31 October 11ABOUT THE AWARD
The Colour in Architecture category in the WAN AWARDS programme is set to become one of the most exciting and inspirational of all the award sectors.
We passionately believe that the use of colour in the built environment will be increasingly important and integral to the way our cities evolve in the next few decades, especially with the benefit of new technology, both in surface coatings and LED façades. We aim to collate possibly the best selection of contemporary projects from around the world to highlight what can be achieved with both discrete and bold use of colour as an alternative.
The WAN AWARDS Colour in Architecture category is a major international competition that celebrates and promotes the best in architecture that benefits from using colour as a part of the scheme, attracting entries from all over the world and providing a global platform to showcase your designs.
The competition is open to all projects completed and unbuilt, that have used colour as an integral part of the scheme. For the completed projects, they must have been completed on or after 1 January 2006. There is no date restriction on the 'unbuilt' category, and you may enter any design for the above typology, whether your design is under construction or concept design only. Please note that this category excludes interior design-only projects.
The jury will judge entries on a number of factors including originality, innovation, form and special quality, sustainability and context, but the following two areas will carry the most weighting.
1. How your design addressed the key elements of the client brief.
2. Specific examples of how your building has: evolved its specific building type, used design and / or materials to enhance the user experience or integrate with its context and / or community.
EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION discount of 15% is available for entries made before 30 September 2011