12th World Architecture Festival

12th World Architecture Festival

Sustainable Construction

For the second time, PEFC is sponsoring the World Architecture Festival Best Use of Certified Timber Prize, rewarding architects and project teams for their use of certified timber as a main construction material for buildings outstanding in sustainability, innovation, quality or aesthetics.

Now in its 12th year, the World Architecture Festival 2019 will take place on the 4-6 December at the RAI Amsterdam. At the heart of the Festival sits a unique awards programme. It is the only architecture awards where architects pitch their work to a panel of expert judges and their peers - all live at the festival in Amsterdam. 

Alongside the awards programme sit keynotes and seminars across two stages, architecture city tours, an exhibition of high-end manufacturers, fringe events, parties and more. Under one roof, over three days WAF provides a global stage of extraordinary architecture.

Enter your project

All projects entered for any of the 17 ‘Completed Buildings’ award categories are eligible for the Best Use of Certified Timber Prize. Simply check the box next to "Please consider me for Best Use of Certified Timber Prize" under "Enter into additional WAF Prizes".

Please remember that the use of certified wood products is a precondition for entering the prize. During the submission process, you will be asked to provide details on the percentage of certified material used on your project. 

Please note that the deadline for entry is 17 May 2019. Entry is now closed.

The ten best entries will present their project on the morning of Friday 6 December, the jury will announce the winner at a Gala Dinner in the evening.

The World Architecture Festival is a globally renowned event dedicated to celebrating, sharing and inspiring outstanding architecture. For more information visit: www.worldarchitecturefestival.com

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04 - 06, December 2019

08:00 - 22:00 (UTC+2)

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Europaplein 24
RAI Amsterdam
1078 GZ Amsterdam

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Fabienne Sinclair

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