World Architecture Festival opens in Berlin

Showcasing the transformative effect that architecture can have on lives and the growth of communities, the WAF has kicked off in Berlin.

    Showcasing the transformative effect that architecture can have on lives and the growth of communities, the WAF has kicked off in Berlin. Each exhibit tells the story behind its concept, which its creators hope will improve lives.

    The World Architecture Festival brings together more than 2,500 leading architects with hundreds of innovative projects on display.

    This year design decisions seem to come from a desire to improve life for others and create social equality.

    From ingenuously designed refugee shelters to affordable housing for students that uses unwanted spaces and materials to create a sense of community, the ideas on show are exciting and groundbreaking.

    New faces can be seen here, competing with the most respected names in the field.

    The overall winner is set to be announced on Friday.

    Al Jazeera's Charlie Angela reports from Berlin.


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