ANTHOLOGY ARCHITECTURE AND DESIGN FESTIVAL is an annual three-day event, hosted and organized by WTA Architecture and Design Studio, that showcases architecture and design within the Philippines and the Southeast Asian region. The festival serves as a platform to bring together various practitioners and stakeholders to increase awareness about the relevance of architecture and design in our urban societies.
Anthology began in June 2016 with over 2,000 guests and 65 leading built environment practitioners from seven countries. Now on its fourth year, we have grown exponentially into a base of 7,000 attendees, 30 developers, government officials, professors and 70 leading local and foreign architects and urban planners from 25 different countries.
Anthology Architecture and Design Festival 2021
Join us celebrate architecture at Anthology Festival 2021! From March 19-21, 2021, the festival is transformed into a 3-day virtual event that brings together architects, artists, designers, policy makers and advocates to shine a spotlight on our built environment.
The Festival theme is centered around “OUR CITY”. It shines a light on the continuous transformation of architectural necessities that make our cities. It seeks to break down the shapes of our past cities to inform the adapting city of today.
Anthology Architecture and Design Festival 2020
Anthology Architecture and Design Festival 2020 was held in February 7-9, 2020 at Fort Santiago, Intramuros, Manila. The festival hosted 150 local and international speakers, 21 lectures, 10 panel discussions, 8 exhibits, 4 competitions, 4 workshops and 5000 participants. The festival’s theme was “Think Architecture.”
THINK ARCHITECTURE is about shining a spotlight on the undervalued craftsmanship and overlooked meanings that go into architecture. It is an invitation to join us as we explore and ponder the ideals and frameworks that shape the structures that we build to house our needs and desires. The theme aims to refocus our efforts on architecture itself and implores its participants to think about architecture in order to improve our understanding and grow awareness about our practice.
Anthology Architecture and Design Festival 2019
Anthology Architecture and Design Festival 2019 was held in February 15-17, 2019 at Fort Santiago, Intramuros, Manila. The festival hosted 125 local and international speakers, 7 exhibits, 4 competitions, 27 lectures, and 5000 participants. The festival’s theme was “Impact Architecture.”
IMPACT ARCHITECTURE is about using the world of architectural creativity and imagination in the development of long-term, sustainable solutions to catalyze urban development, social inclusion, and cultural vibrancy. The theme aims to focus on the role of architects in inspiring a design-led approach with impactful value to address political, social, environmental and economic imperatives to create better cities that influence responsive buildings and stronger societies.
Anthology Architecture and Design Festival 2018
Anthology Architecture and Design Festival 2018 was held in February 9-11, 2018 at Fort Santiago, Manila. The festival hosted 125 local and international speakers, 7 exhibits, 4 competitions, 27 lectures, and 5000 participants. The festival’s theme was “Impact Architecture.”
SOCIAL ARCHITECTURE seeks to develop an architecture that promotes a network of inclusive barrier free spaces that engage communities and the people. Social Architecture flips the idea that the structures are what the people gravitate to. Instead, it brings down our institutions to engage with the people, creating a more proactively engaging urban realm rather than a separate structure.
The goal of Social Architecture really is to break down monolithic institutions which are daunting and in its place, establish a network of localized institutions that are much closer and much more relevant to their communities.
Anthology Architecture and Design Festival 2017
Anthology Architecture and Design Festival 2017 was held in March 31 to April 2, 2017 at Puerta del Parian, Intramuros, Manila. The festival hosted over 80 local and international speakers, 4 exhibits, 3 competitions, 27 lectures, and 3000 participants. The festival’s theme was “Context and Intent.”
CONTEXT AND INTENT focuses on the relationship between architecture and its constantly evolving context, as well as the ideas that help shape and define our built environment and how they are related and presented in our work and practice. It aims to increase awareness about architecture and design and how it matters in our daily lives, and to function as a venue for the sharing of ideas and experiences.
Anthology Architecture and Design Festival 2016
Anthology Architecture and Design Festival 2016 was held in June 17-19, 2016 at Plaza Roma, Intramuros, Manila. The festival hosted over 40 local and international speakers, 2 exhibits, 3 competitions, and 1000 participants. The festival’s theme was “Stories About Architecture.”
Architecture has always been the most definitive and visible reflection of a society and its development. As the Philippines continues to grow as a nation and prepares to become a major part of the global community, it is imperative that we strive to discover and explore the architecture that forms a crucial part of the identity of the Filipino people. We must continue to find ways with which this exploration and evolution can be made relevant not just to our own society but also as a vital contribution to the richness of humanity and its cultural growth, all of which are embedded in “STORIES ABOUT ARCHITECTURE.”