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    2015 World Architecture Festival awards open - ‘super jurors’ include Sou Fujimoto and Charles Jencks

    Nathan Johnson

    The entries drive for the 2015 World Architecture Festival (WAF) Awards is now in full swing and Australian building designers are encouraged to enter their projects before the closing date in late May.

    Now in its eighth year, the WAF Awards will take place in Suntec in central Singapore, following three days of intensive live presentations and judging. Projects entered, which are expected to number in the 700s, will be shortlisted into 30 categories in early June before winners are announced in November.

    All projects will be passed under the watchful eyes of the near-50 strong awards jury which includes Australia’s Michael Rayner (Cox Rayner), Richard Francis-Jones (FJMT), Kerry Hill (Kerry Hill Architects), Michael Heenan (Allen Jack+Cottier Architects), Ronald Hicks (HDR|Rice Daubney) and Ian Moore (Ian Moore Architects).

    Following category winner announcements, this year’s ‘super jurors’ will then decide on the World Landscape, Future Project and Completed Building of the Year. Royal Gold Medallist Sir Peter Cook (UK), Sou Fujimoto (Japan), Benedetta Tagliabue (Spain), Charles Jencks (UK/US), Kerry Hill (Singapore) and Manuelle Gautrand (France) are this year’s ‘super jurors’.

    All entries must be submitted in English by 22May 2015. Each entry must contain a minimum of:

    • six low resolution photographs (not visualisations unless it is a future project) of the project (also including elevations, sections, details and plans – maximum of 20 in total)
    • three further images of a site plan, floor plan, key section
    • 250 words of explanatory text describing the project (maximum of 1,000 words)
    • one high resolution image, up to 300dpi (and a maximum of three)

     

    Full submission requirements can be found here.

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