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In 2015, Ole Scheeren's Interlace housing in Singapore took home World Building of the Year. Photograph by Iwan Baan

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World Architecture Festival

The world's best architecture projects are celebrated at the annual World Architecture Festival – held at Marina Bay Sands in Singapore for the past few years but this year moving to Berlin – while sister event Inside focuses on interiors.

The stories we post each day during the festival announcing the category winners are incredibly popular with our readers, presumably as firms who didn't make it to the event itself check online to see if they won.

Projects submitted from international firms and studios are whittled down by a jury before the event, and shortlisted entries are presented live during the festival. Winners in the various categories are announced over the first two days, then the top prizes are given out as the finale.

In 2015, Ole Scheeren's Interlace housing in Singapore took home World Building of the Year, the Hotel Hotel lobby and bar by March Studio was named World Interior of the Year, and BIG's twisted Vancouver tower scooped Future Project of the Year.

However this year it was WAF's conference programme that threw up the most popular story. Our report on a lecture claiming that bamboo is stronger and cheaper than steel and could one day revolutionise construction was by far the most visited story about the festival this year.


Top posts:

1. Bamboo fibre is stronger and cheaper than steel, says Dirk Hebel

2. Ole Scheeren's "vertical village" named World Building of the Year 2015

3. BIG's twisted Vancouver tower named Future Project of the Year 2015

4. World Architecture Festival awards 2015 day one winners announced

5. Hotel Hotel lobby and bar by March Studio named World Interior of the Year 2015