The World Festival 2023 will mark its return to after nearly a decade in Europe. From November 29 to December 1, the will once again take place at the renowned Sands Expo & Convention Centre located at Marina Bay Sands.

This world-class venue, at its 16th edition, will serve as the backdrop for architects and industry professionals to converge, celebrate, exchange ideas, and shape the future of architecture.

Collaborating with the Singapore Exhibition & Convention Bureau (SECB) under the Singapore Tourism Board (STB), WAF has found a destination partner that will enhance the experience for delegates traveling from all corners of the globe. By partnering with SECB, WAF aims to create an immersive and memorable event for all attendees.

Paul Finch, WAF's Programme Director, expressed his excitement about returning to Singapore: “We are delighted to be back in Singapore. The urban planning, architecture and landscape initiatives continue to inspire international interest, and we are certain that our delegates will enjoy the location and its offerings in the same way they enjoy WAF.”

Poh Chi Chuan, STB's Executive Director for Exhibitions & Conferences, shared his delight in WAF's return to Singapore. This resurgence reflects the industry's trust and confidence in Singapore as a premier destination for business events and a gateway to the flourishing Asia Pacific region. STB looks forward to the continued success of WAF in Singapore, where entrepreneurs and visionary professionals converge to break new ground in architecture and design across various industries.

The festival's highlight is its prestigious live-judged architectural awards program, the largest of its kind globally.

This program showcases excellence through live presentations to an audience comprising influential delegates and international juries. Notable past winners from Singapore include Kampung Admiralty by WOHA Architects and Oasis Terraces by Serie Architects + Multiply Architects.

Oasis Terraces by Serie + Multiply Architects | Photography: Hufton + Crow

In addition to the live judging sessions, the festival offers a thematic conference program, an exhibition showcasing the latest products and technologies, a gallery featuring all the shortlisted projects, and a series of fringe events and networking opportunities scattered throughout Singapore.

Running concurrently with the World Architecture Festival is its sister event, the Inside World Festival of Interiors.

Inside offers an abundance of creativity, inspiration, and knowledge for the interiors industry, encompassing its own awards program and captivating keynote talks on the festival's main stage.

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