WAF's global student design charrette is an integral part of the Festival. Student teams are invited to submit proposals related to the theme ‘Tomorrow’ by June 2024.

ABOUT THE STUDENT CHARRETTE

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Supported by Broadway Malyan, this year’s charrette will focus on some aspect of built environment futures, in line with the WAF conference theme, ‘Tomorrow’.

Teams are invited to identify a building, place, neighbourhood or landscape which would benefit from a radical intervention to improve (a) its condition and (b) its potential to accommodate new uses, ideas or technologies.

Up to eight student teams (comprising up to six students and two teachers) will be invited to take part in the charrette at Marina Bay Sands, Singapore, from 6 to 8 November 2024.

FREE TO ENTER

ENTRIES CLOSE: 21 JUNE

    THE 2024 THEME

    This year’s charrette will focus on some aspect of built environment futures, in line with the WAF conference theme, ‘Tomorrow’.

    Teams are invited to identify a building, place, neighbourhood or landscape which would benefit from a radical intervention to improve (a) its condition and (b) its potential to accommodate new uses, ideas or technologies.

    ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

    • Teams can pick their own building type/site/area as the subject for their entry
    • Please supply a written document describing the brief, the location and the potential client (500 words maximum)
    • Provide any relevant visual material indicating the key challenges of the project and the approach the team would take to meeting them

    THE PROCESS

    What happens?

    • Students from across the globe are invited to submit their proposals (for free) by 21 June 2024
    • Successful teams will be informed by the 9 August 2024
    • All teams and their tutors will be provided with complimentary three-day festival passes
    • Teams will need to make their own accommodation and travel arrangements to attend the Festival at Marina Bay Sands, Singapore from the 6-8 November 2024
    • A final briefing will be provided at 5pm on Tuesday 5 November in Singapore, venue to be advised
    • This briefing will provide an additional element which teams will need to incorporate into their final proposals

    At the Festival in Singapore

    • Working areas for all teams will be provided in the Festival hall 
    • Basic design materials (paper, marker pens etc) will be made available
    • Teams will have two days to finalise their proposals
    • On the morning of Friday 8 November teams will present their ideas to an international jury
    • Presentations should be 10 minutes maximum, followed by 10 minutes of question and answers
    • The panel will select a winning team, which will be invited to the Gala Awards Dinner on Friday night

    Other matters

    • All teams will receive a certificate of attendance as finalists in the charrette
    • Selected work will appear in the post-Festival online Winners Supplement and on the WAF website
    • Any queries should be emailed to Paul Finch, Programme Director, World Architecture Festival (paul.finch@emap.com)

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