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World Architecture Festival launches research award

Are you researching water as part of a design project?

The World Architecture Festival has launched its first research award, supported by its founder partner Grohe. A £10,000 prize is being offered for the best idea related to some aspect of water and the built environment. All scales of project will be eligible, from domestic projects involving low-pressure water systems to wider considerations such as flooding or drought.

Judges include Henk Ovink, the Netherlands Special Envoy for International Water Affairs, and architect Anuradha Mathur, who is a professor in the University of Pennsylvania in the department of landscape architecture.

Details of how to enter are available here

Commenting on the award, WAF programme director and AR editorial director Paul Finch said: ‘We are delighted to have initiated the first in what we hope will be a series of research awards into fields which affect architecture, and where architectural design and insight can make a difference.’

The winning entry will be announced in May 2018 and will be presented at WAF in Amsterdam this November.
The Architectural Review is WAF’s international media partner.