Entries have been pouring in from architectural practices across the globe, from small local studios to large international practices including BIG (Denmark); Ergino?lu & Çal??lar (Turkey); Andrew Maynard Architects (Australia); Chiaki Arai Urban and Architecture Design (Japan); Mercurio Design Lab (Italy); Turenscape (China); Architectural Studio Kudin (Ukraine) and Trop (Thailand).
The World Architecture Festival (WAF), the world’s largest inclusive and interactive global architecture event, is returning for its seventh successive year. The festival will once again be taking place at the spectacular Marina Bay Sands resort in Singapore from 1 to 3 October 2014.
The WAF awards sit at the heart of the festival, and will see practices from around the world contend for 30 individual category awards and global recognition. Competing across three category groups of completed buildings, landscape projects and future projects, the awards recognise all manner of buildings from residential projects and villas to sporting arenas, factories and hospitals.
The architects behind every shortlisted project are invited to present their project live to a panel of judges at the festival, making the case for why their project should win.
The winners of each category are put forward to compete for the coveted World Building of the Year award, presided over by the festival’s "super-jury".
Winners of Future Project and Landscape categories compete for Future Project and Landscape of the Year respectively.
The Festival’s organisers, i2i Events Group, have today unveiled this year’s ‘super jury’ comprising of a selection of the world’s leading architects and designers, led by renowned British architect Richard Rogers.
Rogers will be joined on the super-jury by Rocco Yim, Julie Eizenberg, Enric Ruiz Geli and Peter Rich. The theme for WAF’s main conference sessions in 2014 will be ‘Architects and the City’. Speakers will examine the contribution architects can make, and the way they affect and are affected by, politics, infrastructure, planning, communities and technology.
Presentations and panel discussions will feature prominent architects including Richard Rogers; Rocco Yim; and policy makers and urban organisations, including Thomas Wright, Executive Director of the Regional Plan Association of New York.
World Architecture Festival is collocated with INSIDE World Festival of Interiors www.insidefestival.com.
INSIDE celebrates the world’s finest interiors of the last year and also has at its heart a live international awards programme.
Entries for the INSIDE awards close on 30 May. www.worldarchitecturefestival.com