WAF Fringe

28 - 30 November 2018, RAI Amsterdam


WAF Fringe Events - get the most out of your visit

Download the 2015 event guide and the WAF App to plan your visit

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. Fringe highlights include:

WAF Pechukucha night - sponsored by GlasTroesch

When: Tuesday 3 November, 18.30 - 20.30
Where: Art and Science Museum - website 
Hosted by the founder of PechuKucha Mark Dytham, expect an exciting first evening to kick things off before the main event the next day! 

WAF opening night drinks - sponsored by

When: 4 November, 19:00 - 20:00
Where: WAF Festival Hall
Taking place from 7pm on the first day after the final keynote on main stage  – drinks served from all bars and everyone welcome! A great opportunity to network with your peers and look around the exhibition!

Gala Dinner 
When: 6 November, 19:30 - 23:30
Where: Marina Bay Sands
WAF culminates in a glittering Gala Awards Dinner where the winners of World Building, Interior, Future Project and Landscape of the Year are announced.  Please note a Gala Dinner tickets are to be purchased separately or are included in the VIP delegate package. Read more 

Site visits

Take advantage of site visits to the Singapore projects making the headlines. Everybody is welcome however there are limited places available.

  • Tanjong Pagar Centre - Tuesday 3 November
  • Nanyang University Learning Hub - Tuesday 3 November @ 3.30pm
  • Future Cities Laborartory - Tuesday 3 November
  • Marina Bay Cruise Centre - Tuesday 3 November @ 3.30pm
    Visit the iconic Marina Bay Cruise Centre on behalf of RSP Architects Planners & Engineers
  • GROHE Live Centre - Tuesday 3rd November @ 3pm pick up from PanPacific - drop off at 5.30pm Marina Bay Sands for PechaKucha
    Join GROHE on their tour to the GROHE Live Centre. During the tour, Red Dot award winner Paul Flowers will make a presentation on Evolution of Design. Paul Flowers Chief Design Officer for GROHE and Lixil will talk about what influences his design philosophy. There will be the opportunity to tour The GROHE Live Center, network with developers and enjoy some refreshments before returning back to MBS in plenty of time for the WAF PechaKucha. 
  • Victoria Theatre - Thursday 5th November @ 1.00pm- hosted by GKD
    Metal fabric lends historic theatre in Singapore golden shimmer
    The historic Victoria Theatre and Concert Hall (VTCH) underwent a four-year modernisation process under the leadership of W Architects in cooperation with Arup Ltd., London. Securing the latest technical standards and subtly combining old and new were the key requirements of the renovation process for the grand dame of the performing arts. Metal fabric from the German GKD – GEBR. KUFFERATH AG allows contemporary functionality to be combined with high-grade architecture in large-scale applications here. For the ceiling at the theatre hall a three-dimensional construction created from 350 square metres of GKD's "Omega 1520" made by golden coated stainless steel fabric was chosen by the architects alongside of various balustrade panels and the enclosure of a spiral staircase which spans over 2 floors.

Documentary Screenings @ National Design Centre
When: 4 and 5 November, 19.30 - 20.30 each evening 
Where: National Design Centre - website
A chance to see a fasinating four part series on Singapore - including work, housing and play. Plus you will gain access to the 50 years of Singapore exhibition in the design centre.

AGC city tour

When: Thursday 5th Nov 13.00 - 15.00

AGC, the ideal solutions provider for innovative and eco-friendly living, is proud to host an exclusive bus tour featuring some of our prestigious projects with dominant market partners. These iconic landmarks showcase elements beyond design and sustainability, reaching to inspire and influence the future of architecture.

Singapore Sports Hub

  • Category Winner at WAF 2013 and 2014 for “Best Future Projects Leisure-Led Development Building” and “Sports Building of the Year” respectively.
  • World’s first multipurpose stadium designed to host athletics, cricket, football, rugby and other non-sporting events.  The dome shaped structure, spanning 312m, is the largest free-span dome structure in the world.
  • Designed by Arup Associates together with DP Architects.

Marina Bay Sands

  • Famous for its unique design and ship-shaped roof.
  • Three iconic towers are among the most complex buildings ever built, with each tower having sloping, and straight legs.
  • Usage of Aluminium Composite Panel Alpolic/fr (by Mitsubishi Plastic) with Lumiflon-based coating (by AGC), helps sustain aesthetics (gloss, colour) and its unique design.
  • Designed by Moshe Safdie

Tanjong Pagar Centre

  • Tallest building in Singapore (290 metres) after its completion in mid-2016.
  • 890,000 sq. ft. of premium Grade A office space
  • 100,000 sq. ft. dynamic lifestyle & F&B component
  • 150,000 sq. ft. landscaped Urban Park
  • Wide usage of AGC green products, achieving SGBC three ticks green mark certification.
  • Designed by SOM

Live Student Charrettes in the WAF Student Competition

Witness the next generation of design talent flex their creative muscles in WAF's live student charrette. See how the architects of tomorrow are tackling the challenges of today. Read more.

Designing for the future with LEGO Architecture

Many an aspiring architect began their love of building with LEGO. Get back to your roots and take part in WAF’s LEGO Architecture competition – Designing for 50/50 looking back; looking forward and you could win one of three prizes including a LEGO Architecture Studio. Find the LEGO competition in the Festival Hall, winners will be announced via WAF social media on the afternoon of Friday 6 November

The art of colour – Will Alsop painting live

On Thursday 5 November, AkzoNobel will be hosting a live painting session with acclaimed architect, artist and Royal Academician Will Alsop of aLL Design. Will is creating a unique artwork at the AkzoNobel Coffee Bar from 13.30 – 16.30. You can also chat with Will on his creative process and how Colour is used both in his art and architecture.

BIG book signing

Lai-Uwe Bergmann of Bjarke Ingels Group will sign copies of HOT TO COLD, a book which presents 60 projects and explores climate, culture, and design. The signing will take place after Bergmann’s talk on the WAF Main Stage at the Basheer Graphic Books stand at 17.00 on Thursday 5 November.

Knowledge Workshop from IE School of Architecture
When: Friday 6th November
This workshop will give you an understanding how branding, marketing and communications can assist architects to meet their design and commercial goals. It looks at the relationship between market, marketing process and architectural strategies. Visit the WAF information point to learn more about how to reserve your place.


WAF has a host of parties, receptions and dinners in some of Singapore's hottest design destinations so you can celebrate and socialise in style! Network with the WAF community - architects, clients, judges, sponsors and the world's design media. Become a VIP to get your exclusive invite to the finalist party!

Networking on a global scale

WAF is the annual meeting point for international architects, clients and suppliers. Be inspired by architecture's leading lights and the community as a whole. By seeing architecture from around the globe, and hearing from the architects themselves, you will find new inspiration to tackle today's design challenges. Meet, share, collaborate and stay in touch using our dedicated festival app and online portals on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. 

The WAF Bars

Especially commissioned for WAF, the Festival's two bars are  a meeting point and aesthetic highlight.

Get snap happy

See all of the shortlisted entries in the Arcaid Images Architectural Photography Awards (celebrating the art and craft of architectural photography) displayed in the festival hall.  Photographer of the Year 2015 will be announced at the gala dinner. To learn more about the Arcaid Images Architectural Photography Awards visit www.arcaidawards.com

For any questions about booking on to any of the fringe events please contact us.

Download the 2015 event guide and the WAF App to plan your visit

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