From October 3 to 5, this architecture bonanza in Singapore celebrates stellar projects from across the globe with exhibits, seminars and a speaker series that includes Thomas Heatherwick and Wolf D. Prix.
Besides revealing the more than two dozen buildings that will be crowned as the best in the world, the 2012 WAF hosts a series of events at Singapore’s Marina Bay Sands.
Headlining the speaker series is Thomas Heatherwick, the architect behind such lauded projects as the handcrafted cauldron for the London Olympics, the legendary Seed Cathedral – the U.K.’s spiky pavilion at the 2010 Shanghai Expo – and London’s new double decker bus.
The show also presents keynote talks by Coop Himmel(b)lau’s Wolf D. Prix, Wilkinson Eyre’sChris Wilkinson, Marina Bay Sands’ architect Moshe Safdie, and Ken Yeang, renowned for his sustainable, high-performance buildings.
At the Designing for Tomorrow seminar, attendees get the scoop on the latest cutting-edge materials, building information management software and digital marketing. Meanwhile, Aedas sponsors the global forum, where practitioners can rub shoulders with potential clients and partners from outside of North America and Europe.