Call for entries
We are pleased to announce that the WAN AWARDS Commercial Sector 2011 is now open for entries. The award celebrates and promotes the best in international architecture for commercial use, attracting entries from all over the world and providing a global platform to showcase your designs. The award features two categories:

Completed Projects: If you have designed offices, retail outlets, shopping malls, hotels, leisure facilities, theme parks, banks, cinemas, cafes / restaurants and other commercial typologies, that have been completed in the last 3 years you can now enter for the WAN AWARDS Commercial Sector 2011.

Unbuilt Projects: If you have designed one of the above project types that is not yet built – even if it may never be built – you too can enter for the WAN AWARDS Commercial Sector 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.

To find out more contact James Forryan on +44 (0)207 332 0050 or by email at james.forryan@wantoday.com

Good luck!

Thanks and kind regards,

THE JUDGES(from left to right)
Manuelle Gautrand set up her office in 1991 and she has handled all kinds of projects, ranging from housing and offices to cultural buildings, business premises and leisure facilities for 20 years. The ‘C42’ Citroën flagship showroom building, at the Champs-Elysée Avenue in Paris, has contributed to making a name for herself within the public realm and on the International stage.

Benedetta Tagliabue is a renowned Italian architect established in Barcelona for more than 20 years. In 1991 started her collaboration with Enric Miralles with whom she founded Miralles Tagliabue EMBT studio in 1994. She received the prestigious RIBA International Award for Best International Building last May.

Simon Allford co-founded Allford Hall Monaghan Morris Architects in 1989. From AHMM’s base in London, Simon leads a studio that works in England, Europe, America, Africa and the Middle East, engaging both public and private clients in the exploration of a particular architecture’s potential to offer delight as well as utility.

Eva Jiricna, founder of Eva Jiricna Architects, is a Czech born architect who has been based in London for over 30 years. Her architectural and design practice has an international portfolio of residential, commercial and retail interiors; furniture, products and exhibitions; private and public buildings. Its clients include major corporate and public organisations.

James Zheng is a partner in the firm Goettsch Partners, as well as the director of Asian operations. As such, he leads the majority of the firm’s projects in the region, especially throughout China. He focuses on the planning and design of large-scale office, hospitality and mixed-use developments, with work in more than 20 cities.

Chris Johnson has practiced architecture in London for more than 25 years for two of the world’s largest practices; SOM and Gensler. In the 14 years he has been with Gensler, Chris has led a multitude of projects including the award winning headquarters for GCHQ in Cheltenham and the Gate Building for the DIFC in Dubai.

Mark Swetman from international real estate firm Hines, Mark has over 15 years of property development experience, the majority of which has been acting as principal either at a major local REIT or as private real estate developer. Since 2000, he has specialised in office development in London.

Lee Hallman is a qualified architect with over 23 years experience on a wide range of projects from opera houses to office towers. Fourteen of those years were spent working on a global portfolio at Foster + Partners. As Head of Design, Lee oversees all the work of the Candy & Candy Design team from both a project management and design point of view.
Image credit: C42 Citroën Flagship Showroom by MANUELLE GAUTRAND ARCHITECTURE