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World Architecture Festival 2012


WAF finale: Heatherwick reveals Olympic cauldron design process


Thomas Heatherwick, designer of the Seed Pavilion for the Shanghai Expo and the London Olympic Cauldron, spoke to a full house at the final keynote address of WAF on Friday evening in Singapore

Port of Singapore

WAF 2012: Singapore property prices on the rise


The property market in Singapore was given a timely boost this week as leading architects from around the world flocked to the city.


WAF 2012: Wilkinson Eyre’s Cooled Conservatories crowned world’s best building


Wilkinson Eyre’s Cooled Conservatories at Gardens by the Bay in Singapore has won the coveted world building of the year award

The WAF debate

WAF blog: The architecture-technology bond


‘Technology helps us to understand nature, the performance of nature and the physics of nature,’ said Enric Ruiz Geli, principal of Barcelona practice and previous WAF winner Cloud 9

The WAF debate

WAF blog: How architects abstracted the rainforest


The ‘abstracted rainforest’ as Andrew Grant of Grant Associates describes the Gardens by the Bay in Singapore is not only a spectacular design but also a celebration of a superb client and a design team that has become almost a seamless whole

Enric Ruiz Geli of Cloud 9

WAF keynote: Architects labelled ‘number one cause of global warming'


Spanish architect and net zero carbon advocate Enric Ruiz Geli of Cloud 9 has called on the profession to design out climate change

The world’s best commercial, leisure-led building yet to be built was recognised as SSH’s Gunoot Eco Resort in Oman. The judges praised this project for its rethinking of resort masterplanning. There was, they said, 'an engaging social process, involving

In pictures: WAF day two victors revealed


Stanton Williams, Eric Parry Architects and 3XN have all picked up awards at the 5th World Architecture Festival in Singapore

Grant Associates' and Wilkinson Eyre's Gardens by the Bay in Singapore

WAF winner video: Gardens by the Bay in Singapore


Andrew Grant, director of landscape architects Grant Associates, reflects on Gardens by the Bay in Singapore, winner of the best display project on the first day of WAF

The World Architecture Festival in Singapore

WAF blog: Singapore unwrapped


Mah Bow Tan, a member of the Singapore parliament and former government minister, explained the particular challenges that Singapore faces as a city state of 5.2 million people in an area half the size of London - and without, of course, any hinterland

The World Architecture Festival debate in Singapore

WAF blog: Delight in architecture debated


Festival director Paul Finch opened the discussion by saying that the qualities of commodity, firmness and delight, as defined by Vitruvius, have become the DNA of architecture and deeply embedded, and are usually used to describe architecture

The World Architecture Festival debate in Singapore

WAF blog: Global renewal at relative speeds


If the pace of life is fast in Singapore, so is the rate at which buildings are renewed. Angelene Chan, director of DP Architects, described her practice’s work on the shopping magnet of Orchard Road

Peter Buchanan

WAF keynote: Buchanan claims Neo-Modernism and Parametricism 'not the future'


Architecture critic Peter Buchanan has detailed the ‘end of Modernity’ and the genesis of a new, sustainable world order at WAF in Singapore

Fazenda Boa Vista Golf Clubhouse in Brazil, designed by Isay Weinfeld, won the world’s best sport building award. The judges commended its simple elegance which they said reinvestigated the clubhouse typology. It was, they said: 'one of three projects on

In pictures: WAF day one winners announced


Trong Nghia, Kerry Hill Architects and Nikken Sekkei have all picked up awards at the 5th World Architecture Festival in Singapore

The Marina Bay Sands hotel in Singapore

1,800 delegates descend on 5th World Architecture Festival


The 5th World Architecture Festival opened today at Moshe Safdie’s stunning Marina Bay Sands hotel in Singapore

Shortlisted: Creswell Gymnasium, Australia by BVN Architecture. Image by John Gollings Photography

World Architecture Festival 2012 shortlists revealed


Judges name 301 international schemes that ‘rethink and re-use’ in the running for the awards event to be held at the annual festival in October, writes MerlinFulcher

Singapore. Image by Chensiyuan

Submit now: WAF Awards entries close on 30 June


Architects have until Saturday to submit schemes to this year’s World Architecture Festival awards taking place from 3 to 5 October

The World Architecture Festival 2011 launch party in Clerkenwell, London

RSVP now: WAF awards party in Clerkenwell on 23 May


Architects are invited to celebrate the launch of the World Architecture Festival (WAF) at the Figueras showroom in Clerkenwell next month

Media-TIC building, Barcelona by Cloud 9

World Architecture Festival 2012


The world’s largest festival and live awards for the global architecture community: debate, learn and be inspired


WAF 2012 Judges


Meet the judges for the World Architecture Festival 2012

Sunset Chapel, Mexico by Bunker Arquitectura

WAF 2011 Awards shortlist announced


The 284-strong shortlist of projects competing for prizes at this year’s World Architecture Festival (WAF) Awards has been unveiled

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