WAF Films

WAF Films features recordings from the World Architecture Festival and WAF's virtual events. 
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Hospitals: An Evolving Typology with Perkins & Will

Recorded live during WAFVirtual in 2020.

With the COVID 19 pandemic raging around the world, health design is at the forefront of many people's minds, whether or not they are in the health field. While we've seen paradigm shifts and pivots in healthcare in the past, the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic is so significant - we believe we will see a true global transformation of health design as a result. Hospitals will evolve their operations due to the pandemic and other changing global conditions and so, a typological evolution must continue to occur in hospital design. Jean Mah and Ralph Johnson will discuss the historical evolution of the modern hospital, the current state of the art of hospital design with case studies from their current work, and how the hospital typology might continue to evolve in the future.

- Ralph Johnson, Global Design Director, Perkins + Will
- Jean Mah, Principal - Health, Perkins + Will
- Chair: Jeremy Melvin, Curator, World Architecture Festival


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Business Stream - Nurturing and Developing Talent

Exploring and understanding the business of architecture. Recorded live during WAFVirtual in 2020.

- Kim Herforth Nielsen, Co-Founder & Principal, 3XN Architects
- James von Klemperer, President & Design Principal, Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates
- Tracy Meller, Partner, Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners


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Post Covid Shopping: Retail Reloaded

Recorded live during WAFVirtual in 2020.

Laurie Chetwood will be looking at how the current challenges facing the High Street are an opportunity for designers to participate in repurposing redundant town and city centres. He will discuss how not only high street buildings, but also urban infrastructure systems are being repurposed. Logistics is no longer just a big box on the side of the motorway keeping the rain off stored goods but is evolving into urban logistics: an integral part of a repurposed urban supply chain, and the driving force behind the new social and community-focused experiential retail.

- Laurie Chetwood, Chairman, Chetwoods Architects
- Chair: Paul Finch, Programme Director, World Architecture Festival


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Thinkspace

Design, the Environment & Public Health. Recorded live during WAFVirtual in 2020.

- Professor Nick Tyler, Chadwick Professor of Civil Engineering |Director, UCL Centre for Transport Studies
- Professor Allyson Pollock, Director, Newcastle University Centre for Excellence in Regulatory Science
- Sandy Nairne, Writer & Curator


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Prototypes for the Future with Ole Scheeren - Keynote Talk

This keynote talk took place at WAFVirtual in December 2020

We live in extraordinary times and, in many ways, the challenges facing cities, cultures and the planet have never been greater. Some have speculated that the global COVID pandemic is merely first tremors of a vast shockwave brought on by environmental decline, failed socio-economic policy and cynical political manipulation. Perhaps more than ever before, the need for reconsidering the fundamental values, agendas and possibilities of architecture and urbanism is clear. We must begin to imagine fundamentally new questions and trajectories that go beyond the lifeless, recycled formalisms, neoDarwinian ethics and vacant marketing-speech—we must begin to answer the question of how can we, as architects, work towards a living future for our spaces, societies and species? In this talk, Ole Scheeren, Principal of international architectural practice Buro Ole Scheeren, will explore the role of this question in the work of the office and how the search for an answer has informed the development of several of the office's unprecedented and city-defining structures.

Ole Scheeren, Principal, Büro Ole Scheeren

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Business Stream - Delivery Part One

The Business of Architecture: Project Managing Art. Recorded live during WAFVirtual in 2020.

The business of architecture is often a struggle between the designers who want to design and the managers who want to manage. Astute project delivery planning can turn this clash into a workable dynamic, centered on common goals of quality, responsibility, and service to the client—a way to manage expectations but produce something meaningful. Honing project management to find a balance between artistic achievement and prudent oversight will help businesses make money and strive for excellence.

- Dean Kaardal, Vice President, Regional Business Leader - Buildings, Canada West, Stantec
- Robin Nicholson, Partner, Cullinan Studio
- Chair: Jeremy Melvin, Curator, World Architecture Festival


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Post Covid Schools: How the Pandemic can Lead to Better Schools

Following on from alma-nac's publication 'Simple Solutions for Safer Schools' Chris will be talking about some of the ways schools in England are being innovative in dealing with Covid restrictions. He will also reflect on how positive lessons learnt from the pandemic can influence school design in the future. Recorded live during WAFVirtual in 2020.

- Chris Bryant, Director, alma-nac
- Melanie Mortimer, Head of Design Technology, Dulwich Prep London
- ​Chair: Jeremy Melvin, Curator, World Architecture Festival


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Business Stream - Winning Work

The ability to win work in our hypercompetitive, post-Covid world is a skill architects need now more than ever. This session will focus on the criteria that clients, in all sectors, consider most significant, and ways you can make your firm stand out. Recorded live during WAFVirtual in 2020.

