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From Monday, November 29, 2021 12:00 AM to Friday, December 3, 2021 7:00 PM.
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WAF 2021, the world’s largest annual international architectural event is back this December, and fully digital!

The 2021 WAF digital event will consist of three days of live conference programmes, awards, and fringe events, with talks by leading global architectural thinkers and industry personalities under two themes: ‘Resetting the City: Greening, Health & Urbanism’ and ‘Art in Space’. All live-streamed exclusively to festival delegates.

WAF and sister event INSIDE: World Festival of Interiors includes the biggest international architectural awards programme in the world, dedicated to celebrating excellence via presentations to an audience of high-profile delegates and international juries.

On-line category judging will form a cornerstone of the 2021 WAF digital edition, with finalists for ‘World Building of the Year’, ‘Future Project of the Year’, ‘Interior of the Year’ and ‘Landscape of the Year’ judged live and streamed to festival delegates across the world.

With 50 digital crit rooms and 150 international judges, the WAF 2021 digital event stands to offer the widest access to the largest amount of content in the history of the festival since its launch in 2008.

This year’s digital event will not only generate 40 days of exclusive programming which will be available to delegates on-demand up to 90 days after the event but will enable you to connect with architects, designers and partners from across the world.

WAF 2021 promises to be where the world design and architecture community meet to celebrate, learn, exchange ideas and be inspired!