29 November - 1 December
Marina Bay Sands, Singapore
WAF 2023 is now LIVE!
The World Architecture Festival 2023 has now opened its doors LIVE in Singapore for the first time in almost 10 years to over 1,500 delegates. Today, the first of the shortlisted architects will present live to judges and delegates, the speakers will take to the stages and the Festival Hall will be buzzing as our world-class exhibitors showcase their latest designs and innovations.
At WAF? Plan your time
Download the WAF App
There is no printed daily guide this year so make sure you download the festival app which includes the full programme, shortlist and fringe event details. Search ‘ WAF Events ’ in the App Store or Google Play Store.
Join us! Still time to book
Gala DinnerOn the final evening of the festival, delegates are invited to celebrate the WAF and Inside winners at the Gala Dinner. Tickets are booked separately - last few places remain! Book your place here
Launched in WAF’s 10th year, WAFX celebrates international proposals which embrace cutting-edge design addressing major world issues. Ranging from tackling the climate emergency to building community resilience.
The winning projects for each of the 2023 categories have been revealed. An overall WAFX 2023 winner will be chosen from the all of the winners and announced during the festival in Singapore.
All WAFX winners are chosen from the WAF Future Projects shortlist with no additional cost or material needed from the entrant. Winners will go on to present their project live at WAF in Singapore with an overall WAFX winner announced at the Gala Dinner.
What is Inside?
Inside World Festival of Interiors is the sister awards programme of WAF and celebrates the finest examples of global interior design. Inside will take place in Singapore alongside WAF.
Special prizes include The Futureglass Prize, Best Use of Certified Timber, International Building Beauty, Best Use of Natural Light, Best Use of Colour Prize, Small Project of the Year and the Engineering Prize.
Alongside the WAF award categories are a host of special prizes awarded to projects from the main shortlist. Entries are now closed for 2023 and the special prize finalists will be revealed in August.
Sponsored by Iris Ceramica
Curated by WAF, Make Architects and Sir John Soane’s Museum, TADP celebrates the importance of drawing as a tool in capturing architectural ideas.
The World Buildings Directory is the only place to view projects entered into past and present WAF awards. The site includes some of the most innovative and ground-breaking designs in the world.