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World Architecture Festival Awards 2013 : WAF Singapore
WAF Shortlist Announced – International Architecture Prize
30 Jul 2013
WAF Awards 2013
World Architecture Festival Awards 2013
WAF is the global meeting place for architects, have you booked your place yet?
You have until Monday 5 August to book your place at WAF and save a third on your festival delegate pass. If you haven’t booked your place yet here are just a few reminders of why you need to be at WAF.
• 2,000 of the world’s leading architects, clients and suppliers under one roof – connect, share and be inspired.
• 286 live crit presentations – hear directly from the architects behind the most exciting and accomplished projects of the last year as they present their schemes for the WAF jury. Download the festival brochure to see the shortlisted practices that will be presenting in the crit rooms.
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• 150 hours of seminars, lectures and debates – refresh your thinking and update your knowledge.
• 100 global press titles on site including The Architectural Review, Dezeen, ArchDaily and MARK.
• Attend the event that the world’s design press convene at. Download the festival brochure to see a list of our media partners.
• 95 international judges including Ken Yeang, Jeanne Gang and Sir Peter Cook – only at WAF do you get to hear the thoughts of the judges as they question all finalists on their projects.
INSIDE is an event not to be missed. Where else can you hear the designers behind the most exciting and accomplished projects of the last present their work and be critiqued by INSIDE’s international jury.
We also don’t want you to miss the chance to receive a 33% discount on your INSIDE festival delegate pass. Make sure you book your place before the 5 August to receive the discount.
3 Jul 2013
WAF Awards Shortlist 2013
World Architecture Festival Awards 2013 shortlist announced
– Shortlist of 302 projects highlights the global strength of architecture and design –
– Organisers see big increase in entries from Europe and North America –
A giraffe house in New Zealand, a monastery in Taiwan, a treehouse in the USA and a research station in Antarctica are among the 302 projects that have today been shortlisted for the World Architecture Festival (WAF) Awards 2013 – the world’s biggest architectural awards programme.
Taking place at this year’s sixth annual World Architecture Festival, the WAF Awards 2013 have attracted entries from almost 50 countries. The festival’s organisers, i2i Events Group, saw projects submitted from as far afield as New Zealand and Denmark, via Mexico and Azerbaijan. The geographic spread of entries in the shortlist is further complemented by the variety of projects, from The National Arboretum in Australia, to a media centre in Kazakhstan and an opera house in South Korea.
The Blue Planet Aquarium, Copenhagen, Denmark
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This year’s festival is being held in Singapore for the second time, and whilst the organisers have again seen huge interest in entries from South East Asia, entries from Europe and North America have increased by almost 40% and 14% respectively.
Buildings designed by global architects such as Zaha Hadid Architects, Tadao Ando Architect & Associates, and Robert A.M. Stern Architects feature among projects by smaller, local practices. Practices will compete across 29 individual award categories, spanning completed buildings, landscape projects and future projects, presenting their shortlisted designs live to international judging panels and festival delegates.
Emporia, Malmö, Sweden
photo : Tord-Rikard Soderstrom
Paul Finch, WAF Programme Director, said: ‘Following such strong competition at last year’s awards, expectations were understandably high for the WAF Awards 2013, and the entries did not disappoint. From the subtle to the spectacular, from a four room house to an 80 storey tower, the sheer quality and diversity reflected in the array of projects shortlisted today demonstrates the increasingly global nature of the event. All eyes are now on the festival’s venue, the Marina Bay Sands in Singapore, where the architects will battle to win their individual categories, with the victorious projects competing for the coveted World Building of the Year award.”
The World Architecture Festival (WAF) is the world’s largest, live, inclusive and interactive global architecture event. Building on last year’s successful relocation from Barcelona to Singapore, the festival will once again take place at the spectacular Marina Bay Sands resort. The event is being held in association with Singapore Institute of Architects (SIA)’s festival of ideas about the city, Archifest.
World Architecture Festival is collocated with INSIDE World Festival of Interiors www.insidefestival.com. INSIDE celebrates the world’s finest interiors of the last year and also has at its heart a live international awards programme.
World Architecture Festival information: www.worldarchitecturefestival.com
Location:Marina Bay Sands, Singapore
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