- Susanna Sirefman, President, Dovetail Design Strategists
- Lee Polisano, President, PLP Architecture
- Chair: Paul Finch, Programme Director, World Architecture Festival


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In Conversation With Sir David Adjaye

Join Paul Finch for a live conversation, recorded during WAFVirtual in 2020, with celebrated Ghanaian-British architect; Sir David Adjaye who has achieved international acclaim for an exceptional body of work over 25 years of practice.

- Sir David Adjaye, Founder & Principal, Adjaye Associates
- Interviewed by: Paul Finch, Programme Director, World Architecture Festival


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Business Stream - Insurance

Professional Indemnity in 2021: Crisis, Cyclical Change or Chance to Reset? Recorded live during WAFVirtual in 2020.

- Paul Berg, Partner | Group Director, Professional Risks, Griffiths & Armour
- Jonathan Hall, Director, Allford Hall Monaghan Morris
- Chair: Jeremy Melvin, Curator, World Architecture Festival


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Vicente Guallart - Post Covid Homes: The Self-Sufficient City for Post-Covid Life

This lecture, recorded live during WAFVirtual in 2020, presents a new generation of housing projects designed to fight both the health and climate crisis we face. Guallart will present the Xiong'an project recently awarded that includes four self-sufficient blocks and will also share details of a project for Biocities in Africa.

- Vicente Guallart, , Founder, Guallart Architects
​- Chair: Paul Finch, Programme Director, World Architecture Festival


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Ben Van Berkel - Insights into Healthy Interiors

In light of the challenges society is facing, UNStudio’s founder Ben van Berkel, will present on the integral and human-centric approach to health, flexibility and technology in their work. Designing healthy interiors requires thinking about the relation between different scales.

- Ben van Berkel, , Founder | Principal Architect, UNStudio & Founder UNSense
​- Chair: Paul Finch, Programme Director, World Architecture Festival


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International Question Time - Part One

This discussion session took place at WAFVirtual in December 2020. Panelists deal with the major issues of the day from an international perspective.

Ken Tadashi Oshima, Professor Department of Architecture, University of Washington
Frances Anderton, Host | Producer, DnA: Design and Architecture
Monica von Schmalensee, Senior Partner & Architect, White Arkitekter
- Chairs: Paul Finch, Programme Director, World Architecture Festival and Jeremy Melvin, Curator, World Architecture Festival

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International Question Time - Part Two

This discussion session took place at WAFVirtual in December 2020. Panelists deal with the major issues of the day from an international perspective.

- Maria Warner Wong, Design Director, Warner Wong Design and WOW Architects
- Patrick Bellew, Founding Director, Atelier Ten
- Christoph Ingenhoven, Principal, Ingenhoven Architects
- Jo Noero, Principal, Noero Architects
- Simon Allford, Founding Director, AHMM | President Elect, RIBA
- Alison Brooks, Principal and Creative Director, Alison Brooks Architects
- Benedetta Tagliabue, Co-Founder & CEO Miralles Tagliabue EMBT | Founder & CEO Enric Miralles Foundation
​- Chairs: Paul Finch, Programme Director, World Architecture Festival and Jeremy Melvin, Curator, World Architecture Festival

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Jeanne Gang Keynote Talk

This keynote talk took place at WAFVirtual in December 2020

Jeanne Gang, Founding Principal, Studio Gang
Chair: Jeremy Melvin, Curator, World Architecture Festival

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Post Covid Workplace: Space-Time Office

This discussion talk took place at WAFVirtual in December 2020

- Andrew Chadwick, Principal, Chadwick International
Chair: Jeremy Melvin, Curator, World Architecture Festival

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Webinar: ‘City Futures After COVID-19’ - Wednesday 15th July 2020

Assumptions about the way we plan, use and govern our cities have been turned upside down by Covid-19, its potential after-effects, and ‘Black Lives Matter’ global protests. This World Architecture Festival webinar will discuss the implications for architects of seeking improved social justice, spatial equity and responsive governance with our South African guest Heather Dodd, a Festival judge, speaker and former WAFX Award winner.

