Adaptive Reuse 2013

About the awards

The WAN Adaptive Reuse Award is a major international competition which runs alongside our six bi-monthly 'Excellence in Design' sector series, now in its fifth year.

 

Submission format & guidelines  

The format for the initial submission is as follows: 
Text summary - 200-300 words, in a Word or PDF format
6 images preferably around 1000 pixels wide and no larger than 1000 pixels long - please indicate which will be your main image or 'image 1'.
All images must be at least 72 dpi, in jpeg format

Text summary - we encourage you to Include information about how your design addresses the judging criteria above and the completion date must be properly declared. Please submit the summary as continuous text, written in the third person, and not as bullet points.

Images - If submitting your entry online, you can upload your images using the upload form  in 'Backstage'. Or you can send a zipped file or WeTransfer to faye.chalmers@wantoday.com

You can view an example of how your project will appear on WAN by clicking HERE

How to enter  

You are invited to submit your entry online - you can do this via the 'Visit Backstage' button on the WAN homepage:www.worldarchitecturenews.com where you can register and upload.

Alternatively you can click here or click the yellow 'Enter awards 2013 now' button below.

If you are already registered you will be able to click 'login' and use your existing registration code and password.

If you are registering for the first time you will need to click the 'sign up' button and complete the registration form. You will then be sent a registration code and password by email, which you can use to log in to 'Backstage'. (Please check your spam folder if you do not receive this immediately.)

Once logged in, please follow the instructions, ensuring you have selected the correct category.

Alternatively, if you prefer, you can submit your project by email and send payment by cheque or bank transfer. We will send you an invoice with all the details you need to make payment.

Please email submissions and direct any questions or problems regarding entries / registration or payment to faye.chalmers@wantoday.com

Please make cheques payable to WAN and send to the address below: 

World Architecture News
Accounts dept.
15-17 Middle Street
Brighton BN1 1EL
United Kingdom

UK entries please add VAT.

DEADLINE: 31 DECEMBER 13

Judging criteria  

The jury panel will judge entries on a number of factors including originality, innovation, form and special quality, sustainability and context, but the following two areas will carry the most weighting: 
1. How your project is effective
2. Specific examples of how your building has: evolved its specific building type, used design and/or materials to enhance the user experience or integrate with its context and/or community.

Presentation is also of great importance, and judges will be looking for your ability to communicate the 'story' of your building, from the initial concept through to its completion.

Benefits of entering  

As we have developed the awards over the years, we have also tailored the news on the site to be sector-specific, which in turn promotes the winning and shortlisted projects of the awards to be pioneers of their sector, selected by the experts and specialists on the prestigious judging panel. The winning entrant receives an award certificate and their project makes headline news on WAN. The remaining five from the shortlist and any other schemes that the judges deem suitable will be listed as 'commended'.

The winning and shortlisted entrants all receive dedicated press kits and their projects will be featured in a special edition of News Review which reaches over 200,000 property developers, architects, consultants and organisations in 120 countries.

The competition stages  

A long list of twenty-five entries will initially be selected after the closing date. Further details of these projects will then be requested, including plans, sections, elevations and more technical information. From the twenty-five, a shortlist of six will be selected before an overall winner is chosen.

Cost  

The entrance fee is £365 but an early registration price of £310 GBP/$491.85 USD/$455.74 AUD/$489.13 CAD/ 365.15 EURO is available for entries made before 30 November 2013.

Eligibility  

If you have renovated, restored, redeveloped or recycled any building that has been completed during the last three full calendar years (on or after 1 January 2010), or working on a scheme which is currently under construction, you can now enter the WAN Adaptive Reuse Award 2013. 

What's included in this category?  

Any building that meets the above entry criteria can be entered for the WAN Adaptive Reuse Award 2013. This includes all sectors: Education, Residential, Healthcare, Civic, Commercial, Urban Design and Interiors.

Promotion  

The WAN AWARDS received over 1,300 entries last year, making it the largest international architecture awards programme in the world. All entries to the WAN AWARDS are published on the WAN website, which serves over 10 million page impressions each month. A gallery of all entries for each sector will be published in News Review and will feature permanently on the WAN website. The winning project will be covered in a special News Review feature including a video of the judges' comments.

Selected projects from the pool of entries will be entered into our Featured Projects section in WAN News Review, a weekly focus on Adaptive Reuse buildings that will run during the award to generate even more exposure for participants. Each week, our editorial team will choose one project from the pool of entries to be our 'Adaptive Reuse Building of the Week'. (Please be aware that if your project is chosen for this feature this does not automatically enter you through to the long list of 25 buildings, this is a separate judging process.)

