SMAQ receives AR AWARD for Emerging Architecture

SMAQ receives prestigious Architectural Review Award for Emerging Architecture 2008 (commended).

“Inaugurated in 1999, the annual AR Awards are recognised as the world’s leading awards programme for young architects, with the mission to discover emerging talents and celebrate the stars of tomorrow.” A distingished international jury assessed over 430 entries in the awards’ 10th cycle. The results were announced on 27 November at RIBA, London. SMAQ was awarded for the projects BAD (bath) realized in Stuttgart, Germany.

Jury criteria included sensibility to place and context, awareness of ecological implications, constructional ingenuity, sensitive understanding of materials, and inventivness in handling space. Projects had to demonstrate a clear commitment to improving human life, rather being preoccupied simply architecture as art.

Jury: Sir Peter Cook (London), Peter Davey (Former Editor of The Architectural Review), Sou Fujimoto (Tokyo, Japan), Edouard Francois (Paris, France), Sheila O’Donnell (Ireland) and Paul Finch (Editor of The Architectural Review and Chairman of the Jury).


BAD (Bath)


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AR Awards 2008