30 April 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, 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 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 31 March 2011.