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Hello everyone,

Just a quick reminder that the WAN 2011 Colour in Architecture Award is still open... but only until October 31st!

Set to become one of the most exciting and inspirational of all the award categories, Colour in Architecture celebrates and promotes the best in architectural design that benefits from using colour as part of the scheme.

We passionately believe that the use of colour in the built environment will be increasingly important and integral to the way our cities evolve in the next few decades, especially with the benefit of new technology, both in surface coatings and LED façades.

The competition is open to all projects completed and unbuilt that have used colour as an integral part of the scheme. For the completed projects, they must have been completed on or after 1 January 2006. There is no date restriction on the 'unbuilt' category, and you may enter any design for the above typology, whether your design is under construction or concept design only. Please note that this category excludes interior design-only projects.

Click HERE for all the information you need on making an entry.

To find out more contact Amy Knight on +44 (0)207 332 0050 or by email at amy.knight@wantoday.com

Good Luck and kind regards,

THE JUDGES (from left to right)

Prof. William Alsop OBE works on large-scale urban planning and design initiatives across the world from his London, Shanghai, Istanbul and Toronto bases. He is the recipient of a multitude of world-class level recognitions for his work, including the RIBA World Architecture award - the highest architectural recognition in the UK - as well as professorships in distinguished universities in Europe and North America. Prof. Alsop is an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) and a Member of the Royal Academy, London.

Michael Graves is credited with broadening the role of the architect in society and raising public interest in good design as essential to the quality of everyday life. A native of Indianapolis, Graves received his architectural training at the University of Cincinnati and Harvard University. In 1960, he won the Rome Prize and studied at the American Academy in Rome, of which he is now a Trustee. Graves has received 12 honorary doctorates and is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters, as well as a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects.

Jonathan Falkingham is chief executive and co-founder of Urban Splash, the award-winning regeneration company established in 1993. Since then, Jonathan has been a pioneer of unique design and overseen the transformation of big projects ranging from Fort Dunlop to his own award-shortlisted house in Liverpool.

Emmanuelle Moureaux is a French architect and designer residing in Tokyo since 1996, and established emmanuelle moureaux architecture + design in 2003. Inspired by traditional Japanese sliding screens, Emmanuelle has created the concept of 'shikiri', which literally means 'dividing (creating) space with colours.' She has won a series of awards for her work including the International Architecture Award in 2011.

Frances Tobin is a design and colour consultant working in many areas of design including fashion, interiors and architecture. She advises on consumer trends in colour, the effects of colours and their appropriate use and developing colour palettes for fashion collections, product ranges and the built environment. Her priority is to use colour appropriately, in harmony with the building and its surroundings, enhancing our experience of the total environment.

Main image: Australian Technical College. Architect: Spowers. Image credit: Dianna Snape