In addition, press releases are sent out to numerous publications and are often picked up by local, national and international media, as well as a variety of industry publications. You will also be provided with a press kit to enable you to promote your achievements for yourselves. Past winners have reported that the WAN AWARDS' high profile and the publicity they received have contributed noticeably to their business success.

Press kits  

Winning and shortlisted entrants are provided with a press kit to enable them to promote their achievements; included in the kit is a prepared press release, a press contact list for national and international media and industry publications, and a 'WAN Winner' jpeg footer for emails and websites. Past winners have reported that the WAN AWARDS' high profile and the publicity they received have contributed noticeably to their business success.

Deadline  

The closing date for Adaptive Reuse is 31 DECEMBER 13

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Winner

  • Ditchling Museum of Art + Craft

Shortlist

  • Loblaws Maple Leaf Gardens
  • Lucky Shophouse
  • Bridgepoint Active Healthcare Administration Building
  • Ditchling Museum of Art + Craft
  • Can Ribas. Public space and industrial heritage
  • Danish Maritime Museum

Longlist

  • K11 Art Mall
  • The Schlaues Haus
  • White Cube
  • Loblaws Maple Leaf Gardens
  • Kommunenes Hus
  • Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center Children’s Emergency
  • Lucky Shophouse
  • Commonwealth of Massachusetts Springfield Data Center
  • Chinese Academy of Sciences IOT Center
  • Gaspar
  • Bridgepoint Active Healthcare Administration Building
  • Veterans Commons
  • Ditchling Museum of Art + Craft
  • SAN/Gerard Strijp S
  • The United Teen Equality Center
  • Transportation Energy Storage
  • Museum of History and Industry
  • REI SoHo
  • Soft Interventions: Newport Congregational Church
  • Can Ribas. Public space and industrial heritage
  • Chaptel Hangzhou
  • The Yihe Mansions
  • Recladding of the G.E. Fogg Building, Queen Mary University
  • Retrofit for the Future Pilot Project - Wolvercote Road
  • Nova Scotia Power Corporate Headquarters
  • Conversion of Mies van der Rohe gas station
  • Le Domaine, Abadia Retuerta
  • Søgne City hall and library
  • Cape Cod
  • J-Tea
  • Huabao Headquarters (Phase 1)
  • University of the Fraser Valley Canada Education Park Phase II
  • St. Louis Public Library, Central Library
  • Mas Riells
  • The Corversion of the Fix Brewery into the National Museum of Contemporary Art (EMST)
  • Waldorf Astoria Shanghai on the Bund
  • Danish Maritime Museum
  • Watertower and Pump House Dudelange
  • Neisner Building/ Towneplace Suites
  • Flip House

All entries

  • K11 Art Mall
  • The Schlaues Haus
  • White Cube
  • Loblaws Maple Leaf Gardens
  • Kommunenes Hus
  • Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center Children’s Emergency
  • Lucky Shophouse
  • Commonwealth of Massachusetts Springfield Data Center
  • Chinese Academy of Sciences IOT Center
  • Gaspar
  • Bridgepoint Active Healthcare Administration Building
  • Veterans Commons
  • Ditchling Museum of Art + Craft
  • SAN/Gerard Strijp S
  • The United Teen Equality Center
  • Transportation Energy Storage
  • Museum of History and Industry
  • REI SoHo
  • Soft Interventions: Newport Congregational Church
  • Can Ribas. Public space and industrial heritage
  • Chaptel Hangzhou
  • The Yihe Mansions
  • Recladding of the G.E. Fogg Building, Queen Mary University
  • Retrofit for the Future Pilot Project - Wolvercote Road
  • Nova Scotia Power Corporate Headquarters
  • Conversion of Mies van der Rohe gas station
  • Le Domaine, Abadia Retuerta
  • Søgne City hall and library
  • Cape Cod
  • J-Tea
  • Huabao Headquarters (Phase 1)
  • University of the Fraser Valley Canada Education Park Phase II
  • St. Louis Public Library, Central Library
  • Mas Riells
  • The Corversion of the Fix Brewery into the National Museum of Contemporary Art (EMST)
  • Waldorf Astoria Shanghai on the Bund
  • Danish Maritime Museum
  • Watertower and Pump House Dudelange
  • Neisner Building/ Towneplace Suites
  • Flip House

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