The only global festival that combines awards, live judging, conferences and networking, the World Architecture Festival, has announced "Performance" as the theme for its tenth anniversary edition.
The notion of "performance" in architecture will be central to this year's World Architecture Festival seminar programme. Plus, the architectural tours will also be focused on "performance," with visits to Berlin's top performance venues including Hans Scharoun's Berlin Philharmonie, which inspired the concept of listening to music in the round when it opened in 1963.
Revealing the theme for 2017, WAF Programme Director, Paul Finch, commented: "This year we will examine the multiple aspects of "performance" that architecture has to embrace: aesthetic, technical, economic, and psychological.
We will be discussing buildings designed for performance – for example, theaters and concert halls – but also the role that buildings play in the life and spectacle of the city itself."
The first of the 2017 speakers will be announced at the start of May.
Entries are now open and you have just one week left to submit your projects before the early bird rate deadline and save 100 Euros. Enter your completed or future projects in to one or more of the 31 categories to be in with the chance of joining the ranks of the architectural elite who are proud owners of a WAF award.
Early Bird Rate Entry Deadline: Thursday 27 April (875 EUR per entry)
Final Entry Deadline: Thursday 18 May (975 EUR per entry)
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How to enter: Simply complete the online entry form and upload your entry board artwork and WAF will print all entry boards for you.
Who can enter: Individual architects, practices, multi-professional teams and landscape architects can all enter. Buildings, projects and landscapes must be completed between 1 January 2016 and 1 June 2017 for Completed Buildings Landscapes. There is no time restriction for Future Projects entries. Learn more about the entry requirements.
If you have any questions about your entry you can contact the WAF team on firstname.lastname@example.org. All entries must be submitted by Thursday 18 May.
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Below is a selection of previous WAF entrants related to "Performance"
↓Completed Building – Culture Finalist 2013 – Heydar Aliyev Centre, Azerbaijan – Zaha Hadid
↓Completed Building – Culture 2016 Finalist – CKK Jordanki, Poland – Menis Arquitectos
↓Completed Building – Culture Finalist 2010 – Winspear Opera House, USA – Foster + Partners
↓Completed Building – Culture Winner 2008 – Oslo Opera House, Norway – Snøhetta
↓Completed Building – Culture Finalist 2014 – The Bamboo Playhouse, Malaysia – Eleena Jamil Architects