29 November - 1 December
Marina Bay Sands, Singapore
The largest live awards event for architects
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.
Keynotes and Talks
Gain knowledge from 76 International speakers & presenters across two stages. This year’s programme theme is ‘Catalyst’.
Live Awards JudgingHear from the judges on each project as you view 495 live pitches from your peers in 17 crit rooms!
Gala DinnerOn the final evening of the festival, celebrate the WAF and INSIDE winners at the Gala Dinner.
The Festival Hall
Visit the Festival Hall to see the latest designs from our world-class exhibitors and network with your peers.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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. Entries are now closed for 2023 and the special prize finalists will be revealed in August.
Supported by Lumion
The fourth-annual Visualisation Prize brings the worlds of architecture and visualisation closer together. Entries are now open to all finalists until 29 September 2023.
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.