As global populations rise and the demand for housing increases, it is the responsibility of the architect to create ever more innovative designs that push the boundaries of how we define and use space. The WAN Residential and House of the Year Awards 2012 honor buildings that have acknowledged this challenge and advanced practice in residential design and construction.

The Residential Award is open to all buildings either built or at concept stage only, including apartment blocks, housing estates or multi-occupancy residential projects (including refurbishments and conversions). The House of the Year Award recognises design excellence in single-family houses completed on or after 01 November 2011.

As typifies all our awards, a panel of respected, highly experienced industry experts will be assessing the entries. Hand-picked for their unique insight and extensive knowledge, they will be rewarding the designs that most successfully balance elegance with intelligence, aesthetic rigour with ergonomic integrity and efficiency with innovation:
WAN judging panel so far...
From left to right:
Julian Weyer, CF Møller
Christian Schittich, DETAIL
Claire Bennie, Peabody Trust
Craig Casci, GRID Architects
Ellie Stathaki, Wallpaper
Jonathan Falkingham, Urban Splash
Neil Billett, Buro Happold
Tomohiro Hata, Tomohiro Hata Architect and Associates

The deadline for receipt of submissions is 31 December 2012. But you can take advantage of reduced entry fees by submitting your project earlier. Register before 30 November 2012 and you'll receive a whopping 15% discount.

Past recipients of the awards have gone on to achieve considerable recognition and testified that the global exposure gained contributed signifificantly to their business success. So, to see how these coveted accolades can give your practice kudos and help improve business performance, register your interest today.

To enter, click Residential or House of the Year. Should you require additional information, please contact James Forryan on james.forryan@wantoday.com (Residential) or Jake Ganymede on jake.ganymede@wantoday.com (House of the Year).
Main image: Milanofiori Residential Complex, Milan, Italy - OBR Open Building Research S.r.l.
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