World Architecture Festival Awards Being Judged This Year By a Super Jury


For the tenth World Architecture Festival Awards are being judged this year by a Super Jury. Members of the Super Jury will be amongst the most influential people in international architecture. The World Architecture festival, referred to as the Oscars of the architecture world will be held this year at in Berlin. The dates for the event are the 15th to the 17th of November. The deadline for those wanting to enter the awards has been extended until the 2nd of June in order to allow the entrants more time to finish their projects.

The entrants will be shortlisted, and then the entrants for each of the 31 different awards categories will have to compete in order to win the title for their category. This process will take place over days one and two of the Architecture Festival. After this the category winners will present their projects to the Super Jury with the intention of competing for the World Landscape, Future Project and Completed Building of the Year Awards.

The Awards take place in order to celebrate excellence within the architecture industry. On this year’s Super Jury is Chair Robert Ivy, the CEO of the American Institute of Architects, Nathalie de Vries the Co-founder and Director of MVRDV, In Ritchie the founder of Ian Ritchie Architects and Christoph Ingenhoven of Ingenhoven Architects.

The sister event of the World Architects Festival is the INSIDE World Festival of Interior. The combination of these festivals are expected to be attended by more than 2,000 architects and designers. The visitors to the festivals will be able to attend a number of different conference programmes, awards, exhibitions and a number of other fringe events.

The event will be returning to Europe after having four years of hosting in Singapore at the Franz Ahrens’ former bus depot. Hopefully both of the festivals will be able to match is not beat last year’s visitor numbers of more than 2,300 combined.

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