Resources

Resources

14 February 2018 |
Entry Resources

WAF generate more than 700 news articles in more than 40+ countries each year. Including The FT, Al Jazeera, Huffington Post and many more. Take a look at a few of the 2017 press coverage highlights.

World Architecture Festival 2018 Entry Guide

14 February 2018 |
Entry Resources

The WAF Awards are recognised by architects and clients alike. WAF is where your work gains international exposure and where you can make global connections.

14 February 2018 |
Video

Watch ACME present their project live at WAF 2017 where they were later named the Shopping - Completed Building winner.

14 February 2018 |
Video

Watch Savage + Dodd Architects present their project live, they were later named the Higher Education & Research Completed Building winner 2017.

14 February 2018 |
Video

Watch Alison Brooks Architects present their project ‘The Smile’ live to the Jury, they were later named the Display - Completed Building winner 2017.

14 February 2018 |
Video

Watch The Chinese University of Hong Kong present their project live, where they were later named World Building of the Year 2017!

13 February 2018 |
Video

Discover what WAF attendees had to say about the Festival and why it is the must attend event in the architectural calendar

13 February 2018 |
Video

Watch the entries highlight video to discover what the WAF awards are like and to get a glimpse of the famous live judging

25 January 2018 |
Video

Hear directly from WAF sponsors and exhibitors about their WAF experience

7 December 2017

Please register your interest for the forthcoming event below and we will get in touch with details.

10 November 2017

Please register your interest for the forthcoming event below and we will get in touch with details.

WAF App - How to guide

30 October 2017

How to use the WAF App 2017 and why you should download for free today!

2017 Festival Guide

25 October 2017

2018 Partnership Pack

20 October 2017

Download the 2018 Partnership Pack to discover how you can participate in the largest global gathering of the architectural elite.

13 October 2017

Read an exclusive article written by Paul Finch for the Architects' Journal on how the WAFX research findings will impact the future of architecture.

WAFX Research

13 October 2017

To celebrate our 10th anniversary, the World Architecture Festival has commissioned research conducted with over 1000 architects from across the world, to discover the biggest challenges and opportunities affecting the industry in the next ten years.

14 September 2017

Housing and the urban block

14 September 2017 |
Video

Housing, Energy and Construction

24 August 2017 |
Conference Resources

WAF is pleased to annouce that following the success of the WAF 2016 Tour Programme, we have added new tours available for WAF 2017.

21 August 2017 |
Audio / Podcast

Housing and the urban block

21 August 2017

Housing, Energy and Construction

21 August 2017 |
Audio / Podcast

Global Housing Update - India

• Understanding the changing face of Indian housing
• The triumph of density
• Driving for quality across income groups

21 August 2017 |
Audio / Podcast

Housing and longevity – the new aging
Empowerment communities’ provide scalable support to inhabitants, enabling cradle-to-grave housing. Are occupiers and clients ready to take on board new approaches and housing typologies?

8 August 2017

8 August 2017

4 August 2017

4 August 2017

26 July 2017 |
Conference Resources

View the full list of 2017 finalists and start planning who you will see present their project live at the festival.

Finalist Logo

26 June 2017

22 June 2017 |
Conference Resources

The World Architecture Festival takes place this November at Arena Berlin. At the heart of the festival sits the Festival Hall where architects and designers go to be inspired for their next project.

10 May 2017 |
Audio / Podcast

OHLAB
Group8Asia
Smart Design Studio

Chair: Paul Finch, Director, World Architecture Festival

10 May 2017 |
Audio / Podcast

Can a housing system designed and built for shanty towns around Cape Town also provide housing in Berlin? This session will raise fundamental questions about architecture’s potential to provide long-term solutions in two very different economic and cultural contexts.

2016 Winners Book

4 May 2017 |
Entry Resources

Download the 2016 winners book to browse all of the winners from last year's festival, including images and descriptions. Plus read an exclusive preview of the 2017 festival where the theme will be 'Perforamance'.

