Most inspiring projects from around the globe

The most inspiring architectural projects from around the world are revealed today as the shortlist for. This is ahead of the live event which this year will take place in Singapore, at Marina Bay Sands, from 29 November - 1 December. WAF represents the world’s biggest live judged architectural awards programme, where all finalists present their projects to a panel of judges at the international festival.


Bamboo Dome for G20 Bali Summit by Biroe Architecture
Bali, Indonesia
Image Credit: Biroe Architecture

The shortlist celebrates the best new completed buildings and landscapes as well as the most inspiring future architectural concepts, across 33 categories, ranging from residential, to cultural, to creative re-use. On July 13, the Inside World Festival of Interiors shortlist will be announced; WAF’s sister awards programme celebrating the finest examples of global interior design, across eleven categories. The shortlist have been selected from over 800 entries, and comprise 495 projects from 333 unique practices.The full shortlist for this year’s completed buildings, future and landscape project awards can be viewed here.


Oman Across Ages Museum by COX Architecture
Nizwa, Oman
Image Credit: Sami Khamis Sanjor Al Qawal, Senior Photographer


Santa Maria Goretti Church by Mario Cucinella Architects
Mormanno (Cosenza), Italy
Image Credit: Duccio Malagamba


Casa Ward by Carl Fredrik Svenstedt Architect
Sarnano, Italy
Image Credit: Dan Glasser


Toagosei Hydrogen station Tokushima by Osamu Morishita Architect and Associates
Nakajima, Kawauchi-cho, Tokushima-shi, Japan
Image Credit: Katsumasa Tanaka

On the final day of the festival, category winners from across all 44 category prizes will go head-to-head for the ultimate accolades of World Building of the Year, Landscape of the Year, Future Project of the Year and Interior of the Year. A host of Special Prizes, including WAFX, which celebrates imaginative cutting-edge designs addressing major world issues, will also be awarded to projects from the main shortlist.

About World Architecture Festival (WAF)

WAF is where the world architecture community meets to celebrate, learn, exchange and be inspired. WAF is the world’s largest annual, international, live architectural event. It includes the biggest international architectural awards programme in the world, dedicated to celebrating excellence via live presentations to an audience of high-profile delegates and international juries. 。