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15 May 2014
World Architecture Festival 2014
World Architecture Festival awards 2014: Final call for entries
Architects from around the world have just two weeks left to submit their entries for the worldâs largest architectural awards programme, the World Architecture Festival (WAF) awards 2014, ahead of the submission deadline on 30 May.
Entries have been pouring in from architectural practices across the globe, from small local studios to large international practices including BIG (Denmark); ErginoÄlu & ĂalÄąĹlar (Turkey); Andrew Maynard Architects (Australia); Chiaki Arai Urban and Architecture Design (Japan); Mercurio Design Lab (Italy); Turenscape (China); Architectural Studio Kudin (Ukraine) and Trop (Thailand).
The World Architecture Festival (WAF), the worldâs largest inclusive and interactive global architecture event, is returning for its seventh successive year. The festival will once again be taking place at the spectacular Marina Bay Sands resort in Singapore from 1 to 3 October 2014.
The WAF awards sit at the heart of the festival, and will see practices from around the world contend for 30 individual category awards and global recognition. Competing across three category groups of completed buildings, landscape projects and future projects, the awards recognise all manner of buildings from residential projects and villas to sporting arenas, factories and hospitals. The architects behind every shortlisted project are invited to present their project live to a panel of judges at the festival, making the case for why their project should win.
The winners of each category are put forward to compete for the coveted World Building of the Year award, presided over by the festivalâs âsuper-juryâ. Winners of Future Project and Landscape categories compete for Future Project and Landscape of the Year respectively. The Festivalâs organisers, i2i Events Group, have today unveiled this yearâs âsuper juryâ comprising of a selection of the worldâs leading architects and designers, led by renowned British architect Richard Rogers. Rogers will be joined on the super-jury by Rocco Yim, Julie Eizenberg, Enric Ruiz Geli and Peter Rich.
The theme for WAFâs main conference sessions in 2014 will be âArchitects and the Cityâ. Speakers will examine the contribution architects can make, and the way they affect and are affected by, politics, infrastructure, planning, communities and technology. Presentations and panel discussions will feature prominent architects including Richard Rogers; Rocco Yim; and policy makers and urban organisations, including Thomas Wright, Executive Director of the Regional Plan Association of New York.
World Architecture Festival is collocated with INSIDE World Festival of Interiors www.insidefestival.com. INSIDE celebrates the worldâs finest interiors of the last year and also has at its heart a live international awards programme. Entries for the INSIDE awards close on 30 May.
For more information visit: www.worldarchitecturefestival.com
27 Mar 2014
WAF Awards 2014
World Architecture Festival awards 2014: Open for entries
Richard Rogers to preside over awards as chair of the super-jury
26 March 2014 – The annual search has begun to find the best new buildings on the planet as the World Architecture Festival (WAF) awards 2014, the worldâs largest architectural awards programme, is now open for entries. The deadline for all entries will be 30th May 2014
The World Architecture Festival (WAF), the worldâs largest, live, inclusive and interactive global architecture event, is returning for its seventh successive year. The festival will once again be taking place at the spectacular Marina Bay Sands resort in Singapore from 1st to 3rd October 2014.
The WAF awards sit at the heart of the festival, and will see practices from around the world compete across 28 individual award categories for global recognition. Competing across three category groups of completed buildings, landscape projects and future projects, previous WAF award entrants have ranged from renowned global architectural firms to small local practices. Architects of every shortlisted project are invited to attend the festival to give a live presentation to a panel of judges, asserting their case for why their project should win. The winners of each category are put forward to compete for the coveted World Building of the Year award, presided over by the festivalâs âsuper-juryâ, with the presentation of the award being the culmination of WAF 2014.
The Festivalâs organisers, i2i Events Group, have today unveiled this yearâs âsuper juryâ comprising of a selection of the worldâs leading architects and designers, led by renowned British architect Richard Rogers. Rogers will be joined on the super-jury by Rocco Yim, Julie Eizenberg, Enric Ruiz Geli and Peter Rich.
Paul Finch, WAF Programme Director said: âThis yearâs awards will yet again demonstrate the tremendous strength and depth of talent of the global architectural community. Many hundreds of entries are expected, with practices of all sizes set to compete across numerous awards category in the hope of securing the festivalâs biggest accolade, the World Building of the Year award.â
âWeâre delighted to have Richard Rogers chairing this yearâs super-jury. Over the course of a truly brilliant career, Richard has been responsible for some of the worldâs most innovative, emotive and captivating buildings. We look forward to working with him and the rest of the super-jury with the difficult task of distinguishing the most compelling aspects of what we expect to be the most competitive edition of the awards to date.â
The theme for WAFâs main conference sessions in 2014 will be âArchitects and the Cityâ. Speakers will examine the contribution architects can make, and the way they affect and are affected by, politics, infrastructure, planning, communities and technology. Presentations and panel discussions will feature prominent architects including Richard Rogers (UK); Rocco Yim (Hong Kong); and policy makers and urban organisations, including Thomas Wright, Executive Director of the Regional Plan Association of New York.
