Vector Foiltec at the World Architecture Festival (WAF) 2023

A Trip to Singapore

We’re excited to announce that Vector Foiltec will be attending the World Architecture Festival (WAF) as an exhibitor this year. The event will be held at Marina Bay Sands, Singapore, from the 29th of November to the 1st of December 2023.

What Is the WAF 2023?

The WAF is one of the most prestigious events in the architectural world, attracting architects from around the globe. The festival includes talks and keynotes from 76 international speakers, including our Executive Vice President Asia Pacific, Matthew Penrose. Additionally, guests can attend a range of seminars and network with their peers in the Festival Hall. The highlight of the WAF is the live-judged awards program and a Gala Dinner celebrating the awarded winners.

Where Can You Find Vector Foiltec at WAF 2023?

Vector Foiltec will be present at the WAF 2023 with its international sales and marketing team. You can find our ETFE experts in Hall A at Booth G-30. Our position is near the Festival Hall Stage and Town Square. Come to our booth to exchange ideas with our team and learn about ETFE.

Vector Foiltec’s Shortlisted Texlon® ETFE Projects at WAF 2023

Before the awards, architects can send in their projects to be shortlisted for an award. The 2023 finalists will compete live at the festival in front of the esteemed panel of judges. You can find all 2023 shortlisted projects in various categories here.

Vector Foiltec is proud to have been involved in five shortlisted projects at the WAF 2023.

Surbana Jurong Campus in Singapore

Architects: Safdie Architects

Category: Completed Buildings – Office

Surbana Jurong’s new campus in Singapore pushes the boundaries of modern and sustainable office design. For this project, Vector Foiltec designed, fabricated, and installed two Texlon® ETFE roofs spanning two courtyards. Our scope also included a unique cable structure supporting the transparent roofs. Matthew Penrose will talk about our work at the Surbana Jurong Campus in his presentation at the festival.

Surbana Jurong Campus Nominated for a WAF Award

Picture Copyright: Darren Soh

DFB Campus in Frankfurt

Architects: kadawittfeldarchitektur

Category: Completed Buildings – Sport

The new DFB Campus combines the management of the German Football Association with its academy under one roof. For the DFB Campus, Vector Foiltec realized two Texlon® ETFE roofs, covering an indoor turf pitch and multi-purpose hall. The roofs are made up of a total of nine big ETFE cushions.

DFB-Campus Nominated for a WAF Award

Picture Copyright: Thomas Lohnes

CaixaForum in Valencia

Architects: Enric Ruiz Geli / Cloud 9

Category: Completed Buildings – Creative Re-Use

The CaixaForum in Valencia is a center for cultural, artistic, scientific, and environmental dissemination activities. It includes “La Nube”, a multifunctional classroom, featuring windows made from highly transparent Texlon® ETE foil.

CaixaForum Nominated for a WAF Award

Picture Copyright: José Hevia / Cloud9

Newark Liberty International Airport Terminal A – Arrivals Canopy

Architects: Grimshaw, PGAL

Category: Completed Buildings – Transport

The new Terminal A at Newark Liberty International Airport sets new standards for passenger experience. As a cornerstone for the future redevelopment of the airport, Terminal A can accommodate over 13.6 million passengers a year. In the arrivals zone, Vector Foiltec installed a transparent single-layer Texlon® ETFE canopy, sheltering passengers from sun and rain.

Picture Copyright: Vector Foiltec

Mooroolbark Railway Station

Architects: BKK Architects, Kyriacou Architects, Jacobs, ASPECT Studios

Category: Completed Buildings – Transport

The Mooroolbark Railway Station in Melbourne has been redeveloped to transform the local infrastructure. The vision was to seamlessly integrate it with the urban design of the surroundings. Part of the canopy sheltering the platform is 220 m² of transparent Texlon® ETFE, letting daylight shine through.

Picture Copyright: Peter Bennetts

We’re looking forward to learning about the world’s best architectural projects and to seeing the judge’s decision at the festival.

Learn more about Vector Foiltec at the WAF 2023

Being the pioneer in the architectural application of ETFE foil, Vector Foiltec is extremely proud to be part of this year’s WAF alongside the biggest names in the industry. If you want to learn more about ETFE and Vector Foiltec’s role at the World Architecture Festival 2023, contact our team!

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