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World Architecture Festival announces outstanding jury for its WAF 2019 Awards

Netherlands Architecture News - Mar 28, 2019 - 02:18   4728 views

World Architecture Festival announces outstanding jury for its WAF 2019 Awards

The World Architecture Festival (WAF) has announced world-renowned names as its 2019 jury members for the 2019 WAF Awards which will be held in Amsterdam on 4-6 December, 2019. 

Celebrating its 12th edition this year, globally renowned experts, designers, architecture critics and influential architects will take place at the WAF 2019 Awards to judge the projects from all around. 

In the international judging panel, Francine Houben, Lesley Lokko, James Timberlake, Christina Seilern, Peter Cook, Tom de Paor, Alison Brooks, Sanjay Puri, Aaron Betsky and many more are among the confirmed jury members for the 2019 World Architecture Festival Awards, all confirmed names can be viewed here.

World Architecture Festival announces outstanding jury for its WAF 2019 Awards

Peter Cook, image courtesy of UCL Bartlett School of Architecture

WAF's judging panel includes over 148 jury members, from 68 countries. Your peers, your heroes, and the industry’s power players will provide you with invaluable feedback and insight during LIVE awards judging at the festival in Amsterdam. 

In the first and second day of the festival, all finalists present their projects live to the jurors at WAF. Each presenter has 10 minutes to present and 10 minutes of Q&A with the jury. The winners of each category are announced at the end of each day. In the third day, each category winner presents again for the WAF Completed Building, WAF Future Project or INSIDE World Interior of the Year to the Super-Jury.

World Architecture Festival announces outstanding jury for its WAF 2019 Awards

Francine Houben of Mecanoo. Image courtesy of Commons Wikimedia

The Super-Jury decides The World Building, Future Project, Landscape and Interior of the Year winners and the winners are announced live at the Gala Dinner. Winners have been meticulously weighed and measured over three rounds of peer-review judging.

WAF is receiving entries in 33 categories across both completed and future projects, plus a further 9 interior categories for INSIDE, a sister festival of WAF which will be held at the same venue with WAF.

World Architecture Community is official Media Partner for this year's festival and offers to its Professional Members 10% discounted tickets over regular festival prices during WAF registration and their entries per project submission! All you have to do is to upgrade your World Architecture Community membership to Professional here or visit your WAC Settings page and send us ([email protected]) an email to get your promo code for your WAF registration!

Early-bird discount ends on Friday, 12 April to receive a €100 discount. The final entry deadline is Friday 3 May 2019. Start your registrations from here.

World Architecture Festival announces outstanding jury for its WAF 2019 Awards

Alison Brooks of Alison Brooks Architects. Image courtesy of Alison Brooks Architects

Alongside the awards programme, WAF hosts a series of keynotes and seminars across two stages, architecture city tours, an exhibition of high-end manufacturers, fringe events, parties and more. Under one roof, over three days WAF provides a global stage of extraordinary architecture.

INSIDE is a feast of creativity, inspiration and knowledge for the interiors industry. The festival combines an international awards programme and conference where the interiors community come together to create global connections and celebrate the world’s finest examples of interior design.

World Architecture Festival announces outstanding jury for its WAF 2019 Awards

Alireza Taghaboni, Founder & CEO, Nextoffice. Image © Tristan Fewings

The 2019 World Architecture Festival Awards judges include:

  • Shirley Blumber, Partner of KPMB Architects
  • Peter Cook, Architect, Professor, and Writer
  • Tom de Paor, Architect, dePaor
  • Francine Houben, Founding Partner and Creative Director, Mecanoo
  • Lesley Lokko, Head of Graduate School of Architecture, University of Johannesburg
  • Sanjay Puri, Principal Architect, Sanjay Puri Architects
  • Christina Seilern, Principal, Studio Seilern Architects
  • Yui Tezuka, Lead Architect, Tezuka Architects
  • James Timberlake, Partner, KieranTimberlake
  • Shanwei Weng, Director, AN Design
  • Alison Brooks, Principal & Creative Director, Alison Brooks Architects
  • Aaron Betsky, President of the School of Architecture, Taliesin
  • Alireza Taghaboni, Founder & CEO, Nextoffice

See the full list of the 2019 WAF Judges here

Top image courtesy of WAF

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