PLANNING YOUR TRIP

Our regional account managers are available to discuss festival pass enquires, please see their details below:

Africa
Asia
Australia
New Zealand
India
Middle East
LATAM
Europe
Turkey
USA
Canada

Bernadette Vitug
+44 (0) 20 3953 2214
Bernadette.Vitug@emap.com

Daiana Cheruse
+44 (0) 20 3953 2056
Daiana.Cheruse@emap.com

Annabell Pike
+44 (0)20 3953 2904
Annabell.Pike@emap.com


For booked delegates, shortlist presentations or questions about your participation at WAF, please contact:

Emily Hockton, Customer Care Manager
Waf.customercare@emap.com


For speakers and judges or anything relating to the programme, please contact:

Emma Tungatt, Speakers and Judges Management
Waf.speakers@emap.com
Waf.judges@emap.com


If you are a partner and require any assistance, please contact:

Sophie Fresle, Partner Manager
Waf.partners@emap.com


For anything else regarding the event, venue or supplier related enquiries, please contact:

James Hyder, Project Manager
James.hyder@emap.com

We offer a range of festival passes including:

  • Festival Pass
  • Gala Dinner Pass

Pass details, price and how to book can be found by clicking here.

Alternatively, if you would like to purchase a festival pass, please contact one of our account managers by telephone at +44 203 953 2045.

Lisbon has a wide variety of accommodation options to suit all budgets, but we advise that you book as soon as possible. As a small city, demand can be high, and prices can escalate quickly. Visit our dedicated online concierge service for WAF delegates to secure the best rates for your stay during the festival.

Airport Information:

Lisbon is served by Humberto Delgado Airport. The FIL is located a mere 10 minutes from the airport where you can easily arrange onward journey’s by car, metro, bus, shuttle, train or taxi. Details of the various travel options from Humberto Delgado Airport can be found here.

By train:

The FIL is located an 11-minute walk, 6-minute drive from the Orient train station. For more information regarding booking a train, please visit here.

By bus, express bus, or subway:

The FIL is easily accessible by buses or the subway. Please take the red line if travelling by subway.

By taxis / Uber:

There are plenty of taxis and Uber's available but we recommend delegates only used licenced taxi companies.

By car:

Located in the heart of Parque das Nações, FIL is served by the main national rotary accesses: A1, A12 (Vasco da Gama Bridge) and IC2. Information regarding parking can be found here.

Part of the fun of the festival is seeing things you didn't expect and discovering things as they happen. But there'll be things that you really don't want to miss too. It really is worth planning at least some of your time in advance – shortlist presentations you want to see, fringe events you're going to go to, people you want to meet. This can be achieved by downloading The World Architecture Festival app which can be found in the iTunes or Android Store.

The application for visas and any entry requirements is solely the responsibility of the individual and should be obtained well in advance of the festival. If you require a supporting visa letter please request one from waf.customercare@emap.com stating:

  • Full Name
  • Practice Name
  • Passport Number
  • Date of Birth
  • Shortlisted Project

Cancellations should be notified in writing to waf.customercare@emap.com. We regret that we will be unable to offer refunds or credits for a delegate if a pass is cancelled. However, it is possible to replace a delegate at any time. Please send any replacement delegate information to waf.customercare@emap.com.

Yes, if you wish to make a name change, you can do so by sending any replacement delegate information to waf.customercare@emap.com and include the details of the person no longer attending.

However, it will no longer be possible to make a name changes after Sunday 27th November. It will still be possible to make a name change at the registration area of the Festival if the badge has not already been collected.

If you would like to book a ticket or additional tickets to the gala dinner, please click here or contact one of our account managers by telephone at +44 203 953 2045.

Whilst this list is not exhaustive, you might want to remember packing some of these useful items:

  • Address and contact details for your embassy in Lisbon
  • Business cards
  • Comfy shoes
  • Currency (Euros)
  • Download the WAF App
  • Medication
  • Mobile phone and charger
  • Passport and a spare photocopy
  • Portable battery pack for your mobile
  • Printed badge barcode
  • Travel adaptor
  • Umbrella
  • VAT reclaim forms
  • Visa documentation
  • Warm coat

BADGE ISSUE AND COLLECTION

If you have sent your delegate names in advance by the deadline, you will receive your WAF badge barcode via email on Wednesday 23rd November. This email needs to be either printed and brought with you or available to scan on your phone. If you miss the deadline, the second email batch will be sent on Tuesday 29th November.

