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World Architecture Festival Reveals Full Programme for WAFVirtual.

World Architecture Festival Reveals Full Programme for WAFVirtual.


[Image: Ole Scheeren, Ben van Berkel, Jeanne Gang, Sir Peter Cook, Sir David Adjaye and Vicente Guallart all join speaker line-up]

[Text provided by WAF] We are delighted to reveal the WAFVirtual Programme. Keynote speakers will include; Ben van Berkel of UNStudio, Sir David Adjaye of Adjaye Associates, Anuradha Mathur of the University of Pennsylvania, Dilip da Cunha of Harvard University Graduate School of Design, Ralph Johnson and Jean Mah of Perkins&Will, Ole Scheeren of Büro Ole Scheeren, Vicente Guallart of Guallart Architects and Jeanne Gang of Studio Gang.

Taking place on the 30 November – 4 December 2020, the worldwide architectural community will engage in a week of live content, special prizes, talks, panel discussions, and networking opportunities with peers and our WAF partners. Registration is FREE.

A series of talks will discuss pressing international topics including living with pandemics and winning new business in a post-Covid world, as well as looking at the very latest developments in product design, technical innovation, and emerging architects.

There will also be coverage of special prizes including the WAF/ PechaKucha ‘Isolation Transformed’ competition, The Architecture Drawing Prize, the GROHE Water Research Prize, and The AR Emerging Architecture Awards.

WAFVirtual will be hosted by Paul Finch and Jeremy Melvin of the World Architecture Festival. Attendees will be able to login to a dedicated online platform to watch sessions, network and connect, ask questions, and explore a range of products from our Partners. Plus, all sessions will be available to watch ‘on-demand’ if registrants are unable to watch live.

View the full WAFVirtual Programme here.

To register for free for WAFVirtual in December 2020 please visit or @worldarchfest #WAFVirtual

About WAFVirtual

WAFVirtual is a brand-new online event taking place on the 30 November – 4 December 2020. Registration is free for architects and design professionals.

WAFVirtual will consist of:

  • Keynote talks
  • Panel discussions
  • Special prizes – including Isolation Competition and The Architecture Drawing Prize
  • Partner events including round tables and workshops
  • Online networking opportunities

Learn more and register at


About the World Architecture Festival (WAF)

World Architecture Festival and INSIDE World Festival of Interiors will take place at the FIL exhibition center, Lisbon on 23-25 June 2021.

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.

The 2021 World Architecture Festival (WAF) comprises:

– A thematic conference programme (based on the theme ‘Greening the City’)

– Electronic gallery of all Award entries Press release 2nd November 2020

– Exhibition area

– Live judging of finalists ‘projects

– Networking and social events including partner fringe events

– Winners Dinner

INSIDE World Festival of Interiors runs alongside WAF, with its own awards and conference programme. Delegates have access to both events.

Awards entries for WAF and INSIDE 2021 will close on 8th January 2021

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