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World Architecture Festival Awards 2013

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World Architecture Festival Awards 2013


May 3rd, 2013

Following a successful run in Singapore last year, the 6th World Architecture Festival (WAF) will be returning to Marina Bay Sands in Singapore from 2 – 4 October 2013.

The ‘super jury’ for WAF awards 2013 will include some of the world’s leading architects and designers, including Ken Yeang (Llewelyn Davies Yeang); Patrick Bellew (Atelier Ten); Jeanne Gang (Studio Gang Architects); Dietmar Eberle (Baumschlager Eberle); and Ken Tadashi Oshima (University of Washington).

Architecture firms across the globe will get to compete across 29 individual award categories in three main category groups of completed buildings, landscape projects and future projects; architects of shortlisted projects will then have to give a live open-door presentation to the panel of judges, asserting their case for why their project should win.

“This year’s awards promise to be the most fiercely contested yet as hundreds of architects and designers from across the world compete over three days of the festival,” says WAF Programme Director, Paul Finch. “The quality of entries continues to increase exponentially since our first WAF in 2008, and defies the global economic pressures that have pervaded the world’s construction industry over the last six years.”

“Following the move to Singapore last year, we’re again seeing keen interest amongst both local and regional practices, who are set to compete with the more readily recognised global practices,” he adds.

See our report on last year’s winners, and our interviews with Thomas Heatherwick and Liu Xiaodu at the 2012 WAF Conference.

Top image: World Building of the Year at WAF 2012 – the Cooled Conservatories at Gardens by the Bay

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