WAN WAN Awards
Call for entries
We are pleased to announce that the WAN AWARDS Colour in Architecture 2011 is now open for entries.

As the largest international architectural awards programme, the WAN AWARDS attracts entries from all over the world and provides a global platform to showcase your designs. 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 on or after 1 January 2006 that have used colour as an integral part of the scheme. If you have designed a building that fits this description, you can now enter the WAN AWARDS Colour in Architecture 2011.

You are invited to submit your entry HERE. You can register and find all the information you need on how to enter your project at the info page.

If you have any questions, please email: amy.knight@wantoday.com

Good luck!

Thanks and kind regards,


We are also delighted to announce the first four jurors on the panel – keep an eye on the website to see who will be joining them!
THE JUDGES (from left to right)

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 who established emmanuelle moureaux architecture + design in 2003. Inspired by traditional Japanesesliding 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