Following on from the success of the third WAN House of the Year Award we are now rolling out a bi-monthly programme of International Awards by sector. As would be expected, a jury panel of top industry experts will be appointed to ensure that the Awards deliver a tangible value for the architect.
In response to the financial crisis we will be focusing the first awards on the sectors expected to perform stronger in the current climate.
Due to the logistical complexities of organising a truly global competition, WAN has broken the mould of the traditional annual event (surprise) and opted for a rolling programme which enables us to better work with specialist international panels experienced in the appropriate sector throughout the year and give more attention to and gain a better understanding of the projects.
The first sector award, Education will be launched in January. Schools, Universities, Colleges and Academies completed in the last three years will be eligible. This will be closely followed in March by Healthcare.