You will need to bring your printout or phone with the barcode to WAF registration from 08.30 on Wednesday 30th November. At the registration desks your print out/phone will be scanned and badge issued. Getting your badge on Wednesday morning can take time due to the queues so please make sure you arrive in plenty of time or why not collect at early registration on Tuesday 29th November from Myriad Crystal Center.

You need to wear your badge to get access to all the festival venues. Your badge is also your ticket to the gala dinner, tours and other fringe events. Don't lose it!

All delegates can collect their badge from the Registration area, during the following:

Wednesday 30th November        08.30 – 18.00
Thursday 1st December               08.30 – 18.00
Friday 2nd December                   08.30 – 18.00

You are also able to pick up your badge at pre-registration on Tuesday 29th November from 17.00 – 20.00 and avoid the queues!

You will need either the print out of your badge barcode or have it available on your phone to be scanned. If you do not have your barcode then you will need to present your business card or any form of identification to one of the registration staff. In order to prevent delays, it will be good to have your barcode ready at hand.

The confirmation email was sent to you personally or the person who registered your pass. The emails will be sent on Wednesday 23rd November or Tuesday 29th November depending on when your names were submitted.

You will need to show either of these emails (print out or phone) in order to get through the security.

We recommend you allow at least 20 minutes for badge collection. During peak times it will get busy, especially Wednesday and Thursday morning. Early afternoon and evenings are typically quieter. We highly recommend going to pre-registration on Tuesday to avoid the queues!

If you need to register or buy your pass, go to the Customer Care desk within the registration area. Without a badge, you will not be able to enter or take part in the festival.

Yes, if you wish to make any changes, you can do so by sending the updated details to waf.customercare@emap.com.

However, it will no longer be possible to make after Sunday 27th November. It will still be possible to make changes on site at the registration area of the Festival.

Yes, if you wish to make a name change, you can do so by sending any replacement delegate information to waf.customercare@emap.com and include the details of the person no longer attending.

However, it will no longer be possible to make a name changes after Sunday 27th November. It will still be possible to make a name change at the registration area of the Festival if the badge has not already been collected.

AT THE FESTIVAL

Where:
Feira Internacional de Lisboa
Rua do Bojador
Parque das Nações
1998-010 Lisboa – Portugal

When:

The official dates for WAF are Wednesday 30th November – Friday 2nd December 2022.

Exhibitor build is from Monday 28th – Tuesday 29th November but please note that registered delegates cannot access the festival during this time. Any queries on these dates please email waf.customercare@emap.com.

Timings:

Opening times for the show are as follows:

Wednesday 30th November        09.00 – 19.30
Thursday 1st December               09.00 – 21.00
Friday 2nd December                   09.00 – 19.00

Airport Information:

Lisbon is served by Humberto Delgado Airport. The FIL is located a mere 10 minutes from the airport where you can easily arrange onward journey’s by car, metro, bus, shuttle, train or taxi. Details of the various travel options from Humberto Delgado Airport can be found here.

By train:

The FIL is located an 11-minute walk, 6-minute drive from the Orient train station. For more information regarding booking a train, please visit here.

By bus, express bus, or subway:

The FIL is easily accessible by buses or the subway. Please take the red line if travelling by subway.

By taxi / Uber:

There are plenty of taxis and Uber’s available but we recommend delegates only used licenced taxi companies.

By car:

Located in the heart of Parque das Nações, FIL is served by the main national rotary accesses: A1, A12 (Vasco da Gama Bridge) and IC2. Information regarding parking can be found here.

Lisbon has a wide variety of accommodation options to suit all budgets, but we advise that you book as soon as possible. As a small city, demand can be high, and prices can escalate quickly. Visit our dedicated online concierge service for WAF delegates to secure the best rates for your stay during the festival.

