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World Architecture Festival to proceed in November

Following a successful inaugural year, the World Architecture Festival will take place again this year at the CCIB in Barcelona from 4-6 November. Last year WAN provided full coverage of events in our Spotlight page including exclusive podcasts and a film breaking the news of the first ever winner of the Building of the Year, Grafton Architects’ Luigi Bocconi University in Milan.

The festival is structured around the awards scheme with architects from around the world exhibiting live in front of a prestigious panel of judges for their category. Where last year only completed buildings could enter, it has been announced by Paul Finch, Programme Director for the festival, that this year there will be four awards sections: Completed Buildings (15 categories); Interiors and Fit-outs (8 categories); Future Projects (8 categories); and Structural Design (9 categories). The move will substantially increase the number of entries which last year totaled 722 projects, all of which were displayed at the event.

Over 2000 architects from 70 countries attended the un-themed event last year. This year has been given a timely theme of ‘Less Does More’, focusing on ways in which materials, design, construction technology, energy strategies and office organisation can produce more value for less cost.

WAF is calling for participation in the awards. You can enter or register to attend at the World Architecture Festival website.

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