Fringe Events

As well as keynote talks and discussions from the industry’s most influential figures, live-judging of hundreds of shortlisted projects and an exhibition hall full of the latest innovations and technologies, delegates can also look forward to a lively programme of associated fringe activities.


WAF & INSIDE Welcome Reception

All are welcome to attend this celebratory opening party,
sponsored by Aestech, which takes place on Tuesday 29 November.

Festivities kick off at 7pm at the stunning Myriad Crystal Center in Lisbon.

Le Corbusier – A Travelling Exhibition

Taking place for the duration of the festival, the 140+ models of the works of Le Corbusier (1887-1965) exhibited are from the private collection of RT+Q Architects, Singapore.

The models are the products, observations, and discoveries of interns. Through the years, it has been a ‘tradition’ for RT+Q interns to spend their first week studying and building a scaled model of a Le Corbusier project. Rather than filling up minds with lessons, the aim is to open them up and acquaint the aspiring architect with the diverse design legacy of perhaps the most encyclopedic architect of the 20th century.

Aga Khan Award for Architecture Winners Films

Watch short films of the shortlisted and winning projects from this year’s awards. The prize, established in 1977 by the Aga Khan, seeks to “identify and encourage building concepts that successfully address the needs and aspirations of communities in which Muslims have a significant presence”.

AR Emerging awards prizegiving reception

Join The Architectural Review for the AR Emerging awards prizegiving drinks reception, supported by VMZINC , on Thursday 1 December at Suspenso in Lisbon to recognise and celebrate the shortlisted young designers and architectural stars of tomorrow whilst enjoying the exceptional view over the Tagus River. 


Gala Dinner

Taking place at the historic Convento Do Beato in Lisbon on Friday 2 December, the final evening of the Festival, celebrate with old friends and new as the overall winners are revealed. Gala dinner tickets are sold separately, and space is limited so book early to avoid disappointment!


The Architecture Drawing Prize Winners Exhibition

View the winning and commended entries from architects, designers and students across the world and celebrate the significance of drawing as a tool in capturing and communicating architectural ideas.


Peter Cook Book Signing & Reception in association with ABB

Peter Cook Book Signing & Reception in association with ABB

Don’t miss your chance to meet world renowned architect, professor, writer and Partner of CHAP - Cook Haffner Architecture Platform, Sir Peter Cook at this exclusive book signing and reception.

Student Charrette

Supported by BroadwayMalyan, student teams will take part in a two-day charrette in the festival hall where they complete designs which address the theme of ‘Together’.

Special Prizes

Alongside the WAF and INSIDE award categories are a host of special prizes awarded to projects from the main shortlist. Entrants do not have to pay any additional fees to be considered for the prizes which include:


The Futureglass Prize supported by Aestech |   Best Use Of Natural Light Prize supported by VELUX |   Best Use of Certified Timber Prize supported by the Programme for Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC) |   The Architecture Drawing Prize  curated by Make Architects, Sir John Soane's Museum and WAF |   Visualisation Prize supported by Lumion |   International Building Beauty supported by Royal Fine Art Commission Trust and Ballymore |   The 'Lisbon Prize' supported by kreon |   The Architectural Photography Awards |   Best Use of Colour Prize |   Small Project of the Year Prize |   Engineering Prize | WAFX

Plus even more to be announced including a building tour with VMZINC and a workshop brought to you by Merck, full details coming soon!