The World Architecture Festival's (WAF) Water Research Prize, which centres around the top 10 challenges architects need to address in the upcoming years, has opened for entries. Through it, WAF, in collaboration with its founding partner Grohe, are aiming to draw attention to projects and research that present innovative ideas to tackle the unique challenges around water that society faces.
Each year, the winner receives funding of £10,000 as a contribution to their work investigating the architectural implications of water in respect to buildings and the built environment. Additionally, the winner has the chance to present their research on the Festival Hall Stage at the event, which takes place in Lisbon later this year under the theme 'Resetting the City: Greening, Health & Urbanism'.
This year’s application phase is open now and architects can submit entries until 27th September 2021. The winner will be announced on 18th October.
Pictured: Paul Flowers, leader Lixil global design, presents the award to the 2019 winner, Maria Kuzma of Recycle Build Brazil.