World Architecture Festival is the world's largest festival dedicated to celebrating and sharing architectural excellence from across the globe.
WAF is a breath of fresh air where architects fall in love with architecture all over again
WAF is a haven of creativity, where talented architects from every country of the world gather to celebrate the purity of brilliant building design. With live crit presentations and judging across over 30 categories, seminars, keynotes and exclusive tours you will be overwhelmed by architectural inspiration.
Renew your passion for architecture - WAF is architectural excellence live!
WAF's diverse and packed programme provides you with the incomparable array of inspirational architecture from around the world.
WAF has over 60 hours of thrilling and informative content, packed into three days of pure design inspiration. Keep up to date with the world's most innovative and exciting architecture with stimulating debates and keynote talks from world renowned architects and thinkers including Dietmar Eberle, Jeanne Gang and Patrick Bellew.
WAF award finalists sit at the heart of this hubbub of creative energy. All finalists present live at the Festival in open crits, just like when you were at school! Finalists will receive feedback from highly experienced and acclaimed architects from around the world. Remember why you love architecture and show that you are proud of what you do.
Understand how the world's leading architects think
All WAF awards judging takes place live at the festival, which means you get to hear directly from our acclaimed international jurors on what they think of the schemes that are contending for one of 32 WAF awards. You will hear the thoughts of and many more!
Prepare to be overwhelmed by architecture
Revive your motivation by taking in all of the WAF 2013 entries, in detail, in our extensive awards gallery. Last year there were more than 500 projects to ponder over, study and revive your creative energy. Compare what went through, what didn't and see your own work against the work of your peers, and those you most respect.
Refresh your thinking with the next generation of architectural talent
Witness the next generation of design talent flex their creative muscles in WAF's live and nail-biting student charrettes. Be prepared to see new ideas and fresh perspectives to the real challenges you face day to day. Learn from the architects of the future and refresh your ideas today.