Two weeks left to enter 2021 Shaw Contract Design Awards

Jul 27, 2021
  • Article by Elisa Scarton

There are only two weeks remaining to get your project into the 2021 Shaw Contract Design Awards!

Recognising excellence and the creative vision of architects and designers from all over the globe, the Shaw Contract Design Awards program is free to enter.

To be eligible, the project must include at least one Shaw Contract product and have been completed between 1 January 2019 and 6 July 2021.

Designers can choose to enter the following categories:

  • office
  • education
  • hospitality
  • government/public space
  • multi-family
  • retail
  • senior living, and
  • healthcare.

Then all they have to do is fill out the online entry form and submit their design story by Friday 13 August 2021.

Judging

As with so many other events this year, the accomplished panel judging this year’s entries will participate in any entirely virtual experience.

Comprising a line-up of international leaders in their respective fields, the judging panel will collaborate to select the category finalists and then the overall final award-winners.

The prize

Each final winner will be celebrated with a unique event in their own region and receive a trophy.

Their projects will also be featured in Shaw Contract global marketing materials, as well as a media campaign with international architect and design publications.

And to compound the social impact element of the awards program, each winning firm will also receive US$5000 to be donated to a charitable organisation of its choice, adding to the more than US$250,000 Shaw Contract has already donated to non-profit and other charitable organisations as part of this program.

Eternal Women’s Health by Core Collective Architects | Photography by Adam Gibson

Last year’s Australian winners

In 2020, two Australian projects were among the seven finalists.

Taking home the senior living category, Spowers’s Japara ‘The Regent’, Aged Care Facility used apricot and espresso carpet tiles from Shaw Contract to foster a “calming, uplifting and comfortable” setting for its residents.

With outdoor spaces overlooking the Valley Reserve in Victoria, the 105-room aged care residence also had floor-to-ceiling windows and a contemporary colour palette that foster a warm and welcoming living environment.

Spowers was joined at the podium by Core Collective Architects, which won the healthcare category for its Eternal Women’s Health in Hobart.

The environmentally-conscious women’s clinic featured a selection of GECA Cradle to Cradle certified carpet from Shaw Contract that provided a “homely, warm, inviting and pointedly ‘non-clinical’” feel.

For further information about the 2021 Shaw Contract Design Awards or to submit your project, visit shawcontract.com.

Lead image: Another 2020 winner: The Adidas Global Sourcing Headquarters by Envisione Studio Limited. Photography by Roy Esterhuysen.

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