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WAN Colour in Architecture Award 2017 Winner Announced

Thursday 01 Mar 2018

The remarkable Chrysalis Amphitheater wins the Colour in Architecture Award 2017

We are excited to announce that MARC FORNES / THEVERYMANY are winners of the WAN Colour in Architecture Award 2017 for their striking use of colour within their design, The Chrysalis Amphitheater.

The MARC FORNES / THEVERYMANY design was chosen by our expert jury panel, who viewed a shortlist of six entries before selecting this year’s winner. This year’s judges, chosen for their expertise were: Laura Carrara-Cagni, Director of Edward Williams Architects, Karen Haller, Applied Colour Psychology Practitioner, Consultant & Teacher of Karen Haller Colour & Design and Stefan Rappold, Partner, Behnisch Architekten.

Jury quotes:

“Very interesting, the shape and colour work nicely within the park's dark foliage standing out as a focal point, the organic shape is interesting and articulated without being over designed, the relation with the context is enriching and positive.” Laura Carrara-Cagni

“I can see they have created a structure as they say, not as a standard box, it's organic and fluid sitting well in its environment. It would have been easy to have used one colour but in using four tones of green gives it an interesting mottled effect which is more in keeping the variety of greens in the surrounding, otherwise it would look quite flat.” Karen Haller

“The pavilion should appear as an invisible shell, as an organic element in the context of a wooded park. By using green aluminum shingles the amphitheater will disappear in between the leaves of the trees in summertime. A strong and reasonable design idea with a comprehensible argument for the coloured material.” Stefan Rappold

We’d like to take the opportunity to once again congratulate MARC FORNES / THEVERYMANY for their winning entry and also thank the jury and all who entered their projects into this year’s WAN Colour in Architecture Award 2017.

All 2018 WAN AWARDS categories are open for entry with a special early bird discount available until 29th March. For more information, please click HERE

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