If you fancy yourself or your company as a dab-hand in urban design, make sure you enter the WAN AWARDS 2010 for the Urban Design Sector.
The Urban Design Sector covers all urban design, transport & infrastructure projects. If you have designed a project of one of these types (be it an airport, train/bus station, urban master plan or public park) and that project has been completed within the last three years, you can enter the awards.
There are two categories - 'Completed' projects and 'Unbuilt' projects. That means you can still enter if you have a design on the boards that is yet to be built.
The jury will judge entries on a number of factors including originality, innovation, form and special quality, sustainability and context. However the following two areas will carry the most weighting:
1. How your design addressed the key elements of the client brief.
2. Specific examples of how your project has: evolved its specific type, used design and / or materials to enhance the user experience or integrate with its context and / or community.
The Urban Design Sector awards are the fourth of WAN’s six bi-monthly 'Excellence in Design' series for 2010.