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Waf 2019: The Latest Architecture and News

Annabel Karim Kassar Transforms 19th-century Structure into a Contemporary Family Home

AKK Architects, an architecture practice founded by architect Annabel Karim Kassar, with offices in Beirut, Dubai, and London, is transforming a historical 19th-century Lebanese home into a contemporary family home. Bayt K was shortlisted for the WAF future projects awards under House category.

© Colombe Clier Courtesy of AKK Architects Courtesy of AKK Architects © Colombe Clier + 15

LocHal Public Library Named 2019 Building of the Year at World Architecture Festival

The World Architecture Festival invites shortlisted architects from around the world to present their projects in a range of categories, the winners of which are invited to present in front of a Super Jury for final selection.

In the 2019 version of the festival, LocHal Public Library by Civic Architects has been named the World Building of the Year concluding this year's three-day event in Amsterdam. This year's winner was selected from a strikingly broad shortlist that included works from offices such as Heatherwick Studio, CEBRA, Nikken Sekkei, and Roger Stirk Harbour + Partners.

© Su Chen, Chun Fang © Onnis Luque © Francisco Nogueira © Laurian Ghinitoiu + 18

WAF 2019: Day 2 Winners Announced

As the World Architecture Festival 2019 continues, we are happy to announce the winners of the second day of the event. Works by Herzog & de Meuron, Heathewick Studio, White Arkitekter and many more international practices inside!

© Stijn Bollaert © Kuo-Min Lee © Rasmus Hjortshoj © Shengliang Su + 22

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.

WAF 2019: Day 1 Winners Announced

As the first day of the World Architecture Festival 2019 is coming to an end, we are happy to announce the winners of the sections already reviewed by the jury. Read on for the winning projects of the INSIDE, FUTURE PROJECTS and COMPLETED categories, among which are works by Heathewick Studio, Büro Happold, Nextoffice and many others.

World Architecture Festival 2019: Watch the Live Stream

Follow along during the twelfth edition of the World Architecture Festival through ArchDaily's Live Stream. As the world’s biggest architectural awards program, WAF 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. Tune in to our Facebook live streams for a selection of lectures.

© Rasmus Hjortshoj Courtesy of JKMM Architects, WAF Courtesy of Mecanoo Architecten, WAF © Safdie Architects, WAF + 5

The 2019 WAFX Winning Schemes

The World Architecture Festival (WAF) is an annual architectural event, celebrating international projects that tackle today’s global issues. Ten innovative designs have won the 2019 WAFX prizes, each one in a category.

Elizabeth Diller and Studio Fuksas Join Line-Up of Speakers at World Architecture Festival 2019 in Amsterdam

Elizabeth Diller, Founder and Partner at Diller Scofidio + Renfro, will give the closing keynote address at the World Architecture Festival (WAF) in Amsterdam on 6 December 2019. She will follow a stellar line-up of over 48 speakers shaping the global architecture agenda over the three-day event, including Ben Van Berkel and Doriana Mandrelli Fuksas and Massimiliano Fuksas. The festival runs from 4-6 December.

Shortlist Revealed for World Architecture Festival 2019

Homes for All - Dortheavej Residence / Bjarke Ingels Group. Image © Rasmus Hjortshoj Casa Grand Coral / Sordo Madaleno Arquitectos. Image Courtesy of Sordo Madaleno Arquitectos Casa Cozumel / Sordo Madaleno Arquitectos. Image © Rafael Gamo Chablé La Paz / Sordo Madaleno Arquitectos. Image Courtesy of Sordo Madaleno Arquitectos + 12

Architects grapple with some of the world’s most pressing challenges in the twelfth edition of the World Architecture Festival, the world’s biggest architectural awards programme, which announces its shortlist today.

Following the establishment of ‘Architects Declare’ a collective of some of the most renowned practices who have come together to announce a state of climate emergency, this year’s World Architecture Festival shortlisted entries include designs that demonstrate how buildings can play a major role in a more sustainable future.

World Architecture Festival 2019 entry deadline is this Friday!

Entries for the World Architecture Festival close on Friday 3rd May. The 12th edition of the World Architecture Festival will take place in Amsterdam from the 4th to 6th December, where more than 550 architectural and design practices from over 68 countries are expected to compete for category and overall prizes. 

World Architecture Festival announces Jury for its 2019 Awards

The World Architecture Festival (WAF) has announced some of the most influential names in international architecture as the members of the jury for its 12th awards programme, which is to be held in Amsterdam from 4-6 December 2019.

Win Free Awards Entry for the World Architecture Festival or INSIDE

As Headline Media Partner of the World Architecture Festival and INSIDE, we are offering you the chance to win one of 10 free entries for this year’s awards programme. Simply complete your details here to be entered into the free prize draw for a free WAF or INSIDE awards entry. All submissions for the prize draw must be entered by Friday 5th April and you will be informed on Tuesday 9th April if you have won.