One month to go! The World Architecture Festival 2022 revealed the programme of this year edition.

Now in its 15th year, the World Architecture Festival 2022 consist of three days of live conference programmes, awards, and fringe events, with talks by leading global architectural thinkers and industry personalities.

As media partner, from 30 November to 2 December 2022 in Lisbon we will have the chance to listen and learn from 76 International speakers & presenters across two stages and 495 Live pitches from the most renowned architectural firms in the World.

It will be three years since the global community of architects and designers have been able to meet in-person at WAF and INSIDE. This will be a year in which to consider how architecture is responding to the renewal of collective life post-pandemic, and in the light of commitments to combatting climate change.

Main Stage programme

Main Stage programme will host prominent architects such as Jean Mah, Principal, Health, Perkins&Will, Alastair Richardson, Principal director, COX Architecture, Ray Winkler, Design director, Stufish London, Ole Scheeren, Principal, Büro Ole Scheeren, Mario Cucinella, Founder, MCA – Mario Cucinella Architects, Christina Seilern, Principal, Studio Seilern, Marc Koehler, Founder, Marc Koehler Architects (MKA), Reinier de Graaf, Partner, OMA to name a few.

Speakers and panels will discuss a series of issues and conditions which relate to the collective use of architecture and public space in a variety of very different settings.

The sister festival of WAF, is Inside World Festival of Interiors. It takes place at the same time and location. Inside is a feast of creativity, inspiration and knowledge for the interiors industry. It is the only design awards where designers pitch their work to a panel of expert judges and their peers – all live at the festival in Lisbon.

World Architecture Festival live-judged awards programme

At the heart of the World Architecture Festival sits the unique live-judged awards programme. We are thrilled to listen to  hundreds of world renowned architects from leading practices as well as up and coming designers presenting their selected projects and compete to be crowned winners by WAF2022 expert judging panels.

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The 495-strong 2022 shortlist has been selected from hundreds of entries from over 50 countries, including Portugal, Malaysia, Finland, Mexico, China, Turkey, Australia, Japan, India, Germany, Denmark and the UK.

Amongst the architectural firms presenting at WAF2022 we will have the chance to see some practices listed in our the best architecture firms in the UK, Zaha Hadid Architects, Foster + Partners, Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios, Alison Brooks Architects, PLP Architecture, AHMM Allford Hall Monaghan Morris, Broadway Malyan, some listed in our best architecture firms in the Netherlands, Powerhouse Company, MVRDV, Marc Koehler Architects, de Architekten Cie., Mecanoo, some listed in our rankings from Denmark and Sweden, Henning Larsen, Gottlieb Paludan Architects, Arkitema, Sweco, some other listed in our best architecture firms in Turkey Tabanlioglu Architects, Autoban, EAA-Emre Arolat Architecture, a couple from our best architecture firms in Germany ingenhoven associates, TCHOBAN VOSS Architekten, Batlle i Roig featured in the best architecture firms in Spain, Sanjay Puri Architects from the best architecture firms in India…and many more from the largest architecture firms in the World!