World Festival of Interiors to Take Place in December 2021

The World Festival of Interiors (INSIDE), a sister event of the World Architecture Festival (WAF), has been rescheduled to take place between December 1-3, 2021 in Lisbon.
According to the organizers, the pandemic situation continues to look difficult in Europe, and the previous dates of June 23-25 may be too soon to deliver the event to its usual standard.

“Hosting WAF in December will enable us to stage the festival that delegates expect, consisting of networking events, live judging, keynote talks, and panel discussions,” says the organizers.

World Festival of Interiors takes place alongside the World Architecture Festival where the design community meets to share expertise and learn from each other.

WAF program director Paul Finch said: “Our award entrants and sponsor partners have supported us magnificently during 2020. We continue to receive high numbers of awards entries and saw more than 6,500 registrations to attend WAFVirtual last December. We feel confident that our new festival dates in the vibrant city of Lisbon make good sense. Mass vaccination programs across the world will enable us to stage a live festival that is not only of high-quality but is safe for delegates, judges, speakers, and exhibitors.” 

The awards entry deadline will now be Friday May 7, 2021, allowing all completed and future projects up until this date to have the chance to compete in the awards program. 

For more details on World Architecture Festival 2021 and to you enter your projects please visit You can also register for free to watch the WAFVirtual sessions on-demand.