Niche WAF 2017 Architect Tours

18 April 2017 |
Conference Resources

WAF’s Berlin city tours conducted by local specialists Niche, open up new Berlin perspectives by presenting cutting-edge art spaces and hard-to-find architecture gems. View the full itinerary.

17 March 2017 |
Audio / Podcast

Hotels & Leisure - Completed Buildings: Aim Architecture, Fushengyu Hotspring Resort, Mianyang, China

17 March 2017

Housing - Completed Buildings: Babin+Renaud, Aluminium Tip, Paris, France

Listen to the 2016 completed building category winners as they present their project live to the World Building of the Year Super Jury on the final day of the festival in November.

2016 Super Jury:

17 March 2017 |
Audio / Podcast

House - Completed Buildings Winner Presentaion: OHLAB / Oliver Hernaiz Architecture Lab, House MM, Palma de Mallorca, Spain

17 March 2017 |
Audio / Podcast

New technology in today's homes:

• How will our homes connect with the internet of things?
• Labour saving or pleasure making?
• What are the implications for interiors space?

17 March 2017 |
Audio / Podcast

A 'household name' in architecture gives their take on the ideal house.

Monica von Schmalensee - White Arkitekter

17 March 2017 |
Audio / Podcast

According to the World Urbanization Prospects published by the United Nations (UN) in 2014, in the next three decades the global urban population will increase by 2,5 billion. So, where will all these people live? What sort of housing and cities will they occupy?

2 March 2017 |
Entry Resources

All entrants have to include entry board artwork consisting of images, plans and text about their projects. Download the 2016 World Building of the Year entry board for an example of an award-winning entry board.

22 February 2017 |
Entry Resources

15 February 2017 |
Press Releases

WAF generate more than 500 news articles in more than 60 countries each year. Including The FT, Dezeen and CNN. Take a look at a few of the 2016 press coverage highlights.

19 January 2017 |
Video

In this exclusive movie, designer Weng Shang Wei explains how he achieved the deep, uniform shade of black inside the Hangzhou fashion store that was named World Interior of the Year at Inside 2016 last month.

17 January 2017 |
Video

In our an exclusive movie from this year's World Architecture Festival, Grant Bailey of Isthmus explains how the Auckland firm's award-winning Kopupaka Reserve was informed by local Maori culture.

17 January 2017 |
Video

In an interview by Dezeen, architect Ann Lau explains how Australian firm Hayball plans to create collaborative learning spaces in the Melbourne school that was named Future Project of the Year last month.

17 January 2017 |
Video

In this exclusive movie by Dezeen, Polish architect Robert Konieczny discusses the hybrid form of his National Museum in Szczecin, which was crowned World Building of the Year 2016.

9 January 2017 |
Audio / Podcast

Berlin reconsidered (Live from World Architecture Festival 2016 in Berlin)

9 January 2017 |
Audio / Podcast

What’s changed? How we live now, how will we live tomorrow?

9 January 2017 |
Audio / Podcast

Keynote: Superliving - from exclusive to inclusive (Live from World Architecture Fe

9 January 2017 |
Audio / Podcast

Keynote: Patrik Schumacher, ‘Housing as architecture’ (Live from World Architecture Festival 2016 in Berlin)

3 January 2017 |
Video

World Architecture Festival 2016 took place on the 16-18 November at Arena Berlin. 

WAF is the only annual live event that celebrates architecture from across the globe. Attracting over 2,000 architects from 65 countries, 

19 December 2016 |
Video

World Architecture Festival 2016 took place on the 16-18 November at Arena Berlin. 

WAF is the only annual live event that celebrates architecture from across the globe. Attracting over 2,000 architects from 65 countries, 

19 December 2016 |
Video

World Architecture Festival 2016 took place on the 16-18 November at Arena Berlin. More than 410 finalists presented live to a panel of international commentators and architects over three days. 

16 December 2016

Download the 2017 sponsorship pack to learn more about the opportunities available for the 2017 festival in November.

12 December 2016

Complete the form below to register your interest for 2017.