There are a range of fringe events at WAF 2022. At present they include:

Tuesday 29 November:

  • Lisbon Prize Tour (supported by Kreon) – 14.00 - 16.00 - Winners project location - book your place here now
  • Welcome Reception (supported by Aestech) – 19.00 – 21.00 – Myriad Crystal Centre

Wednesday 30 November:

  • Altice Arena Tour (supported by VMZINC) - 15.20 - 16.20 - Meet at the VMZINC stand at WAF - book your place here now
  • Peter Cook Book Signing and Reception in association with ABB - 19.15 at the ABB Stand at WAF    

Thursday 1 December:

  • AR Emerging Awards Prizegiving Reception – Start Time 19.30 – Suspenso, Rua de Santiago 19, 1100-001 Lisboa, Portugal – Pre Register here to Attend

Friday 2 December:

  • Aga Khan Award for Architecture Winners Films – FIL - Crit Room 12
  • Gala Dinner – 19.30 – 23.00 – Convento Do Beato – Ticket holders only - book here

Wednesday 30 November – Friday 2 December:

  • Le Corbusier – A Travelling Exhibition – FIL – Duration of the Festival
  • The Architecture Drawing Prize Winners Exhibition – FIL - Duration of the Festival

The best way to navigate the festival in terms of content, social activities and to network is through the World Architecture Festival app. The app is available to download now in the App or Android Store. 

Wi-Fi is available throughout the festival hall and free to use. Details on how to connect will be available on site.

When and where:

The gala dinner will take place on Friday 2 December at:

Convento Do Beato
Alameda do Beato
1950-042

Timings:

Start Time: 19:30

The following awards will be presented at the gala dinner:

  • World Building of the Year
  • World Interior of the Year
  • Future Project of the Year
  • Landscape of the Year
  • Small Project of the Year
  • Best Use of Colour Prize
  • Best Use of Natural Light Prize
  • Engineering Prize
  • Best Use of Certified Timber
  • Best Use of Stone Prize
  • Future Glass Prize
  • WAFX Award Overall Winner
  • The Lisbon Prize
  • The Architecture Drawing Prize
  • The AR Emerging Architecture Award
  • Architectural Photography Awards
Entry to the gala dinner is by ticket purchase only.

If you would like to purchase a ticket, please click here to book or contact one of our account managers by telephone at +44 203 953 2045.

If you are attending and have any dietary requirements please email them to waf.customercare@emap.com

The dress code for the dinner is business dress / architect smart.

There are a various catering stations throughout the Hall serving hot and cold food, snacks and a variety of beverages. Please note that both cash and card is accepted.

There are also a number of eateries surrounding the FIL.

Content is split between the WAF and Festival Hall stages and delegates can attend any of the sessions, subject to availability. The most up to date version of the programme can be found by clicking here.

The full list of speakers can be found by clicking here.

We have over 100 judges at the festival, and they can be viewed here. New to 2022, you can view which judges will be judging each category on our app.

The dress code for the festival is business dress. For the gala dinner it is business dress / architect smart.

There is a cloakroom available off the registration area and you can leave items free of charge.

Large suitcases / luggage will not be permitted inside the FIL or held in the cloakroom. Please leave this with concierge at your hotel.

If you are a credited member of the press and would like to apply for a press pass please contact our PR agency, Caro Communications, for more details:

Tejal Dave
Caro Communications
+44 (0)20 7713 9388
Tejal@carocommunications.com

Jade Verbick
Caro Communications
+44 (0)20 7713 9388
jade@carocommunications.com

The press room is located on the floor above in the hall in the FIL. Members of our PR agency, Caro Communications, will be on hand to help with any enquiries.

Follow WAF on Twitter (@worldarchfest), Facebook and LinkedIn and remember to use #WAF22.

Children and minors are permitted into the festival free of charge but they must be registered and issued with a badge. Their age and name of the responsible adult must also be submitted to waf.customercare@emap.com. We would like to remind delegates that this is a business event and we do not have provision for childcare. The child’s welfare and responsibility is that of the accompanying responsible adult and must be accompanied at all times.

We would also ask that any children attending are respectful to fellow delegates, exhibitors, speakers and judges’.

Under no circumstances are children or minors permitted at any evening event including the gala dinner and must vacate the hall each night by 19.30.

