World Architecture Festival Still Planned for December and Gives Additional Time to Submit your Entries

World Architecture Festival and World Festival of Interiors: Inside is scheduled for 2 – 4 December, in Lisbon.  Preparations for the event are going ahead in the typical way and architects from across the globe are continuing to submit their online awards entries.

WAF’s event organizers are fully aware that the current situation may be causing disruption to practices across the globe and have therefore amended their awards entries deadlines to the below:

Early-bird entry deadline (saving £75): 4 MAY
Final entry deadline: 14 AUGUST 

“We hope that you and your practice are coping as well as possible in current circumstances and offer our best wishes for a return to calmer times”. Read more from WAF’s Programme Director, Paul Finch.

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.

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.

The WAF and INSIDE awards are now open for entries in 44 categories across completed buildings, future projects, landscape and interiors.

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World Architecture Festival 2018 Category Winners


Civic & Community
Winner: CHROFI with McGregor Coxall – Maitland Riverlink, Maitland, Australia

Highly Commended: Onearth Architecture – Macha Village Centre, Gansu Province, China

Winner: Conrad Gargett – The Piano Mill, Stanthorpe, Australia

Highly Commended: BIG-Bjarke Ingels Group – TIRPITZ, Blåvand, Denmark

Winner: Arkitema Architects and Professor Christoffer Harlang – Hammershus Visitor Centre, Allinge, Denmark

Highly Commended: studio mk27 – Micasa Vol.C, Sao Paulo, Brazil​

Winner: David Leech Architects – A house in a garden – 81 Hollybrook Grove, Dublin, Ireland

Highly Commended: Studio SA_e – Rumah Gerbong, South Tangerang, Indonesia

New & Old
Winner: Heatherwick Studio – Zeitz MOCAA, Cape Town, South Africa

Highly Commended: AHMM – University of Amsterdam

Winner: INNOCAD Architecture – C&P Corporate Headquarters, Graz, Austria

Highly Commended: Kate Otten Architects – Law on Keyes, Johannesburg, South Africa
Highly Commended: stu/D/O Architects Co. – Inter Crop Group Headquarter, Bangkok, Thailand

Production, Energy & Recycling
Winner: Parviainen Architects – Länsisalmi Power Station, Vantaa, Finland

Highly commended: IDOM – Beronia Rueda Winery, Rueda, Spain

Small Scale Housing – Supported by Grohe
Winner: Allford Hall Monaghan Morris – Weston Street, London, United Kingdom

Highly commended: Tolsa 61, CPDA Arquitectos

Winner: Koffi & Diabaté Architectes – Gymansium, Blaise Pascal High School, Abidjan, Ivory Coast

Highly commended: FaulknerBrowns Architects – Sportcampus Zuiderpark, The Hague, Netherlands


Civic Future Projects
Winner: BAAD Studio – The Sunken Shrine of Our Lady of Lourdes of Cabetican, Bacolor, Philippines

Highly Commended: Provencher_Roy + GLCRM Architectes – The reception pavilion of Québec’s National Assembly, Québec, Canada

Competition Entries Future Projects 

Winner: Nextoffice – Sadra Civic Center, Sadra, Iran

Highly Commended: Studio Gang – Tour Montparnasse, Paris, France

Experimental Future Projects

Winner: KANVA – Imago, Montreal, Canada

Health Future Projects
Winner: Allford Hall Monaghan Morris – The Alder Centre, Liverpool, United Kingdom

Highly Commended: White Arkitekter – Panzi Hospital Bukavu, Republic of Congo

Infrastructure Future Projects
Winner: Monk Mackenzie + Novare – Thiruvalluvar, Kanyakumari, India

Highly Commended: Hawkins\Brown – Thames Tideway Tunnel, London, United Kingdom

Leisure Led Future Projects
Winner: BIG-Bjarke Ingels Group – Audemars Piguet Hôtel des Horlogers, Le Brassus, Switzerland

Highly Commended: GOA – Alila Wuzhen, Jiaxing, China

Office Future Projects – Supported by Forbo
Winner: 3XN Architects – Olympic House – International Olympic Comittee HQ, Lausanne, Switzerland

Highly Commended: Helen & Hard Architects with SAAHA Architects – Bjergsted Financial Park, Bjergsted, Norway


The annual Lagos Architects Forum 2018(LAF 9.0) theme LAGOS 9.0 ARCHITECTURAL REGENERATION 1 -THE LAGOS RESPONSE  brings together both local and international architects,Building materials manufacturers,suppliers,real estate development as well as all stakeholders in building and construction industries  started yesterday May 10 2018. The annual events witnessed the presence of the Lagos State Gov Mr Akinwunmi Ambode,President of Nigeria Institute of Architects Arc. Njoku Festus Adibe,pnia,fnia and his executives  as well as members of the diplomatic corps.

In his opening remark the chief host of the annual events who is also the chairman of Nigeria Institute of Architects Lagos chapter Arc.Fitzgerald Umah,mnia stated that LAF 9.0 is the reboot,the refresher,and the regeneration of last year’s deliberations and charges. Being the Lagos Architects Forum,it is only normal that our primary focus should be on the mega-city’s response.Hopefully,this response would be worthwhile enough to be replicated elsewhere.  We are confident that our distinguished guest speaker would do justice to this topic and provide valuable insight to sustainable implementation.

The Lagos Architects Forum have been gained international attention due to her speakers’ profile such as:

1.Mr. Werner Senfter Austrian Ambassador to Nigeria

2.Arc.Samuel Oghale Oboh faia,fraic from Canada

3.Arc. Roman Oseghale from Canada

4.Morenike Olaosebikan Pharmcist

5.Arc.Adedapo Paul Akintunde mnia,riba

6.Arc.Joe Osae-Addo from Ghana and more others noble speakers.

The forum is from wednesday 9th-saturday 12th May,2018 which will feature morning and afternoon sessions  with a lots of activities such as:

*Daily exhibitions of products and services,

*Product Presentations,

*Round Table Dicussion

*BCPG/Artisans Meeting

ArchyNaija was there live to bring your the photo highlight of the events:



Dear Distinguished Member,
Please find attached the NIA PDW002-2016 Akwa Ibom Workshop Flier for
your Information.
This is the first announcement flier for the 2nd PDW in Akwa Ibom State.
Workshop Fees are as follows:

1.  Financial Members – NGN 25,000.00
2.  Non-Financial Members – NGN 45,000.00

Please make this a date and plan to attend.

Thank you.

Abimbola Ajayi, fnia
+234 803 326 1959

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