New dates announced for World Architecture Festival; Best Use of Certified Timber Prize entry deadline postponed

The WAF’s Use of Certified Timber Prize 2019, supported by the PEFC, went to Pingelly Recreation and Cultural Centre, Australia

The Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC) and the World Architecture Festival (WAF) are continuing their collaboration, awarding the Best Use of Certified Timber Prize for the third time. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the WAF will be held virtually from 30 November to 4 December 2020, and a physical WAF event – where the Best Use of Certified Timber Prize is to be awarded – will run from 23 to 25 June 2021 at the FIL Exhibition Centre in Lisbon, Portugal. 

The entry deadline for the Best Use of Certified Timber Prize has thus been extended to 8 January 2021. 

Continuing a successful collaboration

For the third year in succession, PEFC is sponsoring the Best Use of Certified Timber Prize, rewarding architects and project teams for using certified timber as the main construction material for buildings outstanding in sustainability, innovation, quality or aesthetics.

“In our two-year-long dialogue with renowned architects at WAF, we have noticed an increasing interest in sustainable timber. Some architects even say it’s ‘the only way forward’,” said Fabienne Sinclair, Head of Marketing at PEFC International. “We are pleased to contribute to making both forests and construction more sustainable.”

Architects and project managers of construction projects that use certified timber as the main material are invited to submit their applications at