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World Architecture Festival and World Festival of Interiors open for entries for its 2020 edition

Portugal Architecture News - Feb 13, 2020 - 11:52   650 views

World Architecture Festival and World Festival of Interiors open for entries for its 2020 edition

The World Architecture Festival (WAF) and the World Festival of Interiors (INSIDE) have launched its 2020 edition and the annual global awards programme is now open for entries to all international architects and designers. 

For the first time, the World Architecture Festival will take place at the FIL, Lisbon between December 2-4, 2020 in its 13th edition. WAF, attracts more than 1000 entries each year to compete in Completed Building, Future Project and Interior categories. 

World Architecture Festival is the only architecture awards where all shortlisted practices present their projects live, in front of festival delegates and the judging panels at the festival in Lisbon.

In addition to individual category winners, international judging panels will choose the best building of the year, the best future project, the best completed landscape and the best interior project.

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!

The entry deadline for WAF and INSIDE entries is the 1st May 2020. Submit your projects by the 3rd April 2020 to receive a €100 discount. Start your registrations from here.

World Architecture Festival and World Festival of Interiors open for entries for its 2020 edition

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This year the judging panel will consist of more than 145 judges representing 48+ countries and will be joined by some of the world leading experts. Previous judges at WAF include; Louisa Hutton, David Chipperfield, Li Xiaodong, Manuelle Gautrand and James Timberlake.

Past winners are a roll-call of significant architects from across the world, including Foster & Partners, Zaha Hadid Architects, Snohetta, BIG, Isay Weinfeld, Perkins & Will, Rogers Stirk Harbour, FJMT and Sou Fujimoto.

Each year, WAF sets a new theme and holds discussions around this theme with prominent speakers, keynotes and discussions. You can read WAC's previous coverage on The Netherlands page. 

World Architecture Festival and World Festival of Interiors open for entries for its 2020 edition

JCA Living Lab won World Interior Of The Year At INSIDE Festival Of Interiors 2019. Image © Kuo-Min Lee

Alongside the World Architecture Festival sits its sister festival; World Festival of Interiors - INSIDE. World Festival of Interiors is a feast of creativity, inspiration and knowledge for the interiors industry and is now open for awards entries, this year with two new categories. 

Comprising the most original and exciting interiors from the last 12 months, projects can be entered across 11 diverse categories.

Now accepting submissions under 33 categories, entries are open across Future Projects and Completed Buildings, projects of any size, type or budget have the chance to make the shortlist and go on to win a prestigious WAF trophy. 

Top image: LocHal Public Library won World Building Of The Year Award For 2019. Image © Stijn Bollaert

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