COVID-19 Update

We are keeping a watchful eye on how the situation evolves, but the AR Emerging Architecture awards are currently still planned to take place in Lisbon from 2 to 4 December. 

The final deadline is now 4 September – start your entry today. If you have any questions about these awards or how to enter, please contact Diana Zieba on +44 (0) 203 953 2902 or Diana.Zieba@emap.com. We hope that you and your practice are coping as well as possible in current circumstances and offer our best wishes for a return to calmer times. We look forward to receiving your work.

The 2020 AR Emerging Architecture awards are open for entry

Launched in 1999, the AR Emerging Architecture awards grant early recognition to young designers and celebrates the architectural stars of tomorrow. Established in response to the heavy-hitting Gold Medals, Pritzkers, and other lifetime achievement awards, Emerging Architecture rewards a promising portfolio of work and propels young talent onto the international stage early in their careers.

Previous winners and finalists include Shigeru Ban, Anna Heringer, Thomas Heatherwick, Jürgen Mayer H, Frida Escobedo, Sameep Padora, Bjarke Ingels, Sean Godsell, Dorte Mandrup, Li Xiaodong, Carla Juaçaba, Rick Joy and Junya Ishigami.

Shortlisted practices will be published in the AR’s November issue and invited to the World Architecture Festival in Lisbon (2-4 December 2020) to present their work to our expert, international judging panel for a chance to win the £10,000 prize.

Final deadline: 4 September 2020

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