Topic: World Architecture Festival

Middle East projects win big at World Architecture Festival 2017

The World Architecture Festival (WAF), known for awarding the best buildings and concepts from around the world, just closed its 10th edition and recently announced the overall winners for 2017. Projects from across the region and its immediate neighbours, like Turkey and Pakistan, were … More

Omrania-designed KAFD Grand mosque is shortlisted for WAF Award

Saudi-based firm Omrania’s King Abdullah Financial District (KAFD) mosque in Riyadh has been shortlisted for the 2017 World Architecture Festival awards  under the religious buildings category. The contemporary mosque is located in the heart of the Financial District, and is inspired by the geometries … More

Buildings in UAE, Palestine, Saudi Arabia shortlisted for World Architecture Festival

Built projects in the Gulf and wider Middle East have been shortlisted for awards at the 2017 World Architecture Festival (WAF), which will  be taking place for the second time in Berlin this November. The Memorial Monument and Pavilion of Honour in Abu Dhabi, … More

Ethiopian Church in Stockholm shortlisted for World Architecture Festival

The Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church in Stockholm, designed by Belatchew Arkitekter, has been shortlisted for this year’s World Architecture Festival Awards in the Civic – Future Projects category. Composed of coloured concrete, inspired by the ‘red of African soil’ and the weight and … More

World Architecture Festival Reveals ‘Super Jury’ for 2017 Awards

Four big names from the architecture industry have been announced as members of the ‘Super Jury’, which will judge the awards programme this November at the 2017 World Architecture Festival in Berlin. Leading the panel will be jury chair Robert Ivy, chief executive … More

Theme announced for 2015 World Architecture Festival

The World Architecture Festival (WAF) has announced that the theme for this year’s program is “50:50”. The world’s largest architectural festival and awards event is held is annually held in Singapore and this year’s theme takes its inspiration from Singapore’s 50th anniversary as … More

UAE and Middle East projects shortlisted for WAF awards

The World Architecture Festival (WAF) is an interactive global architectural awards programme, and this year’s award shortlist includes many Middle East entries. A total of 284 projects were announced in the shortlist of the competition. It received 704 entries from 59 countries. The awards are divided … More