The WAN Metal in Architecture Award recognises the increasingly high standards that are being achieved within metal design and construction, showcasing projects that redefine the structural and creative possibilities of metal.

Whether large or small, we're celebrating designs across the whole metal spectrum including: Steel, Lead, Tin, Zinc, Copper, Aluminium, and Nickel.

Award recipients will have their work showcased across the globe to our huge network of industry professionals, this can lead to a strengthened profile and reputation, giving you that extra edge in an increasingly competitive marketplace.

Judging Criteria

The judges will use their experience in the sector to assess your project on a number of factors to get to the short list including; Originality, Innovation, Form, Function, Sustainability and Context.

The shortlisted projects will then be tested to see whether your design has:

  • Addressed any key challenges within the client brief
  • Pushed the accepted boundaries for this building type

Presentation is also of great importance, and judges will be looking for your ability to communicate the 'story' of your building, from the initial concept through to its completion.


The competition is open to all projects built during the last three full calendar years, on or after 01 January 2015.

Entry Fees

  • £375+VAT (Early bird - valid before 30 March)
  • £425+VAT (Standard - valid between 30 March - 12 June)

Winner 2017: Greenwich Peninsula Low Carden Energy Centre, C.F. Møller Architects

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