31 March 11
CELEBRATING ARCHITECTURE SUSTAINABLY
Competitions and awards have always been an intrinsic element of winning new work for architects, but now, under the present economic cloud, it has become ever more important. The value of an award is determined not only by the quality of the jury panel but also by the number and calibre of participants.
Using our exclusive WAN database and contacts around the world, we are able to pull together an unprecedented fusion of high quality architecture and internationally acclaimed judges drawn from both top architectural practices and experts from each sector.
WAN has driven architectural news into the 21st century and now, with these awards, we are seeking to break the traditional mould of an annual award with a lavish dinner at the end. Whilst this format can work well at a national level, it is unpractical and unsustainable on a global scale. Taking a fresh approach, the WAN AWARDS are run on a bi-monthly rolling programme by sector and specialist area, offering a continuous showcase for the very best in international architecture and utilising WAN's global audience to provide maximum exposure for your projects, with the smallest possible carbon footprint.
The WAN AWARDS 21 for 21 initiative aims to highlight 21 architects who could be the leading lights of architecture in the 21st century; outstanding, forward-thinking people and organisations who have the demonstrable potential to be the next big thing in the architectural world. Entries will be judged on a number of factors including originality, innovation, form and special quality, sustainability and context. The judges will be looking for architects whose directional ideas are helping to shape the future of architecture, whilst keeping within the boundaries of commercial viability and sustainability. Another key factor will be the quality of the presentation; how the architect conveys his or her ideas to the panel will be seen as a vital communication skill.
PLEASE NOTE YOU MAY ONLY SUBMIT ONE ENTRY PER ARCHITECT/FIRM FOR THE 21 for 21 AWARDS