WAF 2019: Today's Programme and Live Stream

As the world’s biggest architectural awards program, WAF 2019 brings together more than 2,000 architects and designers to Amsterdam for three days of conference programs, awards, and exhibition events from December 4-6.

As the event's Premier Media Partner, we are happy to announce today's programme of WAF and invite our readers to listen in through the live stream featured below. Read on to learn more about today's lectures and keynote addresses at the Main Stage of the Festival.


10.30 - 11.10 - Talk

7D BIM: Integrating Whole Life Costs and Life Carbon Estimation with BIM

  • Our current research into 7D BIM will provide an innovate method for estimating the whole life costs and whole life carbon of buildings from the earliest stage of design through to completion and occupation.
  • James Pickard, Founding Director, Cartwright Pickard
  • Chair: Katrin Förster, International Key Account Manager - Architects & Interior Designers, ABB


11.20 - 12.00 - Talk

Water Research Prize Category Winner Presentation, Supported by Grohe

  • Recycle Build Introduces Recycle Build Brazil. This session will comprise of a discussion about how Recycle Build Brazil came to fruition and how the founders intend to apply their learnings to build solutions to complex issues around waste and water consumption.How can we as designers awaken the collective mindset regarding the global community’s use and management of water? Projections for a rising population fuel suburban residential developments; water from households disappear from site as soon as it is contaminated, never to be seen or thought of by the user again. Recycle Build Brazil was born from the realisation of this disconnect, working to reengage the community with regards to their water consumption and impact on the surrounding rivers.
  • Maria Kuzma,Founder, Recycle Build Brazil
  • Chair: Paul Flowers, Chief Design Officer, Lixil


13.00 - 13.40 - Lunchtime lecture

Coming Up for Air

  • A discussion of lost souls, forgotten souls, and some new kids on the block… including a sideways glance at the significance of being in the irritatingly right place or the creatively wrong place at the time.
  • Sir Peter Cook, Architect, Professor & Writer
  • Chair: Jeremy Melvin, Curator, World Architecture Festival


14.00 - 14.20 - WAFX Smart Cities & Overall Winner Presentation

Verform for X-Space | Urban Fabric Regeneration, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

  • Chair: Jeremy Melvin, Curator, World Architecture Festival


16.00 - 16.40 - Talk

BIT.BIO.BOT - Green Architecture in the Age of Ecological Crisis

  • The impending ecological crisis has spurned a race towards re-greening our cities and our architecture. However, “green” ideology hides a nagging paradox. It proposes a sanitised vision of urban nature that renders it ineffective towards establishing a new circular economy of matter, information and energy. The PhotoSynthetica project proposes an architectural habitat for the urban microbiome, foregrounding nature’s “dirty” side. Powered by the sun and monitored by AI, it hosts cultures of living cyanobacteria that feed on what buildings expel (CO2, pollution and heat) to grow high value biomass (energy and food). Their in-human efficiency engenders a new kind of architecture. No longer a mere container of functions, like in the modern machine for living, it becomes itself a dynamic process of production, a living machine.
  • Dr Marco Poletto, Co-Founder & Director, ecoLogicStudio
  • Chair: Paul Finch, Programme Director, World Architecture Festival


17.00 - 17.40 - Talk

Who Owns the City?

  • There was a time when modest housing in our major cities was simply that – and of interest only to the modest families and the modest businessmen who sold or rented those houses.It all still looks that way. But the basic conditions in play have changed radically. One key example: The main owner of modest housing in several cities across the world is now a major financial firm. It has bought up thousands of large housing complexes for low-income renters. Most recently it has acquired + 308,000 modest residential units + homes. Why?? When its $140 billion portfolio contains 231 million feet of office space, 151,000 hotel rooms, 75 million feet of retail. Why, given all those high-end properties, would it bother with low-income housing?
  • Saskia Sassen, Professor of Sociology, Columbia University, Committee on Global Thought, Columbia University
  • Chair: Paul Finch, Programme Director, World Architecture Festival


18.15 - 19.15 - Keynote

  • Massimiliano Fuksas, Co-Founder, Studio Fuksas
  • Chair: Jeremy Melvin, Curator, World Architecture Festival


19.15 - 19.25 - Category winner announcements

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Cite: AD Editorial Team. "WAF 2019: Today's Programme and Live Stream" 05 Dec 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/929617/waf-2019-todays-programme-and-live-stream> ISSN 0719-8884

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