All
Projects
Products
Events
Competitions
  1. ArchDaily
  2. World Architecture Festival 2018

World Architecture Festival 2018: The Latest Architecture and News

World Architecture Festival Winner Shares Their Experience of the Event

12:00 - 29 December, 2018
World Architecture Festival Winner Shares Their Experience of the Event, Darren Soh. ImageKampung Admiralty / WOHA
Darren Soh. ImageKampung Admiralty / WOHA

A month after the event, the various nominees of 2018's World Architecture Festival have returned to their home cities, leaving the fanfare of the year's event in Amsterdam as a memory. But that's not to say it's not left a lasting impact.

WOHA's Kampung Admiralty Singapore Named 2018 Building of the Year at World Architecture Festival

07:00 - 1 December, 2018
WOHA's Kampung Admiralty Singapore Named 2018 Building of the Year at World Architecture Festival, WOHA - Kampung Admiralty, Singapore, Singapore . Image © Darren Soh
WOHA - Kampung Admiralty, Singapore, Singapore . Image © Darren Soh

WOHA's Kampung Admiralty Singapore in Singapore has been named the 2018 World Building of the Year at the World Architecture Festival, concluding this year's three-day event in Amsterdam. The building, which combines dedicated senior-housing facilities with a broad mixed-use program and a lush green roof, was selected from a strikingly broad shortlist that included works from offices such as Sanjay Puri Architects, Koffi & Diabate Architectes, Heatherwick Studio, Spheron Architects, and INNOCAD.

WOHA - Kampung Admiralty, Singapore, Singapore . Image © Darren Soh Courtesy of World Architecture Festival / WOHA. ImageWOHA - Kampung Admiralty, Singapore, Singapore Courtesy of World Architecture Festival / WOHA. ImageWOHA - Kampung Admiralty, Singapore, Singapore Courtesy of World Architecture Festival / WOHA. ImageWOHA - Kampung Admiralty, Singapore, Singapore + 16

Rem Koolhaas: Live Lecture Stream from the World Architecture Festival

09:23 - 30 November, 2018
Rem Koolhaas: Live Lecture Stream from the World Architecture Festival, © Italo Rondinella
© Italo Rondinella

Dutch architect Rem Koolhaas will give the final keynote lecture today at the World Architecture Festival. ArchDaily will be streaming this keynote from our Facebook page.

The World Architecture Festival Announces Day Two Winners

13:42 - 29 November, 2018
The World Architecture Festival Announces Day Two Winners, WOHA Architects - Kampung Admirality . Image © Patrick Bingham Hall
WOHA Architects - Kampung Admirality . Image © Patrick Bingham Hall

The 2018 World Architecture Festival has announced the second-day winners of this year’s edition, featuring works from such diverse firms as SeARCH, Sordo Madaleno, NextOffice, and Grimshaw.

The second day’s judging categories spanned a wide area, from future masterplanning visions to completed religious structures. The festival, held this year in Amsterdam, will culminate Friday 30 November with the World Building of the Year and Future Project of the Year Awards. These awards, selected from the festival’s list of category winners, will be selected by the festival’s “super jury”: Nathalie de Vries, Frederick Cooper Llosa, Lesley Lokko,Li Xiaodong, and Manuelle Gautrand. 

Team V Architectuur - HAUT . Image The Student Hotel Experience Design Team - TSH Campus Barcelona. Image © Luis Beltran  Spheron Architects - Belarusian Memorial Chapel. Image © Joakim Boren Nikken Sekkei - Shanghai Greenland Center. Image © Yang Min + 12

WAF Day 2 Streaming: Live Lectures from David Adjaye, Francine Houben and Nathalie de Vries

09:30 - 29 November, 2018
WAF Day 2 Streaming: Live Lectures from David Adjaye, Francine Houben and Nathalie de Vries

Make sure to tune in to our Facebook live streams of today’s selection of lectures. We’ll also be streaming the winners at 19:15 CET. To see the previous day’s streams, click here.

World Architecture Festival Unveils WAFX 2018 Prize Winners

09:00 - 29 November, 2018
World Architecture Festival Unveils WAFX 2018 Prize Winners, NIKKEN SEKKEI - W350Project. Image © Nikken Sekkei
NIKKEN SEKKEI - W350Project. Image © Nikken Sekkei

The World Architecture Festival (WAF) has announced the ten winners of the WAFX prizes, awarded to “future projects that identify key ecological and societal challenges which architects are actively seeking to address over the next ten years.”

This year, participants tackled issues such as climate change, water waste, and aging populations, with winning proposals including river parks in Colombia, a transformed coal plant in the United States, and solar panel fields in the Netherlands.

We’ve rounded up the winners below, along with further information about the upcoming 2018 World Architecture Festival taking place in Amsterdam this November. Tickets for the festival are available online now, with a 20% discount available for ArchDaily readers who enter the code ARCHDAILY20 at checkout. Our site will also have news coverage and live-streams of festival events.

