AREA Awards 2019 - AR Emerging Architecture Awards (AREA)
Now in their twentieth year, the AR Emerging Architecture awards support young architects and designers at a key stage in their career, promoting their best work to a worldwide audience. Previous winners have included Shigeru Ban, Rick Joy, Anna Heringer, Sou Fujimoto, Thomas Heatherwick, Neri & Hu, Frida Escobedo, and Avenier Cornejo – while the AR can take no credit for their individual talents, the award galvanised the success of these architects by promoting them on a global stage.
- There is a prize fund of £10,000
- All finalist projects will be published in a special edition of The Architectural Review this November – click here to view last year’s issue
- All finalists will present in person to our world-renowned judging panel.
- The presentations will take place in closed session at RAI Amsterdam during the World Architecture Festival, from 4 to 6 November.
- All finalists will be invited to join the AR editorial team, judges and sponsors at an exclusive eve-of-presentation dinner in Amsterdam
- Awards will be presented at an invited drinks reception in central Amsterdam
- All finalist projects will be exhibited on the AR stand at WAF
- All finalists will be invited to make brief presentations on a WAF stage on Friday 6 December
- All finalists will receive a complimentary three-day World Architecture Festival delegate pass (Euro 1,325)
- The AR will make a contribution to finalists’ travel costs based on location
HOW TO ENTER
- Read the entry criteria below
- Register your details on our online entry portal
- Submit your entry (3x A3 boards in PDF format 420mmx297mm, without trim lines or bleed, not to exceed 12MB in size) via the entry form by 30 August. Please ensure you include your booking reference number on all communications. The AR will be printing all entry boards so you do not have to send physical boards to us. To view an example of previous years’ boards, please click here.
- Submit your payment online.
Up-and-coming practices involved in architecture, urban and landscape design whose qualifications are recognised by their local accreditation organisations. Practice founders must be under the 45 by 5th December 2019 (therefore born after 6th December 1974).
Rather than focusing on a single, completed building, this year the AR Emerging Architecture awards will recognise excellence in an overall body of work. We still encourage a wide range of design projects: new builds, refurbishments, interiors, furniture, infrastructure, pop-ups, as well as product, urban and landscape design, with no restriction of scale, programme, budget or location.
Individuals and practices are invited to submit portfolios comprising of three projects:
- One completed, built project: either a temporary or permanent structure, this project will have been completed after January 2014
- One work in progress: still on the drawing board or currently on site, this project is due to complete after December 2019
- One idea: this is your chance to show your broader interests. The idea could be an unsuccessful competition entry, the design of an exhibition or piece of furniture (realised or not), a storyboard, an essay or publication, etc.
Three projects per entry
Each portfolio should show all three projects, with one board per project – multiple schemes entered on one board will not be accepted. Neither will CD-ROMS, videos, transparencies, physical models or prototypes. As there is a new jury, work entered in previous years or for other AR awards may be resubmitted on new boards.
If the work is submitted before 13 July 2019, candidates will pay the early bird entry fee of £199 + VAT. After this date, the fee for each submitted portfolio is £299 + VAT. Payment can be made by credit card online or by invoice if the entry total is over £300. Please follow the steps on the website to pay online. Entries will not be accepted without payment.
Each entry should be designed on three A3 sized boards (one for the completed built project, one for the work in progress, one for the idea) to be provided digitally via the entry form, for the AR to print (landscape or portrait format), and must include photography, drawings and a brief written description in English – the location of the submission is helpful to the jury. Maximum board size is 420mmx297mm.