The International Union of Architects (UIA) have extended the competition deadline for the ‘Friendly and Inclusive Spaces’ Awards. The Awards recognise and promote inclusive design – from buildings and public spaces to research – and are open to all architect members of UIA member sections. The UIA Friendly and Inclusive Spaces Awards are being administrated by the RIAI. An international expert jury will short-list projects from around the world and the category winners will be announced at the UIA World Congress in Seoul, South Korea, in September 2017.
The awards are open to all architects who are members of UIA member sections. Projects that have been completed since November 2013 qualify. These include not just new buildings but also public spaces and adaptive/ reuse of existing buildings and of historic buildings. There is also a special category for architect-led research, completed since November 2013, which contributes in a practical way to improved quality of life through the design of the built environment. It’s very easy to enter. Entries can be submitted on-line through uiafriendlyspaces.awardsplatform.com/. You can save and edit your entries right up to the final deadline of Tuesday 31 January 2017.