Fringe Events

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.



WAF Welcome Reception

All are welcome to attend this celebratory opening party,
sponsored by Aestech, which takes place on Tuesday 29 November.

Festivities kick off at 7pm at the stunning Myriad Crystal Center in Lisbon.

Le Corbusier – A Travelling Exhibition

Taking place for the duration of the festival, the 140+ models of the works of Le Corbusier (1887-1965) exhibited are from the private collection of RT+Q Architects, Singapore.

The models are the products, observations, and discoveries of interns. Through the years, it has been a ‘tradition’ for RT+Q interns to spend their first week studying and building a scaled model of a Le Corbusier project. Rather than filling up minds with lessons, the aim is to open them up and acquaint the aspiring architect with the diverse design legacy of perhaps the most encyclopedic architect of the 20th century.

Aga Khan Award for Architecture Winners Films

Watch short films of the shortlisted and winning projects from this year’s awards. The prize, established in 1977 by the Aga Khan, seeks to “identify and encourage building concepts that successfully address the needs and aspirations of communities in which Muslims have a significant presence”.

AR Emerging awards prizegiving reception

AR Emerging awards prizegiving reception

Join The Architectural Review for the AR Emerging awards prizegiving drinks reception, supported by VMZINC and Lumion, on Thursday 1 December at Suspenso in Lisbon to recognise and celebrate the shortlisted young designers and architectural stars of tomorrow whilst enjoying the exceptional view over the Tagus River. NOW SOLD OUT!


WAF Gala Dinner

WAF Gala Dinner

Taking place at the historic Convento Do Beato in Lisbon on Friday 2 December, the final evening of the Festival, celebrate with old friends and new as the overall winners are revealed. Gala dinner tickets are now sold out!


International VELUX Award 2022

Every second year since 2004, the VELUX Group has invited students of architecture to participate in the International VELUX Award. The award seeks to challenge the students to explore the role of daylight in architecture and inspire new thinking. The aim of the award is to engage with students of architecture about how to use sunlight and daylight as main sources of energy and light and how to ensure health and well-being of the people who live and work in buildings.

Taking place at WAF on Friday 2 December in Crit Room 15 from 10am - 12.50pm

The winners will be presented with their awards during this year's Gala Dinner.

The Architecture Drawing Prize Winners Exhibition

View the winning and commended entries from architects, designers and students across the world and celebrate the significance of drawing as a tool in capturing and communicating architectural ideas.


Peter Cook Book Signing & Reception in association with ABB

Peter Cook Book Signing & Reception in association with ABB

Don’t miss your chance to meet world renowned architect, professor, writer and Partner of CHAP - Cook Haffner Architecture Platform, Sir Peter Cook at this exclusive book signing and reception.

Wednesday 30 November
1.40pm - 2pm - outside the main stage
and
7.35pm - 8.35pm - ABB Area in the Town Square 

Mario Cucinella Book Signing

Mario Cucinella Book Signing

Join Mario Cucinella outside the WAF Stage after his talk where he will be signing his new book, The Future is a Journey to the Past - Ten Stories about Architecture, a collection of memories from ten journeys he has made to cities and places that have given him food for thought.

Thursday 1 December
1.40pm - 2pm - outside the main stage


Altice Arena Tour with VMZINC

Join us for a guided tour of the Atlantico Pavilion (now called Altice Arena) with Regino Cruz, brought to you by VMZINC. Taking place on Wednesday 30 November from 3.20pm to 4.20pm, tickets are free but spaces are limited so book early to avoid disappointment!

Reinier de Graaf Book Signing

Reinier de Graaf Book Signing

Taking place after his keynote session on the WAF Main Stage where Reinier will be speaking about his new book, 'The Masterplan', this is your chance to meet him and get your copy of his first novel signed.

When asked to design the capital of a young African republic, Rodrigo Tomás sees the opportunity of a lifetime. Eager to outshine his famous father he accepts, but he soon discovers that not all is what it seems…

Chronicling the trajectory of an architect craving recognition, The Masterplan delivers a fictional reconstruction of an architectural dream blown to dust by bigger forces. A personal story comes to reveal a larger story – of an emerging nation’s struggle with colonial residue, the growing Chinese influence in Africa and the fraught workings of a global real estate market. Caught in the crossfire, the architect must recognize that his choices have unexpected implications. Will there be time to adjust course?

Thursday 1 December
7.15pm - 8.15pm - Town Square

Special Prizes

Alongside the WAF award categories are a host of special prizes awarded to projects from the main shortlist. Entrants do not have to pay any additional fees to be considered for the prizes which include:


The Futureglass Prize supported by Aestech | Best Use Of Natural Light Prize supported by VELUX | Best Use of Certified Timber Prize supported by the Programme for Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC) | The Architecture Drawing Prize curated by Make Architects, Sir John Soane's Museum and WAF | Visualisation Prize supported by Lumion | International Building Beauty supported by Royal Fine Art Commission Trust and Ballymore | The 'Lisbon Prize' supported by kreon | The Architectural Photography Awards | Best Use of Colour Prize | Small Project of the Year Prize | Engineering Prize | WAFX

The Lisbon Prize Winner Building Tour

To celebrate this year's festival location, The Lisbon Prize supported by kreon, commemorates the best building in the city completed during the WAF awards entry period. This is awarded to Parque das Nações Office Building. WAF delegates will be able to join a free dedicated guided tour of the building by the architect Eduardo Capinha on Tuesday 29th November at 2pm.

Richard Francis-Jones Book Signing

Richard Francis-Jones Book Signing

Truth and Lies in Architecture by Richard Francis-Jones is a collection of provocative essays, that journey into the vexed circumstance of contemporary architectural practice. The nature of the great cultural, social, political, environmental and consumerist challenges facing the contemporary architect are explored, interpreted and questioned, while drawing connections from architecture theory, philosophy, science, literature and film sources, in an attempt to negotiate the territory between the truth and lies in architecture.

Make sure you purchase your copy at WAF and have it signed by the man himself! 

Thursday 1 December
2.40pm - 3.40pm - after his talk outside the WAF Main Stage

Book Signing with Gokhan Avcioglu, Founder & Principal at GAD

Book Signing with Gokhan Avcioglu, Founder & Principal at GAD

Visit the GAD Stand in the Festival Hall where architect Gokhan Avcioglu, Founder & Principal at GAD will be signing his newly published book, "LESS or MORE".

Less or More is a collection of notes, personal memories, influences, activities, questions, studies, and works by Gokhan Avcioglu and his collaborators, a kind of 'director's cut' in terms of how we account for the endeavors of architectural practice at a particular moment in time.

Thursday 1 December
1.00pm - 3.00pm at the GAD Stand (Number 11)