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Most Important Reasons for Attending 2013 World Architecture Day

Posted by: Bhushan Avastthi | Posted on: October 7th, 2013

World Architecture Day, celebrated on the first Monday of every October, was set up to “remind the world of its collective responsibility for the future of the human habitat”. On the same day, America also celebrates World Habitat Day to focus on the state of human settlements. It emphasizes the basic right to adequate shelter for all. Following last year’s success in London, World Architecture Day 2013 is back with a bang and is even more bigger and better than the last year. This year’s theme has been set with the backdrop of providing housing for the next generation that will explore the selection of most innovative housing solutions from around the globe; i.e., from rebuilding the slums in Mumbai, through building on water in Netherlands, worker housing in China, community driven developments in Mumbai, to social housing in France. Since it is one of the largest festival and live program for global architecture community, the 2013 world architecture day will see more than 300 entries along with architecture and design practices from around the globe.

Most Important Reasons for Attending 2013 World Architecture Day

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For such a big program, three days of debate, discussion, exhibitions, and of course celebrations are on the cards. But still there would be some people who would require some impetus to join this historic event and make it quite special by visiting it.

Let us look at the reasons for attending the 2013 world architecture day:

  • Helps you to extend the prospects and contact books:

    When you attend this event world architecture festival (WAF) can help you interchange ideas and concepts with more than 1,750 architects representing more than 60 years.

  • Exposure to this year’s most exciting architecture global projects:

    This year is going to embark a new direction to world architecture festival (WAF) awards entrants with three days of live crits.

  • A chance to interact with leading global clients in architecture:

    This event will give you a chance to interact with leading global clients in architecture and discuss things with the help of focused forums.

  • Up to date information with the help of keynote talks from influential speakers:

    Through this event, you will get a chance to hear most innovative and influential speakers around the globe like Dietmar Eberle, Charles Jencks and Jeanne Gang. They will provide useful information pertaining to architecture industry in near future.

  • A chance to connect with potential partners and clients:

    World Architecture festival will give you a chance to connect with potential partners and clients at parties, tours, WAF bar, and WAF gala dinner.

  • Opportunity to build contacts through social media channels:

    Before you embark on this festival, you can always connect with the online communities of world architecture foundation through Twitter, LinkedIn, and Facebook.

  • Get a chance to peep into the future of global architecture:

    This event will give you a chance to hear leading voices exchange ideas with the help of seminars and programs which will be highly thought-provoking.

  • Network with the best in the architecture industry:

    This is possibly one of the most important platforms through which you can connect and network with world’s largest architectural and mainstream press. The media partners of this event includes: The Architectural Review, Dezeen, designboom and ArchDaily.

About Author:

Bhushan Avsatthi

Bhushan Avsatthi is a senior manager, consultant, BIM expert and a green building advisor with more than 15 years of industry experience. Bhushan imbibes the prophecy of efficient and prudent use of energy in his day to day life and advices his team to do so as well. He is also involved in green initiatives like nonprofit tree plantation project and promotes using cycles for commuting small distances. Bhushan, handles a team of architects, Structural and MEP engineers, LEED consultants and Energy modeling experts.