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WAN 21 for 21 Awards
Duggan Morris Architects has been Highly Commended in the World Architecture News (WAN) 21 for 21 Awards, an award intended to forecast the next generation of designers in the 21st century. 162 entries were received.
A longlist was composed by Jury Chairman, Peter Murray and WAN's Editor in Chief, Michael Hammond. The international jury consisted of Patrick Schumacher, Director at Zaha Hadid Architects, Andrew Best, Director at Buro Happold, Jack Carter, Associate at Renzo Piano Building Workshop as well as remote judges Craig Dykers, Director at Snøhetta, Reiulf Ramstad, Director at Reiulf Ramstad Arkitekter and Julien De Smedt, Founder and Director of JDS Architects .
The panel, led by Peter Murray, founder of New London Architecture (NLA) and Director of the London Festival of Architecture, selected the practices that showed an outstanding ability to demonstrate their individual potential to be the next big thing in the architectural world. The jurors in particular were looking for architects whose directional ideas are helping to shape the future of architecture whilst keeping within the boundaries of commercial viability and sustainability.
Peter Murray concluded that it was ‘a very encouraging bunch, with a wide variety of approaches and it's a great privilege to assess them in this sort of way'.