For the fifteenth year running, LIXIL is pleased to support the World Architecture Festival with the magnificent GROHE Pavilion and on the digital GROHE X platform.
Through its GROHE power brand, LIXIL, a manufacturer of innovative water and housing solutions is delighted to participate in the World Architecture Festival 2022 (WAF) and recognize industry excellence in Lisbon, Portugal.
The WAF is the most significant international event that honors the top architects and designers (A&D), thought leaders, and honors in the field.
After a three-year break, the WAF returns with the theme "Together" this year. The international A&D community is getting back in touch with one another and thinking about how architecture is coping with the rebirth of social life after the pandemic and in light of pledges to halt climate change.
Over 1,500 people attended the festival this year, and there were over 800 entries for the WAF and INSIDE prizes. 15 of the 43 category winners, six from China and Australia, one from India and New Zealand, were from Asia and Australasia.
Since the start of WAF in 2008, GROHE has provided support. As a founding partner, GROHE, a top global brand for complete bathroom and kitchen solutions, represent the particular part that water plays in the design field and aids in the development of cutting-edge architectural visions and approaches that revolve around the element of water.
Through an upcoming People, Places, and Events series featuring top A&D's, which captures pure experience and emotions in and around WAF 2022, the online GROHE X platform will also delve further into the exquisite design, creative sustainability, and everything trendy.
Asia Pacific Leader for LIXIL Water Technology, Satoshi Konagai:
"As a longstanding supporter of WAF, LIXIL and GROHE are pleased to convey our deepest congratulations to all the WAF award winners and shortlist candidates. During the past two years, we used the GROHE X digital platform to feature the WAF and INSIDE programme, award winners' announcements and over 500 on-demand category finalist presentations. This year, we are naturally delighted to reconnect in person with the A&D community and also support WAF digitally on the GROHE X platform for those unable to attend."
"Next year's WAF will be held in Singapore, and we are excited to increase the participation and representation of talented Asia Pacific architects and designers at WAF. The Asia Pacific region is pivoting rapidly to a post-pandemic world, and consumers are responding to trends across health & wellbeing, sustainability and urbanization with increasing demand for multi-functional spaces for living, working and relaxation. LIXIL is working closely with the A&D community to innovate consumer experiences in the bathroom and kitchen that are both sustainable and adds to property value."
With brands including GROHE, American Standard, and INAX, LIXIL, a global pioneer in water technology, provides products and services to more than 1 billion users worldwide.
As evidence of its dedication to sustainability and innovation, the GROHE brand offers Cradle to Cradle certified versions of its six best-selling products (Gold and Bronze Product standards).
This eliminates 37 million plastic items annually as it works to eliminate plastic packaging and redefines the customer experience through its online/offline GROHE X platform.