Only seven days remain before 224 architecture firms from around the world prepare to compete for only one prestigious award. Showcasing all of the 722 projects submitted, the World Architecture Festival, 22-24 October, is the first event of its kind dedicated to architecture and architects from across the globe. Paul Finch, Editor of London's Architectural Review and Director of the awards, said that they wanted to “create an event where architecture was first in the chain”.
Participants at the event are aiming for one thing - to be the sole possessor of the World Building of the Year Award 2008. Despite the most diverse range of buildings competing there will be only one winner and there is no telling whether it will be a national stadium or a public toilet, anything goes.