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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

The launch of the fifth annual WAF takes place against the backdrop of Clerkenwell Design Week.

Architects are warmly invited to the event which starts from 6.30pm on 23 May at the Figueras Showroom, 15 Great Sutton Street, EC1V 0BX.

Wine and Spanish ‘jamón pata negra’ cured ham will be served and a free two-person trip to Barcelona will be raffled off.

RSVP to Jade Glover on or +44 (0)20 7728 3902 .

The fifth annual WAF takes place at the Moshe Safdie-designed Marina Bay Sands resort in Singapore from 3 to 5 October 2012. Entries to the prestigious festival awards open on 1 May.

WAF programme director Paul Finch said: ‘Since our inaugural Festival in 2008, WAF has evolved into a truly global event, annually attracting thousands of architects and designers from across the world. Following four fantastic years in Barcelona we feel the time is right to move the Festival to a new location, and where better to celebrate our fifth birthday than at Moshe Safdie’s award winning Marina Bay Sands in Singapore.

‘The Festival represents an exclusive forum for the architectural community to showcase projects, debate and discuss current trends and learn from some of the world’s most inspirational designers.

‘This year’s jury features some of the industry’s leading minds and most-respected thinkers, who are each individually at the very forefront of their respective fields. We’re looking forward to seeing the quality of this panel matched by the creativity and ingenuity of the projects that they will be judging.’

The WAF Awards jury includes: Ben van Berkel of UNStudio, WOHA’s Wong Mun Summ and Ivan Harbour from Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners.


View the WAF launch party invitation




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