World Architecture Festival 2008: Open for Entries

on Tuesday 15 April 2008 - 20:09:47 | by admin
World Architecture Festival LogoThe World Architecture Festival 2008
The World Architecture Festival is a yearly event for global architecture. The festival will highlight the international nature of today’s architecture comprising one of the largest international award program for architects worldwide. It will be a three-day-event from 22nd to 24th October 2008 in Barcelona, Spain.
This mega festival will also be celebrating the regional roots of architecture from all around the world. Besides the award program the festival will also include:
__ thematic exhibition, ‘Creativity, Capacity, Responsibility’
__ live ideas charrette for architecture schools
__ architect-nominated product showcase
__ city tours and social events
__ networking

WFA Claims to be the Largest Architectural Award Program in the World
The 2008 awards are for buildings completed between 1 January 2007 and 20 June 2008. Buildings in any country, by architects of any nationality, are eligible for entry.
International juries will shortlist the best entries in 96 building types, grouped into 16 categories. All shortlisted architects will present their work to live juries and audiences at the Festival, competing against each other to become category winners. Category winners will compete against each other in front of a super-jury, to win the ‘best in show’ prize, the first architectural Prix de Barcelona.

The Schedule:
Entries opened: 15 April 2008
Entry deadline: 20 June 2008
Shortlist announced: September 2008
Winners selected live at the Festival: 22-24 October 2008
Anyone may register into the mailing list of WFA website to get updates.

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ArchSociety will be keeping you updated about this event as well. All eligible architects are encouraged to participate in this prestigious award program and the mega event.

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