31 May 11
CELEBRATING INTERIORS + DESIGN
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 INTERIORS + DESIGN Lighting Awards showcase the best from within the lighting industry. The award has two distinct categories:
Lighting Projects: This category will be awarded to the practice that demonstrates technological expertise with design excellence, resulting in highly innovative lighting schemes that push existing boundaries. We are inviting submissions from all lighting projects, ranging from small cafes, shops and installations, through to major retail developments, public buildings, residential projects, hotels and workplace lighting.
Lighting Products: This category is an opportunity for manufacturers and designers from around the world to compete for the internationally recognised series of WAN AWARDS. The product category will showcase cutting edge design and innovation including lamps, indoor and outdoor lighting, lighting systems, installations, lighting engineering and workplace lighting. All products entered must be made in series production and must not have been available on the market prior to 1 January 2008.
The judges will be looking for architects and designers whose directional ideas are helping to shape the future of lighting, 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 their ideas to the panel will be an important factor in determining the winners.