Free-to-view for all architects and design professionals, WAF Futures took place online from 12 - 14 July 2021, including a programme of architectural content showcasing solutions from WAFX prize winners which tackle some of the biggest issues facing the world.

The winning designs cover Climate, Energy and carbon; Water; Food; Ageing; Health; Re-use; Smart cities; Construction technology; Cultural identity; Ethics and values; Social Equity; and Digital technology.

The designs are all future projects, and have been entered for the main WAF Awards programme, which will be judged in Lisbon this December.

View the WAFX Winners 2021

Commenting on the event, WAF Programme Director Paul Finch said: ‘In a period of profound change across the world, architects will play an important part in creating buildings, 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 Futures week also featured WAF category shortlist announcements from the main WAF Awards programme, comprising 44 categories covering completed buildings, interiors, future projects, and landscape, and live interviews with the winners of the WAFX Awards.

View the agenda here and the full list of speakers here

All sessions are still available to watch for FREE on demand!



We were delighted to be co-located with WasteBuild EVERYWHERE, which took place following WAF Futures on the same platform from 15 - 16 July. It is the must-attend event for the international construction industry to be inspired, meet new contacts and to win business in the new circular built environment sector.

WasteBuild EVERYWHERE sessions are also available to view on demand.


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