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WAF Awards 2016
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World Architecture Festival 2016
16 – 18 November 2016
The World Architecture Festival (WAF) makes its Berlin debut.
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 350 award finalists, global networking, a 400 project strong gallery and an international product exhibition.
World Architecture Festival 2016 is taking place on the 16 – 18 November in Berlin Germany.
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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.
Experience the breadth of international architectural excellence in the WAF Festival Gallery. All finalist submissions are displayed in the gallery so you can review today’s most accomplished projects from around the globe at your leisure. See which crits you want to watch or find out more details of projects that sparked your interest.
Attend two events in one and learn the latest in the world of interiors at WAF’s sister festival INSIDE
The World Architecture Festival is a live architecture competition: a truly unique format – WAF features live crit presentations by all of the award finalists, with live judging and discussion.
You can find out what the WAF judges think about finalist schemes: 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!
Each day there will be up to 12 crits running at any one time, all running to a finely tuned schedule so you can jump from one to the other. Hear the inside story on hundreds of projects, from schools to cinemas, museums to mosques.
Live presentations, and the fact that all festival delegates can attend them, are two key elements in what make the WAF awards unique. Category judging takes place on the first two days of the Festival:
Each category has an international panel of three judges
Each panel operates in a “crit room”
For each category it judges, the panel needs to select a winner
After the final day’s presentation, each jury decides in private who has won, and the chair produces brief comments on what the jury liked about the winner
All presentations take 10 minutes and juries have eight minutes to ask questions and discuss the project with the architect
The judges represent the audience of delegates
Category winners are announced at the end of each day, following the keynote
The category winners go on to present to the Super Jury on the final day for the four ‘best-in-show’ awards cover Completed Buildings; Interiors; Future Projects; and Landscape
Berlin Building Designs – latest projects
New Berlin Architecture
KaDeWe Building Renewal by OMA – 19 Jan 2016
image courtesy of OMA
Bötzow Brewery Building Redevelopment in Berlin by David Chipperfield Architects – 7 Jan 2016
image : Reindeer Renderings
WAF Awards Winners
WAF Awards 2014 Winners
World Building of the Year Award, 2014
The Chapel, Vietnam, designed by a21studio:
picture from organisers
Future Project of the Year: Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, Canada, designed by 5468796 Architecture + number TEN architectural:
Landscape Project of the Year: National Arboretum Canberra, Australia, designed by Taylor Cullity Lethlean and Tonkin Zulaikha Greer:
Small Project of the Year: The Pinch, China:
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