Residential 2016

The WAN Residential Award, now in its eighth year is a major international competition and one of most significant categories showcasing innovation and originality in this critical sector.

A growing population means a growing need for elegant yet enduring ideas for high-density housing. We are looking for the best examples of recent multi-occupancy residential builds, from apartment blocks to University campuses.

Judging the entries will be a panel of industry leaders, who’ll be singling out the designs that rethink the way in which we inhabit spaces and live our lives. Their endorsement will lead to global recognition of your work, which could take your practice to the next level.

Residential Focus 16 - This edition features an exclusive Q&A with Eric Babin and Jean-Francois Renaud of babin+renaud on their stand-out Residential Award 2015 winning project Aluminium Tip. We also showcase a fantastic housing solution from Bjarke Ingels and the sensational Spire London designed by HOK, set to be the tallest residential tower in the UK and Western Europe. We are also pleased to present the most-recent entries so far into the WAN Residential Award.

 

Benefits of entering  

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 160,000 property developers, architects, consultants and organisations in countries around the world.

The winning, shortlisted and commended entrants receive an award certificate and their project makes headline news on WAN.

Applicants will be featured permanently on the WAN AWARDS’ website and social media platforms, being seen by a large number of industry professionals. This includes Twitter, Pinterest and Facebook. 

All entrants will receive a 10% discount to the WAN Business Information project lead service where you will receive the latest information on global architectural tenders, exclusively researched from a wide range of over 100 international sources: http://www.wantoday.com/tenders/

v2com newswire, a proud partner of WAN Awards 2016, will offer the winner in this category one press kit distribution gift certificate to publicise their winning project to the media through v2com, the international design and architecture newswire with a database exceeding 70,000 international journalists specializing in design, architecture and lifestyle.

Terms and conditions apply 

Eligibility  

The competition is open to all projects completed during the last three full calendar years, (on or after 01 January 2013)

You must be a qualified architect to enter into this award.

Submission format & guidelines  

The format for the initial submission is as follows: 

Text summary

- We advise around 500 words for your supporting text

- Mention the key challenges of the client brief and how your design addressed it 

- Please submit the summary as continuous text, written in the third person, and not as bullet points

Images

-6 images with the maximum dimensions of 1200 pixels width x 2000 pixels height, or minimum dimensions of 622 pixels width x 412 pixels height

- Image 1 will be your 'main image'.

- All images must be at least 72 dpi, in jpeg format                                                  

- You can upload your images and text using the upload form in 'Backstage'

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

How to enter  

Click the yellow 'Enter Now' button.

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.

Please direct any questions or problems regarding entries / registration or payment to christina.ingram@builtenvironmentmedia.com 

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

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DEADLINE: 31 October 2016

Judging criteria  

The judges will use their experience in the sector to assess your project on a number of factors to get to the short list including; Originality, Innovation, Form, Function, Sustainability and Context.

The shortlisted projects will then be tested to see whether your design has:

Addressed any key challenges within the client brief

and/or

Pushed the accepted boundaries for this building type

The competition stages  

A long list of around twenty five projects will initially be selected, but the total figure will depend entirely on the final amount of entries submitted by the closing date. Further details of these projects will then be requested, including plans, sections, elevations and more technical information. From the long list, a short list of six projects will be selected before an overall winner is chosen.

On occasion, a project may be ‘commended’ even if they have not made the final six short list, and this is entirely at the discretion of the jury.

Cost  

The entrance fee is £390 but an early registration price of £340 is available for entries made before September 30 2016.

Key Dates:

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Winner

  • PATCH22

Shortlist

  • The Cube
  • Hasu Haus
  • Studios 18
  • Ruskin Square
  • 35XV
  • PATCH22

Longlist

  • Lexicon
  • TreeHouse
  • Ink Block
  • Enclave at The Cathedral
  • The Cube
  • 1919
  • Jewels of Salzburg
  • New Youth Commune
  • Moonlight Villas
  • View Haus 5
  • Hasu Haus
  • One The Elephant
  • Paguro Residence
  • Chapter Lewisham, Thurston Road
  • Studios 18
  • Westminster Bridge Road
  • Ruskin Square
  • Habitation at the Rosengarten
  • M9
  • Home for autistic workers + 90 apartments
  • 35XV
  • 18th Street
  • 2222 Jackson
  • PATCH22
  • WSI - Wohnbebauung Sillblock