Presenters

  • Heather Dodd, Director, Savage + Dodd Architects
  • Paul Finch, Programme Director, World Architecture Festival
  • Jeremy Melvin, Curator, World Architecture Festival

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Webinar: ‘Greening the City’ - Thursday 18th June 2020

Lisbon is the EU’s 2020 European Green Capital, setting the scene for this year’s main conference theme – ‘Greening the City’. At one level, the idea of greening concerns landscape design, biodiversity and ecological concerns. However, the idea of the green city, in the context of Covid-19, has taken on new dimensions. Subjects for discussion will include strategies for clean air, greater use of public transport, water quality and supply, and the generation of ‘clean’ energy as party of urban planning strategies across the globe. The idea of the green city is related to the concept of sustainability, which now includes ideas about the control of pandemics, and the extent to which health concerns can feed into planning and urban design, at both a small and large scale.

Presenters

  • Paul Finch, Programme Director, World Architecture Festival
  • Jeremy Melvin, Curator, World Architecture Festival
  • Patrick Bellew, Principal, Atelier Ten

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Webinar: ‘Asia - Life after COVID-19’ - Wednesday 17th June 2020

Join the World Architecture Festival as they host another episode in the Talking Architecture series discussing the impact of COVID 19 on architects, architecture and city planning in Asian countries and with a London/international perspective.

  • Paul Finch, Programme Director, World Architecture Festival
  • Wan Zainal Abidin, Design Director, WaMa Designs
  • Winston Shu, Principal, Integrated Design Associates Limited Hong Kong
  • Sanjay Puri, Director, Sanjay Puri Architects
  • Ankur Choksi, Director, Studio Lotus
  • Budi Kurniawan, Principal, bk interior design & architectural planning
  • Daliana Suryawinata & Florian Heinzelmann, Founder & Director SHAU
  • Farid Ziani, Architect, KTX archiLAB
  • Eisuke Tachikawa, CEO, NOSIGNER
  • Edric Choo Poo Liang, Principal, O2 Design Atelier
  • Emmanuel Minana, Principal, Emmanuel A. Miñana & Associates, Architects
  • William Ti, Principal Architect, WTA Architecture + Design Studio
  • Alan Kueh, Director, Archipedia Pte Ltd
  • Robert Brodeth, Associate Director, Ong&Ong
  • Theodore Chan, Senior Director, CIAP Architects Pte Ltd
  • Johnny Chiu, Founder, J.C.Architecture
  • Richard Wang, Founding Partner, WZWX architecture group
  • Puiphai Khunawat, Director, CREATIVE CREWS LTD
  • Prapan Napawongdee, Director, Shma Company Limited
  • Manh Nguyen, Co-Founder, MIA Design Studio

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Webinar: ‘Isolation Transformed’ - Thursday 30th April 2020

The Covid-19 crisis has focused attention on the living and collective spaces we inhabit and use in our everyday life. Given the necessary isolation for individuals, families, communities and cities, how can we use design to alleviate or improve the physical and psychological contexts in which we live, work and play? WAF and PechaKucha.com are inviting architects, designers and engineers to suggest ideas, both big and small, which show how we could mitigate the effects of future pandemics through design.

Presenters

  • Paul Finch, Programme Director, World Architecture Festival
  • Jeremy Melvin, Curator, World Architecture Festival
  • Mark Dytham, Klein Dytham Architecture and Founder of PechaKucha

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Elizabeth Diller - Keynote Talk

This keynote talk took place at WAF 2019 in Amsterdam.

- Elizabeth Diller, Partner, Diller Scofidio + Renfro
Chair: Jeremy Melvin, Curator, World Architecture Festival

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Andrew Whalley - Zero

This keynote talk took place at WAF 2019 in Amsterdam.

- Andrew Whalley,, Chairman, Grimshaw
Chair: Paul Finch, Programme Director, World Architecture Festival

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Angus Campbell - Jeddah Metro: Building a Sustainable Vision for Infrastructure

This keynote talk took place at WAF 2019 in Amsterdam.

Angus Campbell, Senior Partner & Deputy Head of Studio, Foster + Partners
Chair: Jeremy Melvin, Curator, World Architecture Festival

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Anuradha Mathur and Dilip da Cunha - What we learn from water

This keynote talk took place at WAF 2019 in Amsterdam.

Anuradha Mathur, Professor, Landscape Architecture, School of Design, University of Pennsylvania
Dilip da Cunha, Lecturer in Urban Planning and Design, Harvard University Graduate School of Design
Chair: Andreas Enslin, Head of Design, Miele

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Ben Morse - Designing with Flow

This keynote talk took place at WAF 2019 in Amsterdam.

- Ben Morse, Head of Engineering for Personal Care, Dyson
Chair: Paul Finch, Programme Director, World Architecture Festival

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Ben van Berkel - Flow and the Expansion of the Profession

This keynote talk took place at WAF 2019 in Amsterdam.