17 November 2016

Download the Thursday guide for a complete list of crit schedules and highlights of day 2 at WAF!

16 November 2016

Download a full list of the Wednesday finalist presentations.

27 October 2016

Complete the form below to download the current WAF 2016 delegate list.

23 September 2016 |
Entry Resources

Complete the form below to download the interactive day-by-day guide including exclusive features, the programme and details on the parties taking place across the festival! 

19 September 2016 |
Conference Resources

Complete the form below to download the INSIDE World Festival of Interiors programme printable version.

19 September 2016 |
Conference Resources

Complete the form below to download the Festival Hall programme printable version.

19 September 2016 |
Conference Resources

Complete the form below to download the WAF main stage programme printable version.

22 July 2016

Download the 2016 event brochure by completing the form below for the full conference programme, the 2016 shortlist, details on the Festival Hall, architectural tours and fringe events plus more!

17 June 2016

Download the PDF for Festival Pass details and prices for both WAF and INSIDE Festival

12 April 2016 |
Resources

Published by our Media Partner The Architectural Review, the World Architecture Festival 2016 book includes full details of the winners of last year’s awards while looking forward to the 2016 event, held in Berlin

12 April 2016 |
Audio / Podcast

Topic: Calmer Singapore

18 March 2016 |
Entry Resources

Increase your visibility worldwide – the awards generate more than 500 news articles including coverage on Al Jazeera, CNN, The Financial Times and Der Spiegel. View last year’s coverage highlights here.

11 March 2016 |
Resources

Download the 2016 sponsorship pack to learn more about the sponsorship packages available to your business.

Entry Guide 2016

9 March 2016 |
Resources

Download the attached entry guide for full details on how to enter your work in to the 2016 WAF Awards. Including key dates, the judging process and more.

 

3 March 2016 |
Audio / Podcast

Topic: The evolution of public space

  • What is the future for public space in an age of social media and virtual relationships?

  • Public access to private buildings: balancing ownership, access and control

29 February 2016 |
Resources

World Architecture Festival (WAF) kommt nach Berlin
Das weltweit größte internationale Architekturfestival wird vom 16-18 November in der Arena Berlin stattfinden

25 February 2016 |
Press Releases

Download the press release about the WAF 2016 venue announcement 

11 February 2016 |
Entry Resources

The WAF Awards are now open for entries. Take a look at our one-page guide to learn how to enter, key dates for your diary and how the judging process works.

10 February 2016 |
Audio / Podcast

Charles Jencks, Author, Critic, Sculptor and Landscape Architect  - Keynote: WAF 2015

Topic: On Singapore and its lessons for world architecture

2 February 2016 |
Audio / Podcast

Women In Architecture at WAF 2015 in association with The Architectural Review

Four leading women architects share their personal experiences and discuss the challenges and opportunities facing women in the global profession.

2 February 2016 |
Audio / Podcast

Alex McDowell WAF 2015 Keynote: Building worlds - future reality, not science fiction

2 February 2016 |
Video

Alex McDowell WAF 2015 Keynote: Building worlds - future reality, not science fiction

20 January 2016

AR's editor Christine Murray interviews Will Alsop from All Design Architects as he paints live at World Architecture Festival 2015.

20 January 2016

Charles Jencks, Author, Critic, Sculptor and Landscape Architect at the World Architecture Festival 2015.

Keynote: On Singapore and its lessons for world architecture
Fifty years of growth, transformation and experimentation

 

20 January 2016

Hear from Alex McDowell, Creative Director at 5D Global Studio at the World Architecture Festival 2015.

Keynote: Building worlds: future reality, not science fiction

20 January 2016 |
Video

World Architecture Festival 2015 took place on the 4 - 6 November at Marina Bay Sands, Singapore and welcomed more than 2000 architects from 65 countries.

20 January 2016 |
Video

World Architecture Festival 2015 took place on the 4-6 November at Marina Bay Sands, Singapore. The festival welcomed more than 2000 architects from 65 countries.

