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Unbuilt Architecture Awards delve into the world of online

Last year it was a coffee cup concoction from Daniel Marshall Architects that took home the top award at the AAA (Auckland Architecture Association) Cavalier Bremworth Unbuilt Architecture Awards. With entries for the 2011 round of awards open, organisers have announced that for the first time in the history of the awards, entries can now be received online. 

Previously entries in the Open section have had to be delivered in person, but a new pre-judging phase conducted online (under strict anonymity for the entrants) will ensure that only the finalists have to deliver work for final judging and display in mid November.   

Entrants will need to impress a stellar judging panel, which includes Auckland Architecture Association chairman Andrew Patterson, Nat Cheshire from Cheshire Architects, and Kerry Hill from Kerry Hill Architects in Singapore. 

2011 marks the 20th year of the awards under the sponsorship of New Zealand carpet maker Cavalier Bremworth. As well as changes to prize money, this year the Open category will be split into two: a general Open section for professional architects to enter, and an Open work-in-progress section to encourage more entries from professional architects who have projects about to be realised.  

The new Open work-in-progress section will have the same $5,000 prize money as the existing Open section, along with a Chris Metcalfe trophy, and an additional $1,000 for the runner-up. The student section offers a $3,000 first prize and trophy with $1,000 for the runner-up.  

Other changes to this year’s awards include: 

  • Total prize money increased to $16,000
  • A new Open Work-in-Progress section introduced, alongside the Open-Conceptual section.
  • A three-day exhibition of work at the St Paul St Gallery following the awards.

The deadline for Open entries is Tuesday 25 October.
 
For the compelte lowdown on the awards, visit the fancy new website http://www.unbuiltarchitecture.co.nz