Residential 2013

About the awards

The WAN AWARDS Residential Sector is a major international competition, and the second of our 6 bi-monthly 'Excellence in Design' series by sector for 2013. There are two categories:

  1. Completed Projects
  2. Future Projects / Design-Only Projects

 

Submission format & guidelines  

The format for the initial submission is as follows:

Text summary - 200 - 300 words (approx.)
1 main image @ 1000 pixels wide
5 additional images @ 1000 pixels wide

All images must be 72dpi and sumitted in a jpeg format

Text summary - include information about how your practice addresses the judging criteria above. The completion date of your project/s must be properly declared.

Images - if submitting your entry online, you can upload the main image and 5 additional images using the upload form in 'Backstage'. Or you can send all the materials to: jim.davis@wantoday.com

Please send images in jpeg format, text summary as a Word doc or Adobe PDF. Entrants are responsible for providing copyright information for all images. Any uncredited images received will, by default, be credited to the architect.

Where possible please send text summary as continuous text, not bullet points etc.

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

If you are successful in being longlisted for an award you will be sent the WAN AWARDS check list.

How to enter  

You are invited to submit your entry online - you can do this via the 'Enter 2013 awards now' button on the WAN Awards homepage HERE.

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 'submit' 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, you can submit your entry using the 'Purchase Credits' link on the left side of the login page - use the drop-down menus to select the Education sector, category and number of projects you wish to enter, then click 'Submit' - check your billing details are correct, then click 'Continue' - this will take you to a secure page. Click 'Proceed' and enter your card details, then click 'Confirm Order', then 'Authorise'. Once payment is complete, click 'Continue' to return to you login page. You will now have credits which you can use to upload your project as a competition entry.

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 to: jim.davis@wantoday.com

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

World Architecture News
Accounts dept.
The Media Centre
15 - 17 Middle Street
Brighton BN1 1AL
United Kingdom

UK entries please add VAT

DEADLINE: 31 AUGUST 13

Judging criteria  

The jury 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 design addressed the key elements of the client brief.
  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 210 countries.

The competition stages  

A long list of 25 entries will initially be selected after the closing date, further details of the project: plans, sections, elevations and more technical information will then be requested from these entrants. From the 25, a shortlist of six will be selected before an overall winner is chosen.

Cost  

The entrance fee is £365 GBP but an early registration price of £310 GBP available for entries made before 31 July 2013.

Eligibility  

For the 'completed' category, if you have designed a residential building that has been completed during the last three full calendar years, (on or after January 01 2010), you can now enter for the WAN AWARDS Residential Sector 2013. If you have a design for a residential building that is yet to be built - even if it may never be built - you can now enter your project into the 'Unbuilt' category for the WAN AWARDS Residential Sector 2013.

Promotion  

The WAN AWARDS received over 1,370 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 projects 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 transport 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 'Project 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 the Residential Awards is 31 AUGUST 13.

Key Dates:

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Winner

  • Neue Hamburger Terrassen
  • Icon Mont Kiara

Shortlist

  • Formosa1140
  • Beko Masterplan & Architectural Design
  • Neue Hamburger Terrassen
  • Tybalds Estate
  • Park Hill
  • 23 dwellings Boulevard de Hollande
  • Icon Mont Kiara
  • Garden Village

Highly Commended

  • Parkveien 5
  • Gemdale Meilong City Shenzhen Phase 4

Longlist

  • Formosa1140
  • 1111 Richards
  • Beko Masterplan & Architectural Design
  • DAMAC
  • The Premiere at 10000 Santa Monica
  • Neue Hamburger Terrassen
  • Indianapolis Market Square
  • Cayan Tower
  • The Hemispheres
  • High Park & High Park Grand
  • Double Cove
  • Davis Street
  • 3DPN (3D Printed Neighbourhoods)
  • Parkveien 5
  • Tybalds Estate
  • Park Hill
  • McIntyre Drive Social Housing, Altona
  • Gramercy
  • 23 dwellings Boulevard de Hollande
  • Gemdale Meilong City Shenzhen Phase 4
  • One The Elephant
  • 35XV
  • Icon Residence, Penang
  • Icon Mont Kiara
  • Garden Village
  • Richmond Town Manors
  • Six50 King
  • 387 Tamaki Drive

