An architecture festival like no other

Are you looking to gain inspiration for your next project, keep ahead of the latest global design trends and find international collaborators? Then WAF is the place to be.

Join us in the stunning city of Lisbon from the 30 November to 2 December 2022 to celebrate and share outstanding architecture. The festival will take place at the FIL in Lisbon with the Gala Dinner taking place at the  magnificent Convento Do Beato.

Book your tickets for Lisbon 2022

Your delegate ticket will give you access to all of the WAF and INSIDE festival activities, including:

  • Main Stage access
  • Festival Hall Stage access
  • Access to all of the INSIDE and WAF finalist live judging sessions
  • Product exhibition
  • Display of WAF and INSIDE finalists
  • Welcome drinks reception
  • Partner fringe events
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Group Bookings

Buy three or more passes and receive a 10% discount or more. Please contact us  to book.

What's on

Live judging

Live Judging

At the heart of the festival sits a unique live-judged awards programme. All finalists present their projects live to  international judging panels, allowing you to attend 495 live crit presentations from world-renowned architects. 

This is your chance to discover the inside knowledge of the most outstanding projects in the world. Learn what materials and technologies they used, how they collaborated with other practices, the challenges they faced and how they overcome them, and much more.

View the full shortlist and see the judges here.

The Talks Programme

The Talks Programme

This year’s festival theme is ‘Together’. How is architecture responding to the renewal of collective life post-pandemic, and in the light of commitments to combatting climate change?

Speakers and panels will discuss a series of issues and conditions which relate to the collective use of architecture and public space in a variety of very different settings. Over the course of the festival they will question, what is changing because of health considerations? And how is domestic life, workplace culture and social engagement operating in our new world? 

View the programme here.

Gala Dinner

Join us for an evening to remember as we celebrate the most outstanding projects from the last year.

The overall winners will be revealed during the awards ceremony, including the ultimate accolade World Building of the Year.

This year the Gala Dinner will take place in the magnificent Convento Do Beato, a convent that dates back to the 15th Century.

Learn more and book your seat at the Gala Dinner.


Our partners and exhibitors promise to show you the latest innovations and technologies.

Walk through the festival hall to immerse yourself in the latest trends, visit free workshops and events on exhibitor stands and learn how you can improve your next project.

The festival hall is the perfect place to network and meet future collaborators. 

Meet our 2022 partners.

The Fringe

As well as keynote talks and discussions from the industry’s most influential figures, live-judging of hundreds of shortlisted projects and an exhibition hall full of the latest innovations and technologies, delegates can also look forward to a lively programme of associated fringe activities.

View this year's fringe line-up!