Earlier this year saw the formal presentation, at the MIPIM Awards ceremony in Cannes, of a new awards category, organised by The Architectural Review. This was for future projects: designs still on the drawing board, or which had resulted in buildings under construction.
A number of awards were presented in London earlier this month at a lunch hosted by Tim Battle of Tim Battle Associates, and the AR.
AR editor Peter Davey made the presentations.
The magazine plans to repeat the exercise in 2004, and the initial call for entries will take place this summer. Entrants will be invited to submit entries for a series of categories, each sponsored by a major company in the field. Entries will be judged before Christmas by an international jury chaired by Peter Davey; all entries are then exhibited at MIPIM and featured in a special AR catalogue, which is distributed at the show.
Emap Construct editorial director Paul Finch said: 'This has been a very worthwhile initiative, promoting the benefits of good architecture and urban design to the widest possible property audience.'