WAN Awards 10 - Effectiveness


- Union County Juvenile Detention Centre , designed by Ricci Greene Associates;
- Discovery Green in Houston, designed by PageSoutherlandPage in collaboration with Hargreaves Associates.

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This new award will provide additional exposure for architects who have delivered that extra added value to their clients.

Category Award / Competition Result
Type International, Award, Open, Two-Stage , Onymous
Genre Architecture
Country UK
RegDeadline 31 December 2010 GoogleCal iCal
31 December 2010 (via Online, See "Entry Fee" below)
Eligibility All
Target Field All projects completed over 18months ago (completed on or before March 2009)

A building's true effectiveness is judged by many performance measurements sometimes many years after it has been completed. Has the design impacted on the core functionality and purpose of the building? For instance has a new building helped the school increase its academic ranking? Has an office refurb. increased productivity? Or has a new retail outlets design and configuration increased sales? But its more than this...a buildings effect can also be measured by how it has contributed to its local economy, has the building become a catalyst for further renewal and regeneration? How about the buildings sustainability performance? Or technological innovation, was a new technique trialled on the building and since been used elsewhere?

Not yet announced

A 12 month subscription to WAN's Tender Alert service (current value £1,250)

Entry Fee
£ 350
An early registration: £295 (before 15 November 2010)

1 Image (385 pixels wide) and 3 additional Images (1000 pixels wide) and Text Summary (up to 250 word statements)

Long list announced: 14 January 2011
Short list announced: 1 March 2011
Winner announced: 8 March 2011

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