 - Chasht Restaurant – 2000$ Restaurant, Tehran, Iran

L.E.D Architects

11.20 - 11.40 - Ham Saye Apartment (The Neighbor)

Razan Architects

11.40 - 12.00 - Ham Saye Apartment (The Neighbor) Tehran, Iran

Razan Architects

12.00 - 12.20 - White Bird Park, Tehran, Iran

Ero Architects

12.20 - 12.40 - Pars Hospital, Tehran, Iran

New Wave Architecture

12.40 - 13.00 - Riwas Restaurant, Tehran, Iran

Persian Garden Studio

Crit Room 9

The Merck Crystal Pavilion

10.20 - 10.40 - School of Planning and Architecture, Bhopal - Dream Matrix

10.40 - 11.00 - Permana Universitas Islam Indonesia - Inside (?)

11.00 - 11.20 - Royal College of Art - The Glass "Haut"

11.40 - 12.00 - RCA - Close Encounters Of A Glass Kind

12.00 - 12.20 - Städelschule Architecture Class - Manifested Shades

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