Inaugural WAN Awards ceremony will celebrate success

Nick Myall
Tuesday 31 Oct 2017

Over the last ten years, the WAN Awards have evolved into the world’s largest international architectural awards programme and we are now announcing our inaugural awards ceremony

The WAN Awards showcase the very best in international architecture with categories ranging from Residential and Landscape to Adaptive Reuse and House of the Year. We are delighted to announce the inaugural awards ceremony bringing together entrants, judges and clients under one roof in central London to celebrate their success.

Commenting on the event Michael Hammond, co-founder and Editor in Chief of World Architecture News said; “It’s great to see the extra resources of our new owners, Haymarket Media kicking in and bringing live events to our established awards programme. I’m looking forward to meeting some of the most inspirational names in architecture at our first ever Gala Awards Celebration in London”

Over 250 architects, designers and clients responsible for some of the best projects created across the globe in the past year will gather at the London Marriott Hotel Grosvenor Square on the evening of Wed 28th February 2018. This black tie dinner will provide a great opportunity to mingle and network with category winners and judges.

You will be the first to hear who has won in each of our 23 categories and the impressive grandeur of this unique hotel in London’s Mayfair district will provide the perfect opportunity to entertain, impress and inspire outside the usual work environment. 

Commenting on the value of their WAN Awards win in the Commercial category in 2016 Nathaniel Lee, Project Leader, Robin Partington & Partners said: "We were absolutely delighted when One New Street Square won the WAN Commercial Award 2016, it is a great tribute to the hard work and thoughtful input from all involved in its design and development. Since completion we have received positive feedback from our client, Land Securities, who are very pleased with the building. The building’s future tenant, Deloitte LLP sees One New Street Square as a terrific building that provides the resilience and flexibility to accommodate their ambitious plans for the long term growth of their business." 

The standard of judging for the WAN Awards is also extremely high. Chris Williamson, Partner, WesternWilliamson+Partners was a Juror of the Transport Award in 2016: "Judging the awards was an inspiring way of seeing in detail the variety and creativity of transport projects throughout the world. The standard was very high and it was gratifying to see the attention to detail and effort, particularly on the smaller projects, making all the difference in offering the user a more pleasurable transport experience.”

At the event all the winners will be interviewed and photographed for content to be used following the event. The trophy presentations to the winners and highlights from the evening will also be captured on video with winner’s receiving their own video clip. Following the evening content from the event will be shared online across the brand promoting the shortlist, the winners and the event.

We look forward to seeing you on 28th February 2018 for what promises to be a must attend event.

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Nick Myall

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