And to give all entrants new opportunities to showcase their work, World Architecture News will be hosting detailed updates of entries as they come in.
Some original categories have been rationalised to bring them in line with clients’ changing commercial requirements and additional categories added to ensure there are wide ranging opportunities to showcase outstanding architectural work and projects.
New for this year the Bauhaus Prize, a one-off special award will be awarded to a “Bauhaus inspired” project completed in the last five years. In addition, this year the 2019 WAN Awards will also recognise a series of Best of the Best projects, including Architect of the Year, Practice of the Year and House of the Year.
Judging will be completed by an extensive panel of top international experts who will put entries through a rigorous and trusted process and reinforce the awards’ truly global outlook.
“The importance of being recognised for delivering excellent architecture has never been more important when facing uncertain times such as we all are in 2019. We know from feedback over the past 10 years that an awards win provides a significant boost to an architectural practice when competing for new business,” said Michael Hammond, Co- Founder and Consultant for World Architecture News.
Will Kendrick, Business Director, 2019 WAN Awards said: “We can see via WAN’s new website the outstanding quality of design in architecture and I think it’s really important to fully promote the quality and calibre of this community’s work to our global audience.
“We will do this by uploading all entries to the World Architecture News website after submission, and they will then be added to WAN news bulletins.
“We are also really pleased to say that all images associated with entries will be posted on our social media platforms on twitter, instagram and facebook, they will be visible to our 1.3m social media followers,” said Kendrick.
Entries that successfully make the shortlist will be announced on the WAN websites and social media platforms.
In October we will celebrate the 2019 winners in a vibrant London venue that will mirror the industry’s colour and innovation. A new event format will ensure that there will be plenty of high level networking opportunities and the chance to read about all the winning entries via detailed text boards and pictures from architects and interior designers.
We welcome all entries from practices of all sizes, locations and specialities and look forward to receiving your outstanding submissions.