29 November - 1 December
The largest live awards event for architects
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.
World Architecture Festival 2023 will take place from 29 November to 1 December. WAF is the largest global live awards event for architects and designers. Gain global recognition and celebrate your work by entering the 2023 awards.
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.
WAFX finalists will be chosen from the WAF Future Projects shortlist with no additional cost or material needed from the entrant. Finalists will go on to present their project live at WAF with an overall WAFX winner announced at the Gala Dinner.
The Tower of Life by BAD + Guallart Architects was the overall WAFX 2022 winner with a further 19 exemplary projects shortlisted. View the winners to see how architects across the world are responding to complex problems in imaginative ways.
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.
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.
The Architectural Photography Awards
This prize highlights the expertise of the architectural photographer, translating the sophistication of architecture into a understandable two dimensions.
The Visualisation Prize
The fourth-annual Visualisation Prize, supported by Lumion rendering software, brings the worlds of architecture and visualisation closer together.
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.