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WAF 2011

The fourth World Architecture Festival (WAF), the world's largest, interactive architectural event, opens its doors to more than 1,300 delegates during the course of this week

Future Project of the Year – Commercial: Wadi Rum Resort, Jordan by Oppenheim Architecture + Design, USA

WAF 2011: Are UK practices losing their touch?


UK practices won just two out of the 26 categories at this year’s annual WAF festival in Barcelona, despite making up nearly 20 per cent of all the schemes shortlisted. Are we falling behind the rest of the world?

Diary of a WAF judge: Day 2


I spent Day 2 of WAF battling a world-class head cold and hangover from the award-winners and judges’ dinner and afterparties


WAF 2011: Post Katrina, New Orleans sets a new standard


New Orleans’ Lower Ninth Ward is not just making an impressive recovery from the depredations of Hurricane Katrina - it is also doing so with homes that set a new benchmark for environmental performance, cost and community engagement

World Shopping Building of the Year: Decameron, Sao Paulo, Brazil by Studio MK27, Brazil

WAF 2011: Day two winners announced


Four completed buildings and ten future projects have scooped awards on the second day of the World Architectural Festival

Spanish practice Cloud 9’s Media-ICT office scheme in Barcelona - the World Building of the Year at the 2011 World Architecture Festival

Barcelona office scheme wins WAF 2011 World's Best Building award


Spanish practice Cloud 9’s Media-ICT office scheme in Barcelona has been named as the World Building of the Year at the 2011 World Architecture Festival

Christine Murray: Diary of a WAF judge


Day one at WAF and my job was to judge the Holiday category with Tenerife architect Fernando Menis (Menis Arquitectos) and Sydney-based (Stuttgart-born) Chris Bosse (LAVA), both worth a google if you don’t know their work

World Learning Building of the Year: Sainsbury Laboratory, Cambridge, UK by Stanton Williams, UK

WAF 2011: First 12 awards winners announced


These twelve buildings were the first winners announced at this year’s World Architectural Festival (WAF) Awards

Paul Finch opens WAF

Record-breaking numbers gather for WAF 2011


The fourth World Architectural Festival (WAF) opened today (2 November) with more than 1,300 delegates expected to attend during the course of the week

Barcelona’s new chief architect, Vicente Guallart

WAF 2011: Barcelona gears up for the next stage of development


Barcelona’s new chief architect, Vicente Guallart, outlined the extraordinary ambitions and energy that the city has for its future development at a World Architecture seminar

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