Press Release:
World Architecture Festival 2016 – Awards entry deadline extended to 10 June 2016

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The World Architecture Festival (WAF) today announces that the deadline for entries for the 2016 WAF Awards has been extended to 10 June 2016, giving architects a final chance to submit their projects for global recognition.

The deadline extension has been granted due to increased demand from practices requesting more time to complete their entries. As the festival moves to Berlin after four years in Singapore, WAF organisers have received many enquiries from new practices and have granted an additional three weeks to hopeful entrants wishing to submit across the festival’s 31 categories.

This year’s World Architecture Festival will take place at Arena Berlin from the 16 – 18 November 2016 – one of the German capital’s best-known venues for cultural events situated next to the River Spree.

Shortlisted nominees will present their projects live to an international jury over three days of live judging critiques, competing for the ultimate accolades of World Building of the Year and Future Project of the Year 2016.

Entries can be uploaded at

Shortlisted entries will be announced in July.


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Why get involved in World Architecture Festival?

Universal recognition, WAF is where the world architecture community meets to celebrate, learn, exchange and be inspired.
World Architecture Festival is now the world’s largest international architectural event. It includes the biggest architectural awards programme in the world, dedicated to celebrating excellence via live presentations to an audience of high-profile delegates and international juries.

After four years, the World Architecture Festival will be returning to Europe and will take place at the Arena Berlin on the 16-18 November.

The 2016 World Architecture Festival (WAF) comprises 5 key elements:

– The WAF Awards;

– A thematic conference programme

– An exhibition of Award entries;

– Sponsor and exhibitor stands;

– A series of networking/social events, as well as WAF fringe activities.

INSIDE World Festival of Interiors runs alongside WAF, with its own Awards and conference programme. Delegates have access to both events.

WAF and INSIDE are organized by EMAP, publishers of The Architectural Review and The Architects’ Journal.

Entry information:

Shortlisted entrants will compete for category prizes on the first two days of the three-day Festival, which will take place in Berlin on the 16, 17 and 18 November 2016.  On the final day, category winners will present again to ‘super-juries’ of experienced and respected judges, who will decide on the World Landscape, Future Project and Completed Building of the Year Awards.

Entry deadline: 10 June 2016


WAF is proud to work with Founder Partner, Grohe and Headline Sponsor Miele.