All entries

  • Lexicon
  • TreeHouse
  • Ink Block
  • Enclave at The Cathedral
  • 400 Grove
  • The Cube
  • 1919
  • youCUBE
  • Jewels of Salzburg
  • Avani at Metrogate
  • Creston Avenue Residences
  • Portail - Co Housing Project
  • Vantage Point London
  • Mangrove Place Residential Tower - Abu Dhabi
  • New Youth Commune
  • Apartment House on Beckmanngasse
  • Moonlight Villas
  • View Haus 5
  • STUDIO #8
  • Yao Jian Zhu Lounge
  • Hasu Haus
  • One The Elephant
  • Ely Court, South Kilburn
  • Five27
  • Paguro Residence
  • The ‘Havenmeester’
  • AVA 55 Ninth Street
  • Chapter Lewisham, Thurston Road
  • 2929 Weslayan
  • 19th + Mercer
  • The Rooster
  • Studios 18
  • The Courtyard at La Brea
  • Westminster Bridge Road
  • Ruskin Square
  • Habitation at the Rosengarten
  • OUE Twin Peaks
  • M9
  • Home for autistic workers + 90 apartments
  • 12 Degrees
  • 35XV
  • Ganei Shapira - Affordable Housing
  • 18th Street
  • 2222 Jackson
  • Forests of Grid
  • PATCH22
  • The Quays
  • The Emerald
  • WSI - Wohnbebauung Sillblock
  • 169 apartment building in Madrid

View all entries

Winning announcements

WAN Residential Winners 16

The PATCH22 project by FRANTZEN et al. has been announced as the winner of the WAN Residential Award 2016
It is with great pleasure that we champion FRANTZEN et al. as the winners of the WAN Adaptive Reuse Award 2016 for their PATCH22 - Congratulations!
The winner was selected from six shortlisted projects which were chosen by our esteemed jury panel: Julian Anderson, Studio Director at Bates Smart, Jo McCafferty, Director at Levitt Bernstein, Brendon Moss, Project Director at Qatari Diar and Adam Tither, Director at EPR Architects.
The judges felt that the shortlisted projects highlighted the range of possibilities within residential design, showcasing fantastic examples of what’s achievable within this sector. They were all in agreement that there was one clear winner on the day.
PATCH22, a 30m tall high-rise in wood, was one of the successful plans in the Buiksloterham Sustainability Tender in 2009. The initiators, the architect Tom Frantzen and building-manager Claus Oussoren, wanted to achieve independently what they had never been able to manage when working on commissions for their previous clients: an outsized wooden building with a great degree of flexibility, striking architecture and a high level of sustainability, not because that was what was required but because that is what ought to be done.
Julian was impressed with the building’s flexibility: “4m floor to ceiling heights allow the building to function for commercial or residential use. To avoid objections to change of use, a new kind of land-lease contract was drawn up in cooperation with the city. It appears to have created an ‘attractor’ or beacon which will contribute to stimulating development in the area.”
Jo went on to say: “I think it’s a really interesting project actually on lots of levels from the point about the flexibility between office and residential in this new part of the city which hasn’t sort of been developed so far, so its enabling you to become this interesting mix of office/resi. It's future proofing it if the bottom falls out of the housing market but it’s enabling a new community to grow. It’s inventive in terms of its architectural handling and constructions, it’s really clever.”
Brendon was impressed by the flexibility of the building and potential for future use: “It’s setting out for residential but in the future it could be used for commercial, so really it’s sustainable and you’re not going to have to knock it down. When reflecting on the façade: I think it really adds some character to it. If the brief was to create a space that was either office or residential and to make it look clearly ‘office’ is not the right approach to it, so maybe it should be ‘unisex’ in its appearance.”
Adam went on to discuss the interiors: “It’s quite spectacular. There’s a lovely story in terms of that flexibility. Personally I really like the interiors and their flexibility, they are ‘super cool’. It feels like they’ve made a warehouse and converted it. It’s almost got that feel about it which is wonderful. It is striking, it really is and it’s sort of being a beacon for new generations.”...

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Residential Award WINNER: PATCH22, Amsterdam, Netherlands by FRANTZEN et al.
JUDGES
Left to Right: Brendon Moss, Jo McCafferty and Adam Tither
Remote: Julian Anderson
IMAGE CREDITS
PATCH22 by FRANTZEN et al. © Luuk Kramer
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