Take a look at the festival highlights video for a taste of what to expect at WAF 2016 in Berlin!

20 January 2016 |
Video

World Architecture Festival 2015 took place at Marina Bay Sands, Singapore and ended with a glittering Gala Dinner to announce the overall winners including the World Building of the Year Winner - The Interlace by OMA.

WAF 2016 sponsorship brochure

3 November 2015 |
Sponsor & Exhibitor Case Studies

21 October 2015 |
Conference Resources

The world is talking about WAF. View a few of the top media stories surrounding this year's festival, including links to the full stories.

14 September 2015 |
Conference Resources

With WAF just around the corner, here are some of Caro's top tips for a succesful and inspiring visit this year.

20 August 2015 |
Conference Resources

This year’s World Architecture Festival is bigger than ever before and with so much going on across the three days it can be hard to know where to focus your time.

23 July 2015 |
Video

Hear from Bas Ten Brinke, CEO at the Dutch design studio 70F architecture discuss his experience of World Architecture Festival

23 July 2015

Tips and guidelines for the 2015 finalists. Download the PDF for the technical guidelines for your WAF finalist presentation.

23 July 2015 |
Entry Resources

Tops and guidelines for the 2015 finalists. Download the PDF for the technical guidelines for your WAF finalist presentation.

15 May 2015 |
Video

Watch John Choi from Australian practice CHROFI, winners of winner of Production, Energy and Recycling Project of the Year at WAF 2014 describe how his practice has benefited since winning a WAF award.

8 May 2015 |
Entry Resources

The Architectural Review WAF Supplement.

Do you need inspiration for your WAF 2015 entry? Then take a look at a full book of the 2014 winners complete with images and description of each of the winners from the 2014 awards.

 

7 May 2015 |
Video

Part 2 - What should the new government be prioritising in respect of the built environment?

5 May 2015 |
Video

What should the new government be prioritising in respect of the built environment?

30 April 2015 |
Resources

Download the WAF London Sponsorship information to learn more about how you can be involved in this brand new event.

25 March 2015 |
Video

Michael Heenan from Allen Jack+Cottier shares his WAF experience as a winner and judge.

25 March 2015 |
Video

18 March 2015 |
Entry Resources

Download the WAF 2015 entries brochure including a step by step guide on how to enter.

4 March 2015 |
Video

26 February 2015 |
Conference Resources

Learn more about the WAF 2015 sponsor and exhibitor opportunities available to you.

28 January 2015 |
Entry Resources

26 January 2015 |
2014 Media Coverage

26 January 2015 |
2014 Media Coverage

26 January 2015 |
2014 Media Coverage

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2014 Media Coverage

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2014 Media Coverage

26 January 2015 |
2014 Media Coverage

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2014 Media Coverage

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2014 Media Coverage

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2014 Media Coverage

26 January 2015 |
2014 Media Coverage

26 January 2015 |
2014 Media Coverage

26 January 2015 |
2014 Media Coverage

26 January 2015 |
2014 Media Coverage

26 January 2015 |
2014 Media Coverage

26 January 2015 |
2014 Media Coverage

20 August 2014

The secret to green customer engagement

20 August 2014 |
Whitepaper

World Architecture Festival Keynote Speakers

14 August 2014 |
Conference Resources

6 August 2014 |
Conference Resources

4 July 2014 |
Conference Resources

WAF interviews Nicola Leonardi, Editor-in-chief of The Plan at Milan Salone 2014

23 April 2014 |
Video

Nicola Leonardi Founder and Editor-in-chief of The Plan gives his thoughts on how architects can use wood to “create new volume, new architecture and new pieces of industrial design” and what he will be looking for when judging the Wood Excellence Prize at WAF.

WAF interviews David Venables from AHEC at Milan Salone 2014

23 April 2014 |
Video

David Venables, European Director of The American Hardwood Export Council discusses new techniques for timber construction and prefabrication of timber for whole buildings that are leading to the “timber revolution”.

