July 1, 2011
by Canadian Architect
The deadline for the World Architecture Festival Awards 2011 has been extended until Friday July 8, 2011, giving architects the opportunity to enter projects into the world’s biggest, live and interactive global awards program.
Shortlisted entrants will travel to World Architecture Festival, where renowned architectural practices and smaller firms (unknown outside their own country) compete as equals on an international stage. They will present their projects live to international judging panels and delegates at the World Architecture Festival in Barcelona from November 2-4, 2011.
The judges include figures such as Willl Alsop, from Alsop Architects, UK; Professor Kongjian Yu, Principal of Turenscape, Beijing; Jo Noero, Principal of Noero Wolff Architects, Cape Town; Kim Nielsen, Principal at BIG, Denmark; and former WAF winner, Yvonne Farrell, from Grafton Architects, Ireland. Headed by Michael Sorkin, principal of Michael Sorkin Studio, New York, the jury will cast their vote on the final day of the Festival to announce the World Building of the Year 2011.
Entries are invited into three main sections: Completed Buildings, Structural Design, and Future Projects (for designs in progress). Each section includes up to 16 categories. More than 500 entries were received last year from more than 55 different countries.
Enter the WAF Awards 2011 at www.worldarchitecturefestival.com. For each entry submitted, a second project can be submitted in any category at no extra cost – two projects can be entered for the price of one.
The World Architecture Festival is a key event in the global architectural calendar and has attracted more than 5,000 delegates from around the world since 2008. Renowned as one of the world’s greatest cities for architecture, Barcelona will again play host to WAF from November 2-4, 2011. The Festival features a packed program of presentations, seminars, exhibitions, and keynote addresses from international participants, and a student competition.
For more information, please visit www.worldarchitecturefestival.com.
2010 world building of the year - MAXXI, national museum of XXI century arts in rome, italy by zaha hadid architects, UK