The 2018 World Architecture Festival Announces the Day One Winners

15:00 - 28 November, 2018
The 2018 World Architecture Festival Announces the Day One Winners, Heatherwick Studio - Zeitz MOCAA © Iwan Baan. Image © Iwan Baan
Heatherwick Studio - Zeitz MOCAA © Iwan Baan. Image © Iwan Baan

Following an extensive day of presentations, panels, critiques, and talks The World Architecture Festival (WAF) has announced the Day 1 category winners in their 2018 programming. Winners are recognized in over 35 categories over the first two days of the conference, which culminates with the announcement of the World Building of the Year 2018 on the third and final day of the conference.

While still early days, the world’s largest architectural award program, the WAF Awards is poised for its biggest year yet, with a total of 535 shortlisted projects from 57 countries across the world.

Win a Free Ticket to the 2018 World Architecture Festival in Amsterdam

03:30 - 31 October, 2018
Win a Free Ticket to the 2018 World Architecture Festival in Amsterdam, King Abdullah Petroleum Studies and Research Centre by Zaha Hadid Architects shortlisted for "Higher Education and Research - Completed Buildings"
King Abdullah Petroleum Studies and Research Centre by Zaha Hadid Architects shortlisted for "Higher Education and Research - Completed Buildings"

The World Architecture Festival is regarded as one of the most wide-ranging and influential architectural events. This year's event will take place in Amsterdam at the RAI Exhibition and Convention Centre from November 28-30. Bringing global voices in architecture, this year's speakers include keynote presenter Rem Koolhaas, Jeanne Gang, David Adjaye, and Li Xiaodong. This year, five lucky ArchDaily readers can win a standard pass to the World Architecture Festival 2018 (worth €1525). Enter the prize draw here.

10 Years of WAF's World Building of the Year

09:00 - 30 October, 2018
Courtesy of Grafton Architects. ImageUniversita Luigi Bocconi / Grafton Architects  Save this picture! via Grafton Architects via Grafton Architects
Courtesy of Grafton Architects. ImageUniversita Luigi Bocconi / Grafton Architects Save this picture! via Grafton Architects via Grafton Architects

 

The Architectural Review Announces Shortlist for 2018 Emerging Architecture Awards

11:00 - 25 October, 2018
The Architectural Review Announces Shortlist for 2018 Emerging Architecture Awards, Tipperne Bird Sanctuary / Johansen Skovsted Arkitekter. Image © Rasmus Norlander
Tipperne Bird Sanctuary / Johansen Skovsted Arkitekter. Image © Rasmus Norlander

The Architectural Review has unveiled the 14-strong shortlist for the 2018 AR Emerging Architecture awards, recognizing young designers and their talents. The diverse shortlist contains firms from Ireland to Nepal, and Japan to Brazil, all seeking to join a prestigious list of previous winners, including 2017 winner Avenier Cornejo Architectes.

The awards series was founded in 1999, with previous winners including Shigeru Ban, Anna Heringer, Thomas Heatherwick, Jürgen Mayer H and Frida Escobedo. The judging panel for the 2018 edition will include Ángela García de Paredes of Paredes Pedrosa, winners of the original 1999 award, alongside Gurjit Singh Matharoo and Ronald Rietveld of RAAAF.

This Week in Architecture: More than Visual

07:00 - 20 October, 2018
This Week in Architecture: More than Visual, © Beat Widmer. ImageCourtesy of Diller, Scofidio + Renfro
© Beat Widmer. ImageCourtesy of Diller, Scofidio + Renfro

Architecture is a profession deeply dependent on the visual. It’s imagined, sold, critiqued and consumed almost entirely on the strength (or lack thereof) of drawings. We pick and prod at images presented at angles we’ll never be able to see, admiring the architectonic qualities of elements we’ll never actually experience.

Shortlist for the 2018 Architectural Photography Awards Revealed

11:00 - 1 October, 2018
Shortlist for the 2018 Architectural Photography Awards Revealed, Long Museum West Bund Shanghai China by Atelier Deshaus. Image © Pawel Paniczko
Long Museum West Bund Shanghai China by Atelier Deshaus. Image © Pawel Paniczko

The shortlist for the 2018 Architectural Photography Awards have been revealed, bringing together 20 atmospheric images of the built environment. Categories this year ranged from a “portfolio of an individual building to a single abstract: with a professional camera or on a mobile phone.”

The 2018 edition saw a record number of entries, with photographs from 47 countries, including the UK (28%), USA (20%), Germany (6%), and China (5%). The 20 photographs were selected from four categories: exteriors, interiors, sense of place, and buildings in use.

AMKNA's Ode to Africa Shortlisted for the 2018 World Architecture Festival Award

12:00 - 21 July, 2018
AMKNA's Ode to Africa Shortlisted for the 2018 World Architecture Festival Award , Courtesy of AMKNA Design Studio
Courtesy of AMKNA Design Studio

AMKNA, the Dubai-based studio, has been shortlisted for the 2018 World Architecture Festival, in recognition of their design proposal of a cultural center in Sedhiou, Senegal. The proposed “Sedhiou Cultural Center” will provide citizens with a rich cultural, social, and educational experience, all while sustaining the surrounding environment and keeping African heritage alive.

Courtesy of AMKNA Design Studio Courtesy of AMKNA Design Studio Courtesy of AMKNA Design Studio Plan + 12