World Architecture Festival 2012

Now in its fifth year, the World Architecture Festival moves from Spain to Singapore (October 3rd-5th). And for this year, we are happy to announce ArchDaily as a media partner, and as part of the jury!

The architecturally intense event includes the awards and a festival gallery, with more than 700 entries from around the world in 30 categories, accompanied by live presentations from the finalists, a seminar and keynotes with renowned international architects. In these, and other activities (full summary), you will be able to exchange ideas with over 2000 architects representing more than 65 countries, broaden your horizons and your contacts book.

Learn more about the conference rates, and details on how to submit your projects.

More details about the WAF after the break.


World Architecture Festival is the world’s largest, live, truly inclusive and interactive global architectural awards programme. It is a unique meeting point for architects, suppliers and clients, attracting hundreds of entries and visitors from all over the world.

WAF has nearly 30 diverse categories including completed buildings, landscapes, future and small projects.

Details about submissions for the awards can be found here.

See past winners here.

Festival gallery

Experience the breadth of international architectural excellence in the Gallery, 700+ entries from 59 countries.

Live presentations

Be inspired by the world’s greatest architects, every shortlisted architect, in 2011 there were over 400, will present their award entry in front of their peers and the international judging panel.

Thematic exhibition

A curated exhibition showcasing some of the most exciting new projects from around the world.

Seminar and keynote programme

Be inspired by some of the most influential and innovative voices practicing today. 2011’s speakers included David van der Leer, Assistant Curator, Architecture and Urban Studies, BMW Guggenheim Lab; David Mackay, Partner, MBM Arquitectes; Vincent Guallart, Chief Architect and Director of Urban Habitat, Barcelona City Council; Benedetta Tagliabue, Founding Principal, EMBT; James Timberlake, Principal, KieranTimberlake and Tim Duggan, Architect and Community Planner, Make it Right Foundation.

Focussed sector and city forums

Be briefed on all you need to know on the sectors and cities you work or want to work in, while making connections with potential partners and clients.

Festival hall

Enables architects and clients to engage face to face with leading suppliers and manufacturers from around the world.

Product showcases

Experience the latest in product innovation to inform your future projects.

Opening night reception

Network with the WAF community – architects, clients, judges, sponsors and the world’s media all within the festival hall, celebrating the start of WAF.

WAF fringe

Site visits, parties, receptions and dinners enable you to make contacts, exchange, learn and get ahead at WAF.


Over 1400 of them! Meet, share, collaborate, make friends and stay in touch using our online portals – Festival Connect, Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.

Media partners

From over 60 countries, meet the leading critics, documenters and list makers of the international industry.

Awards ceremony

The Festival comes together and culminates with a prestigious awards ceremony celebrating the winners of each category, the student competition and overall awards.

World Buildings Directory is fast becoming the largest library of international projects – every single entry to the WAF Awards is kept online for future reference.

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Cite: David Basulto. "World Architecture Festival 2012" 08 May 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884

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