World Architecture Festival to Take Place in December 2021

Greater London, United Kingdom

World Architecture Festival (WAF)

Greater London, United Kingdom, 2021-01-19  

World Architecture Festival and the Inside: World Festival of Interiors will now take place from 1-3 December 2021 in Lisbon

With the pandemic situation still looking difficult in Europe, we believe our previous dates of 23-25 June may be too soon to deliver the event to its usual standard. Hosting WAF in December will enable us to stage the festival that delegates expect, comprising of networking events, live judging, keynote talks, and panel discussions. 

WAF program director Paul Finch commented: ‘Our award entrants and sponsor partners have supported us magnificently during 2020. We continue to receive high numbers of awards entries and saw more than 6,500 registrations to attend WAFVirtual last December. We feel confident that our new festival dates in the vibrant city of Lisbon make good sense. Mass vaccination programs across the world will enable us to stage a live festival that is not only of high-quality but is safe for delegates, judges, speakers, and exhibitors.’ 

The awards entry deadline will now be Friday 7 May 2021allowing all completed and future projects up until this date to have the chance to compete in the awards program. 

For more details on World Architecture Festival 2021 and to you enter your projects please visit You can also register for free to watch the WAFVirtual sessions on-demand. 

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About World Architecture Festival (WAF) 

World Architecture Festival and INSIDE World Festival of Interiors will take place at the FIL exhibition centre, Lisbon on the 1 – 3 December 2021. 

WAF is where the world architecture community meets to celebrate, learn, exchange and be inspired. Press Release 18 January 2021 

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 

• Exhibition area 

• Live judging of finalists ‘projects 

• Networking and social events including partner fringe events 

Inside: World Festival of Interiors WAF, with its own awards and conference programme. Delegates have access to both events. Learn more about Inside at 

Awards entries for WAF and Inside 2021 will close on 7th May 2021.

WAF and Inside are organised by EMAP, publishers of The Architectural Review and The Architects’ Journal. 

About WAFVirtual 

WAFVirtual is a brand-new online event that took place on the 30 November – 4 December 2020. Registration was free for architects and design professionals, and all content is available on demand. 

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 to watch on-demand at


WAF is proud to work with all our valued partners including Founder Partner, GROHE, and headline partners ABB and Miele. 

Source: V2com.newswire