28 March 2014 |
Winner Case Studies

Pencil Office
A Simple Factory Building
Singapore

28 March 2014 |
Winner Case Studies

Koning Eizenberg Architecture
28th Street Apartments
USA

27 March 2014 |
Entry Resources

Al Jazeera news report about World Architecture Festival 2013

18 February 2014 |
Video

Al Jazeera news report about World Architecture Festival 2013

World Architecture Festival 2013 flash back video including sponsor interviews

17 February 2014 |
Video

World Architecture Festival 2013 flash back video including Sponsor Interviews

WAF interviews the 2013 winners of World Building of the Year and culture category

14 February 2014 |
Video

WAF interviews the 2013 winners of World Building of the Year and culture category

Interview with Rob Wagemans, Concrete Architecture Studio at World Architecture Festival 2013

13 February 2014 |
Video

Interview with Rob Wagemans, Concrete Architecture Studio at World Architecture Festival 2013

Interview with Andrew Chadwick and Daniel Knott, Happold Physics, Buro Happold at WAF 2013

12 February 2014 |
Video

Interview with Andrew Chadwick and Daniel Knott, Happold Physics, Buro Happold at WAF 2013

Paul Flowers, SVP Design, introduces the latest GROHE designs unveiled at WAF 2013

11 February 2014 |
Video

Paul Flowers, SVP Design, introduces the latest GROHE designs unveiled at WAF 2013

GROHE interviews Leyton Reid, Benedetta Tagliabue, Cheryl Durst and Heleen van Gent at WAF 2013

10 February 2014 |
Video

GROHE interviews Leyton Reid, Benedetta Tagliabue, Cheryl Durst and Heleen van Gent at WAF 2013

GROHE interviews Richard Naish, RTA Studio at WAF 2013.

8 February 2014 |
Video

GROHE interviews Richard Naish, RTA Studio at WAF 2013.

GROHE interviews Stefan Behnisch, Behnisch Architekten at World Architecture Festival 2013

7 February 2014 |
Video

GROHE interviews Stefan Behnisch, Behnisch Architekten at World Architecture Festival 2013

Red Dot Award Winner, Paul Flowers talks about the future of design at Grohe at WAF 2013

6 February 2014 |
Video

Red Dot Award Winner, Paul Flowers talks about the future of design at Grohe at WAF 2013

Interview with Waleed Shaalan, Senior Vice President, URC at WAF 2013

5 February 2014 |
Video

Interview with Waleed Shaalan, Senior Vice President, URC at WAF 2013

WAF 2012 promo

5 February 2014 |
Video

See all the highlights from WAF 2012

Interview with Nicolas Henchoz Jason Bruges, Shawn Sullivan and Marcus Fairs

4 February 2014 |
Video

Interview with Nicolas Henchoz Jason Bruges, Shawn Sullivan and Marcus Fairs

Interview with Keith Griffiths, Chairman, Aedas International at World Architecture Festival 2013

3 February 2014 |
Video

Interview with Keith Griffiths, Chairman, Aedas International at World Architecture Festival

World Architecture Festival 2013 flashback video

2 February 2014 |
Video

World Architecture Festival 2013 flashback video

Interview with Paul Flowers, Grohe and Paul Finch

29 January 2014

Paul Flowers, Global Senior Vice President of Design at Grohe discusses the latest hot topics and technology in architecture today with Paul Finch, Programme Director of WAF.

World Building of The Year 2012 - Winner's Case Study

1 October 2012 |
Winner Case Studies

Grant Associates
Gardens by the Bay
Singapore

GROHE interviews Murat Tabanlioglu, Winner of the Transport category at WAF 2012

9 September 2012 |
Video

GROHE interviews Murat Tabanlioglu, Winner of the Transport category at WAF 2012

30 September 2011 |
Winner Case Studies

Cloud 9
Architects Media - ICT
Barcelona, Spain

4 February 2009 |
Winner Case Studies

Peter Rich
Architects Mapungubwe Interpretation Center
Limpopo, South Africa

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