All entries

  • Formosa1140
  • 1111 Richards
  • Prototype Apartment System
  • Beko Masterplan & Architectural Design
  • DAMAC
  • The Premiere at 10000 Santa Monica
  • Three Harbour Green
  • Fitzgerald Street
  • Neue Hamburger Terrassen
  • Indianapolis Market Square
  • Cayan Tower
  • Duchess Residences, Singapore
  • The Hemispheres
  • The Gloucester
  • Tai Kok Tsui
  • High Park & High Park Grand
  • Double Cove
  • Davis Street
  • 3DPN (3D Printed Neighbourhoods)
  • A Palace for Nature
  • Neue Hamburger Terrassen
  • Parkveien 5
  • Tybalds Estate
  • Park Hill
  • Flinders House
  • McIntyre Drive Social Housing, Altona
  • Golf Estate
  • San Sebastian Building
  • THR350
  • Repulse Bay Residence, Hong Kong
  • Gramercy
  • 23 dwellings Boulevard de Hollande
  • CUBE
  • Skyon
  • Gemdale Meilong City Shenzhen Phase 4
  • One The Elephant
  • 35XV
  • Icon Residence, Penang
  • Icon Mont Kiara
  • Garden Village
  • Richmond Town Manors
  • Six50 King
  • Five Hundred Wellington West
  • The Bridge House
  • 387 Tamaki Drive

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Shortlist announcements

Nine outstanding multi-family housing schemes shortlisted or highly commended

The judging day for the WAN Residential Award 2013 produced very good debate leading to a very satisfying shortlist in terms of range of projects. The panel consisted of: Michel Bertreux, Founder of TETRARC; David Bickle, Partner of Hawkins\Brown; Ted Cullinan, Founder of Cullinan Studio; Kenneth Drucker, Senior Principal & Design Director of HOK; Christoph Ingenhoven, Founder of Ingenhoven Architects; Christina Seilern, Founder of Studio Seilern Architects; and Peter Murray, NLA - London’s Centre for Built Environment.

First on to the shortlist was Park Hill in Sheffield by Hawkins\Brown with Studio Egret West. Christina Seilern commented that ‘it cleverly celebrates warts and all the old building without covering it up’. It was agreed that deftly renovating the original and ‘trying to make it work was the right way to go’.

23 dwellings Boulevard de Hollande, Béthune, France by FRES architectes was second onto the shortlist and regarded as a great textural form with ‘very nice elements’. The layouts felt spacious for such a tight space.

Next on to the shortlist was Formosa 1140 in West Hollywood by Lorcan O'Herlihy Architects [LOHA]. David Bickle thought it to be a ‘brave, bold piece of architecture’ and the judges were drawn in particular to the fact that what would normally be subsumed into the development as courtyard space had been turned into public realm in the form of a park. Peter Murray regarded the project as ‘a positive contribution to the urban landscape’.

Next onto the shortlist was Neue Hamburger Terrassen, in Germany by LAN Architecture. This scheme impressed the judges through the coming together of 33 families to determine the space they were to live in, working with the architects to create a community. David Bickle noted: "It allows all the day to day plastic toys and bicycles and garden stuff to spill out and still [the façade] holds together."  

Zaha Hadid made it on to the shortlist with a project in the Future category; in this instance the ‘spectacular’ Beko Masterplan & Architectural Design in Belgrade, Serbia which Ted Cullinan noted as a ‘powerful, curvy scheme’. Peter Murray thought: "As far as what it would be like to live in is concerned, it’s pretty dramatic to come out of your front door and see that every day."

Another ‘powerful’ Future project to make it to the shortlist was Icon Residence in Penang, Malaysia by International Design Studio Pte Ltd. Christina Seilern observed: "They’ve managed to make a very large building feel very small scale which I think is great." It was even thought to have a 1960’s feel to the imagery and overall it interested the judges greatly.

