One of the highlights of the year for architects around the world is the annual World Architecture Festival (WAF), a prestigious event dedicated to the architecture and development industry. In 2022, the festival will run from November 30 to December 2, 2022 at Lisbon, Portugal with the theme ‘Together’. 

For 15 years, the event has been celebrating innovative architecture and designers worldwide. As one of the largest architecture events, WAF hosts awarding ceremonies, seminars, and networking. Finalists will also have to present their projects to a panel of judges. 

Over the years, several Filipino-designed projects have been recognized at the prestigious architecture event. This year, 10 local projects, representing eight firms, made the cut at WAF 2022, including works from finalists and winners of the previous years. The list tops the record-breaking number of nine finalists last year. 

Here are the WAF 2022 finalists designed by Filipino Architects in different categories

Completed Buildings

House & Villa, Urban/Suburban

Pandemic House by BUDJI+ROYAL Architeture + Design

Equilateral House by Jorge Yulo Architects & Associates

House & Villa, Rural/Coastal

Open House by BAAD Studio

New and Old

New Provincialate House by Studio Fuerzo

Hotel and Leisure 

Casa Tropica by HANDS Design Studio

Future Projects

Civic and Community

Pilgrim’s Shelter by BAAD Studio

Competition Entries

BSP Security Plant Complex by WTA Architecture and Design Studio

Hexarion Martian Colony by BER SAB ARC Design Studio


Batangas Forest City by WTA Architecture and Design Studio


The Tree House Project by DST Design + Build

The finalists will fly to Lisbon to present their project live and have the chance to win their category. They can also compete for the prestigious title of World Building of the Year, Future Project of the Year, Landscape of the Year or World Interior of the Year. The full shortlist comprises 252 built projects and 147 future projects. 

BluPrint wishes all the finalists the best of luck and gives you all our support. Your success plays an important role in uplifting Philippine architecture. We hope everyone comes home a winner.

Visit WAF’s official website for more information.

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