The deadline for architects to submit schemes for this year’s World Architecture Festival (WAF) awards has been extended to 28 May
The international accolades celebrate buildings in categories including commercial, cultural, education, health, and residential architecture.
Judged by a high-profile panel featuring, landscape architect Charles Jencks, Peter Cook of CRAB Studio and Japanese architect Sou Fujimoto, the winner will be revealed at the festival in Singapore in October.
Last year the prestigious World Building of the Year title was taken home by Vietnamese practice A21 Studio for its Chapel in Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam.
Commenting on last year’s winning submission Toan Nghiem, principal at A21 Studio said: ‘Winning the award has been very inspirational in terms of refreshing our practice and our architecture. WAF, has helped us to become globally recognised, and provided us the chance to meet and talk to different people, communities and industry sectors. This has been very important to us as a growing practice looking for new opportunities around the world.’
WAF programme director Paul Finch added: ‘This is an exciting time for the awards, with no predictions possible about this year’s result. Since our launch in 2008 we’ve had entries from over 70 countries around the world, and award winning schemes of every shape, size and type. Every year we find new talent competing with established names, and that is a big part of the attraction of the event, not just for entrants, but for delegates too.’
The World Architecture Festival is taking place at Singapore’s Suntec City from 2 – 6 November 2015.
For more information on submitting to the awards see, here.