The World Architecture Festival (WAF) took place in Singapore towards the end of 2023, with the announcement of its award-winning projects. This event is the largest global live awards event for architects and designers. Hosted annually, the awards give global recognition and celebrate projects across the globe. 

What is WAF? 


The future project hotel category winner: Royal Tulip Warsaw Apartments, Poland, by Tremend. Image credit: Piotr Gęsicki

WAF is the only awards programme where all shortlisted practices present their projects live in front of a panel of judges and festival delegates. Projects were submitted across completed buildings, future projects, landscapes and interiors.  

Overall winners 

World Building of the Year 2023: Huizhen High School, China. 

Future Project of the Year 2023: The Probiotic Tower, Egypt. 

Landscape of the Year 2023: Benjakitti Forest Park, Thailand. 

World Interior of the Year 2023: 19 Waterloo Street, Australia. 

The awards recognised projects in 33 categories ranging from residential to cultural and creative re-use. Special prizes were also awarded for the best use of colour, small project of the year, international building beauty, best use of natural light, Futureglass and others.  

Read about the World Building of the Year 2023 here and the World Interior of the Year 2023 here. See all the award-winning projects online 

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