12th World Architecture Festival
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.
A helical tower, a moving kiosk, a ship-shaped home and much more: WAF has chosen the eleven finalists for the Best Use of Certified Timber Prize – and we are impressed!
“The shortlisted buildings once again highlight that certified timber is more than just another construction material. With its very particular features, it gives something special to every building,” said Ben Gunneberg, CEO of PEFC International.
To discover each of the eleven projects, stay tuned over the coming weeks. If you can’t wait, here is a brief overview:
On 6 December 2019, the eleven teams will present their projects to a jury at the WAF in Amsterdam. The jury will then present the winner with the prize at a Gala Dinner that 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