World Architecture Festival is collocated with INSIDE World Festival of Interiors www.insidefestival.com. INSIDE celebrates the worldâs finest interiors of the last year and also has at its heart a live international awards programme. Entries for the INSIDE awards close on 30th May.
For more information visit: www.worldarchitecturefestival.com
4 Oct 2013
WAF Awards 2013
World Building of the Year Award 2013
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki, New Zealand
Design: Francis-Jones Morehen Thorp and Archimedia
photo : John Gollings
WAF Awards 2013 Overall Winners
Following three eventful days at the World Architecture Festival in Singapore, the festival’s super-jury has awarded the prestigious World Building of the Year Award to Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki, New Zealand, designed by Francis-Jones Morehen Thorp and Archimedia.
Two other major prizes were awarded during tonight’s gala dinner awards ceremony to mark the culmination of WAF 2013: â˘ âLandscape of the Yearâ and ‘Future Project of the Year’:
WAF2013 Landscape Project Award
- The Australian Garden
Taylor Cullity Lethlean + Paul Thompson
WAF2013 student competition
- Village in a Box
students from University of San Carlos in Cebu City, Philippines
WAF Awards 2013 Day 2 Winners
- Civic and Community: Women’s Opportunity Centre (Rwanda), Sharon Davis Design
- Villa: Namly House (Singapore), CHANG Architects
- Health: Rush University Medical Center New Hospital Tower (Chicago), Perkins+Will
- Production/Energy/Recycling – A Simple Factory Building (Singapore), Pencil
- Office Hotel/Leisure – Citizen M London Bankside (UK), Concrete
- Sport – Splashpoint Leisure Centre (UK), Wilkinson Eyre Architects
- New and Old – Conversion of the Palais Rasumofsky (Austria), Baar-Baarenfels Architekten
- Transport – Sydney Cruise Terminal (Australia), Johnson Pilton Walker Architects
- Culture – Aukland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki (New Zealand), Frances-Jones Morehen Thorp and Archimedia
- Future Projects Education – The Urban School In Elsinore (Denmark), EFFEKT, Rubow
- Future Projects Competition entries – National Maritime Museum of China (China), Cox Rayner Architects
- Future Projects Residential – Siamese Blossom (Thailand), Somdoon Architects Ltd
- Future Projects Experimental – White Collar Factory (UK), Allford Hall Monaghan Morris
PARKROYAL On Pickering, Singapore, WOHA:
photo : Patrick Bingham-Hall
WAF Awards 2013 Day 2 INSIDE Category Winners
- Bars and Restaurants – Ammo Bar& Restaurant (Hong Kong), Wang
- Hotels – PARKROYAL on Pickering (Singapore), WOHA
- Education – DPS Kindergarten school (India), Khosla Associates
- Residential – Carrer AvinyĂł (Spain), David Kohn Architects
- Display – Hublot Pop-Up Store (Singapore), Asylum Creative Pte Ltd.
WAF Awards 2013 Day 1 Winners
- Completed Building House – The Left-Over-Space House (Australia), Cox Rayner Architects, Casey and Rebekah Vallance
- Completed Building Housing – 28th Street Apartments (USA), Koning Eizenberg Architecture
- Completed Building Office – Statoil Regional and International offices (Norway) A-Lab
- Completed Building Higher Education and research – University of Exeter: Forum Project (UK), Wilkinson Eyre Architects
- Completed Building Display – The Blue Planet (Denmark), 3XN
- Completed Building Religion – Sancaklar Mosque (Turkey), EAA – Emre Arolat Architects
- Completed Building Schools – Fontys Sports College (Netherlands) Mecanoo
- International Completed Building Shopping – Emporia (Sweden), Wingardh Arkitektkontor
- Future Projects Health – New Sulaibikhat Medical Center (Kuwait) AGi Architects
- Future Projects House – Meditation House (Lebanon), MZ Architects
- Future Projects Commercial Mixed Use – New Office in Central London (UK), Allford Hall Monaghan Morris
- Future Projects Office – Selcuk Ecza Headquarters (Turkey), Tabanlioglu Architects
- Future Projects Leisure-Led Development – Singapore Sports Hub (Singapore), Arup Associates + DP Architects + AECOM
- Future Projects Masterplanning – Earls Court Masterplan (UK) Farrells
- Future Projects Infrastructure – Brisbane Ferry Terminals Post-Flood Recovery (Australia), Cox Rayner Architects
Emporia MalmĂś, Sweden by Wingardh Arkitektkontor
photo : Tord-Rikard Soderstrom
University of Exeter Forum Project, UK by Wilkinson Eyre Architects
photograph ÂŠ Hufton+Crow
Sancaklar Mosque, Turkey by EAA – Emre Arolat Architects
picture from architects
Fontys Sports College, Holland by Mecanoo
photo : Christian Richters
Statoil Offices Oslo, Norway by A-Lab
picture : Placebo Effects
WAF Awards 2013 : more images + links
WAF 2013 Discussion
Educational values: what are we teaching and why?
