Architects face some of the world’s most pressing challenges at the World Architecture Festival’s (WAF), 12th edition. This is the biggest world event where architecture is emphasized and awarded. After the creation of Architects Declare, an association of some of the most renowned studios have teamed up to announce a state of climatic emergency. The entries for this year’s WAF include projects that demonstrate how buildings can play an important role for a more sustainable future. Among the highlights there is an eco-friendly airport in Singapore or the Dortheavej Residence, an affordable and sustainable modular housing in Copenhagen.
Among the leading world architects present at WAF are Zaha Hadid Architects, Heatherwick Studio, Bjarke Ingels Group, Rafael Vinoly Architects, Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners, Grimshaw and White Arkitekter. The list consists of about 534 architects from 70 countries, and the projects range from private residences, health, cultural and education infrastructures, hospitality industry, interior design, landscape architecture, etc. WAF will take place for the second time in Amsterdam, in the Netherlands, from 4th to 6th December, and the architects and designers behind each pre-selected project shall compete in each category award. The demonstrations will be presented to the festival delegates and to a set of one hundred international jurors. Along with WAF, the INSIDE-World Festival of Interiors will be held. This is a celebration of creativity, inspiration and knowledge that will bring together the most original and exciting interior spaces of the last 12 months.