WAF Fringe

WAF Fringe Activities

​You’re going to be very busy during your days at WAF – learning from globally renowned speakers, being inspired by live crits and and finding out more in the finalist gallery – but make sure you save some time for the extensive and stimulating WAF Fringe.
Plus you will have plenty of opportunities to make some new contacts and extend your global network.

Welcome Reception and Festival Drinks

Join us for the WAF welcoming reception, sponsored by Lumion, taking place on Tuesday 3 December 2019 at Mountain House, Zuidpool, Standzuid from 19:00 pm to 21:00pm.

Similarly through out the 3 day festival, many of our partners will be hosting festival hall drinks where you will be able to network and meet your peers from across the globe.



The Architecture Film Festival London

Once again, WAF is proud to partner with Architecture Film Festival London to present a selection of films shown in Crit Room 13 on Friday 6th December.

Learn more.

Grohe Competition

Grohe our founder partner, will be running a competition and serving breakfast & lunch boxes at their stand every day.

To participate in the competition scan your pass by a Grohe representative every morning for the chance to win a Grohe Sensia Arena Shower. Winner will be announced on Thursday at their stand (B10)

Breakfast by Miele

Our headline partner, Miele, will be serving fresh pastries baked at their stand every morning.

We know how busy you can get during WAF so make sure to join them at their stand C100 to get some breakfast and connect with other individuals at WAF

Robot Barista - supported by ABB

Visit our headline partner ABB at their stand D10 to get your coffee served by “Yumi” barista robot. YuMi® is designed for a new era of automation, for example in small parts assembly, where people and robots work side-by-side on the same tasks. Safety is built into the functionality of the robot itself. YuMi® removes the barriers to collaboration by making fencing and cages a thing of the past. But for WAF, he will show you how to best serve coffee…

Lumion Workshop

Want to learn to breathe life into your 3D designs? Join the Lumion team at WAF 2019 for two daily demos to learn how to transform 3D models into living, beautiful scenes, and communicate the spirit of your design ideas.

When: Wednesday December 4th / 11:05 AM and 14:45 PM; Thursday December 5th / 10:45 AM and 14:45 PM; Friday December 6th / 10:45 AM and 14:45 PM

Napkin Sketch Competition "How do you envision greener living?” – supported by GreenCoat®

Join GreenCoat® at stand C10 for their renowned Napkin Sketch Competition, and plenty of sustainable architecture inspiration.

Soluis & Epic Game’s Immersive Reality Portal

Join Soluis & Unreal Engine on stand B80 where you can experience the benefits of a genuinely immersive shared experience in the Reality Portal™ featuring architectural projects from around the world. The Reality Portal™ allows groups of people to simultaneously experience a virtual environment.

Zinc Challenge - by Vm Zinc

Join VM ZINC for their first Zinc Challenge at WAF.

Make your own sculpture during one of the sessions happening: Wednesday, Thursday at 11.00, 15.40 and 17.40 as well as Friday 3.00 on Vm Zinc stand C55

Aectual 3D Printed Sustainable Building Products – Tour

This is your chance to learn more about the mass-customizable architectural products of Aectual, and visit the Aectual XL 3D Printing Factory in Amsterdam!

Aectual is the global go-to platform for digitally produced customizable architectural products, such as flooring, walls, staircases, and facades, made of natural, recycled and highly qualitative sustainable materials. Visit the central seating area for a preview of its unique product range and register for a tour to the Aectual factory:

Experience life-size 3D printed building elements (stairs, facades, flooring and much more) and see large-scale robotic printers at work during the tour to the Aectual XL 3D Printing Factory, Friday December 6th. The bus leaves at 10:15 and returns at 12:30. Max. 40 people can attend via signing up at the Aectual stand.

Open Building Summit

​OpenBuilding.co is an emerging group of Dutch architects and engineers who are devoted to radically changing the building industry and the built environment to enable a sustainable and personalised way of living.

Join the WAF Open Buiding Summit on 4 December on the Festival Hall Stage at the Festival, where they will be discussing their work and sharing their know-how on residential projects that adopt the Open Building principles. Learn more.

Film Screening: Why Does Beauty Matter?

A documentary on the Tallinn Architecture Biennale 2019

​The Tallinn Architecture Biennale (TAB 2019) curated by Yael Reisner, raised the issue of beauty in architecture. A term often ignored by today’s architects was the focus of the exhibition and symposium. Reisner has invited not only architects, but also experts from philosophy, mathematics and neurosciences to discuss their research on beauty. The film features in-depth interviews with curator Yael Reisner, along with participating architects, Sou Fujimoto, KTA, March Studio, Space Popular, Fologram as well as Nick Luscombe (DJ), Graham Harman (philosopher), Ron Aharoni (mathematician) and Taylor Enoch (neuroscientist).

When: 17:45 Wednesday & Thursday, WAF Stage

Wastebuild Exhibition

WAF attendees can also visit the Wastebuild exhibition which is dedicated to accelerating the transition towards a circular built environment. Learn more and register for your free pass to Wastebuild here.

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