Please note that there are WAF official photographers capturing images of all aspects of the festival. These images might be used on social media and future WAF marketing. If you do not wish for your photo to be used, please inform the photographers so it can be deleted.

WAF official film crews will also capture parts of the festival including streaming some aspects of the festival live via the web. Any captured footage including interviews might be used for future marketing purposes.

Please note that any other photographers or film crews are not permitted to capture the festival without permission. For permission please contact Marketing Manager, Lisa Duranti at Lisa.Duranti@emap.com. On site, permission can be granted via the Press Room.

Getting help:

Head to the information point for general directions, advice, or if you need specific assistance.

Water and refreshments:

These are your two essentials. It is a long day so remember to keep yourself hydrated. There are various catering stations throughout the hall.

Medical assistance:

There are medics and trained first-aiders on hand at the festival. There are also a number of local pharmacists in Lisbon. Remember to carry your health card if you’re a European resident.

Staying together:

Lisbon is a relatively safe city but if you are heading back to your accommodation late at night, try to arrange to walk with a friend/colleague or get a licenced taxi or Uber.

Valuables:

Leave your passport and any valuables in your hotel room, and use a safe if there is one. Remember to close all windows before you go out. While out and about in town, keep bags fastened and don’t carry them facing to the roadside.

Festival security:

Security will be in operation at the festival and large suitcases/luggage will not be permitted inside the FIL or held in the cloakroom. Please leave this with concierge at your hotel. If you have any concerns during your time at the Festival, please just ask any WAF official or FIL staff.

Emergency services:

In the event of a serious incident or emergency please call 112. Trained operators will either deal with your request directly or transfer you to the appropriate emergency service.

Terror related incidents:

WAF and the FIL constantly review the current threat level and will take necessary precautions on the advice of local and national authorities. Delegates should also monitor the advice of their own governments and travel advice for Portugal.

SHORTLIST PRESENTATIONS & JUDGING

Every finalist was emailed week commencing 15th August with the confirmed date, time and crit room location for their presentation(s). If you haven’t heard anything, please email waf.customercare@emap.com. In addition, please visit or website or app to confirm your timings as the crit schedule is live to view here.

Categories will be presented on the following day:

WEDNESDAY 29th NOVEMBER

Completed Buildings

  • Civic & Community – Crit Room 1
  • Culture – Crit Room 2
  • Display – Crit Room 3
  • House & Villa (Rural/ Coastal) – Crit Room 4
  • Housing – Crit Room 5
  • New & Old – Crit Room 6
  • Production, Energy & production – Crit Room 7
  • School – Crit Room 8
  • Sport – Crit Room 9
  • Office – Crit Room 10

Future Projects

  • Civic – Crit Room 11
  • Infrastructure – Crit Room 12
  • Competition Entries – Crit Room 12
  • Leisure-led Development – Crit Room 13
  • Masterplanning – Crit Room 14
  • Office – Crit Room 17

Inside

  • Health & Fitness – Crit Room 15
  • Hotels – Crit Room 15
  • Workplace (Small) – Crit Room 16
  • Workplace (Large) – Crit Room 16


THURSDAY 1st DECEMBER

Completed Buildings

  • Health – Crit Room 1
  • Hotel & Leisure – Crit Room 2
  • Mixed Use – Crit Room 3
  • Higher Education & Research – Crit Room 4
  • House & Villa (Urban/Suburban) – Crit Room 5
  • Religion – Crit Room 15
  • Transport – Crit Room 15
  • Shopping – Crit Room 16

Future Projects

  • Commercial Mixed-Use – Crit Room 6
  • Culture – Crit Room 7
  • Education – Crit Room 8
  • House – Crit Room 9
  • Health – Crit Room 9
  • Residential – Crit Room 10

Landscape

  • Rural – Crit 14
  • Urban – Crit 14
  • Landscape of the Year – Crit 14

Inside

  • Bars & Restaurants – Crit Room 11
  • Public Buildings – Crit Room 12
  • Retail – Crit Room 12
  • Residential (Single Dwelling) – Crit Room 13
  • Residential (Multiple Dwellings) – Crit Room 13
  • Temporary/ Meanwhile Use – Crit Room 17
  • Education – Crit Room 17

