WAF 2017 announces "Performance" as theme for this year’s festival


This post is brought to you by World Architecture Festival.The only global festival that combines awards, live judging, conferences and networking, the World Architecture Festival, has announced "Performance" as the theme for its tenth anniversary edition.  The notion of "performance" in architecture will be central to this year's World Architecture Festival seminar programme. Plus, the architectural tours will also be focused on "performance," with visits to Berlin's top performance venues including Hans Scharoun's Berlin Philharmonie, which inspired the concept of listening to music in the round when it opened in 1963. Revealing the theme for 2017, WAF Programme Director, Paul Finch, commented: "This year we will examine the multiple aspects of "performance" that architecture has to embrace: aesthetic, technical, economic, and psychological. We will be discussing buildings designed for performance – for example, theaters and concert halls – but also the role that buildings play in th...

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