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 bi-monthly rolling programme by sector culminating in an EXPO hosted in a different
capital city each year, beginning with an exhibition at next year?s London Festival of Architecture.
A summit is held at the EXPO city where a selection of prominent judges discuss the entries in the backdrop of
the local architecture. The video is broadcast around the world through the WAN network providing the highest
exposure for the participants with the smallest carbon footprint.