This was closely followed by Tybalds Estate in London by Tibbalds Planning and Urban Design, regarded as ‘sensitive’ and ‘healing the public realm’ in the way it attempts to stitch together an urban landscape, creating new areas and reinforcing streetscapes.

Finally, the Garden Village in Berkeley by Nautilus Group Inc was singled out for being exciting in what it was trying to do to foster community. It was seen as a great model for student housing.

There were two projects that the judges felt overall were worthy of commendation; firstly Parkveien 5 in Oslo by Infill AS which was singled out as a ‘really lovely handling of a leftover site’. Cristina Seilern in particular liked ‘the level of effort and the level of detailing’ that had gone into the project.

On a far larger scale, Gemdale Meilong City Shenzhen Phase 4 in Shenzhen, China by WSP was praised for giving the opportunity for others to shape and mould the building by adding elements to the balcony such as a conservatory.

We wish to extend out heartiest congratulations to those that made the Shortlist or were Highly Commended. The judges were satisfied that a supreme depth and range made it through to the next stage from social housing to luxury development, from small scale with fascinating site constraints or existing problems to repair to larger, denser schemes. 

Jim Davis
WAN AWARDS Co-ordinator

Winning announcements

WAN AWARDS 2013 Residential Winners revealed at World Architecture Day in NY

The WAN AWARDS Residential Sector prize for 2013 set a frenetic pace as the winners were to be announced at this year’s World Architecture Day in New York City. Despite strong competition from wonderful entries from around the world the judging panel managed to agree on two clear winners.

The judging panel consisted of Michel Bertreux, Founder of TETRARC; David Bickle, Partner of Hawkins\Brown; Ted Cullinan, Founder of Cullinan Studio; P.K. Das, Founder of P.K. Das & Associates; Kenneth Drucker, Senior Principal & Design Director of HOK; Christoph Ingenhoven, Founder of Ingenhoven Architects; Christina Seilern, Founder of Studio Seilern Architects; and Peter Murray, Chairman of NLA - London’s Centre for Built Environment.

Leading the way in the 'Completed Schemes' category was Neue Hamburger Terrassen by LAN Architecture, a housing scheme regenerating a formal industrial area south of the Elbe in Hamburg, Germany. This scheme impressed the judges through the coming together of 33 families to determine the space they were to live in, working with the architects to create a community.

It even has its own blog and Twitter feed to enhance the feeling of social inclusion, the logic being that by being a part of the planning and design processes, a community was allowed to acquaint itself and work together toward a shared goal before they had even moved a removals box into a building. LAN Architecture created what they regarded as a ‘working class typology’ in its simple terraced housing, with communal spaces such as cultivated gardens.

David Bickle stated: "It’s a great idea. It’s an idea that should be adopted and investigated more about people coming together to shape and mould their own environment." Christina Seilern noted how difficult it must have been difficult to coordinate so many stakeholder interests which was commendable in itself.

The winner of the 'Future Schemes' category was the Icon Residence, Mont’ Kiara in Kuala Lumpur by International Design Studio Pte Ltd which was conceived to emulate the romance and fantasies of renowned waterfront resorts and towns in the Mediterranean. The judges found the design arresting from the start with a pleasing ad-hoc feel, very accomplished for the size of the development.

Christina Seilern noted that the architects 'managed to make a very large building very small scale which I think is great’. Peter Murray thought it had ‘nice internal spaces’. Ted Cullinan liked the use of gardens throughout the development and all agreed that it had a very interesting ‘1960s’ feel and acknowledged that to achieve something as complex as their design is not easy.

We would like to offer our heartiest congratulations to LAN Architecture and International Design Studio Pte Ltd in what was a wonderful competition with an incredibly diverse shortlist, all with different methodologies and challenges. Home is where the heart is, but what that actually constitutes will always provoke a stimulating debate.

Jim Davis
WAN AWARDS Co-ordinator

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