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The World Architecture Festival Awards returns this year from 1 to 3 October at Singapore’s Marina Bay Sands. Deadline for entries is 30 May 2014.


May 19th, 2014

Top image:  National Maritime Museum (China) by Cox Rayner Architects – ‘Future Project of the Year’ 2013

The World Architecture Festival (WAF) annual search is on to find the best new buildings on the planet, and architectural firms have till 30 May 2014 to submit their entries.

The event will be held from 1 to 3 October at Singapore’s Marina Bay Sands, in conjunction with the Inside World Festival of Interiors.

Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki by Francis-Jones Morehen Thorp and Archimedia (New Zealand) – ‘World Building of the Year’ 2013

Practices will compete across 30 individual award categories within three category groups of Completed Buildings, Landscape Projects and Future Projects, with architects of shortlisted entries getting to present their projects in the event’s famed live crit session. The winners of each category will also go on to compete for the coveted ‘World Building of the Year’, presided over by the festival’s ‘super jury’. This year’s super jury will be led by renowned British architect Richard Rogers, and will include Rocco Yim, Julie Eizenberg, Enric Ruiz Geli and Peter Rich.

Win from Singapore – Singapore Sports Hub by DP Architects and Arup Associates, winner of ‘Best Future Projects Leisure-Led Development Building’ 2013

The theme for this year’s WAF main conference session is ‘Architects in 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.

The Australian Garden (Australia) by
Taylor Cullity Lethlean + Paul – ‘Landscape of the Year’ 2013

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