â˘ Are there universally recognized values underlying architectural education across the world?
â˘ Does our approach need change to equip students to face shifting set of global challenges?
â˘ What should be the balance between technical and process issues, and aesthetics, history and theory?
â˘ How can critical thinking and its effects be incorporated into curricula?
- Chaired by George B. Johnston, Professor and Chair, School of Architecture, Georgia Institute of Technology
- Leon van Schaik AO, Professor of Architecture, Innovation Chair – Design Practice Research, RMIT University
- Odile Decq, Principal, Studio Odile Decq, Head of Architecture, Ecole SpĂŠciale dâArchitecture
- Frazer Macdonald Hay, Director of Glasgow School of Art in Singapore
The 2013 World Architecture Festival launched with more socials, study tours and launch parties than ever before.
- 30 architects attended the Singapore Sports Hub tour
- 58 architects attended a bus tour through Singapore’s main architectural areas
- 6 people went head to head in our annual Pecha Kucha night including Mr Pecha Kucha himself Mark Dytham, Pernilla Ohrstedt and Chris Bose
1 Oct – Images from today, kindly shared by e-architect Editorial Board member Frazer Macdonald Hay who is Head of Glasgow School of Art in Singapore:
Register now and join us in taking over Singapore for the years’ only festival dedicated to global architecture. Download the festival brochure to see what’s going on at WAF or see the brief overview below:
- 1 Oct: Singapore Sports Hub
- 1 Oct: Singapore architecture tour and Grohe Live Center
- Throughout the festival: Behind the scenes at Marina Bay Sands
â˘ The value of infrastructure: Singapore Sports Hub as a model driving economic and social value: Jonathan Rose, Principal, Aecom / Teoh Hai Pin, Director, DP Architects / Clive Lewis, Associate Director, Arup / Yu Khing, Chief Operating Officer, Singapore Sports Hub Session
â˘ The value of art and architecture: Will Alsop, Principal, All Design / Chris Wilkinson, Principal, Wilkinson Eyre / Mark Wee, Chairman Council Member, Singapore Institute of Architects / Theodore Chan, President, Singapore Institute of Architects
â˘ Value of BIM: technology update Richard Waterhouse, Chief Executive, RIBA Enterprises
â˘ Japan: reconstruction and recovery Akihiko Hamada, Principal, Nikken Sekkei Tatsuya Hatori, Architect Nikken Sekkei Akira Tsujimoto, Nikken Sekkei Research Institute
â˘ The value of communication: Peter Murray, Chairman, New London Architecture and Wordsearch Communications
â˘ New materials update: Ben Morris, Managing Director, Vector Foiltech
Keynote WAF Speakers
- Designing for Delight – Nigel Coates, Principal, Nigel Coates Studio
- The Values of Architecture – Charles Jencks
- The New Luxury – Rob Wagemans, Principal, Concrete Architecture Studio
- The Purpose of Architecture – Dietmar Eberle, Principal, Baumschlager Eberle
- Architecture and Urbanism – Sou Fujimoto, Principal, Sou Fujimoto Architects
WAF hosts architecture’s most exciting awards showdown. Practices big and small compete live for awards in 38 categories on Wednesday 2 October and Thursday 3 October in front of acclaimed juries in the WAF crit rooms. On Friday 4 October the winners of the awards go on to compete in front of a super jury for a chance of winning on of two of the architecture communitie’s ultimate accolades: World Building of the Year and Future Project of the Year.
Practices and architects presenting in the WAF crit rooms include:
â˘ Zaha Hadid Architects
â˘ Robert A. M. Stern Architects
â˘ Studio MK27
â˘ Miralles Tagliabue EMBT
â˘ Wilkinosn Eyre Architects
â˘ Cox Rayner Architects
The festival hall
From meeting contacts new and old, media and clients the exhibition is a networking hub where you can enjoy a drink at the WAF bar anytime of the day. Register now to being networking with media, clients and architects straight away with our pre-event networking app.
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WAF Awards 2012
World Building of the Year Award 2012
photo : Darren Chin
World Building of the Year winner : Gardens by the Bay Conservatories Singapore
World Architecture Festival Awards 2012 buildings news
WAF Awards 2011
the e-architect team were at WAF from Wed to Fri
Media-TIC wins World Building of the Year 2011 at World Architecture Festival Awards
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Media-TIC : World Building of the Year 2011
CCIB Building, Diagonal Mar, Barcelona, Spain
photo ÂŠ Adrian Welch, 2011
WAF Awards venue : CCIB Barcelona
World Building of the Year 2010
WAF Awards Overall winner
WAF Awards 2010 – Festival Events
World Building of the Year 2009
Mapungubwe Interpretation Centre, South Africa
Peter Rich Architects
picture from FD
WAF Building of the Year 2009
World Building of the Year 2008
Universita Luigi Bocconi, Italy
photograph : Federico Brunetti
WAF Building of the Year 2008
World Architecture Festival Awards 2009 – including the Shortlist
WAF Awards : 2008
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