Final call for entries to the World Architecture Festival and Inside awards 2015

Dezeen promotion: architects and designers have until 12pm on the 28 May to submit their projects for the World Architecture Festival and Inside World Festival of Interiors awards (+ slideshow).

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Yalikavak Marina Complex by EAA, winner of the 2014 Shopping category

The World Architecture Festival (WAF) and Inside World Festival of Interiors will take place simultaneously over three days at Singapore's Suntec Centre from 4 to 6 November.

The annual events' awards programmes, which close for applications at 12pm (BST) on the 28 May, are expected to receive over 750 entries. Shortlisting will begin in early June, splitting the projects into 31 categories.

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The Chapel by a21 Studio, winner of World Building of the Year 2014

From the shortlisted candidates, a winner for each category will be decided by a judging panel during the first two days of the festival.

The final day will see category winners present their projects to the panel of experts for a chance to win the World Landscape, Future Project and Completed Building of the Year awards.

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Isfahan Dreamland Commercial Center Iran by Farshad Mehdizadeh Architects, winner of the 2014 Future Projects - Commercial Mixed Use category

The same process will apply for the Inside Awards, which will honour nine category winners and an overall World Interior of the Year.

In addition to the main awards, a specialist panel will decide on prizes for small projects, use of wood, and use of colour.

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The Extension of The Peoples Hospital of Futian China by Leigh & Orange, winner of the 2014 Future Projects - Health category

Sou Fujimoto and Sir Peter Cook of CRAB Studio are among 70 judges who will be attending the festival and critiquing the work across the three days.

"This is an exciting time for the Awards, with no predictions possible about this year's result," said WAF programme director Paul Finch. "Since our launch in 2008 with our founder sponsor Grohe, we have had entries from about 70 countries around the world, and winners of every shape, size and type."

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Art Gallery of Greater Victoria Canada by number 10 architectural group , winner of Future Project of Year 2014

Previous winners include Vietnamese practice a21's Chapel in Ho Chi Minh, and the MAXXI arts centre in Rome by Zaha Hadid.

"Every year we find new talent competing with established big names, and that is part of the attraction of the event, not just for entrants, but for delegates too," said Finch.

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Antakya Museum Hotel Turkey by Emre Amrolat Architects, winner of the 2014 Future Projects -Leisure Led Development category

Dezeen readers can gain a 10 per cent discount on the price of festival passes to WAF and Inside by using the VIP code "DEZEEN10" when registering.

More information about entering the 2015 awards is available on the event website.

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Singapore Sports Hub by Singapore Sports Hub Design Team, winner of the 2014 Sports category

Register for tickets to the World Architecture Festival here and Inside Festival here.

Read on for more information from the organisers:


The "Oscars of architecture": World Architecture Festival last call for entries

The annual World Architecture Festival Award, the "Oscars of architecture", is closing for entries on the 22 May. The awards will be celebrated at the World Architecture Festival (WAF) in Singapore this November, following three days of intensive live presentations and judging.

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Agashiyan India by Sanjay Puri Architects, winner of the 2014 Future Projects - Office category

Entries are invited from architects and designers for the 2015 edition of what is the biggest architectural awards programme in the world. The awards are expected to attract more than 750 entries, about half of which will be shortlisted, in 31 categories. Closing date for entries is 12pm on the 28 May, and shortlisting takes place in early June.

Shortlisted entrants will compete for category prizes on the first two days of the three-day Festival, which takes place in the Suntec Centre on 4, 5 and 6 November. On the final day, category winners present again to super-juries of experienced and respected judges, who decide on the World Landscape, Future Project and Completed Building of the Year.

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Chobham Academy by Allford Hall Monaghan Morris, winner of the 2014 Schools category

WAF has over 70 judges who all attend the festival and critique your work. There are 31 award categories open for entries and each category has its own expert judging panel who will watch presentations from every shortlisted architect live at the festival.

This year's superjurors include Royal gold Medallist Sir Peter Cook, Sou Fujimoto (Japan), Kerry Hill (Singapore); Manuelle Gautrand (France), Benedetta Tagliabue (Spain) and Charles Jencks (UK/US).

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Ken Shuttleworth, Principal Director of MAKE Architects, WAF judge 2015

In addition to the main awards there are prizes for small projects, use of wood and use of colour, decided by specialist juries.

Commenting on the awards, WAF programme director Paul Finch said, "This is an exciting time for the Awards, with no predictions possible about this year's result. Since our launch in 2008 with our founder sponsor Grohe, we have had entries from about 70 countries round the world, and winners of every shape, size and type."

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Maunelle Gautrand of Manuelle Gautrand Architecture, WAF judge 2015

"Last year's completed building winner was a community space in Ho Chi Minh city by a small Vietnamese practice, a21, but we have also had big projects winning, including Zaha Hadid's Maxxi arts centre in Rome, and Wilkinson Eyre’s Gardens by the Bay project in Singapore."

"Every year we find new talent competing with established big names, and that is part of the attraction of the event, not just for entrants, but for delegates too."

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Rahel Belatchew Lerdell of Belatchew Arkitekter, WAF judge 2015

The WAF Awards will be presented at a Gala Dinner on the evening of Friday 6 November.

Be part of the world's largest live crit. Enter your work before 12pm on the 28 May to receive professional feedback, benchmark your work and exchange with your peers and WAF’s global network. Download the entries brochure for your step-by-step guide on the entry process.

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Sir Peter Cook of CRAB Studio, WAF judge 2015

Book your delegate pass for the festival now to be inspired, gain knowledge and make contacts with your global peers, clients and the press. As well as WAF's layer-cake of live architecture you will find an exhibition of the latest products, a gallery of all WAF entries plus a host of features and exhibits. And then of course there's the WAF fringe with its parties, PechaKucha and tours.

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World Architecture Festival 2014

Held alongside World Architecture Festival, Inside is your opportunity to discover the latest and greatest in global interiors. The interiors community are inspired and celebrated by the live judging of finalists in 9 award categories, culminating in the announcement of World Interior of the Year.

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Programme director Paul Finch at WAF 2014

Enter the Inside Awards today before the 28 May deadline at 12pm.

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Vo Trong Nghia and team, winners of the House, Hotel and Leisure and Future Projects Education categories at WAF 2014

Each festival pass provides access to both WAF and Inside, quote DEZEEN10 when booking to save 10 percent.

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