FRIDAY 2nd DECEMBER

  • Best use of Colour – Crit Room 1
  • Small Project of the Year – Crit Room 2
  • Best Use of Certified Timber – Crit Room 3
  • The Future Glass Prize – Crit Room 4
  • Best Use of Stone Prize – Crit Room 7
  • World Interior of the Year – Crit Room 9
  • Future Project of the Year – Crit Room 10
  • Visualisation Prize – Crit Room 11
  • Student Charette – Crit Room 13
  • Engineering Prize – Crit Room 14
  • Student Prize – Crit Room 15
  • Beauty Prize – Crit Room 16
  • Best Use of Natural Light – Crit Room 17
  • World Building of the Year – WAF Stage

As experienced presenters, we don’t want to tell you how to present your project but here are a couple of tips to bear in mind:

  • Timing and sequencing – don’t leave key information to the last moment
  • Judges need to know what the key challenges were and how you overcame them
  • It is always good to reflect on what lessons could be learned from your experience
  • Your full and final presentation must be submitted by Friday 16 September to waf.presentations@emap.com
  • There will be no extensions to that date and later revised presentation will not be accepted. These are the rule of the competition and they apply to everyone
  • Please submit your presentation via We Transfer, Dropbox or another file sharing service by the deadline clearly stating your project and practice name within the transfer
  • Once received, presentations will be checked by our production company. If there are any technical issues, we will contact you directly
  • Your presentation must be no more than 10 minutes in length
  • The judges of your category will have 8 minutes directly after your presentation to discuss with you the project and ask any questions they may have
  • Presentations must be written and presented in English – we do not have translators
  • Presentations must be in a current version of Microsoft PowerPoint for Microsoft Windows
  • The useable resolution is 16:9
  • If you design your presentation on a Mac using Keynote, you must export your presentation as PowerPoint, and check there are no issues when viewed using Microsoft Windows
  • The presentation file should be named as your project number
  • Please do not submit your presentation in any other format than PowerPoint i.e. pdf, keynote
  • Any non-standard fonts should be saved in a separate ‘Fonts’ folder and included with your presentation – these should be clearly labelled with your project number
  • Any MAC PowerPoint files must use standard MAC/PC fonts – please use Open Type or TT Fonts. If you are in any doubt, please supply fonts separately with your presentation. We will only supply PC graphics workstations from which your presentation will be shown
  • Video clips are permitted but they must be saved in a Windows Media Player (WMV) format using a standard code and be embedded in your presentation
  • The clips and the PowerPoint file must be saved in the same folder to enable a link to be made and ensure they are embedded properly
  • These should be clearly named as Video 1 (slide 1), Video 2 (Slide 2), etc to clearly indicate the video number and the slide this is in your presentation
  • Any QuickTime movie files must be saved as WMV prior to sending as they are not supported by PowerPoint running in Windows
  • Each crit rooms will be set up as per the images below:

 

  • Each crit room will have an 80” plasma screen with a lectern and microphone to the left of the screen
  • Judges will be sat behind a table in the front row, facing the screen and the audience in rows behind the judges
  • Your presentation will be pre-loaded onto the desktop of the laptop on the lectern
  • You will control the presentation from the laptop
  • The presentation will be shown on the plasma screen to enable the audience and judges to view your presentation
  • You need to speak clearly into the microphone on the lectern. Please remember not to walk away from the lectern or stand to the side as otherwise the judges and the audience might not be able to hear you
  • For each presentation we require the details of each presenter including the mobile number they will have whilst in Lisbon – this is so we can contact them on site in case there is a problem with their presentation or they have not arrived in time
  • If you have not already completed this, please contact waf.presentations@emap.com as soon as possible
  • On the day of your presentation, you will have the chance to conduct a final on-site technical check
  • You will not be able to make any content changes to the presentation but can correct any technical discrepancies
  • As your presentation will have been pre-checked, this is merely precautionary
  • Your technical check will take place in the same crit room as your presentation
  • It is not mandatory, but we would advise you attend to make sure everything is working and in order
  • You should bring a copy of your presentation, video/audio clips & fonts if necessary on a USB drive as a back-up to the festival
  • This is purely a precautionary measure in-case there any technical faults on site, otherwise you will not be permitted to make any amendments or upload any new versions of your presentation
  • Categories judged on Wednesday and Thursday will be announced on the WAF stage at 19:15 after the evening keynote
  • World Building of the Year, World Interior of the Year, Landscape of the Year and prize winners will be announced at the Gala Dinner on Friday 2 December
  • Should you win your category on Wednesday or Thursday, you will need to present again to the ‘super-jury’ to compete for:
    • Completed building categories – World Building of the Year
    • Future project categories – Future Project of the Year
    • Inside categories – World Interior of the Year
  • All prize categories will be judged on Friday following the same format as Wednesday and Thursday
  • Landscape Urban and Landscape Rural will be judged on Thursday and Friday respectively by the same jury. The overall winner for Landscape of the Year will be announced at the Gala Dinner on Friday 6 December
  • Your original presentation will be pre-loaded and you will not be allowed to make any changes to it
  • Your presentation timing will be communicated by email after 20:00 on Thursday 1 December
  • The winners from Friday will be announced at the Gala Dinner on the evening of Friday 2 December

