30 June 11CELEBRATING 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 INTERIORS 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 INTERIORS + DESIGN FURNITURE AWARD
The furniture award is an opportunity for manufacturers and designers from around the world to compete for the internationally recognised series of WAN Awards. The awards will showcase cutting edge design and innovation including workplace seating, outdoor furniture, chairs, tables, cabinets, desks, stools, sofas and beds that were not available on the market prior to 1 January 2008.
The judges will be looking for designers whose directional ideas are helping to shape the future of furniture, whilst keeping within the boundaries of commercial viability and sustainability. Another key factor will be the quality of the presentation; how the architect or designer conveys his or her ideas to the panel.