World Architecture Festival 2023 will take place at Marina Bay Sands, Singapore from 29 November to 1 December. Experience the live crit presentations of hundreds of renowned architects and up-and coming designers. In addition to the awards, there will be keynote talks, a product exhibition, and networking opportunities.

The Festival

Delegate Guide

Download the Delegate Guide to view the full programme and find out what's going on at WAF this year! Download the Guide

Keynotes and Talks

Gain knowledge from 76 International speakers & presenters across two stages. This year’s programme theme is ‘Catalyst’. View the programme

Live Awards Judging

Hear from the judges on each project as you view 495 live pitches from your peers in 17 crit rooms! View the shortlist to see who will be presenting.

Gala Dinner

On the final evening of the festival, delegates are invited to celebrate the WAF and Inside winners at the Gala Dinner. Tickets are booked separately - last few places remain! Book your place here

The Festival Hall

Visit the Festival Hall to see the latest designs from our world-class exhibitors and network with your peers.

Architecture Tours

Take a tour of Singapore's most inspirational buildings with us. Book your tour today! Limited places available for delegates only on each tour.

Completed Buildings

See the finalists in the Completed Building categories that will go on to present their projects live in Singapore!

Future Projects

From Educational to Experimental and Health to Masterplanning, see the full list of Future Project finalists.


See the Landscape projects that will go on to compete for Landscape of the Year in Singapore.

The Awards

Shortlist 2023

Congratulations to our 2023 finalists who will now all go on to compete LIVE at the festival in Singapore where they will present their projects to our esteemed judging panels.

The 2023 judges

WAF is the only awards programme where all finalists present their projects live to a panel of judges at the festival in Singapore. Discuss your work and use their feedback to strengthen your future projects.

Entry guidelines

WAF’s unique, rigorous judging process strengthens your credibility and sets you apart from the competition. Learn about WAF’s entry guidelines, the 2023 timelines and the judging process.

What is WAFX?

Launched in WAF’s 10th year, WAFX celebrates international proposals which embrace cutting-edge design addressing major world issues. Ranging from tackling the climate emergency to building community resilience.

2023 winners

The winning projects for each of the 2023 categories have been revealed. An overall WAFX 2023 winner will be chosen from the all of the winners and announced during the festival in Singapore.

How to enter

All WAFX winners are chosen from the WAF Future Projects shortlist with no additional cost or material needed from the entrant. Winners will go on to present their project live at WAF in Singapore with an overall WAFX winner announced at the Gala Dinner.

What is Inside?

Inside World Festival of Interiors is the sister awards programme of WAF and celebrates the finest examples of global interior design. Inside will take place in Singapore alongside WAF.

2023 shortlist

From Hotels to Workplace, and Residential to Retail, designers were able to enter their interior projects across 11 categories. View the full list of 2023 finalists!

2022 winners

The 2022 Inside Interior of the Year winner was Children Library by Condition_Lab, as well as category winners The Moving Kitchen by JC. Architecture & Design and SPMA Store by Atelier tao+c.

The special prizes

Special prizes include The Futureglass Prize, Best Use of Certified Timber, International Building Beauty, Best Use of Natural Light, Best Use of Colour Prize, Small Project of the Year and the Engineering Prize.

Recognising excellence

Alongside the WAF award categories are a host of special prizes awarded to projects from the main shortlist. Entries are now closed for 2023 and the special prize finalists will be revealed in August.

2022 winners

From a unique dining space at DevaDhare in Bengaluru, India to the Pingtan Children Library in Hunan, China, see all of the 2022 special prize winners.

Architecture Book of the Year Award

Publishers are invited to submit entries to the inaugural Architecture Book of the Year Award programme. Entries for 2023 are now closed.

The Visualisation Prize

Supported by Lumion

The fourth-annual Visualisation Prize brings the worlds of architecture and visualisation closer together. View the 2023 shortlist here.

The Architecture Drawing Prize

Sponsored by Iris Ceramica

Curated by WAF, Make Architects and Sir John Soane’s Museum, TADP celebrates the importance of drawing as a tool in capturing  architectural ideas.

Student Charrette 2023

Supported by Broadway Malyan

WAF is reintroducing the global student design charrette as an integral part of the 2023 Festival. Student teams will be taking part in proposals related to the theme ‘Catalyst’. View the shortlist.

See the 2022 winners

Quay Quarter Tower by 3XN was crowned World Building of the Year and Dream Pathways by CAATStudio took home the Future Project trophy.

WAF 2022 in pictures

More than 1500 attendees visited WAF 2022 in Lisbon at the end of last year, the first in-person event since 2019. Take a look at all of the photos from the festival.

WAF 2022 films

Relive the 2022 festival by watching the highlights films, keynote sessions and the final day live-judging sessions to get some tips for your entries this year.

The 2022 winners catalogue

Download the winners catalogue and look back at all of the winning projects from 2022, including descriptions and images of each scheme.


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Letters from London

Hear from WAF’s Programme Director, Paul Finch, in his monthly blog on architecture, life in London and much more.


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World Buildings Directory

The World Buildings Directory is the only place to view projects entered into past and present WAF awards. The site includes some of the most innovative and ground-breaking designs in the world.

WAF’s history

World Architecture Festival has been bringing together the global architecture community for 15 years. Each year the event sees 1000's of architects, designers and suppliers come together.

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