- Ben van Berkel, Founder/Principal Architect UNStudio & Founder UNSense
Chair: Jeremy Melvin, Curator, World Architecture Festival

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Dr Marco Poletto - BIT.BIO.BOT: Green Architecture in the Age of Ecological Crisis

This keynote talk took place at WAF 2019 in Amsterdam.

- Dr Marco Poletto, Co-Founder & Director, ecoLogicStudio
Chair: Paul Finch, Programme Director, World Architecture Festival

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Kim Herforth Nielsen - Ebracing Constraints

This keynote talk took place at WAF 2019 in Amsterdam.

- Kim Herforth Nielsen, Co-Founder & Principal, 3XN Architects
Chair: Paul Finch, Programme Director, World Architecture Festival

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Marc Koehler - Open Building: A Future Perspective on Habraken’s Heritage

This keynote talk took place at WAF 2019 in Amsterdam.

- Marc Koehler, Principal, Marc Koehler Architects
Chair: Jeremy Melvin, Curator, World Architecture Festival

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Sir Peter Cook - Coming Up for Air

This presentation took place at WAF 2019 in Amsterdam.

- Sir Peter Cook, Architect, Professor & Writer
Chair: Jeremy Melvin, Curator, World Architecture Festival

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Knowledge Flows: Radical, Restorative & Regenerative Approaches

This presentation took place at WAF 2019 in Amsterdam.

Chair: Solène Wolff, Managing Partner, PLANE-SITE

Panel:
Kasper Guldager Jensen,
Architect MAA, Senior Partner 3XN, Director GXN 
Kristian Edwards, Senior Architect, Interior Architect, Snøhetta

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World Building of the Year 2019

This presentation took place at WAF 2019 in Amsterdam.

World Building of the Year 2019
Watch Civic architects (lead architect), Braaksma & Roos Architectenbureau, Inside Outside / Petra Blaisse present their 'LocHal Public Library' project at WAF 2019 in Amsterdam.

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WAF 2019 Winner: Completed Building - Civic and Community

This presentation took place at WAF 2019 in Amsterdam.

WAF 2019 Winner: Completed Building - Civic and Community
Condition Lab - School of Architecture CUHK & UAL Studio - School of Architecture and Urban Planning GZU - Gaobu Book House

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WAF 2019 Winner: Completed Building - Display

This presentation took place at WAF 2019 in Amsterdam.

WAF 2019 Winner: Completed Building - Display
Heatherwick Studio present their project 'Vessel'

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WAF 2019 Winner: Completed Building - Health

This presentation took place at WAF 2019 in Amsterdam.

WAF 2019 Winner: Completed Building - Health
Sharon Davis Design - Bayalpata Regional Hospital presentation

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WAF 2019 Winner: Completed Building - Higher Education

This presentation took place at WAF 2019 in Amsterdam.

WAF 2019 Winner: Completed Building - Higher Education
NIKKEN SEKKEI - KOKUGAKUIN UNIVERSITY Learning Center

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WAF 2019 Winner Completed Building - Hotel and Leisure

This presentation took place at WAF 2019 in Amsterdam.

WAF 2019 Winner Completed Building - Hotel and Leisure
Architecture Workshop - Lindis Lodge

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WAF 2019 Winner: Completed Building - House

This presentation took place at WAF 2019 in Amsterdam.

WAF 2019 Winner: Completed Building - House
TERROIR - Castle Cove House

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WAF 2019 Winner: Completed Building - Housing

This presentation took place at WAF 2019 in Amsterdam.

WAF 2019 Winner: Completed Building - Housing
Nextoffice present their 'Cedrus Residential'

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WAF 2019 Winner: Completed Building - Mixed-Use

This presentation took place at WAF 2019 in Amsterdam.

WAF 2019 Winner: Completed Building - Mixed-Use
Serie + Multiply Architects - Oasis Terraces, Singapore

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WAF 2019 Winner: Completed Building - New and Old 

This presentation took place at WAF 2019 in Amsterdam.

WAF 2019 Winner: Completed Building - New and Old
Allford Hall Monaghan Morris presentation 'The Bower' 

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WAF 2019 Winner: Completed Building - Office

This presentation took place at WAF 2019 in Amsterdam.

WAF 2019 Winner: Completed Building - Office
FCHA - Vanke Liuxiandong Design Community - A4+B2 Plot Design

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WAF 2019 Winner: Completed Building - Production, Energy and Recycling

This presentation took place at WAF 2019 in Amsterdam.

WAF 2019 Winner: Completed Building - Production, Energy and Recycling
Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners present their 'The Macallan Distillery and Visitor Experience'

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WAF 2019 Winner: Completed Building - Religion

This presentation took place at WAF 2019 in Amsterdam.

