The gateway to global recognition, WAF is where the world architecture community meets to celebrate, learn, exchange and be inspired

World Architecture Festival is the world’s largest international architectural event. It includes the biggest architectural awards programme in the world, dedicated to celebrating excellence via live presentations to delegates and international juries. 

More than 2000 architects from 60 countries attend WAF - it is your passport to the international architecture scene.


What's waiting for you at WAF 2015?

Hundreds of live Award Crits

Every shortlisted architect will present their designs to a WAF international judging panel, and you can see as many as you can fit into three days! Hear the inside story on hundreds of projects, from schools to cinemas, museums to mosques. Plus find out what the WAF judges think about finalist schemes, including yours. Read more.

Seminar and Keynote Programme

Be inspired by some of the world's most influential architects and commentators. The Festival's industry-shaping lectures, discussions and debates give fresh insights into key issues affecting today's built environment. This year’s programme 50:50 will examine how architecture and urbanism have changed during the last 50 years, how predictions have been fulfilled or denied, and how we think will change in the next 50 years. 

  • Main stage programme

  • Festival hall stage programme

  • INSIDE (World Festival of Interiors) programme

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Festival Gallery

Experience the breadth of international architectural excellence in the WAF Festival Gallery. Enter the WAF awards and your work is guaranteed to be available on WAF's free to view website worldbuildingsdirectory.com (21,000 visits per month). Read more

Architect-led city tours

Experience Singapore through the eyes of local architects in exclusive architect-led city tour and site visits. Get away from the guidebook routes and see the hidden gems that make the city what it is. Make new connections with a truly unique experience only at WAF. Learn more about our WAF Fringe Events.

Gala Dinner

The Festival culminates with a celebratory Gala Dinner revealing the best of show winners. Read more.

Media Partners

WAF's global partners, including The Architectural Review and Dezeen, will all be at the festival. Meet leading critics and taste-makers on the international scene. See and be seen by the people that could inspire new opportunities for you.

Festival Hall

The Festival Hall is the hub location of WAF where you can network and engage face-to-face with leading suppliers and manufacturers from around the world. Exclusive installations and product showcases enable you to experience the latest in product design. Festival Hall Stage talks are where you can receive updates on working globally, cutting-edge technology and innovative materials.

Live Student Charrettes in the WAF Student Competition

Witness the next generation of design talent flex their creative muscles in WAF's live student charrette. See how the architects of tomorrow are tackling the challenges of today. Read more

The WAF Bars

Especially commissioned for WAF, the Festival's two bars are a meeting point and aesthetic highlight. Learn more about our WAF Fringe Events.


WAF has a host of parties, receptions and dinners in some of Singapore's hottest design destinations so you can celebrate and socialise in style! Network with the WAF community - architects, clients, judges, sponsors and the world's design media. Learn more about our WAF Fringe Events.

Networking on a global scale

WAF is the annual meeting point for international architects, clients and suppliers. Be inspired by architecture's leading lights and the community as a whole. By seeing architecture from around the globe, and hearing from the architects themselves, you will find new inspiration to tackle today's design challenges. Meet, share, collaborate and stay in touch using our online portals on Facebook, Twitterand LinkedIn. 


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4 - 6 November 2015

Marina Bay Sands, Singapore

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