What’s on at WAF?
The World Architecture Festival is where the world architecture community meets to celebrate learn, exchange and be inspired. It is the only architecture event where keynote talks from the industry’s most influential figures sit alongside live crit presentations and judging of over 400 award finalists, global networking, a 500 project strong gallery and an international product exhibition. World Architecture Festival 2017 will take place on the 15 - 17 November at the Arena Berlin, Germany. Purchase your festival ticket now.
Learn from the world’s most influential architects and commentators in seminars across three stages.
Hear from your peers as they present live to our panel of international judges
WAF’s Berlin city tours open up new Berlin perspectives by presenting cutting-edge art spaces and hard-to-find architecture gems
The Festival Hall is the hub of WAF where you can meet with leading suppliers, see live demonstrations and visit the WAF bars!
Celebrate and network at the grand finale on the final evening at the exciting Postbahnhof venue!
Browse all of the 2016 shortlisted projects in the WAF Finalist Gallery.
Witness the next generation of design talent flex their creative muscles in WAF's live student charrette.
The world's most popular and prestigious awards for young architects, the AR Emerging Architecture Awards will take place at WAF in 2017.
Speakers' and Judges' Lounge
Supported by ABB, the speakers' and judges' lounge allows you to recharge whilst getting a birdseye view of the festival.
Celebrate this year's well-deserved finalists until the early hours at the official shortlist party, plus 2017 marks WAF's 10 year anniversary
Festival Hall talks focus on working globally, cutting-edge technology and innovative materials.
Attend two events in one. WAF's sister festival INSIDE World Festival of Interiors takes place at the same times as WAF. Your WAF pass will provide you with access to both!