The gateway to global recognition, WAF is where the world architecture community meets to celebrate, learn, exchange and be inspired.
World Architecture Festival is the world’s largest international architectural event. It includes the biggest architectural awards programme in the world, dedicated to celebrating excellence via live presentations to delegates and international juries.
WAF 2015 will take place in Suntec in central Singapore. Following a $180 million modernisation programme, the redesigned space will host WAF’s soundproofed crit rooms, auditorium and Festival Hall Stage. WAF’s layercake of content includes three thematic conference streams, a gallery of WAF Award entries and an exhibition of products and services. And of course there’s a social programme with parties, PechaKucha, visits and Gala Awards Dinner.
Entries for WAF 2015 are now open.
What’s waiting for you at WAF?
Hundreds of live Award Crits
Every shortlisted architect will present their designs to a WAF international judging panel, and you can see as many as you can fit into three days! Hear the inside story on hundreds of projects, from schools to cinemas, museums to mosques. Plus find out what the WAF judges think about finalist schemes, including yours.
Seminar and Keynote Programme
Be inspired by some of the world’s most influential architects and commentators. The Festival’s industry-shaping lectures, discussions and debates give fresh insights into key issues affecting today’s built environment. Sign up for updates and keep updated on the latest WAF speakers and programme developments.
Experience the breadth of international architectural excellence in the WAF Festival Gallery. Enter the WAF awards and your work is guaranteed to be available on WAF’s free to view website worldbuildingsdirectory.com (21,000 visits per month).
Architect-led city tours
Experience Singapore through the eyes of local architects in exclusive architect-led city tour and site visits. Get away from the guidebook routes and see the hidden gems that make the city what it is. Make new connections with a truly unique experience only at WAF.
The Festival culminates with a our celebratory Gala Dinner revealing the best of show winners.
WAF’s global partners, including The Architectural Review and Dezeen, will all be at the festival. Meet leading critics and taste-makers on the international scene. See and be seen by the people that could inspire new opportunities for you.
The Festival Hall is the hub location of WAF where you can network 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 design. Festival Hall Stage talks are where you can receive updates on working globally, cutting-edge technology and innovative materials.
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.
The WAF Bars
Especially commissioned for WAF, the Festival’s two bars are a meeting point and aesthetic highlight .
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.
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 online portals on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.