WAF 10 Manifesto
World Architecture Festival is marking its tenth anniversary with a manifesto identifying key challenges which architects will need to address over the next ten years.
They are: Climate, energy and carbon; Water; Ageing and Health; Re-use; Smart city technology; Building technology; Cultural identity; Ethics and values; Power and justice; and Virtual worlds.
The intention is to generate research funding which will contribute towards work in universities and architectural practices investigating aspects of these subjects; resulting work will be exhibited at the World Architecture Festival annual event (which takes place in Berlin this year, 15 to 17 November).
Commenting on the Manifesto, WAF Programme Director Paul Finch commented:
‘In a period of profound change across the world, architects will play an important part in creating building, cities, public places and landscapes that respond to the challenges we have identified. There are immense amounts of research being undertaken across the profession which we hope we can draw attention to, and which we intend to support through publication, exhibition and funding initiatives.
‘These are big-picture initiatives which concern architects both individually and collectively, and we want WAF to play a part in promoting initiatives which are aimed at making life better.’
The WAF 10 Prize, sponsored by GreenCoat
This year, WAF will identify buildings and future projects, entered for its awards programme, which also address the Manifesto issues. Special awards will be made to exemplary projects, which will be exhibited as part of a tenth anniversary exhibition featuring key winners from the past decade. Enter your project in to the main awards to automatically be considered for the WAF10 Prize.
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