This Woods Bagot video series showcases projects that are in the running for 11 awards, having been shortlisted for the prestigious 2023 World Architecture Festival (WAF) and INSIDE World Festival of Interiors. The events will be hosted at Marina Bay Sands, Singapore, and represent the most extensive selection to date. These festivals stand as the preeminent global live awards event for architects and designers.

Stay tuned for the release of new episodes, available here and on W-B’s social media accounts, leading up to the event’s conclusion. From November 29 to December 1, 2023, we will bring you live updates directly from the conference. Expect real-time insights from the forefront of the industry, featuring reports by the Global Studio’s leadership.

Interior at Convene, London.

Episode 1 – Day 1 Live in Singapore

The countdown is on for the most prestigious awards events in architecture – World Architecture Festival (WAF) and Inside World Festival of Interiors.

Episode 2 – Presentation wrap-up

Showcasing Woods Bagot WAF jurors and presenters, these influential leaders reflect on an immense day—more than just presentations, it’s about forging connections with fellow design studios. This underscores the scale of the program and the need for impactful design.


Episode 3 – Preview into a full day of presentations

In a spectacular kickoff, the initial two days of the World Architecture Festival (WAF) and Inside World Festival of Interiors have unfolded as an exhilarating and immersive experience!

Check out the snippet of projects and presenters at the 2023 global awards in Singapore – the most extensive finalist selection to date.

Episode 4 – Spotlight: Juror Ian Lomas on global strength and M&C Saatchi’s triumph

Embarking on the ‘Live from Singapore’ series, join us for a captivating spotlight reel. Listen to the perspectives of the entire Woods Bagot leadership group, including insights from their roles as festival jurors and presenters, and uncover their key takeaways.

Episode 5 – Festival wrap up with jurors and alumni Bruno Mendes and Peter Miglis

Hear what previous winners and WAF 2023 jurors had to say about the outstanding calibre in their respective categories and beyond.

Episode 6 – Festival wrap up with Sarah Alessi and Jason Fraser

In a captivating exploration of the festival’s highlights, Sarah Alessi and Jason Fraser offer a reflective journey into the distinctive qualities that set Woods Bagot apart from the competition, unveiling a narrative that intertwines experience and unparalleled outcomes.

Episode 7 – Festival wrap up with Domenic Alvaro and Tracey Wiles

Indesign Media Asia Pacific noted, “perhaps no other practice brought as many attendees or presented as many projects as Woods Bagot.” W-B presenters including Global Design Director Domenic Alvaro and Principal/Interior Design Lead Tracey Wiles “pointed to the strength of narrative in their projects as a key feature.”

Hear from Alvaro and Wiles on the key to storytelling through design below.

Episode 8 – Hear the closing wrap-up from Woods Bagot’s CEO, Nik Karalis

It is the premier architectural event, the world’s best; it serves as the barometer for global developments, showcasing presentation techniques and reflecting on how the economy is evolving worldwide. Each year, the level of quality rises higher and higher.

We will see you next year for WAF & INSIDE Festival 2024!

Learn more about our shortlisted projects