WAF 2019 Winner: Completed Building - Religion
CEBRA present their project  'Qasr Al Hosn: Al Musallah'

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WAF 2019 Winner: Completed Building - School

This presentation took place at WAF 2019 in Amsterdam.

WAF 2019 Winner: Completed Building - School
HIBINOSEKKEI / Youji no Shiro / KIDS DESIGN LABO present their YM Nursery project 

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WAF 2019 Winner: Completed Building - Shopping

This presentation took place at WAF 2019 in Amsterdam.

WAF 2019 Winner: Completed Building - Shopping
Heatherwick Studio present their project 'Coal Drops Yard'

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WAF 2019 Winner: Completed Building - Sport

This presentation took place at WAF 2019 in Amsterdam.

WAF 2019 Winner: Completed Building - Sport
Anna Noguera, Javier Fernandez present their TURÓ DE LA PEIRA'S  Sports Center and Layout of the Interior Urban Block project

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WAF 2019 Winner: Completed Building - Transport

This presentation took place at WAF 2019 in Amsterdam.

WAF 2019 Winner: Completed Building - Transport
Integrated Design Associates present their MACTAN CEBU INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT TERMINAL 2 project

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WAF 2019 Winner: Completed Building - Villa

This presentation took place at WAF 2019 in Amsterdam.

WAF 2019 Winner: Completed Building - Villa
Powerhouse Company - Villa B, Munich, Germany.

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WAF 2019 Future Project of the Year 2019

This presentation took place at WAF 2019 in Amsterdam.

WAF 2019 Future Project of the Year 2019
THE CONNECTED CITY Oberbillwerder, ADEPT and Karres en Brands together with Transsolar, Büro Happold, Kraft

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WAF 2019 Winner: Future Project - Civic

This presentation took place at WAF 2019 in Amsterdam.

WAF 2019 Winner: Future Project - Civic
Harry Jerome Community Recreation Centre, HCMA Architecture + Design

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WAF 2019 Winner: Future Project - Commercial Mixed Use

This presentation took place at WAF 2019 in Amsterdam.

WAF 2019 Winner: Future Project - Commercial Mixed-Use
De Meelfabriek, Studio Akkerhuis

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WAF 2019 Winner: Future Project - Competition Entries

This presentation took place at WAF 2019 in Amsterdam.

WAF 2019 Winner: Future Project - Competition Entries
THE CULTURAL CANYON – Rebuilding Baghdad Design Center, DESIGN & MORE INTERNATIONAL

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WAF 2019 Winner: Future Project - Culture

This presentation took place at WAF 2019 in Amsterdam.

WAF 2019 Winner: Future Project - Culture
The New GoDown Arts Centre, White Arkitekter AB

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WAF 2019 Winner: Future Project - Education

This presentation took place at WAF 2019 in Amsterdam.

WAF 2019 Winner: Future Project - Education
The School in a Park, Maisam Architects & Engineers

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WAF 2019 Winner: Future Project - Experimental

This presentation took place at WAF 2019 in Amsterdam.

WAF 2019 Winner: Future Project - Experimental
The Tanks at Bushwick Inlet Park, STUDIO V Architecture

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WAF 2019 Winner: Future Project - Health

This presentation took place at WAF 2019 in Amsterdam.

WAF 2019 Winner: Future Project - Health
Psychiatric clinic, Nuuk, White Arkitekter AB / DIFK Dipl.-Ing. Florian Kosche / ÅF Engineering AS

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WAF 2019 Winner: Future Project - House

This presentation took place at WAF 2019 in Amsterdam.

WAF 2019 Winner: Future Project - House
75.9 House, Omer Arbel Office

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WAF 2019 Winner: Future Project - Infrastructure

This presentation took place at WAF 2019 in Amsterdam.

WAF 2019 Winner: Future Project - Infrastructure
Shenzhen Bay Avenue, WilkinsonEyre and Morphis

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WAF 2019 Winner: Future Project - Leisure Led Development

This presentation took place at WAF 2019 in Amsterdam.

WAF 2019 Winner: Future Project - Leisure Led Development
Tersane Halic – Halic Shipyards, Tabanlioglu Architects

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WAF 2019 Winner: Future Project - Office

This presentation took place at WAF 2019 in Amsterdam.

WAF 2019 Winner: Future Project - Office
Vanke Liuxiandong Design Community – A4+B2 Plot Design, FCHA

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WAF 2019 Winner: Future Project - Residential

This presentation took place at WAF 2019 in Amsterdam.

WAF 2019 Winner: Future Project - Residential
Badaevskiy Brewery, Redevelopment, Herzog & de Meuron and APEX project bureau

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