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World Architecture Festival 2011 in Barcelona

World Architecture Festival is the world's largest, live, truly inclusive and interactive global architectural awards programme. It is a unique meeting point for architects, suppliers and clients, attracting hundreds of entries and visitors from all over the world.

World Architecture Festival 2011

What’s happening at WAF:

Festival gallery

Experience the breadth of international architectural excellence in the Gallery, 500+ entries from 65 countries in 2010

Live presentations

Be inspired by the world's greatest architect practitioners, every short-listed architect (250+) will present their award entry in front of their peers and the international judging panel

Thematic exhibition

A curated exhibition showcasing some of the most exciting new projects from around the world

Seminar and keynote programme

Be inspired by some of the most influential, innovative and stimulating inpiduals and practices today, 2010's seminar speakers included Josep Acebillo, David Chipperfield Architects, Jo Noero, Katheryn Gustafson, Bjarke Ingels and the Singapore Urban Redevelopment Authority

Festival hall

Enables architects and clients to engage face to face with leading suppliers and manufacturers

Product showcases

Experience the latest in product innovation to inform your future projects

Opening night reception

Network with the WAF community - architects, clients, judges, sponsors and the world's media all within the festival hall, celebrating the start of WAF

Student competition

Watch and support the next generation of architectural talent as they compete for the 'AECOM URBAN SOS prize'

Winners' dinners

Exclusive dinners for WAF award winners, judges and sponsors held each night in the city


Over 1400 of them! Meet, share, collaborate, make friends and stay in touch using our online portals - Festival Connect, Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn

Media partners

From over 60 countries, meet the leading critics, documenters and list makers of the international industry

Awards ceremony

The Festival comes together and culminates with a prestigious awards ceremony celebrating the winners of each category, the student competition and overall awards

World Buildings Directory is fast becoming the largest library of international projects - every single entry to the WAF Awards is kept online for future reference.

More information on the WAF website

World Building of the Year 2010: MAXXI, National Museum of XXI Century Arts, Rome
World Building of the Year 2010:
World Architecture Festival video 2010
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