This year World Architecture Festival 2020 will take place at the FIL, Lisbon from the 2-4 December. The annual global awards program is now open for entries to all international architects and designers. Till April 3rd one can avail of early bird discount and the final entry deadline is on 7th May. WAF’s sister Festival World Festival of Interiors will take place also at the same place and time.
Now in its 13th year, WAF is not just an award function but is an occasion where architects meet to share ideas and set the future agenda. The live-judged awards sit at the heart of the festival alongside keynote talks, fringe events and an exhibition. With more than 40 prizes and awards to enter this year, one can easily find the perfect categories to showcase one’s future and completed projects on the world stage.
WAF is the only architecture awards programme where all shortlisted architects pitch their projects live. On the first two days of the festival, shortlisted entrants will present their projects in front of the WAF judges and audience. Each category has its own judging panel who decide on category winners at the end of each day. On the final day, category winners will present again to a Super Jury, who will decide on the World Landscape, Future Project and Completed Building of the Year Awards.
World Architecture Festival is like ‘Oscars’ for the architecture fraternity where hundreds of finest architecture projects (both completed and future) compete among themselves to come out on top. Last year in all 534 projects from 70 countries were shortlisted out of which winners were announced during the festival held at Amsterdam from 4-6 December 2019. Interestingly, 13 Indian projects too made it to the final list last year. Indian architect Sanjay Puri was one of the jury members of WAF 2019.