21for21 Awards 2012 2º stage winners CREUSeCARRASCO

CREUSeCARRASCO arquitectos portrayed architecture that was true to Spain, but at the same time appeared able to reference a wider audience. Jack Carter expressed his approval of the Spanish firm whilst saying that the practice was ‘a definite winner’.

The panel are pleased to announce the eight winners of the second stage of WAN’s 21 for 21 Award. All of these practices were selected by our expert panel as they were deemed to have the potential to be the leading lights of architecture in the 21st century. Each winning practice sent in an outstanding submission which demonstrated a successful ability to convey their projects and architectural direction to the panel.

The shortlist was examined multiple times to award appropriate commendation to practices however when it came to deciding the winners, a heated debate took place. Five winning practices were a credited last year and with this year’s eight, WAN is over halfway through their search to finding their winning twenty one firms. This broad array of entries just goes to show what a bright future the architectural industry will have to offer and what beauty will manifest from these practices over the 21st century.

The winning eight submissions demonstrated clarity, extraordinary vision and strength in the context of their proposals. Some of their existing structures serve as masterpieces of thoughtful design and engineering. Overall these winners certainly have the ambition, drive and ability to impact the nature of architecture over the course of the 21st century.