Architects from all over the world have been invited to enter their latest projects into the ninth annual MIPIM Architectural Review Future Project Awards program, which uniquely celebrates innovative thinking and approaches to design for buildings either still on the architect's table or yet to be built.
The prestigious awards form a centerpiece event for showcasing exemplar architectural design and robust responses to the client brief, and will take place during the MIPIM commercial property market in Cannes next March.
The awards include eight separate categories, seven of which are open to entry, with the 'Overall Winner' prize awarded during the ceremony. Previous winners have included the Jean Nouvel designed 'One New Change' in the City of London; Isay Weinfeld Arquitetura's 360º Building in Brazil; and SOM's Al Hamra Firdous Tower in Kuwait, which was designed by Gary Haney.
The eight awards categories incorporate:
- Big urban projects
- Regeneration and masterplanning
- Tall buildings
- Retail and leisure
An additional Sustainability prize will be awarded to one project entered in any of the above categories. This category cannot be entered separately.
The deadline for entry is November 19, 2010. An international jury, chaired by Paul Finch, will be announced shortly.
Paul Finch, Director of the MIPIM Architectural Review Future Project Awards, said, "The Future Project Awards has an excellent track record of identifying projects which subsequently go on to be both realized and critically celebrated. We always see a wide selection of high caliber projects from all over the world, and MIPIM is a perfect opportunity to showcase the highest standards in architectural design."
The MIPIM AR Future Project Awards are truly international, with the most recent winning projects hailing from Austria, Brazil, Denmark, France, Japan, Lebanon, Netherlands, Saudi Arabia, South Korea, Spain, Turkey and the UK.
2010's winning practices included Suyabatmaz Architects, FXFOWLE, LAN Architecture, Perkins+Will, Zwarts & Jansma Architects, Ateliers Jean Nouvel and Sidell Gibson Architects, molo Japan kk & d/dt Arch Inc and Frank la Rivière Architects Inc and COOP HIMMELB(L)AU Wolf D. Prix / W. Dreibholz & Partner ZT GmbH.
Wolf D. Prix, Design Principal and CEO of COOP HIMMELB(L)AU and one of last year's winners, said: "The AR Future Project Award 2010 for the project 'Town Town Office Tower' helped us a lot to take the next step towards realising this project. Without the international attention which the award generated, it would have been far more difficult to convince the client of the importance of an energy producing facade."
Meanwhile another of last year's winners, Brien McDaniel of FXFOWLE, said: "Winning a 2010 AR Future Project Award has been very gratifying for the firm. The jury's honour for Nordhavnen: City Regenerative validated our approach to sustainable urbanism as we tested new ideas that melded our planning and architectural talents. The recognition we've received from winning an AR Future Project Award has helped raise the visibility of the firm internationally as we've been pursuing and winning projects in India, North Africa, Turkey, and the Middle East."
The Awards will be presented during a special celebratory dinner held in Cannes at the Palais Stéphanie on March 9, 2011, during the market, an event that has become the hot ticket evening for architects at MIPIM.
There will also be a permanent exhibition of all entrants on display on the London Stand, and all winning and commended schemes will be published in the official catalogue which is distributed to all registered MIPIM delegates.
The MIPIM Architectural Review Future Project Awards are organized in participation with Emap Construct, and are supported by Protek. FD is the official communication partner.
Further details including full entry criteria and online entry at