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Andrew Griffin, Partner and Director of JDS Architects: “The WAN Tender Service has been an invaluable tool in our business development and market scoping. We have won many projects off the back of WAN Tender Alerts and hope in the future they keep improving their service to make our business as efficient and well informed as possible.”

HASSELL's Business Development Manager: "As an international design firm, WAN Tender Alerts provide our business leaders with crucial information and intelligence relating to our focus sectors. Being aware of significant opportunities across the many sectors within which we work allows us to compete to participate in some of the world's most exciting design projects."

Kai-Uwe Bergmann, Associate Partner at BIG: "Since opening our office in New York recently everyone at BIG can see the true global reach of WAN Tender Alerts as we now follow up leads in Europe, Asia and the Americas."

Lord Cultural Resources: “We depend on internet procurement channels like WAN to stay abreast new developments. WAN is the premiere source for procurement for international development projects in the cultural sector.”


Tom Kundig, Olson Kundig: “Being featured on WAN was probably the tipping


point. The immediate reaction was an incredible upswing in blog activity: it just went global, you could see it happening virtually overnight. It certainly got our work out there and we already have two new clients who specifically referenced the Pierre.”

Julian Weyer, c. f. møller: “Every prestigious award has this effect; in this case it was extra special since it rewarded our client also. Good architecture requires good clients and in this case, it is the result of a special process with a special client.”

Martha Thorne, WAN judge and Chair of the Pritzker Prize jury: “Each year I present the Pritzker Prize to the chosen laureate and presenting this award for young architects is just as exciting as the Pritzker Prize.”

Caroline Barat of Agence Search: “It’s super exciting for us…especially because when we saw the competition we thought ‘well we just have to try’ and then step by step we realised it was working out! It also gives us strength to move forward and that’s something that’s really positive especially for a young office to say ‘Okay that can happen and can work out’.”

Lourenço Gimenes of FGMF: “It’s really an honour to be here [at the 21 for 21 Award exhibition], especially among such competitors - a very high level of competitors. It’s great because as young architects and young practices we don’t necessarily get the proper means to show our work and to get recognised so it’s also great to show people the story of our work and believe in our ideas and make them invest in us.”


Andie Beattie, Zwei Interiors Architecture: "We are extremely impressed with the organisation of both the WIN Awards and the associated event. We have only recently started entering international awards and the WIN Awards have been by far the most organised, the marketing is strong and consistent and our exposure maximised."

Brian Johnson, Johnson Naylor LLP: “Just wanted to say thank you for last night [the 2013 WIN AWARDS dinner]. It


was very superior and we all enjoyed it. Great venue, great food and lots of fun.”

Jenny Jones, Founder Studio Jenny Jones: "Congratulations on the most stylish awards. If there are awards for awards, you should win."

Paul Hanegraaf, Creative Navigator Milligan Retail (Retail Interiors 2014 judge): “The fact that we are struggling to select just one winner is a testament to the standard of entries. It’s great to see such an impressive selection of work.”

World Architecture Day

Robert Fung and Richard Wittstock, Salient Developments, Ltd: “WAD got us thinking about housing in our own community. A conference like this can spark a meaningful conversation in the city about design. If WAD came to Vancouver it could help raise the design bar in a place where it is sorely needed.” Carlo Ratti, Carlo Ratti Associati: “I am very much looking forward to joining other architects, engineers, innovators and city leaders to contribute to the agenda at World Architecture Day 2014. I look forward to exploring how WAD will facilitate some crucial discussions around the future of our cities, and how we move around them in a sustainable manner.”

Mr. He, Franshion Properties: “We are delighted to be partnering with WAD14 for this year’s summit on urban mobility. We are very pleased that a crucial part of the WAD programme will take place at the Shanghai International Cruise Terminal and look forward to welcoming delegates in November from around the world.”

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