World Architecture Festival is the world's largest, live, global architectural awards programme. Anyone can enter and anyone can win.
WAF sets the benchmark for architectural excellence, where talented architects from every country of the world, regardless of their experience or status, gather to celebrate the purity of brilliant building design. Whoever you are and whatever your building, WAF is the place where success comes solely from the real quality of your work.
Only at WAF do all shortlisted architects present their work at the festival to internationally renowned jurors and a global audience of peers, clients and press.
Anyone can showcase their work at WAF simply by entering the WAF awards. All WAF entries are displayed in the festival's gallery on site and listed permanently on World Buildings Directory, the definitive archive of global architecture.
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What's waiting for you at WAF?
Every shortlisted architect will present their award entry in front of WAF's illustrious international judging panels, and you can see as many as you can fit in to three days! Hear the inside story on over 400 projects, from schools to cinemas, museums to mosques. Plus find out what the WAF judges think of all finalist schemes, including yours. Judges include Richard Rogers, Rocco Yim and Julie Eizenberg.Seminar and Keynote Programme
Be inspired by some of the most influential and innovative architects working today. The Festival's industry-shaping lectures, discussions and debates with thought-defining speakers will deliberate today's big questions and define the way you work tomorrow. Book your place at the festival today and you can learn from and be inspired by the industry's leading lights. Sign up for updates and keep updated on the latest WAF speakers and programme developments.Client networking sessions
Meet your next client in WAF's new client networking sessions. Book in with the international client that you want to connect with and grow your future business prospects.Festival Gallery
Experience the breadth of international architectural excellence in the WAF Festival Gallery, displaying all WAF award entries. Enter the WAF awards and your work is guaranteed to be seen by over 2,000 members of the global architectural community.Awards Ceremony
The festival culminates with a prestigious awards ceremony celebrating the winners of each category, the student competition and overall awards. Enter the WAF awards today and you could be collecting your WAF award in front of your peers from across the globe.Media Partners
From over 60 countries, meet the leading critics, documenters and list makers of the international industry. See and be seen by the people that could make your practice a global name. Festival Hall
The Festival Hall is the hub of the Festival where you can catch up with contacts new and old, and engage face to face with leading suppliers and manufacturers from around the world. Exclusive installations and product showcases enable you to experience the latest in product innovation and design to inform your future projects. Make sure you visit the Festival Hall Stage where you can receive the latest updates on working globally, cutting edge technology and innovative new materials.Live Student Charrettes in the WAF Student Competition Sponsored by Perkins+Will
Rider Levett BucknallWitness the next generation of design talent flex their creative muscles in WAF's live and nail-biting student charrettes. You never know, you might learn something new, or at least get an inspiration refresh! See which schools will be competing in the student charrette here.The WAF Bars
Sponsored by Rider Levett Bucknall and Equitone
Especially commissioned for WAF, the Festival's central bars are not only a meeting point for you to catch up with colleagues and friends, but is also an aesthetic highlight themselves. Parties, Receptions and the WAF Gala Dinner
When your days are jammed packed with architectural inspiration, networking and discovery we're sure you're going to want to let your hair down come sundown! WAF has a host of parties, receptions dinners and socials 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 media.Community
WAF is the annual meeting point for global architects, clients and suppliers. Be inspired with architecture's leading lights and the global community as a whole. By seeing architecture from around the globe, and hearing from the architects themselves you will find new inspiration to tackle the design challenges you face today and tomorrow. Meet, share, collaborate and stay in touch using our online portals on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.