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Enter our free prize-draw to win one of five delegate passes to World Architecture Festival 2018

Taking place from 28-30 November in Amsterdam, speakers at this year’s WAF include AR contributors Reinier de Graaf, Aaron Betsky and Peter Cook as well as published architects such as Li Xiaodong, David Adjaye and Rem Koolhaas. Entries close Friday 9 November

Simply enter your details here by Friday 9 November to enter the free prize draw. Winners will be selected at random and will be notified by Wednesday 14 November.

The Architectural Review is the international media partner for WAF, and judges and speakers at Amsterdam this year will include a number of architects who have contributed to the AR in recent years, or whose work we have published.

Main stage speakers include OMA’s Reinier de Graaf, who in recent years has written for the AR on architecture as a tool of capital, on user participation, and on architecture’s ur-space, the box. Aaron Betsky will also be speaking: you can read his review of Barbara Penner’s Bathroom here, or his piece on Charles Moore as part of our ongoing series of profiles on the minds that shaped the architectural world today. 

Enoc perez twa terminal in new york

Enoc perez twa terminal in new york

Source: Acquavella Galleries

Enoc Perez’s depiction of the TWA Terminal in New York, as featured in Aaron Betsky’s piece on the painters of modernism

WAF regulars Peter Cook and Charles Jencks will also be speaking on the main stage – Cook has provided commentary on pleasure for the AR’s 120-year anniversary, and has written an Outrage on Brexit – while Jencks has in recent years addressed iconicity in our pages as a question of style, and contributed to our Notopia campaign in an investigation of Singapore’s Generic Individualism

Arcus centre gang

Arcus centre gang

Source: Nic Lehoux

You can read our review of Studio Gang Architects’ Arcus Center for Social Justice in Kalamazoo, Michigan here.

Odile Decq, who won the Jane Drew prize in 2016, will be speaking – you can watch Decq’s interview on architecture and rebels here – as well as Lesley Lokko, and a group of Dutch speakers including Nathalie de Vries of MVRDV and Francine Houben of Mecanoo

Evening keynote speeches will be given by Li Xiaodong, David Adjaye and Rem Koolhaas. You can read our profile on David Adjaye here, or his essay on urban Africa – while Koolhaas is featured in Reputations in our latest issue on the Netherlands and the AR Emerging Architecture awards, which will also be judged and presented at WAF. 

We look forward to seeing you in Amsterdam.



Source: Billy Bolton

Li Xiaodong will be giving an evening keynote at WAF – click here to read Austin Williams’ review of his Tsinghua Architecture School extension in Beijing, published in the AR last year