TOP TIPS FOR WAF FIRST TIMERS

You can’t experience WAF properly without an official festival pass. We have a festival pass option you can purchase here and you can register for fringe events and purchase tickets for the gala dinner here.

If you require any assistance in purchasing the passes, please contact waf.customercare@emap.com and our team will be able to assist you.

If you need letters in support of your visa application, we can provide these and full details can be found under Planning Your Trip in the FAQ section.

When WAF arrives in town, accommodation gets booked up fast and rates can rise quickly. We advise that you arrange your accommodation as soon as you book festival pass.

Visit our dedicated online concierge service for WAF delegates to secure the best rates for your stay during the festival.

Like accommodation, flights and other travel should be booked in advance to obtain the best deals. Further information regarding travel can be found above in the Planning Your Trip section of the FAQs.

With 17 crit rooms, two content stages, exhibition and fringe events, there is a lot to do at WAF so you need to plan your time to get the most from the festival. The most up to date version of the programme can be found by clicking here and the full list of speakers can be found by clicking here.

There is also a delegate app which can be downloaded from the App and Android Store. The app allows you to plan your schedule, message fellow delegates and receive push notifications with the most up to date information. The app can be downloaded from Friday 11th November.

Registration is at the entrance once inside the FIL. When you arrive, follow the signs for Registration, with your barcode email to pick up your badge.

You need to wear your badge to get access to all the festival venue and it also your ticket to fringe events such as tours, gala dinner etc. Don't lose it!

The winners of the categories judged that day are announced at 19.15 each day on the WAF stage.

The Festival overall winners and prize winners are announced at the Gala Dinner on Friday 2nd December at Convento Do Beato. You need to purchase a ticket to the Gala Dinner in order to attend. Book your ticket here.

Once the winners have been announced, the app will be updated to reflect the same.

As you are aware, recent years have meant that the event has not taken place in person since 2019. With the event being back in person, it offers the perfect opportunity to network with attendees from a variety of nations and well-established practices. There will be plenty catering stands and opportunities to meet old friends and make new ones. In addition, we have a meeting point, clearly sign posted on the map that we ask you arrange to meet at but then find somewhere to sit or go on to your sessions.

SPEAK TO A HUMAN

To purchase a pass for the festival please contact any of our account managers on ++44 203 953 2045 or email the relevant contact listed at the beginning of this document.

For any finance queries please feel free to contact the WAF finance team by phone on +44 (0) 20 3953 2650 or via email at credit.control@emap.com

For booked delegates, shortlisted practices or questions about your participation in the festival please contact:

Emily Hockton
Customer Care Manager
Waf.customercare@emap.com
+44 (0) 2039532652

For new opportunities or for existing judges’ and speakers’ please contact:

Emma Tungatt
Programme Manager
Waf.speakers@emap.com
Waf.judges@emap.com

For existing sponsors and exhibitors please contact:

Sophie Fresle
Waf.partners@emap.com

For any press passes or enquiries please contact:

Tejal Dave
Caro Communications
+44 (0) 20 7713 9388
Tejal@carocommunications.com

Jade Verbick
Caro Communications
+44 (0)20 7713 9388
jade@carocommunications.com